The majority have experienced the waxing process, either for their face or to remove their leg hair. However, if you are new to this method of removing unwanted body hair, then there are several things that you should know before undergoing this experience for yourself.
What is Waxing?
Waxing is a technique many people use to remove hair from the root, which leaves skin smooth and hair-free for weeks. Generally, waxing is performed on areas of the body that don’t get too much sun; therefore, they are safe from UV rays.
How Does Waxing Work?
If you have used a depilatory cream to remove your unwanted body hair, then you know that this product eventually washes off, and your body hair will come back. With waxing or sugaring, you should check it out if your hair is removed from the root, which doesn’t allow it to grow back quickly. The hair can take several weeks before it starts to grow back in the area where you have waxed. This depends on your hair growth cycle.
Tips When Waxing to Avoid Injuries and Rashes
● Purchase Quality Wax
You should purchase high-quality wax manufactured in the United States for professional use. High-grade waxes are made with only ingredients safe for human skin and won’t cause irritation or breakouts on your skin. For example, if you are under a treatment procedure to remove hair from your face, you should use wax made from beeswax.
● Prepare the Area to Be Waxed
Before you have your waxing session, prepare your skin by cleansing and moisturizing it. This will reduce many dead skin cells and dirt on the skin’s surface, which can be pulled up when the hair is removed. Applying baby powder before waxing is another way to prepare the skin. This keeps the area dry, smooth and reduces the chances of injury while waxing.
● Be Aware of Your Wax’s Temperature
If your wax is too cold, then it won’t adhere properly to your hair, and you’ll end up with a little mess on your body. Instead, heat your wax in a wax heater according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
● Choose Your Waxing Technician Carefully
Before you go for your appointment:
- Ask the questions that you think are important about the procedure and check out their website or online reviews to see if they are qualified.
- If possible, look at photos of previous work.
- Go through the forums online to see what other people have experienced with the technician.
● Remove Skin Irritants Before Waxing
Before you get your hair waxed, remove skin irritants like perfume, deodorant and lotion because these products can cause skin irritation which may prolong the removal process.
● Pain is All in Your Mind
If you are nervous or fearful about having a wax, then your body may respond with a stress reaction which can cause you discomfort during the procedure. To reduce this pain response, allow yourself to relax and try taking some deep breaths before you have your session.