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|Winning Ways Of Waxing For Hair Removal
Waxing is a popular hair removal process for both males and
females these days. It's a method that can be done at your
convenience in your home or by a professional at select salons
Depending on your particular skin, hair type and rate of hair
growth, waxing has been known to provide smooth results as long
as 3-8 weeks and is suggested as the longest lasting temporary
hair removal method.
While there are people who say this method of hair removal is
not as painful as it sounds, basically, the waxing solution
wraps around the hair and then is pulled. Pulling the hair and
its roots out.
If you're concerned about pain, you can purchase a pain reducing
gel or anesthetic numbing spray from your pharmacist, which
needs to be applied thirty to sixty minutes before waxing.
And if you have problems with acne, avoid any type of waxing
until your skin is clear.
If you're not totally committed to following through the waxing
process, no matter how much it hurts, you may just want to go to
a salon and let a professional do it for you. But be aware that
waxing at a salon can get pretty pricey, especially if you want
to remove hair from large areas. Just to give you an idea,
usually it's about twenty five dollars for bikini line hair
Today, there are several kinds of waxing hair removal products
available - With warm waxing being the most often used.
Cold wax comes in a paste or gel that isn't heated before
applying it to the skin. Getting the wax from the container and
controlling the thickness to the skin is what makes most cold
waxes so messy. It's not quite as effective and less preferred
than a warm wax. But if you have sensitive skin, a cold wax
causes less skin irritations.
If you choose to use a waxing hair removal product at home, read
all instructions that come with your kit carefully.
Always test a small area of skin for sensitivity or an allergic
Your hair needs to be a little bit long, about an 1/8", for the
best results with this type of hair removal
product. So if your hairs are longer, trim them down. If
shorter, allow them to grow in a bit.
With this method of hair removal, you don't want to bathe
beforehand. Hair absorbs moisture which makes it soft and harder
for the wax to adhere to. Dry hair is tough and/so
pull off. Lightly powder your skin to absorb moisture and
natural oils. This will keep hairs easier to pull, which will
Some people exfoliate the area before waxing to remove dead skin
cells that can contribute to ingrown hairs.
Do not overheat the wax. You don't want to burn your skin. Lower
the temperature of the wax for facial hair and only use it on
one small area at a time.
The consistency of the wax should be soft, not runny.
Hair removal by waxing can break the hair, which is a main
cause of ingrown hairs.
To avoid ingrown hairs, apply a thin layer of wax in the
direction the hair grows. If you're using a strip over the wax,
rub it in the same direction. Leave about one third of the strip
free so you can get a good grip for pulling it off fast.
Pull your skin taut and then pull the strip back, not up or out,
in one smooth movement. Don't be timid - Slight pulls will only
leave patchy areas as well as cause more pain.
After waxing, remove any excess wax with a warm moist towel,
being careful not to touch the skin with your hands, which might
cause an infection.
When skin is freshly waxed, limit creating ingrown hairs and
other skin irritations by not wearing tight clothing around the
Another way to limit severe skin problems after using a waxing
hair removal product is to exfoliate the skin one to two days
later. This will help prevent dead skin cells from building up.
Be careful not to expose the newly waxed area to the sun for at
least forty eight hours or the skin may darken, but not in a
good way. And always use a good sun blocker thereafter.
Be aware - Using a waxing hair removal product usually leaves a
redness, so if you're doing it for a special occasion, do it a
couple of days beforehand.
Now, if you decide waxing may not be for you, there are
alternatives. Do some research and you'll find other hair
removal products that are not quite as, uh, "intense".
About the author:
Bodworx International presents hair removal
product tips and the latest data for removing hair from your
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