Yes, waxing can be harmful to your skin – if done improperly. Don’t worry though, our professionals take great care to make sure none of the below hazards affect your skin.
Here are the top three (minor) risks with waxing:
Some redness after waxing is part and parcel of the waxing territory. The culprit for this is usually the heat from the wax.
Treatment: Apply some aloe-based serum to the waxed area. This will calm your skin and eliminate the redness. As an extra precaution, wear loose, comfortable clothing after the treatment; friction makes things worse.
Ingrown hairs are an inherent danger in ANY kind of hair removal, not just waxing.
So what are ingrown hairs? There are hairs when removed, that grow downwards below the skin surface, instead of going upwards beyond it.
But don’t worry about this; ingrown hairs are extremely rare for back waxing. It happens more when you wax your underarm or bikini line (because the hair there is thicker)
Treatment: Prevention goes a long way, so we recommend exfoliating your back 24-48 hours in advance. In any case, our seasoned professionals will make sure you don’t face an ingrown hair issue.
You may look at your skin after waxing only to find bumps on them. Now how does that annoying thing happen?
This occurs naturally (yet rarely) due to the body’s reaction to the waxed hair follicle and due to stress on the skin.
Treatment: None required, so don’t fret on it. These pesky bumps appear for two days, say their goodbyes just as quickly.
As a rare occurrence, you may experience some pain from these bumps. There are two things to do in such an event: use a cold compress to soothe your skin and/or apply cortisone to reduce any inflammation.