Facial waxing is one of the best ways to improve the aesthetic appeal of your skin. Waxing effectively removes unwanted hairs and leaves skin looking and feeling smooth. Unfortunately, myths about facial waxing can prevent consumers from getting the cosmetic skin treatment they need to look and feel their best.
Here are some of the most common myths about facial waxing.
Common Myths about Facial Waxing
Waxing damages the skin
Facial waxing is safe for most people; those with sensitive skin or are prone to breakouts can benefit from professional waxing.
Facial waxing will cause hair to grow back stiffer than before
Shaving cuts off hair at the surface of the skin, which causes hair to come back stiffer and stubblier than before. Facial waxing is different, in that it removes the facial hair from its root, so it comes back soft, smooth, and stubble-free.
Hair grows back even thicker after shaving
Actually, the more you wax, the less facial hair will return. As an added bonus, the facial hair that does return is usually finer.
Facial hair grows back in a couple of days
Facial waxing keeps skin hair-free longer than other methods of removing hair. Unlike shaving, in which hair can start to grow back in a few days, it can take 2 to 3 weeks for waxed hair to start growing again. Depending on how fast someone’s hair grows, the results of a facial wax can last for a couple of months.
A one-size-fits-all approach works for facial waxing
While hair grows on nearly every area of the face, hair in one area of the face can be quite different from the hair on another region. For example, hair on the chin is thicker and has stronger roots than does hair at the hairline. Removing hair from different areas of the face can pose unique challenges too – the thinness of the hair on the cheek can make it hard to remove, while the sensitive skin supporting the hair above the lips or in a person’s nose or ears requires careful removal of facial hair.
Facial waxing cannot remove hair from every part of the face
Professional facial waxing treatments can remove hair from every part of the face, from the hairline to the chin and ear to ear.
For more information about facial waxing, consult with the med spa professionals at Aesthetics. The more you know about facial waxing, the more you can optimize the aesthetic appeal and health of your skin.