A facial treatment is a deep cleansing treatment applied to the face. Facials are designed to eliminate clogged pores, blackheads, and other impurities affecting the appearance and overall health of the skin. Facial treatments incorporate a variety of grooming steps that can include the use of creams, masks, peels, steam, exfoliation, extraction, lotions, and massage.
Facials were once thought to be a treatment only for women, but now men get facials, too. Facials are recommended once every four to six weeks in order to maintain the health and beauty of the skin.
Will it make my hair grow back thicker?
Waxing does not cause you to grow more hair follicles. In fact, if you become a regular waxer, you will notice that your hair will become quite sparse and not as course.
Will it make my hair grow back darker?
Your hair does not grow back darker when you cut it. Waxing will not change the pigment of your hair.
Will waxing change the pigmentation of my skin?
No, it will not cause hyperpigmentation (dark spots) on your skin, however, if you spend time in the sun after waxing, you can burn, which can result in sun damage and dark spots later on. If your skin is tan or you’ve applied sunless tanner, it will strip your tan. Remember, waxing will exfoliate your skin. The wax sticks to your skin and removes the topmost layer so you may experience some lightening if you have a dark tan from sun or sunless tanning products. Never wax sunburned skin and allow 3-4 days after tanning to get waxed so lifting of the skin is less likely to happen.
Will I get ingrown hairs?
It’s possible. Waxing removes the entire hair, root and all, from the follicle. As the new hair grows in it is fine and may need help making it to the skins surface. It is important to keep waxed areas exfoliated. Use a loofah sponge or gloves in that area about 3 days after waxing and continue to exfoliate 2 to 5 times a week thereafter. Be diligent and somewhat aggressive with the exfoliating, but be careful not to overdue it and irritate your skin. You can also apply a mixture of tea tree and lavender oil. Both are antimicrobial and antibacterial and will prevent irritation. Aloe Vera is also a great treatment for just waxed skin and is soothing as well as a great moisturizer.
Is it painful?
Depending on your level of sensitivity and how course your hair is. If your hair is course then the root of the hair will be thick. Pulling a thick hair out from it’s cozy follicle isn’t going to be comfortable. For most, it’s not as bad as they imagined.
Will my skin become red and irritated?
Again, it depends on your sensitivity and if the root of your hair is particularly large. It is normal to turn red and for the skin to develop small, red bumps everywhere. This is only temporary and usually only lasts for 24 hours.
How long does my hair have to be?
A good length is 1/4 of an inch for better, longer lasting results. This hair length is usually reached in 2 to 3 weeks, depending on the body part and time of year. Hair grows slower in colder temperatures.
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