Skin darkening in the bikini area after shaving and waxing can occur due to a few reasons. One of the most common causes is a condition called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). This happens when the skin becomes irritated, inflamed, or injured during the hair removal process, causing the skin to produce more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color. As a result, the affected area may appear darker than the surrounding skin.
Another reason for skin darkening is the friction caused by shaving or waxing. The repeated rubbing and pulling of the skin in the bikini area can cause damage to the skin's surface, leading to darkening.
Furthermore, if you have naturally darker skin or if your skin is prone to hyperpigmentation, you may be more likely to experience skin darkening.
Hyperpigmentation can also be caused by ingrown hairs. They can cause irritation, redness and inflammation in the affected area. In response to this irritation, the body triggers an immune response and releases inflammatory substances, which can lead to an increase in melanin production. This appears as darker spots or patches.
To prevent skin darkening, it's important to take proper care of your skin before and after hair removal. This includes exfoliating the skin to remove dead skin cells and using a moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated and to prevent an overproduction of melanin. It's also essential to use proper shaving or waxing techniques and to avoid tight-fitting clothing right after hair removal that can cause friction on the skin.
The Illuminator is a very gentle moisturizing cream that promotes skin tone evenness and clarity. It also reduces inflammation and redness and thus has both a preventative and curative effect on hyperpigmentation.
The active ingredients have the properties to induce skin brightening, energize dull-looking skin and reduce skin redness and inflammation.