Waxing is the process of hair removal from the root by using a covering of a sticky substance, such as wax, to adhere to body hair, and then removing this covering and pulling out the hair from the follicles.
This process has however some side effects which are;
1. Bruising- While the skin does get pulled on, bruising on sensitive skin is normal. Bruising can be common for sensitive skin. The skin is held tight as it is waxed and this can cause subcutaneous bleeding, which is bleeding under the skin that creates the bruise.
2. Burned or removed skin- Burned and removed skin can be a result of the wax used being far too hot for the skin. Removed skin can also occur if the same area is waxed more than once.
Naturally, this particular issue tends to happen with at- home waxing more often than it does with pros.
3. Occurrence or arising of bumps- Raised bumps are often caused because of our body' s reaction to the hair follicle that' s being waxed and stress that occurs on skin.
4. Ingrown hairs- These painful invaders can pop up after any kind of hair removal. Shaving is a major offender when it comes to ingrown hair. This is because it uses an epilator, but waxing manages to make the list too.
Sometimes after the hair has been removed, it regrows downwards instead of upwards and it doesn' t break the skin' s surface. Usually, this is more common in areas where the hair is thicker like the underarms or bikini line. It also occurs more frequently in people with curly hair.
5. Arising of pimples- While waxing removes hair, it also takes some skin at the surface leaving your pores exposed. A pimple will form if the pore becomes infected with bacteria.
Naturally, due diligence pre- and post- wax, including taking care of basic hygiene, is vital.
6. Redness and inflammation- The heat from the wax will sometimes cause redness and inflammation which leads the blood vessels to dilate and more blood to flow into that area that is being waxed. Although you may not be able to completely avoid it, there are some things you can do to lessen redness and leave your skin closer to how it looked before the wax.
7. Pain- Sharp pain may only be present while the hair is being removed, but can be hard to deal with, especially in delicate areas.
Granted, your hair is being pulled from the root, but the discomfort should be short- lived and tolerable if you' re relaxed and under the care of a professional. Pain can be caused by muscle damage.
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