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Waxing for Sensitive Skin: Our Definitive Guide



What if you have always fancied waxing a certain area of your body but are worried about sensitive skin? It can be daunting to know how best to approach hair removal and waxing if you know your skin is prone to sensitivity. 


The last thing you want is an experience that leaves your skin feeling uncomfortable and dry. Or even red, peeling and even, in some cases, scabbing. In this article, we can give you some of the tops tips, from our experts, on how to go about waxing for sensitive skin. 


Hopefully, you'll be able to get your arms, legs, face and other areas waxed in no time, without worrying about sensitive skin!


Ask an Expert


If you are concerned or worried about the sensitivity of your skin, the best thing you can do is consult or ask someone who is professionally trained in waxing. They will always be able to advise you on the best course of action when it comes to sensitive skin. 


They will be able to respond to any allergies, sensitivity, and study the nature and type of your hair that you want waxing, to recommend products best suited to you and your skin.


Waxing experts will also have access to the best quality of waxing products. Some sensitivity can be caused by low-quality waxes or waxes that have cheap ingredients.


They will also be professionally trained in the correct techniques for waxing, minimizing any prolonged exposure to waxing products. They will have the strategies and experience to work with areas of sensitivity to ensure perfect results with minimal discomfort.


A professional will also follow up on any aftercare treatment, giving you that additional level of support to soothe any sensitive skin and apply creams that will help with the overall finish and look of your waxing.


Do a Patch Test First 


If you are using a new product for the first time make sure you try it out first! Just like at a hair salon using a patch test for your hair to check for sensitivity or allergies, use a patch test for your waxing product too.


Use a tiny area of your body part you would like to wax and apply your chosen wax to it. If you use a professional, they will able to test this out for you. Check and see if your skin feels at all tingly or in discomfort with the application. 


If it does then you know the product will not be right for your skin. You can wash it off or remove it and see what other products to use. If you don't feel any irritation, attempt to wax that tiny area.


Check whether your skin is responding to the waxing normally and not red or irritated. It's really important to do these patch tests before you try and wax a whole area of your body.   


Waxing for Sensitive Skin: Aftercare


When waxing any part of the body, the aftercare is so important in order for your skin to maintain a healthy outcome. This can be crucial in the first 24-48 hours after waxing as this is when sensitivity and redness can develop.


Avoid things like hot baths and things like saunas, steam rooms, hot tubs, swimming pools with chlorine and any other humid environments for the first couple of days after a wax. This may inflame the area and cause irritation.


Do not attempt to do any tanning, lying in the sun or exercise as the sweat from your body can irritate the area and lead to unnecessary sensitivity.


Avoid deodorants, perfumes, powders, and lotions unless they are recommended by your waxing professional. Some products will have ingredients that will cause discomfort or redness.


Make sure you prevent any unnecessary scratching of the waxed area with unwashed hands. Bacteria from the hands if not washed properly and sanitized can lead to sensitivity and, in some cases, infected pores or skin cells. 


Soothing and protecting the skin is important up to three days after a wax has been done. Using an antiseptic cream or a cream your waxing professional advises, apply to the area with clean hands. This will minimize redness and any discomfort.   


Wearing loose-fitting and natural clothing can be helpful after a wax as it allows the area to breathe and prevents any sweating which can lead to sensitivity.


Hygiene and Waxing


Hygiene is another really important factor when dealing with sensitive skin. A waxing professional

will always maintain a high standard of cleanliness when dealing with waxing products and

paraphernalia. 


You will find that they will sanitize everything after use, including the room, beds, and paper. Everything is done in the most hygienic of environments to prevent any bacteria build-up or cross-contamination.


The waxes are single-use and never double-dipped so that nobody is using wax that other people have used before. This is another level of hygiene to protect from sensitivity and redness when undertaking waxing.


When waxing sensitive skin it is essential to do the waxing in the most sterile environment possible. You must make sure that all the equipment and utensils are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before use.  


Where Can I Find Out More?


We hope you've learned about some of the top tips to think about when considering what is best for waxing with sensitive skin.


It can be a bit of a minefield, but you shouldn't let sensitivity put you off if you want to use waxing products on your body. Solutions are waiting for you.


If you would like to find out more about waxing or have any queries or questions, why not contact us to find out more? We love to talk about all things waxing related!

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