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Waxing info from WiKi

Benefits and drawbacks

There are many benefits to waxing versus other forms of hair
removal. It is an effective method to remove large amounts of hair at
one time.[2] It is a long-lasting method. Hair in waxed areas will not grow back for two to eight weeks. When hair is shaved or removed by depilatory cream,
the hair is removed at the surface rather than the root. Within a few
days, the hair can be seen at the surface. With these methods, hair
tends to grow back in a rough stubble. Areas that are repeatedly waxed
over long periods of time often exhibit regrowth that is softer[3] Waxing can be very cheap if you make the wax yourself, consisting of a simple solution of sugar, water, and lemon.

There are many drawbacks of waxing as well. Waxing can be painful
when the strip is removed from the skin. Although the pain is
short-lasting, it can be very uncomfortable. Another drawback to waxing
is the expense: waxing is usually performed by a licensed cosmetologist,
and the cost can be very high. There are do-it-yourself waxing
supplies, but they may be difficult to use on oneself on some areas on
the body. Hair removal is not permanent. When removed against the
direction of hair growth, the wax strip may disturb hair follicles,
causing hair to begin to grow in different directions. This may cause
hair growth to be more noticeable and make other methods of hair
removal more difficult. Fortunately, this risk is negligible if the
waxing is performed properly. One of the most annoying drawbacks of
waxing is that many people experience ingrown hairs,
red bumps, and minor bleeding. This is more likely to occur with men
who are waxing areas with thick hair, especially the first few times
when follicles are strongest. While usually impossible to eliminate,
this can be reduced by regularly exfoliating, and applying an astringent or a solution of both astringent and oil (typically baby or azulene oil).

Cautions

Some physicians do not recommend waxing for persons suffering from diabetes or who have varicose veins or poor circulation as they are more susceptible to infection.

Users of Retin-A, Renova, Differin or Isotretinoin are advised not to have waxing performed; these medications tend to weaken the skin and tearing of the skin may occur when the wax is removed.

Waxing should not be done on areas of skin affected by warts, pimples, moles or rashes or on skin that is irritated, chapped or suffering from sunburn. (WHO WAXES AFTER A SUNBURN>>>ARE THEY INSANE!!)  Never apply wax to peeling, broken skin or varicose veins.

Women’s tolerance to pain may vary at different points in their
menstrual cycle. Women may experience greater sensitivity to pain
during the week before menstruation. For this reason, many experienced
estheticians recommend that women schedule waxing appointments for the
week after menstruation, when pain tolerance is generally at its
highest.

**I did experience mild discomfort and getting the knees waxed hurt the most…but according to my esthetician experience varies.  I had thoughts that I would be walking funny…trying to keep my legs from touching each other or something…but nope nothing like that.

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