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How Repeated Waxing Can Harm Your Skin

By: Debdatta Mazumder

Waxing is the best way to get rid of the unwanted body hair for longer time. Yes, you can use razoror a hair removal cream to get rid of the body hair; but all of those give you temporary remedies only for a week or 15 days.

Now, many women like to wear backless gowns, sleeveless dresses or short dresses. And, women would want to flaunt their flawless selves by using a few hair removal methods.

Also Read: Shaving Vs Waxing: Which Is Better?

Waxing is one such solution that all women usually opt for. However, least do they realise that there are several side effects of this hair removal procedure.

If you follow beauty tips on the Internet or fashion magazines, you’ll see that the beauticians always suggest going to reputed saloons or spas for having the best experience.

Any ordinary parlour won’t use superior products, and there are chances of having various side effects of waxing. So how does repeated waxing harm your skin?

Actually, the wax and the procedure can have immediate or long-term effects on your skin. If you’re doing it for the first time, then you should take a patch test before going for the full waxing procedure.

Also Read: Best Skin Care Tips After Waxing

Also, consult expert beauticians of reputed saloons, as they will give you a cold compress or ice treatment right after, so that the rashes don't appear immediately.

Listed here are few of the skin issues you can go through if you go in for repeated sessions of waxing frequently, have a look at these.


1. Loss Of Skin Elasticity:

If you go for repeated waxing with little gaps, then your skin may lose its suppleness and it will aggravate the chances of you having wrinkles soon. No matter how gently the wax strip is pulled out, repeated process will definitely loosen your skin.


2. Irritation And Redness:

This is one of the irritating side effects that you could go through because of repeated waxing. Though it may not happen to everybody; but if you have sensitive skin, you can face such problems. Ice compress can soothe your skin.


3. Skin Rashes:

You may face little itching sensation after a waxing session. If you scratch your skin, skin rashes and red bumps are inevitable. For highly sensitive skin, bikini waxing can lead to such problems. Avoid pools if you have skin rashes.


4. Bleeding:

While talking about side effects of waxing, this post-wax nuisance can also happen to women with a sensitive type of skin. While the wax strip is pulled off, the pores can bleed subsequently. Immediate cold compress can stop bleeding and further red spots.


5. Dark Spots And Burns:

This happens due to the overheated wax. Primarily, those seem as reddish brown spots and soon they become a dark pigmentation on the skin. Depending upon your skin type, these spots take one week to a year to fade out. This is how repeated waxing can harm your skin.


6. Ingrown Hairs:

If you go through frequent waxing, ingrown hairs may develop. These mainly occurred at the areas like underarms or the bikini line, and as they can't be seen, they will make you feel much uncomfortable.


7. Allergic Reaction:

This happens to people who are allergic to the product of wax. For an overly sensitive skin, allergic reaction is a common phenomenon. If you experience anything like this, consult a doctor at the earliest.

Now, you know how repeated waxing can harm your skin, right? You can try home remedies to wax your skin too, as they are free from chemicals and don't give rise to these side effects.

Read more about: waxing, skin care, side effects
Story first published: Saturday, May 28, 2016, 7:30 [IST]
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