All about waxing
In a world of threading and laser treatments, waxing still remains the cheapest and common way of hair removal.
The thought of smooth and clean hands and legs is exciting, but there is a fear of getting hurt. And, if you haven't tried waxing before, there must be a million questions in your mind that might have been keeping you awake.
Experts answer few such questions for you.
Here is a list of do's and dont's that one must keep in mind:
The interval between two sessions depends upon the growth and quality of hair. Ideally the hair growth should be of 3-4 weeks
If the skin is too sensitive, use a soft wax as that will not harm the skin
In case of in-growths, application of an antibiotic cream will help
Bikini area can be waxed once in 6 weeks so as to maintain personal hygiene.
See to it that waxing is done in the direction of hair growth
Hot wax is good to remove short hair, needs expertise and is suitable for sensitive skin
Cold wax is less messy but is also less effective as compared to hot wax. At times cold wax can lead to pigmentation on the skin
Things to avoid before a waxing session:
Exposure to sunlight through activities like swimming
Application of bleach on the face, steam sauna
Chemical peels two days before and after waxing
Post care tips are:
Apply a moisturiser or an astringent after waxing
Do not try to pull out the in-growths as that might cause infection
Apply sunscreen on exposed parts post waxing
(Inputs by Dr Pallavi Sule, Mumbai based Dermatologist and Aesthetic Physician)
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