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What to know before you go waxing?

Waxing can irritate your skin. If you are not sure how your skin will stand waxing, always make sure to test on a small part of the skin. Also, it is best to consult a doctor or a beautician if you have any questions or concerns.

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Who should be especially careful?

Some people, before going to wax, need to consult a doctor and beautician in order to avoid adverse skin reactions.

Pregnant women, women who take birth control pills, hormones or antibiotics

Your skin may be more sensitive to waxing, so it would be best to first make a test on a small area of skin and wait at least 24 hours before waxing other body parts.

People taking medication to thin the blood, suffer from diabetes or are going to Chemotherapy

All these are serious health conditions, so be sure to look before waxing approval of a physician and consult with beautician.

People who use strong means of piling

Salicylic acid or alpha hydroxyl acid are powerful agents for piling. If you have recently worked with this exfoliating ingredients, do not do waxing for at least the next 7 days. If your skin is sensitive, you will want to wait even longer.

When you can not go for waxing?

In some cases, the waxing of any kind is not recommended, therefore, than in these situations it wise to skip it entirely.

  • If you are taking any prescription drug for acne.
  • If you suffer from lupus or AIDS.
  • If you go to chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
  • If you have some time sunbathing or been in a tanning bed in the last 24 hours.

Areas of the body that you can not wax

Some parts of the body you can not wax so as not to compromise the look, but also the health of the skin.

  • Irritated and inflamed skin.
  • Places with burns or cuts.
  • The legs, if you have varicose veins.
  • Any area where you have a rash, pimples, moles or warts.
  • Inside the ears and nose, eyelids, nipples and male genitalia.
  • Any place where you have recently received Botox or collagen. Wait 3-7 days.
  • Areas in which the use of alpha hydroxy acids is more than 8%.
  • Around piercings.


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