How often should I exfoliate?
Manual exfoliation should be a done couple of times per week. Wait five days after waxing or laser then use a loofah or exfoliating gloves in the shower (with a scrub or shower gel). You can also use a dry body brush; before your shower is best as your skin is dry. This also has the added benefit of stimulating your circulation so is great for a morning boost. Good circulation also assists your body to get rid of toxins more efficiently, so this can be helpful with improving the appearance of cellulite. Cardio exercise is also very effective.
For best results with avoiding ingrown hairs and maintaining fresh, super soft skin, complement this manual routine with chemical exfoliation. Products that chemically exfoliate usually contain some form of Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHA) or Beta-Hydroxy Acids (BHA) that dissolve the dead skin cells, rather than sloughing them off like what happens with manual exfoliation.
'Kini Oil contains willow bark extract, which is a very gentle and natural form of salicylic acid (a BHA). Salicylic acid is frequently used in topical anti-acne treatments and skincare and is also an antiseptic, so it helps to prevent infections. (Which is superb for post hair removal.) It works well with the other ingredients in 'Kini Oil, which combine to moisturise and soothe, as well as exfoliate. If you have existing ingrown hairs, after 2-3 days (use twice daily) 'Kini Oil should bring them to the surface and calm the surrounding tissue.
For more information on manual vs. chemical exfoliation see this blog post.
How often should I use 'Kini Oil?
3-4 drops of 'Kini Oil 1-2 times per day, combined with manual exfoliation 1-2 times per week, is the optimal amount to help with the prevention of ingrown hairs in the bikini area. If you use 'Kini Oil on your face, 2-3 drops is usually sufficient. Use the oil before moisturiser and allow 1-2 minutes for it to be absorbed before you use other products on top. The use of a serum is not recommended or required with 'Kini Oil, as it's already similar due to the active ingredients. Likewise the use of an active moisturiser is not recommended with 'Kini Oil.
Can 'Kini Oil be used on the face?
'Kini Oil is great for the face and décolletage as the skin is very delicate in these areas. (Just like the bikini area.) It's especially useful for those with problematic and angry skin. This is because 'Kini Oil has tomato extract in it, which has anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains avocado oil, which has fatty acids and is incredibly hydrating. 'Kini Oil is full of natural ingredients that work together in a unique way to help your skin balance out and look its best. There are no hidden nasties, so it's a completely clean product. Use over cystic acne isn't recommended, as regular use can thin out the skin on the head of the pimples. 'Kini Oil is non-comedogenic, meaning it won't clog pores.
What is an 'active' ingredient?
Active ingredients are those that have a specific function i.e. does something useful. Lots of ingredients can for example be moisturising, but that's not really a function. Willow bark extract is an active ingredient, as is tomato extract.
I use fake tan, will 'Kini Oil remove it?
No it won't. 'Kini Oil is all natural and a very gentle exfoliation. The willow bark extract doesn't dissolve skin cells fast enough to affect your tan. It's a gradual exfoliation process.
I'm a boy, can I use 'Kini Oil?
Absolutely. 'Kini Oil can be used on any area where hair removal is done as well as any irritated skin. It's perfect to use after shaving, as it soothes, exfoliates and hydrates and it's also an antiseptic so is an all-rounder product. It's great for the face due to the exfoliating, soothing and hydrating elements.
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