Hair Removal on Legs and Thighs
If you're willing to let your hair grow out to 1cm between salon visits, a hot wax treatment is the most effective way to remove hair on the legs and thighs. But if you don't want to wait six weeks, shaving is the best way to keep legs and thighs smooth and bare. Shaving is also a great way to exfoliate the area - especially in cold weather, when there's a buildup of dead, dry skin.
What to Expect When Waxing
Waxing is the longest-lasting temporary hair removal technique available. When wax is warm, it enters the follicle, allowing the hair to be pulled out from the root. Hair grows back in 3 to 6 weeks. The disadvantage to waxing is that it can be painful for those with sensitive skin. And hair must grow back by 1cm before waxing again (this takes up to six weeks).
What should you expect when waxing for the first time? First, a special preconditioning lotion for waxing (regular lotions and creams make the wax slip from the hair) is applied. Then hot wax is poured onto the skin and covered with strips of cloth. Once the wax hardens around each strand of hair, the cloth is quickly pulled off. Your skin should be pulled taut in the opposite direction from the way the strip will be removed.
Pseudofolliculitis barbae commonly referred to as Ingrown Hairs:
Exfoliating every time you bathe and cleanse the face is your best defense against ingrown hairs and razor bumps. Gentle cleansing and keeping the skin smooth and supple works well to keep the hair follicles moisturized and growing in the right direction. Yes, begin exfoliating - gently - on a daily basis, but don't begin exfoliation until 24 hours have passed since you had your waxing done. Also, right after waxing, you can apply a skin lotion which contains salicylic acid to the area. It doesn't matter what kind, just look for one which has a high percentage of that ingredient. Use it right after waxing, and twice a day thereafter. That will help to prevent bumps and ingrown hairs.
One other thing, try to not wear tight clothing
for at least 24 hours after waxing. Tight clothing
which rubs against your skin are almost certain
to cause in grown and red bumps.
Avoid this if you can.
Facts about Waxing:
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