Getting rid of unwanted hair is a constant struggle. It seems like as soon as you've plucked or shaved or waxed it away, it crops right back up. To that end, many people have been turning to flashy, at-home hair removal gadgets to help them meet their hair removal needs. But what about the old tried and true methods, such as waxing?
Plenty of aestheticians and beauty experts still extol the virtues of waxing, while others say that its day has come and gone. So now the burden falls on you to make up your own mind. Here are just some of the pros and cons of waxing.
First, let's start with the good stuff: the pros. Perhaps the best thing waxing has going for it is how universally effective it is. Waxing gets rid of all the unwanted hair in the target area, often for nearly a month on end. Those are better results than you're going to find with most hair removal methods. Additionally, you can also cover wide swaths at a time with waxing, as a single strip can take care of a large section of your legs or arms in one go.
Where waxing really starts to separate itself though is with its versatility. For example, many of us have unwanted hair on our faces. Hair removal lasers can be tricky to use on the face, and aren't recommended for use above the cheekbones at all. Plucking can be time-consuming and shaving comes with the risk of unsightly nicks. But waxing, on the other hand, is a surefire way to get rid of any unwanted facial hair quickly and easily.
Unfortunately there are downsides to waxing as well. First and foremost among them, at least for many people, is the pain. Even though pain is temporary, it's also the body's way of warning us that something is wrong and we should stop doing what we're doing. When it comes to waxing, that logic seems to bear out, as experts warn that over time excessive waxing can cause long-term skin damage and premature aging. Also, waxing has some pretty serious limitations, since you have to allow the hair to grow out to unsightly lengths before it can be pulled it. Finally, waxing can also be prohibitively expensive for some people, unless you do it yourself at home.
So where does all of that leave us? To be sure, the concerns against waxing are valid, but if you properly care for your skin after a waxing session then you should be able to keep pain and damage to a minimum. And in the end, the benefits are just too good to ignore, especially for removing facial hair. So if you've given up on waxing, it may be time to give it another try.
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