Waxing – What Should I Know?
Waxing is an effective way to get rid of excess hair. As a result of waxing, the hair follicle is attenuated, so regular waxing hair becomes less fragile and less frequent. In addition to direct hair removal, the wax also effectively cleanses the skin of the old cells.
Waxing methods. Waxing is carried out with two types of waxes – solid and liquid wax. It depends on which parts of the body are waxed. Solid wax is made for facial areas, shoulder pads and bikinis waxes, but with liquid wax – hand, leg, back and stomach waxing.
How is waxing done? If waxing is done with liquid wax (hands, back, belly, legs): a thin layer of wax with a warm wax roll is applied to the waxing area on which the paper strip is applied and attached to the newly waxed wax. If waxing is done with hard wax (face, armpit, bikini): the wax is applied with a wood wicker in a fairly thick layer, when the wax is hardened, it is thawed.
When choosing this hair removal method, it should be noted that it is not painless. Sensitivity depends on the area to be treated, the intensity of the hair and, of course, the individual pain threshold.
Before waxing, the hair should grow at least 0.5 cm in length, so as not to cause unnecessary skin irritation.
On average, the waxing procedure is performed every four weeks. During this time, it would not be advisable to use a shaving method to remove excess hair, as it will shave more firmly, thicker and more often as the hair is shaved.
Before going to waxing:
• One day before waxing, waxing areas peel to increase wax efficiency.
• When it comes to bikini waxing, it is best to wear free cotton underwear to avoid unnecessary irritation of the skin.
• Do not use creams, lotions or milks before waxing, or use deodorant or antiperspirants.
• Do not use high-impact medicines on the day of waxing.
• During menstruation waxing may be more painful due to hypersensitivity to the skin.
• Waxing is not recommended for people with varicose veins and those with diabetes.
Immediately after waxing should not:
• visit the swimming pool, sauna;
• bath, wash in a hot shower;
• sunbathe and visit the solarium;
• actively rub skin, for example, with a shower sponge or wearing loosely and synthetic linen;
• as well as any activities related to increased sweating (to attend a gym)
• the skin after waxing will be sensitive and red, so you should not wear stiffened and synthetic linen, but choose cotton panties.