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Top 6 Waxing Questions Answered

Posted on August 30 2018

Waxing is not easy for everyone. But it doesn’t need to be challenging necessarily. It is just that you must have all the details in advance. Here is a list of all your questions related to waxing answered. Have a look.

Girl doing waxing on woman's leg

Need to remove unwanted body hair?

Among all the options you have, waxing can be one of the most promising and cost effective way out. It is the reason why around 7.84 million Americans opted for professional waxing services 4 times (or more) within 6 months in 2017.

Though waxing is a popular skin treatment, yet it can be a frightening experience for some. This turns true, if you’ve never had a wax before. So, probably you have a lot of unanswered questions. Let us answer all of them one by one.

Should I trim before waxing?

Generally, trimming your hair isn’t necessary. But before going in for your wax appointment, do check for the hair length. Your wax technician might cut them for appropriate length for waxing. Usually, it is said that hair should be ¼ – ½ of an inch long. In case, these are shorter than a quarter of an inch, they will break in half instead of being removed from the roots. So, this might lead to irritation and ingrown hairs.

Is it good to exfoliate before and after waxing?

You can consider exfoliation 24 to 48 hours prior getting waxed. It is important to keep your skin moisturized after waxing. So, it is advised to use a gentle moisturizer for the following three days.

Is it fine to get waxed during periods?

As such there is no problem to get a wax during your menstrual cycle. But you need to know that your skin turns more sensitive during that time of the month. This is the only reason it is suggested to avoid waxing during those days. So, it will be more painful.

How can I avoid ingrown hairs?

The best thing you could do is exfoliating regularly. Plus, the waxing appointments should be spaced far enough that you give the hair sufficient time to grow back to the appropriate length. For those who are already dealing with ingrown hairs, can put a little bit of ingrown hair serum. Using this method along with exfoliating will eliminate those pesky ingrown hairs, that too in a painless manner.

Secondly, there are products like alkaline cosmetics, tanning lotions, and after-shave products which consist of alcohol and bars of soap. So, these can leave a film on the body which causes ingrown hairs. Avoid application of any such product for at least 48 hours after grooming.

Will waxing cause pain?

Saying that it won’t, will be unfair! Your hair will be removed from the roots and this is not going to be a comforting job. It will pain. How much? This will depend on number of factors including:

  • Your pain threshold
  • The area to be waxed
  • Your skin sensitivity
  • Type of wax being used
  • Experience of the professional
  • And there can be many more. 

Is there any way to make it hurt less?

The good news is that the answer is yes! It is possible with the help of NumbSkin cream. Being a lidocaine based cream it has to be applied 45 minutes prior to your appointment. It works by blocking the pain signals at the nerve endings. This cream will desensitize your skin surface, making it numb for somewhere around three to four hours.

So, it will be painless!

Hopefully, this covers all of your questions.

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