Waxing

Body /Facial Waxing
Waxing is a method of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. New hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for two to eight weeks. Almost any area of the body can be waxed. There are many types of waxing suitable for removing unwanted hair. Waxing is accomplished by spreading a wax over the skin and is then ripped off with a quick movement against the direction of hair growth. This removes the wax along with the hair. There are many benefits to waxing versus other forms of hair removal. It is an effective method to remove large amounts of hair at one time. It is a long-lasting, and areas that are repeatedly waxed over long periods of times often exhibit regrowth that is softer.

Before and After Waxing Tips

Before
Make sure that the area which you intend to wax does not have any wounds, skin rashes, acne.
Do not shave the desired spot before waxing. Your hair should be at least 1/4″ long, any hairs shorter that that will not get pulled out.
Trimming down the longer hairs makes the treatment much less painful.

After
Never moisturize the treated area as this can lead to skin infections or irritations. Wait at least 12 hours before taking a shower.
For facial waxing refrain from putting makeup on for 12 hours. This can cause breakouts.

Potential Dangers
Some physicians don not recommend waxing for persons suffering from diabetes or who have varicose veins or poor circulation as they are more susceptible to infection. Patients on Retin-A, Renova, Differin or isotretinoin have been advised by doctors not to have waxing performed; these medications can weaken the skin, and lead to tearing of the skin.