Waxing is undoubtedly among the most popular hair removal methods today. It will allow you to get rid of excessive hair in almost all parts of your body and stay for up to 3 weeks before the hair grows back. Unfortunately, there are instances where waxing hair removal is not the best option. This guide will help you to know when to keep away from waxing hair removal or remain cautious as it may cause more harm than good.
If you are expectanting, taking certain birth control pills or selected antibiotics
When pregnant or when under selected antibiotic or birth control pills, your skin could be very sensitive which increases your chances of getting waxing side effects. You should ask the esthetician to conduct a patch test to see how your body reacts to the wax. If after 24 hours you do not get any adverse reaction, you can then confirm your appointment.
If you’ve recently used strong exfoliators
Exfoliants such as glycolic or salicylic can irritate your skin and if you get on with the waxing hair removal in that condition, the side effects may be very severe. You should keep off any exfoliating products 3 days before your appointment to give your body time to recover. After your hair removal, you should avoid using exfoliants for at least 4 days to give you time to recover.
If You have sunburns as a result of recent sun’s exposure
Before your waxing hair removal appointment, it is important to stay away from strong sunlight as much as possible. Most estheticians will be forced to postpone your appointment until you are fully recovered to avoid side effects such as burns and skin irritation. You will also be advised to keep off the sun after your treatment to give your skin time to recover. If you must go out in the sub before or after your treatment, it is recommended that you wear protective clothing and apply a good sunscreen.
If you are intoxicated with alcohol or you had too much coffee
After taking too much alcohol or caffeinated drink, your skin will be super sensitive and getting waxed in such a state will lead to more side effects. If you must drink, do so at least several hours before your appointment. Ogden Lash and Wax policy prohibits the performing of services on clients under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
If you are suffering from a skin condition
You should seek medical attention for skin conditions such as severe acne before your waxing appointment.
Waxing hair removal is only safe when you are no suffering from a health issue that will get worse as a result of the process. If you are not sure whether your condition allows you to undergo waxing hair removal, ask your physician for directions.
It is also important to ensure that the spa you’ll be having your treatment observes high standards of hygiene. For instance, ensure that the esthetician does not double dip, keeps the applicators in a closed container and that the wax is of the right quality. Remember you are paying for your hair removal and, therefore, deserves the best.
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