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10 Surprising Facial Waxing Benefits and Drawbacks

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Facial waxing is a popular way to remove unwanted hair, especially for women. It can be used to remove hair from the eyebrows, upper lip, chin, and cheeks. There are many benefits to facial waxing, let's break them down below.

1. A Clean Look

One of the benefits of facial waxing is that it gives you a clean look. When the hair is removed, it can give your face a neater appearance.

2. Smoother Skin

Another benefit of facial waxing is that it can leave your skin feeling smoother. This is because the hair is removed from the root, which can help to exfoliate the skin.

3. Slow Hair Growth (Long Lasting Results)

Facial waxing can also slow down hair growth. This is because the hair follicle is damaged when the hair is removed, which can stunt hair growth.

4. Fewer Ingrown Hairs

Facial waxing can also help to prevent ingrown hairs. This is because the hair is removed from the root, which can help to reduce inflammation and irritation.

5. Reduced Risk of Infection

Facial waxing can also help to reduce the risk of infection. This is because it helps to remove bacteria and dirt from the skin. This is of course especially important to consider for people who are susceptible to infections.

6. Can Help Makeup Go On Smoother

Another benefit of facial waxing is that it can help your makeup go on smoother. This is because there is less hair for the makeup to cling to, which can make it go on more evenly.

7. Precision

Facial waxing can also be very precise. This means that you can target specific areas of the face, such as the eyebrows or upper lip.

8. Quick

Facial waxing can also be quick and easy. This is especially true if you have a professional do it for you. However, even if you do it yourself, it can be a relatively quick process.

9. Affordable

Facial waxing is also generally affordable. This is especially true if you do it yourself or go to a salon that specializes in facial waxing.

10. Can Be Done at Home

Facial waxing can also be done at home. This is of course convenient and can save you time and money. That said, we'd probably recommend going to a professional if you're new to facial waxing.

Now that we've gone over some of the benefits of facial waxing, let's take a look at some of the drawbacks.

Disadvantages of Facial Waxing

There are of course some drawbacks to facial waxing as well, which we'll discuss below.

1. Painful

One of the biggest drawbacks of facial waxing is that it can be painful. This is because the hair is pulled from the root, which can cause pain and discomfort.

2. Redness and Irritation

As the skin is being pulled and stretched this can also lead to redness and irritation. This is usually temporary but it can be a bit uncomfortable.

3. Ingrown Hairs

Another drawback of facial waxing is that it can sometimes lead to ingrown hairs. This is due to the hair follicle is damaged when the hair is removed, which can cause the hair to grow back inwards.

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4. Not Suitable for Sensitive Skin

Facial waxing is also not suitable for people with sensitive skin. Again due to the cause of irritation and potentially even dermatitis. If you have sensitive skin, we'd recommend avoiding facial waxing altogether (or at least discussing it with a professional). This is especially true if you are taking any sort of medication that can impact the skin.

5. Bumps and Potential Bleeding

As the hair is being pulled from the root, this can also sometimes lead to bumps and even potential bleeding. Again, this is usually temporary but it can be a bit uncomfortable.

Now that we've gone over some of the pros and cons of facial waxing, you should have a better idea of whether or not it's right for you. If you're thinking about getting facial waxing, we recommend talking to a professional to get their opinion.

What is the General Facial Waxing Process?

Now that we've gone over some of the benefits and drawbacks of facial waxing, let's take a look at the general process.

1. Cleanse Your Face

The first step is to cleanse your face. This helps to remove any dirt, oil, or makeup that could potentially interfere with the waxing process.

2. Apply the Wax

Once your face is clean, you'll need to apply the wax. This can be done with a spatula or your fingers. It's important to make sure that the wax is applied evenly so that it can be removed easily.

3. Remove the Wax

After the wax has been applied, you'll need to remove it. This can be done with a strip of cloth or paper. Simply place the strip over the wax and then pull it off in the opposite direction of hair growth.

4. Repeat as Necessary

You may need to repeat the process several times to remove all of the hair. Just make sure that you wait for the wax to cool down before reapplying it.

5. Soothe the Skin

Once all of the hair has been removed, you'll need to soothe the skin. This can be done with a cotton ball soaked in witch hazel or aloe vera gel.

Facial waxing can be a great way to remove unwanted hair. Just make sure that you understand the process and the potential risks involved. If you have any concerns, we recommend talking to a professional before getting started.

Should You Wax Your Face?

Now that we've gone over the benefits and drawbacks of facial waxing, you should have a better idea of whether or not it's right for you. If you're thinking about getting facial waxing, we recommend talking to a professional to get their opinion.

Consider Other Facial Hair Removal Techniques

If you're not sure about facial waxing, there are other facial hair removal techniques that you can consider. These include:

-Shaving

-Tweezing

-Threading

-Depilatory creams

Each of these methods has its own set of pros and cons, so be sure to do your research before deciding which one is right for you.

Facial hair removal is a personal decision. There's no right or wrong answer, so do whatever feels best for you.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Elin Beck

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