Leg shaving with eczema or psoriasis all over the legs is really difficult. This article focuses on how the different hair removal method affects in case of psoriasis or eczema.
First of all, Shaving is not an option in this situation. It cannot be done on open sores. Shaving scrapes off the eczema’s top and leaves it painfully raw. But sometimes eczema does not cover the whole leg, so the parts which are not infected can be easily shaved. But that too requires shaving cream to be applied.
Also the Depilatory (hair removing creams) should not be considered. The chemicals of the depilatory will burn the skin portions infected with eczema or psoriasis and will cause lesions. Fumes can also be painful application. Moreover, it is difficult to wash the cream off without getting it on the sores. If still a person wants to use a depilatory, it should be first tested on a more sensitive area rather than the ankle and forearm. The eczema or psoriasis infected body parts are more sensitive than others.
Waxing is also not advisable on open sores as well. However when the sores are close and are not quite dry, waxing works better compared to shaving. Waxing is also less drying. The sugaring method would also have similar results. Using it on open or half healed sores might rip the skin. It should be kept in mind that the injured areas are more sensitive to heat.
At last, Twee zing remains the one and only hair removal method which is suitable for removing leg hair with Eczema or Psoriasis. Though, Twee zing is time consuming, but it is the only hair removal method which is effective and feasible with conditions like eczema sores. Hairs in the sores come out very easily. The tweezers which are needle pointed are the best for this condition because they grip the hair without pinching the skin at all. Help of another person may be needed to reach the hard places like backs of the thighs.
Any of the above mentioned methods should be applied gently on the skin. The skin should not be ripped, rubbed, or scratched. If any reaction is happened, cool water to washing the area off will work, but it should not be rubbed at all. Doctor can be consulted if it is not healed.