If you have hair on your face and are a woman, you might feel overly self-conscious about how it looks. You probably want a smooth face because that is what many people find most attractive on women and it can be frustrating when you keep getting hairs. One option is to make sure that you take the time to wax your face. You essentially apply warm, soft wax to your face and then remove it. The removal rips the hair on your face out by its roots, causing it to take much longer for it to grow back. Waxing can be intimidating if you have never done it before. Here are some tips to make the process go as smoothly as possible.
1. Check Your Medications and Topical Creams
Some medications, such as antibiotics, will cause your face to be much more likely to break out, peel, or suffer other damage during waxing. This can be frustrating because you want to remove the hair, not hurt your skin. Before waxing, make sure that you talk to your doctor about the chances that your medication will cause your skin to be more likely to be damaged. If you don't have time to go to the doctor, go online to see what other people's experiences are that are taking the same medication as you and waxing. This will help keep you from hurting yourself accidentally.
2. Don't Double Dip
Use a new stick every time you apply the wax to your skin. Your skin has a lot of bacteria and oils on it. If you use the same stick twice or more when applying the wax to your skin, you end up transferring those bacteria to the wax and then back again onto your skin. This can cause infection or cross-contamination. Instead, use a new stick each time when you are putting the wax on your skin. It is better to be safe than sorry.
3. Use Aloe
Finally, when you are done waxing, your skin might feel a little bit raw and irritated. You can apply a gel that has aloe to it in order to speed up the overall healing process and ensure that you are as comfortable as you possibly can be after you wax.
Once the irritation goes away, you can enjoy the new, smooth feeling of your face and feel confident knowing that it will take a long time for the hair to grow back.