Top 5 Skin Myths about Waxing
Waxing is as common as having your hair colored. There’s nothing unusual or embarrassing about the process. In fact, it’s a safe, sanitary way to get rid of unwanted body hair. As “everyday” as waxing has become, there seem to be some myths that still need to be addressed. Here are our top five:
- The hair needs to be really long before it can be waxed.
The hair on your eyebrows need only be 1/8 inch and the hair on your body 1/4 inch in order to be waxed successfully.
- The more you wax, the less ingrown hairs you’ll have.
Ingrown hairs take place under your skin and will occur whether you are waxed or not. Exfoliate your skin regularly in order to avoid them. Laser Hair Removal is another option in order to eliminate ingrown hairs.
- It’s fine to use a tanning bed after waxing.
This particular myth can be dangerous. Your skin is simply more sensitive to everything — including light — following a wax. Skip the sauna, steam room, whirlpool and sunlight for a minimum of two days after waxing.
- Waxing causes your hair to grow back thicker and darker.
The amount of hair you have on any given part of your body is part of your genetic makeup. Waxing is not going to create more or darker hair. In fact, the more you wax, the less hair you’ll see over time.
- You can choose the shape of your eyebrows.
It would be nice if we could each choose the shape of our brows as we’re being waxed. The truth is, your esthetician can only work with the hair you have available. While you’ll be left with clean, well-shaped brows, they may not look your favorite movie star’s.
Myths aside, waxing in San Diego is popular addition to your grooming routine.