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Waxing is one of the hair removal methods, which can be usedon practically every part of the body, unless a mold or broken skin is present.The reason why it is popular is related to the fact that it provides results thatare not permanent, but that do last longer than the results that some other methods provide, due to thefact that it removes the hair from its root.

What about side effects of waxing?

As for the possible side effects, the majority of women willprobably first think of the pain when waxing is in question. However, the factis that this way of removing hairs is painful only for the first several times,and many women will confirm this. Another side effect will probably beredness, which is usually inevitable, but which also tends to disappear andsubdue very quickly. The rash or some other forms of irritation are not necessarilyexperienced by everyone, but are also among accompanying signs of waxing thatoccur more frequently. Ingrown hair is another negative side of this way ofremoving hair, and it is even more uncomfortable when it causes inflammation andpain. Folliculitis or hair inflammation requires medical treatment.

Aside from these problems, unfortunately, there areseveral others, which might not be so obvious at the very beginning. On thecontrary, they begin to appear over time. The fact that the skin tends to loseelasticity and suppleness gradually is a serious reason for concern, and what’smore, wrinkles seem to appear more easily in the waxed area as well,particularly in women who have sensitive skin.

How to avoid side effects?

The fact is that, unfortunately, some side effects cannot beavoided when it comes to waxing. However, in cases of hot waxing, it isnecessary to make sure that the wax is not too hot, since that way burns ordarkening of the skin are very likely to occur, particularly in women with a bitmore sensitive skin. People with varicose veins should not consider waxing atall, and neither should people who suffer from diabetes, because they are at increasedrisk of developing infections.

As for the side effects such as redness, irritation andsimilar symptoms, they might be relieved by applying moisturizers or ice cubesin order to soothe the inflamed or irritated skin. Problems with ingrown haircould be resolved with scrubbing the area in question, either with facialscrub, or with a pumice stone, for example.

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