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When it comes to hair removal, most people rely on waxing. It is a method that is being used since centuries. It is one of the most effective methods of hair removal but it can be painful. If you are thinking of getting waxed, you should read this article to know some things that are important before you go in there.

Ahead, find the precautions, risks, and contraindications you should be wary about when it comes to waxing. 

  • Your skin may be more sensitive if you’re pregnant, take birth control, hormone replacement or antibiotics, so do a patch test and see how your skin reacts for 24 hours before getting waxed.
  • Waxing can irritate dilated capillaries (weak or broken blood vessels), which are commonly found in people with rosacea, as well as smokers. If the capillaries are very red, you’re going to want to avoid removing hair in that area as not to further irritate it.
  • If you take blood thinners, have diabetes, phlebitis or want post-cancer hair growth in the side-burn area removed all these relate to medical conditions. In this case it’s crucial that you get your doctor’s approval first. No questions asked.
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What areas should I not wax?

Great question. Scroll for the areas you should never wax for safety reasons.

  • Irritated, inflamed, cut, or sunburned skin.
  • Anywhere you’re using Retin-A.
  • Any area that has a rash, recent scar tissue, a skin graft, pimples, cold sores, moles or warts.
  • Anywhere you’re having dermabrasion services or have gotten them in the past three months.
  • The inside of ears and nose, and on eyelashes, nipples and male genitals.
  • Any place you’ve recently gotten Botox or collagen injections in the last seven days.
  • Anywhere that has been waxed within the last 24 hours.
  • Areas you’re using any alpha hydroxy acid over 8 percent.
  • Over or around body piercings.

How else can I remove hair?

If you don’t feel comfortable with waxing, we don’t suggest you go for it. There are a lot of other ways in which you can get rid of unwated hair from your body like tweezing, threading, sugaring or depilatories. Go for what makes you feel good.