Dos and Don'ts of Hair Waxing

Hair waxing is a service that is readily available for you to try out. When you are waxing hair off your body, there area few things that you should be aware of. Listed below are some dos and don’t of hair waxing.

Do: Numb the Area That Is Being Waxed

By doing this, you will reduce one of the most feared things about waxing your body – pain. About fifteen minutes before you are due to get waxed, apply some numbing spray to the area of hair that is going to be removed. To further ease the pain, make sure you take a painkiller about half an hour before the treatment. This will be especially helpful if you are getting your upper lip, chest or bikini area waxed.

Do: Hire a Professional Waxer

The first thing to do when you choose which beautician you are going to use is to check up on her qualifications. A good beautician will be licensed. However, being licensed is not the only thing you have to look out for. The second thing to look for is whether waxer is experienced or not. An experienced waxer will know what wax to use based on the thickness of your hair and they will pull your skin taut correctly. Because they have experience, they will know waxing techniques that reduce the discomfort that you may feel.

Do: Exfoliate Your Body

Your face is generally ready to wax without using an exfoliant. However, your body might need a little help. When you use an exfoliant, you loosen up the dead skin cells around your hair follicles. This means that the hair will come out easier and the waxing procedure will cause you less pain. Some exfoliants are especially made for use before waxing your body.

Don’t: Apply Toner

Toners and astringents tighten the pores and create a firmer hold on your hair follicles. If you apply these products before you wax, expect to feel more pain than usual.

Don’t: Numb Your Skin with Ice

The general thought out there is that applying ice will numb the skin and reduce pain. While this may be true when you are treating an injury, it is not when waxing. Ice-like toner tightens the pores. This means that the skin is holding onto the hairs harder than it was before the ice was applied. Again, this will mean more pain for you in the long run.

Don’t: Think You Can Easily Wax Yourself at Home

Waxing your own body in the comfort of your own home is easier said than done. The reality is that a wax job that is done at home can be messy and leave a less than desirable result. You will be naturally inclined to protect yourself from getting hurt, and so you may not pull the wax strips as fast as they need to be pulled. This will leave some hair removed and other hairs still there. If you don’t know what you are doing, you could inflict some serious pain on your body.

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