Soft, flawless, and smooth skin is everybody’s dream, and unwanted body hair growths is a big struggle to achieve this skin. Unwanted hairs are one of the insecurities a person could ever have. Hair grows in the body naturally. Fortunately, there are ways to remove these unwanted hairs such as shaving, tweezing, laser hair removal, and waxing, but these methods don’t apply to everyone. Waxing is a convenient and cost-effective treatment. A perfect procedure for all gender, that is used to several parts of the body, such as the arm, armpit, legs, bikini area, lip, brows, or any other body area where you feel that waxing is appropriate. Waxing will not disappoint you in providing you a lasting effect with smooth and flawless skin.
What is waxing?
Waxing is a semi-permanent process of removing the hair from the roots. During the waxing procedure, a sticky substance, called wax, is applied to the skin to adhere to the hairs. Hairs stick to the wax, which enables the hair to come out, including the roots, when the wax is pull off. Hair removal thru waxing is not permanent. However, you may enjoy having smooth and hairless skin up to 3-8 weeks before the hairs start to regrow. Regular waxing could lessen the growth of hair that would eventually eliminate it.
Is waxing safe?
Waxing is safe, but there are exceptions to who could have this procedure. Individuals that have skin problems like sunburn should allow the sunburn to heal before waxing. Persons who have skin allergies, irritations, breakage should consult a dermatologist to know if it’s safe to have the procedure. Individuals that use acne medications such as tretinoin and isotretinoin should avoid waxing because their skin is more sensitive. During waxing, pulling of the hair creates small wounds under the skin that may cause redness and itching of the skin. Usually, skins that undergo waxing have a significant risk of bacterial exposure that may cause infection. Proper care prevents this from happening.
What are the types of wax that can be used during waxing procedure?
Specific skin area requires a type of wax that will ensure the effectiveness of the waxing procedure and to avoid undesirable outcomes.
- Soft Wax
– Soft wax is also known as strip wax. This type applies to larger areas of the body like the arms and the legs. The application of thin warm wax is using an applicator or spatula is done, followed by removing the wax using a strip of cloth. Soft wax removes hairs that are hardly seen by the naked eyes but could only be used in the same spot once because soft wax is sticky and adheres more, it may remove dead skin layer that could cause irritations and redness.
- Hard Wax
– Hard wax is the type of wax used for smaller and sensitive skin areas such as the upper lip and the bikini area. Hard wax is applied when warm. During the procedure, warm wax is directly applied to the skin and given ample time to harden. Once it is already hard, pull it off from the opposite direction of the application. Hard wax is less sticky and less messy compared to soft wax. Since it’s not that sticky, hard wax can be applied to the same area twice to ensure complete removal of the hair. In hard wax, hair follicles, and pores open when the wax is applied, making it easier to pull the hair out that may also lessen the pain.
10 incredible tricks to make waxing less painful.
Almost all body treatment and the procedure is safe and effective but not painless. Each individual has different pain tolerance, but there are ways to reduce the pain you might experience in getting a procedure done. Here are 10 tips that might help to make waxing less painful:
1. Consultation before an appointment.
Make sure to consult a dermatologist before a waxing procedure. Evaluation of the skin quality helps to know if waxing is safe for you. Dermatologists will explain the waxing procedure and how it will affect you to prepare yourself for possible pain during the process.
One or two days before your waxing appointment, apply exfoliating cream to the desired area. Exfoliating cream removes the dead cells on the outermost layer of the skin, which helps the wax to get a good grip of the hair instead of the skin, lessening the pain when pulling off the wax.
3. Take a pain reliever
Analgesics such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen are medications used to reduced pain. The pain of waxing is caused by sudden movements of the hair, which sends a strong signal to the brain. When the signal reaches the brain, the body produces a reaction which is inflammation. Inflammation is not too painful but can give a little discomfort. Taking pain relievers before the treatment can help ease the discomfort and reduces the duration of inflammation.
4. Consider the length of the hair.
The length of the hair should be considered before waxing. Neither too long nor too short the hair should be because it will not make the wax grab the hair making the procedure difficult as multiple attempts to remove the hair may be painful. Make sure that the hair is about ¼ in size to ensure easy and effecting waxing procedure.
5. Distract yourself.
It’s mind over matter. During the procedure, try to focus your attention on other things such as listening to music, if the waxing personnel will allow you. Try to have a conversion with the waxing personnel to divert your attention. Studies say that focusing on another task rather than the discomfort will help in blocking pain signals to be sent to the brain. The less likely you’ll feel pain.
6. Skip caffeine and alcohol, go for water.
Caffeine and alcohol are stimulants, and stimulants could cause the skin to become sensitive, and the more likely you’ll feel pain. Alcohol could also cause the pores to tighten, making it difficult and painful to pull the hair out during waxing. Water is a great hydrating agent. When the body is hydrated, the more relaxed you’ll be that could lessen the pain during waxing.
7. Post-waxing care.
Applying moisturizer after waxing could help calm and soothes the skin that may aid in reducing redness, inflammation, and swelling that could lessen the pain. Wearing loose clothes after waxing helps in preventing friction in the waxed area that could trap the sweat and may cause stinging pain.
8. Choosing the right time of the month.
During menstruation, the body produces a large number of prostaglandins, which makes the body in a state of inflammation, which causes the skin more sensitive. Waxing is not recommended during menstruation because the skin is more tender and susceptible to pain.
9. Wax regularly.
Regular waxing causes your body to handle the pain every time you’ll have a procedure. Each time waxing hair grows back, it will come out more delicate and lighter, which makes it easy to remove and less painful.
10. Wisely choose an expert in waxing.
Self-waxing is not a bad idea but not advisable. Having a professional do you waxing lessens the pain since they know very well what they are doing. They know how to do the procedure without causing much pain and reduce the possible unnecessary outcome. Utah Body And Soul offers you the best waxing procedure. Performed by highly trained professionals, the minimal pain you feel during waxing could still be lessened. Utah body and soul carry every procedure with care and gentleness, giving you a satisfactory service and outstanding results. Schedule your appointments at 801-987-8786, or email at info@UTAHBodyandSoul.com.
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