Jul, 27 2016

I’ve never been waxed before. How is it done?

By |2016-07-27T01:32:26+00:00July 27th, 2016|

Waxing is the most common method of hair removal in spas today. Hair on any part of the body or face can be waxed. Warm wax is applied to the area and then removed, bringing the hair with it. There are two types of wax: hard and soft. Hard wax, which is easier on delicate [...]

Jul, 27 2016

Can waxing be performed if I have sensitive skin?

By |2016-07-27T01:31:47+00:00July 27th, 2016|

Waxing should not be performed if you have particularly sensitive skin, because it pulls off a couple of layers of skin cells along with the hair. Waxing can cause tenderness and swelling. In addition, some medications will cause the skin to react badly to waxing. Don’t wax if you’re taking Retin-A, Accutane, or any type [...]

Jul, 27 2016

How do I prepare for a wax treatment?

By |2016-07-27T01:31:32+00:00July 27th, 2016|

Let the hair grow out to about a half-inch above the skin. If hairs are too short, the wax won’t adhere strongly enough to pull them out. Refrain from taking a shower or bath before the treatment. Soaking the hair will soften it, allowing it to break more easily and making waxing less effective. Do [...]

Jul, 27 2016

What should I expect during a wax treatment?

By |2016-07-27T01:31:14+00:00July 27th, 2016|

An antiseptic lotion may be applied to cleanse the area first. Some estheticians apply a light dusting of baby powder to be sure the skin is dry before applying the wax. If soft wax is being used, the warm wax will be spread on the hairs in a thin layer. A cloth strip (muslin or [...]

Jul, 27 2016

How much does it hurt?

By |2016-10-21T12:45:11+00:00July 27th, 2016|

Most people tolerate it well, and get used to the sensation after a few treatments. The level of discomfort you will feel depends on your level of pain tolerance in general, and on which area is being waxed. If you still find waxing very uncomfortable after several treatments, many estheticians offer numbing crèmes that can [...]

Jul, 27 2016

What should I do to take care of the waxed area after treatment?

By |2016-07-27T01:29:35+00:00July 27th, 2016|

It’s important to care for the waxed area properly after treatment to prevent ingrown hairs, breakouts, or other reactions. Exfoliation, using a pumice stone or exfoliating gloves with a bath gel, will help keep the skin clear. Avoid using a bar soap because it leaves a film on the body that could cause ingrown hairs. [...]


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