How to: Waxing of Hair Do's and Don'ts

How to: Waxing of Hair Do’s and Don’ts

Here’s just a quick guide of the do’s and don’t when waxing the body and face…

  1. Hair should be at least 5mm in length on legs and body to ensure complete removal. The thicker and coarser the hair the more length is needed. The finer and thinner the hair the less length is needed.
  2. Facial and bikini skin is far more sensitive than other body parts. This sensitivity could result in reddening, irritation and blotchiness.
  3. Soaps, perfumes or make-up should not be applied for at least 12 hours after waxing.
  4. Waxing immediately after a bath or shower can cause skin irritation. You should wait at least two hours.
  5. Don’t expose freshly waxed skin to direct natural sunlight or tanning beds for at least 24 hours before and after waxing.
  6. Don’t wax delicate areas such as nipples, eyelashes, irritated skin, cuts, moles, sunburnt skin, recently scared skin and tattoos.
  7. Don’t wax of you have protruding varicose weins, diabetes, phlebitis or any skin irritation.
  8. Do not wax if you are using any AHA over 8%, accutane, retina or any medications for acne.
  9. Do not wax if you are having any derma-brasion treatments.
  10. Do not wax over or around a body piercing.
  11. Do not wax over a previously waxed area.
  12. Do not wax an area that has had a skin graft.
  13. Do not wax over an area that has had a Botox injection for at 72 hours.
  14. Always double check the temperature of the wax before applying to skin. Wax which is too hot will burn skin and wax which is too cold will removed skin. The wax is at the perfect consistency when it sticks to the applicator and is not too runny.
  15. To avoid ingrown hairs, use a loofah or exfoliator 2 to 3 times a week to remove dead skin cells and always moisturise.
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