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How to take care of your skin before waxing?

Waxing is one of the most common methods for hair removal that can help you get rid of unwanted hair in a quick and easy way. To get the best results, there are some tips you need to learn to take care of your skin before waxing. 

The tips to follow:

  • If the hair is too long, you must trim it, but not too short. The ideal size should be around 4mm. 
  • Never forget to do a patch test when trying a new waxing product to make sure you are not allergic. 
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure the same day as the waxing as sunburn can irritate your skin and even cause pigmentation. 
  • Always wax one or two days before a special event; remember that you can have irritation in the area on occasions, so you should give a couple of days to your skin so it can go back as usual. 
  • You can try doing an exfoliation of your skin the day before waxing. This way, you can prevent ingrowth hairs. 
  • If you are planning to use cold wax, you can try applying a bit of ice in the area as this can calm your pain. Don’t try this for hot wax otherwise, you may not feel the temperature and may burn your skin. 

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Dr. Angelica Parra

Dr. Angelica Parra is a Licensed Medical Doctor from Venezuela and is currently taking a Master’s degree in Dermatology.  She specialized in Aesthetic Medicine and completed Advanced Training in Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation in Miami, Florida. She has specialized in applying Botox, dermal fillers, skin tightening treatments, and since then, she has worked on cruise ships as an Aesthetic Doctor.

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