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The Pros and No-Cons of Azulene Wax
If you have particularly sensitive or fair skin, or if waxing leaves you red and blotchy, the special Azulene formula wax could be the right wax for you.
Liquid Azulene Wax soothes the skin and reduces the redness suffered by so many! Liquid Azulene Wax gently and efficiently removes unwanted hair and will never change consistency. Also, completely fragrance free, Azulene Wax is specifically formulated to soothe the skin and alleviate reactions and irritability.
This fantastic wax is formulated with Azulene Oil, а derivative of the chamomile plant family with proven anti-inflammatory properties; Azulene Wax will benefit all skin types and is perfect for those with sensitive skin. Azulene Oil has been used for centuries for its restorative properties and now you can benefit too from it too!
Azulen wax was the first liquid organic wax for professional hair removal, developed over 40 years ago in New York City by а renowned European chemist Grete Rafael. Today salons and home users all over the world are enjoying the benefits of the waxing system.
Using waxing hair removal, hair takes 3 to 6 weeks to grow back. Hair re-growth becomes sparse with repeated wax treatments over time.
Hair should be at least 1/4 inch long to wax. If the hair is any shorter, it will be difficult to wax. Apply the wax strip immediately after wax application, press firmly for 3-4 seconds in the direction of hair growth and pull the wax strip off quickly in the opposite direction in parallel to skin. Practice good technique.
Slight redness is normal after any waxing session, but swollen, discolored or irritated skin could be the result of poor technique. When pulling off the wax strip, hold the skin taut and pull the wax strip off parallel to the skin. If this causes discomfort, apply gentle pressure to the area with your hand or fingertips. Ice also works to decrease sensitivity.
Make sure the wax is at the correct temperature - too hot will burn, and too cold will cause the strip to rip or not adhere properly to the wax. Liquid Wax can be heated in a professional wax warmer, commonly referred to as “Gigi Professional Wax Warmer”. By maintaining the perfect temperature, wax remains at its ideal consistency and never gets too hot (check spasbest professional Wax Warmers)
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Apply а light layer of corn-starched based powder to the skin before waxing. The powder will keep the skin dry and moisture free in preparation for waxing. It also acts а light barrier between the wax and the skin, thus minimizing discomfort.
To treat and prevent ugly ingrown hair irritations, use а salon quality post waxing treatment (check out Satiness waxing care post-waxing produts) and exfoliate skin often!
Hair removal irritations like red bumps, ingrown hair and rashes are often а common by-product of bad waxing. They can on the other hand be treated and prevented with proper technique, hygiene, and frequent skin exfoliation.
To minimize the risk of irritation and ingrown hairs, avoid wearing tight clothing over newly waxed areas. Exfoliate the skin 24 to 48 hours after the waxing session to prevent the build up of dead skin cells provoking ingrown hair.
Do not expose newly waxed areas to the sun for at least 48 hours after treatment.
A good sun block is also recommended to protect the skin from hyperpigmentation.
Because skin tends to be more sensitive right before and right after your menstrual cycle, waxing can be more painful. Try to avoid scheduling waxing sessions 3-4 days before and 3-4 days after your period.
Waxing is а method of semi-permanent hair removal that removes unwanted hair from the root.
The new hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for two to eight weeks depending on your hair growth and cycles.
Almost any area of the body can be waxed and various types of waxes are available. Liquid, soft or hard waxes, waxes to use with or without strips are popular. Some must be performed by а licensed cosmetologist or esthetician.
If waxing is done regularly for several years, permanent hair reduction may be achieved. There are many advantages of waxing compared to other forms of hair removal: It is an effective method to remove large amounts of hair at one time.
Hair waxing method is long lasting. Hair in waxed areas will take between two to eight weeks to grow back. When hair is shaved or removed by depilatory cream, the hair is removed at the surface rather than the root. Within а few days, the hair can be seen at the surface. With the shaving and depilatory cream method, hair tends to grow back in а rough stubble.
Areas that are repeatedly waxed over long periods of time often exhibit regrowth that is softer.
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