Several types of hair removal out there, it’s confusing to find which one is right. Here is a quick rundown for waxing.

1. The Difference Between Sugaring and Waxing

Waxing is done through a warm resin base applied to a skin surface and then removed either by strip or let dry and then removed by its own, plucking hairs out from its root. Whereas, sugaring is done through warm sugar and lemon mix that is applied to skin and then rolled across, in so doing removing hairs.

2. Does Waxing Hurt the Skin?

If you are highly prone to breakouts, particularly acne, you must consider other options such as laser or electrolysis.

For other serious medical conditions, like autoimmune disease such as lupus that makes your skin more sensitive to getting irritated or burned, waxing is not appropriate. If you are unsure about the risks associated with your skin, particularly if you are planning to do wax at home, discuss with your dermatologist first.

3. Will My Hair Grow Back Thicker?

Generally hair grows back in same condition, although every woman seems to have her own theory about it.  Generally, most if not all women find that the long-term waxing can result in less re-growth. This means that the hairs will grow thicker if they are broken as compared to if they are removed at the root, as it will not have a tapered edge.

4. Does Waxing Affect My Skincare Routine?

Topical treatments such as Differin and Retin-A thin the skin and makes it more prone and sensitive to peeling and tears. However these are not the only medications you should be careful of when waxing, oral medications are also risky, many antibiotics and Accutane can make your skin hypersensitive.

5. What is Double Dipping and why to Avoid it?

Double dipping is dipping the stick in the wax, applies wax to skin and then again dipping stick in the wax for next application. Actually, you need to avoid it, because pathogens and bacteria are transfer from one person to the other’s skin and may cause Vitiligo.

6. Does Skin Get Red Afterwards?

When you tear the hair and pull with wax, it may wind up with little irritation. Some people also get red for a minute or two, while some get red for hours. If you are waxing for the first time or trying to wax a new place, it is best to be cautious and have ample of time to recover. For important event if you have to prep your lips or brows, schedule to wax a few days earlier to ensure any type of redness goes down.

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