With so many hair removal techniques and tricks available, it can be overwhelming trying to choose which one is right for you. Before resulting to eenie-meenie to pick your next treatment, it’s important to know how it will affect your skin. Here’s what you need to know about waxing your facial hair before heading to the salon.
Absolutely! Waxing is a safe, common method that both men and women use to remove unwanted facial hair. It works by removing hair right from the root, making it very long-lasting when compared to traditional shaving techniques. And don’t worry, it’s not nearly as painful as the media makes it look. Your first time waxing may be uncomfortable, but it will only get easier after that.
However, if you are on any medications or have a skincare routine that thins the skin, you may want to consult your doctor before waxing. Thin skin is usually more sensitive and susceptible to irritants.
No, this is an old myth. Hair will usually grow back the same as it was before waxing. In fact, your hair will grow back slightly thicker when shaving because you’re breaking hairs instead of removing them.
Waxing is great because it leaves your skin feeling smooth and looking great for weeks at a time, but unfortunately your skin can become irritated, especially after your first few appointments. This irritation usually lasts from a couple of minutes to maybe a couple of hours.
If you experience prolonged significant redness, painful swelling, or start developing little pimple-like bumps around the waxed area, you may want to consult a dermatologist as this might indicate a reaction to the wax.
This depends on what other services you are wanting to add. If you want to take advantage of other treatments offered at the spa while there for your waxing appointment, we recommend opting for a mani-pedi instead of a facial. Getting other facial treatments on the same day as your facial waxing can leave your skin more susceptible to negative reactions from the wax.
If you do decide to add another service to your waxing visit, consider booking them before your wax, just in case your skin becomes irritated.