Waxing is a procedure for temporarily removing hair from either small or large areas of the body. Hair is physically removed from the follicle in this procedure by applying wax. The procedure typically needs to be repeated once in 3 to 4 weeks (depending on the individual) and is one of the most common ways to remove hair. The other common methods include shaving, hair removal creams, plucking, threading.
Types of Wax:
Basic Waxes are traditional waxes made from simple ingredients like sugar, which are then chemically processed into a thick jelly that liquefies with heating. But they can irritate the skin, leaving redness (may be scars) and are not suitable for very sensitive skin. Also, the stripping process can be painful. Liposoluble Waxes are advanced depilation products made from a mixture of resin extracts and/or vegetable oils and incorporate four main characteristics. As a result, this wax is more expensive.
1. After ensuring that your skin is conducive to waxing, first sanitize/cleanse the area to be waxed.
2. Sanitize and wash your hands before applying wax (which has been warmed for 30 minutes).
3. Apply powder or pre-wax lotion on to the area to be waxed after examining the area once.
4. Apply warmed wax in the direction of hair growth after ensuring that it is not too warm.
5. Apply pre-cut waxing strips on skin and press the strip in the direction of hair growth.
6. Pull the skin taut, press the strip firmly and remove it quickly in the opposite direction.
7. Apply pressure on the waxed area and repeat the process until the entire area is waxed.
8. Apply wax cleanser and then a tonic, lacto calamine or mild cream to sooth the waxed area.
9. Apply an antiseptic cream if there is any redness and visit your dermatologist if redness persists.
10. After waxing, do not wear synthetic or tight clothes, do not swim for 24 hours, apply sunscreen.