Being one of the most popular ways of removing hair, this practice, used by many people, has been approved as a relatively precise way of removing hair. This is a permanent way of removing hair, since unlike shaving, or the use of epilators, this method keeps the area without hair for a period of around 3 weeks. The wax used to do this is usually heated in a microwave before use. The method unlike any other temporary methods, gives the skin a fresh look and will leave the skin as smooth as it could ever be.
Another advantage of using this method is the fact that the method ensures that when the hair grows back up, it will not do so while having prickly ends. Yet another advantage of using waxing is that it does more than removing the hair from one's body. There are some unwanted hair cells that exist in the top layer of someone's skin. These are a dead cell that is of no advantage to the body. Waxing usually removes these kinds of layers from one's skin. Nevertheless, one has to be exceedingly careful while dealing with this method of hair removal since it involves the use of hot wax on the skin. Some regions in the body are extra sensitive to hot temperatures, and will not be a welcomed idea to use waxing in these regions.
One of the scariest processes of using this method involves peeling off the wax off of one's body. The method is infamous because of this process. When they do, in the wrong way through the skin tends to bleed or even get swollen. This is usually the case when the temperature at which the wax used on the body is too hot. This is the reason is people who would rather go for other hair removal methods like shaving.
There are some hot-wax-hair removing kits that are on the market and are home-based. These kits can come in handy for people who would like to have this kind of job done yet do not have the time to go a specialist to get all the work done on them.
Waxing may not suit everyone particularly if you have a sensitive skin. Such people might get small red spots and the skin becomes red after a few minutes of waxing. It is possible for the dark-skinned women to get some discoloration on their face.
The Wax Type we use also play a major role in side effects and it is always best to try waxing a small area in the beginning. Waxing actually depends on the skin and hair type. Waxing would be risky if the hair growth has just begun.
Also, it is best to do waxing in a beauty salon to get a better idea of how to wax and what type of wax should be chosen for your skin type. The wax generally has to have a special formula to remove excess facial hair. The wax should not be too hot and you need to carefully spread the wax smooth and evenly in the skin.
After waxing, pull the strip as close to the skin to remove the hair completely. Finally, apply a soothing lotion to your face which can reduce any redness. In case of upper lip waxing, you must be extremely careful as it is a sensitive area. The hair on the upper lip generally grows downwards. Hence apply the wax in a small strip from nose to mouth. It is best to use a gentle exfoliating product on the upper lip after waxing to prevent hair to grow faster.