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Your Sensitive Skin Guide to Waxing

If you have sensitive skin, then you're accustomed to dealing with annoying skincare problems that other people can simply ignore. Whether it's finding specialized products or having to wear extra protection against the harsh weather, the more sensitive your skin is, the more careful you have to be. Unfortunately, that applies to hair removal as well, and many of the most popular options can leave you irritated, broken out, or in a fair amount of pain.

For example, many of the most sensitive among us would never consider waxing. But believe it or not, there are steps that even people with sensitive skin can take in order to get a safe, effective, and even relatively pain-free wax. So how do you do it? Here are a few tips to get you started.

Never Wax Your Face

Okay, so even if waxing is possible for everyone, it's still not possible to do it everywhere. Experts warn that people with sensitive skin should avoid having any part of their faces waxed. That's because the skin on your face is more delicate than anywhere else on your body. So if you need hair on your face removed, consider threading, plucking, shaving or laser hair removal.

Start Small

Before you know how your skin is going to react to waxing, it's best to start out on a smaller trial area. Typically, the skin along your upper thigh tends to be thicker and less prone to irritation and swelling. So you may want to try there first. If you don't notice any lingering redness, bumps or inflammation, and if it isn't too painful, then you're likely safe to branch out and consider waxing other areas.

Remember Aftercare

A waxing session isn't done when the last strip is removed. If you have sensitive skin, then you have to be rigorous about your aftercare routine. First of all, you need to apply a moisturizing lotion or cream to the area to help sooth it and keep it properly hydrated. Also, it's best if you avoid prolonged sun exposure for a little while after getting waxed, since your skin will be more prone to irritation. Finally, it's a good idea to avoid wearing any tight-fighting clothes that could chafe your skin and cause irritation.

Even if you have sensitive skin, waxing is still a viable option for hair removal. Just remember to avoid your face, start slow and to take care of your skin after the procedure is over.

If you or someone you know would like more information about hair removal, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!

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