All about waxing and hair removal waxes

"Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. New hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for two to eight weeks, although some people will start to see regrowth in only a week. Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, pubic area, legs, arms, back, abdomen and feet. There are many types of waxing suitable for removing unwanted hair.

Strip waxing is accomplished by spreading a wax thinly over the skin. A cloth or paper strip is applied and pressed firmly, adhering the strip to the wax and the wax to the skin. The strip is then quickly ripped against the direction of hair growth, as parallel as possible to the skin to avoid trauma to the skin (i.e, bruising, broken capillaries, ingrown hairs caused by hair follicle trauma and lifting of skin).[1] This removes the wax along with the hair. Strip wax can also be made at home using lemon juice, water, sugar and honey.[2][3]

Strip-less wax (as opposed to strip wax), also referred to as hard wax, is applied somewhat thickly and with no cloth or paper strips. The wax then hardens when it cools, thus allowing the easy removal by a therapist without the aid of cloths. This waxing method is very beneficial to people who have sensitive skin. Strip-less wax does not adhere to the skin as much as strip wax does, thus making it a good option for sensitive skin, finer hairs are often left behind as a result of less adhesion to the skin." /source- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waxing

 

WHY WAXING??

-One way to remove redundant hair is waxing. It is an increasingly used method because it is simple

(it can be done at home) and you do not have to do it very often (approximately once every 3-6 weeks.)

Here's why you should be waxing your skin

1. Exfoliating: Waxing has an exfoliating effect on skin which is why you might notice smoother, softer skin after a waxing session. As soon as wax is applied to the skin, it starts drying up which makes dead skin stick to it. When the waxing strip is pulled, the dead skin too comes off. Easy peasy! Try exfoliating before a waxing session and load up on moisturiser after one for silky smooth skin.

2. Slower re-growth: Unlike in shaving where the hair is merely cut off where it starts growing out of the skin, hair is pulled out of the root while waxing. This means the hair follicle will have to reproduce a new hair. This takes slows down the process of re-growth considerably cutting down the number of times you need to remove hair.

3. Thinner re-growth: Sometimes the hair follicle might completely stop growing a new hair after waxing. Thus you will notice finer regrowth and lesser hair than you used to have.

4. No skin Damage. In contrast to other methods of hair removal like hair-removing creams and shaving, waxing does not cause cuts, pigmentation, or badly smelling skin. No harsh chemicals are present in wax, so the skin is saved from their damaging effect.

 

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Why shaving leaves you  prickly within hours

Ever wonder why the smoothest shave can feel so rough and stubbly just a few hours later? Well, there is a simple explanation. First, shaving literally slices off the hair's end—leaving behind a sharp edge on the end of each hair. Second, these sharp ends lie right at the surface of your skin. As soon as your hair starts growing (within hours), this sharp edge is exposed. Ouch! 
For the longest lasting smoothness – Try waxing!

Because waxing removes hair from the root, you're left with a silky smooth feeling that can last up to 6 weeks. When the hair eventually grows back, it's often sparser and softer too. Arcocere waxing solutions are easy to use and far more comfortable than you might imagine. So give waxing a try and stop waiting for that prickly stubble to return — it won't. 

 

 POPULAR QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

Q: How does waxing work?

A: Wax clings to the hair shaft (and not the skin), which is then removed from the root by the mechanical action of removing the wax or fabric strip from the skin. Hair regrowth is soft to the touch and you will not need to depilate again for up to 4 weeks.

Q: Is Waxing suitable for everyone?

A: Waxing is not suitable for the elderly or diabetics, and though suitable for pregnant women, may cause bruising. Certain areas of the body should only be waxed if you have previous waxing experience. It is advisable for children under 16 to be supervised by an adult when using any depilatory method.

Q: How long should one wait before using Arcocere wax after having shaved?

A: After waxing, hair can take up to 4 weeks to grow back, although hair growth is very individual, so timings vary. Hair should be between 2 and 5mm long as a minimum, depending on which Arcocere product you are using.

Q: How long can I keep the wax products?

A: There is no specific expiry date for wax products. Unless stated on pack Arcocere products can be used for a period of 2 years after firt use.

Q: Why do I need waxing experience for my underarms and bikini line, but not for my legs?

A: Because the bikini line and underarms are more sensitive and challenging areas to wax than legs.

Q: Why can't the wax come into contact with water?

A: Water will prevent proper adhesion of the wax.

Q: Can both men and woman use wax products?

A: Yes, both men and women can use the wax products, (roll-on wax recomended for man: http://kitlas-cosmetics.co.uk/for-man-marine-blue )

Q: I tried waxing once and had trouble getting the wax off! Is there an easy way to remove wax from the skin if it doesn't come off when you remove the strip or cloth?

A: Use to remove residues of wax one of many available Arcocere after-wax oils.

 

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