Guide to Waxing

by era on January 6, 2013 · 5 comments

Guide to Waxing

Gone are the days when fashion or personal grooming mattered only to women. In the fashion-conscious world of today, everyone wants to look presentable in the society. Be it a man or a woman everyone pays a keen attention to personal grooming and does not shy away from making a change in their appearance.

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Getting rid of unwanted hair is an important part of personal grooming. Waxing is one such great and relatively inexpensive hair-removal option. Apart from being the oldest and the most popular semi-permanent method of removing hair it is very effective too. The results are more effectual and last longer than shaving. Over time, waxing makes your hair grow back finer and sparser – so it actually gets less painful and easier to do the more you do it.

There are two common ways to wax. One is the common and mostly used strip waxing. In this process, the esthetician applies a thin layer of wax to the area using a little stick. Then a little piece of cloth or special paper is firmly pressed on top of the wax. The cloth or paper is quickly ripped off in the opposite direction of hair growth, removing both the wax and the hair.

The second involves the use of hard wax. In this process warm wax is spread rather thickly over the skin with no paper or cloth strips. It is then left to cool and harden. The esthetician then rips it straight off the skin. It is a relatively less painful way of waxing then the above one, which makes this process much better for people with sensitive skin.

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Some Do’s and Don’ts of waxing:

• May sure your skin is cleansed and clean before applying wax.

• Don’t moisturise your skin before going for waxing treatment, as this will reduce the effectiveness of the wax.

• There is no need to exfoliate your skin before waxing as the act of waxing removes any dead skin cells for you. If you must exfoliate then do it before waxing and not right after it. Exfoliate every few days after waxing to avoid ingrown hairs.

• If heating your wax product, be careful not to overheat (very hot wax will burn your skin).

• Apply a thin layer of wax as a thick layer is too hard to remove.

• Hold skin tight to ease yourself of pain while waxing.

• It is better to do a small allergy test 48 hours before waxing.

• Apply a gentle soothing lotion, preferably with aloe vera, to your skin post-waxing.

• Try to avoid waxing at ‘that time of the month’ as your skin is far more amenable to the pain then.

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Some Cons of Waxing:

• Waxing can be painful when the strip is removed from the skin.
• Hair removal is not permanent.
• Some people experience ingrown hairs, red bumps, and minor bleeding.
• People with allergies broken skin and bruises should avoid waxing.

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Rati January 6, 2013 at 10:11 am

Good Morning everyone :)

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Rati January 6, 2013 at 12:26 pm

I mostly use epilator now so no waxing for me. but great post as always era. :)

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Aarthi January 6, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Goody morng Rati di :) Era dear ur posts are always so very neat and infrmative :)

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Pooh January 6, 2013 at 1:44 pm

I like that furry monkey :D

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kalps January 6, 2013 at 4:11 pm

nice post..but now please remove the snow fall.. it causing the page flicker more and giving problem in browsing the site…thanks..

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