Waxing is a way of removing unwanted body hair
Waxing is a way of removing unwanted body hair. It is done by applying melted wax over the unwanted hairs and then a paper strip is pressed and ripped off quickly along the direction of hair growth It is mostly done on the eyebrows, chin, chest, underarms, bikini line, arms and legs. Can either be carried out at home or at professional salons (Susan, 2004).
Benefits Of Waxing
It helps to remove unwanted hair that may trap dirt and lead to one producing a bad odour if they dont shower thoroughly.
Waxing makes the skin feel softer and smoother for a longer period about three to six weeks unlike shaving that leaves the skin less smooth and hair grows after a few days (Susan, 2004).
This is because waxing removes the hair from the underneath the skin surface but shaving removes the hair that is only on the skin surface.
Waxing improves the quality of the hair that grows. The more often one waxes the softer and finer their hairs tend to become. It is advisable to wax after every three to six weeks before the hairs becomes too big.
Waxing is sometimes done for purpose of enhancing ones beauty, for instance the waxing of the eyebrows.
This method of hair removal is cheap and easily affordable by many as it goes as little as $8 depending on the salon.
Things to do before and after waxing
Before applying the wax ensures that the unwanted hair is between 0.25 to 0.5 inches if bigger than that trim it as the wax can embed long hair and make the process cumbersome.
Clean the area to be as in a clean skin.
Read and understand the instruction found on the waxing kit before waxing to follow the required steps.
Ensure you have heated the wax to the right temperature s high temperatures can burn your skin.
If you have waxed using marzena sugaring wax, remove the residue wax with warm water (Susan, 2004).
Apply a wax lotion on the area waxed this helps to sooth skins that are sensitive.
Some Skin Reactions
Some people experience some irritation and reddening of their skin after waxing but disappear after sometime (Susan, 2004).
If one has been using Retina-A, they have to stay for a period of four weeks before waxing otherwise they may on the areas waxed.
Things not to do
Do not scrub the residue wax left on the skin. This should be avoided as it can injure the skin.
Do not clean with water and soap the area waxed after waxing (Susan, 2004).
Products you can get from a saloon for waxing
Marzena sugaring wax. This is genuine wax readily available in saloons in tub in solid form. It is warmed and applied on the skin and then a cotton cloth strip pressed and removed quickly.
Wax srips. These are layers of found in between two layers of cellophane. The strips are separated and pressed on the skin and quickly removed against the direction of the hair growth.