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What Is the Best Hard Wax for Sensitive Skin?
April 14, 2021As body waxes gain popularity all over the world, more people have started taking the habit of scheduling regular wax appointments to take care of unwanted body hairs. Clients with naturally sensitive skins, however, usually find more trouble getting comfortable with the process as a whole. While it's perfectly okay to set up a waxing routine for people with sensitive skin, there are some extra steps you need to take to ensure a satisfying result without taking risks. With the best collection of hard body waxes in stock, you can guarantee a pleasant experience for all your clients.
Can I Wax Sensitive Skin?We have to start by saying that certain parts of the body will always be more sensitive, no matter the person's skin type. The face, underarms, and the entire intimate area are very sensitive to pain, so your technique should be on point to avoid causing too much discomfort. The face suffers the most from sun exposure, the skin on the armpits might be more fragile of the person has used deodorants and other chemicals for years, and the friction around the intimate area might be harmful for hours after a wax session. If your client's skin is already sensitive and/or prone to different skin conditions (acne breakouts, allergies, rashes), you'll need to up your game to treat these delicate areas, and your waxing materials should be up to the task.
Some important steps to take throughout the wax appointment:
- Ask about potential skin conditions, even if you're dealing with regular clients. The skin might have sustained damage between sessions or it could have shown a negative reaction to one of the products used in previous treatments. The latter is usually a result of poor aftercare, since professional wax formulas are especially made to accelerate the healing process while fending off the worst side effects.
- If your client has an ongoing skin condition, instruct them to seek the assessment of a dermatologist before moving forward with the wax treatment.
- Keep an eye out for breakouts, rashes, or redness. If the skin is irritated or cracked before you start waxing, a wax treatment will only exacerbate the problem. People with sensitive skins can get sudden breakouts, sometimes soon before an appointment; in such cases, postponing the session is the safest choice.
- You should also avoid areas that are still healing from injuries like cuts, burns and abrasions. It's never safe to apply wax on such injuries, no exceptions.
- Be careful with the products you use during the post-wax treatment. Some soothing gels are infused with fragrances and chemicals that would worsen the leftover irritation on sensitive skins to the point of causing serious infections. On top of this, some natural oils can actually bring some discomfort on certain types of skins. You can complement the soothing effect of your post-wax creams using cold compresses to help relax the skin.
Hard Wax for Sensitive SkinThere are many advantages that make hard waxes the best choice when it comes to treating sensitive skin. The main benefit of hard body waxes is their ability to pull out the hairs without adhering to the skin, so people don't have to risk too much pain/irritation in areas where the skin is already vulnerable. On top of being effective when applied on the face and underarms, professional hard waxes are also a safe choice to remove hairs around less common areas like the stomach, toes, and the skin around the nipples.
Hard waxes are a bit harder to master, so you must get comfortable with the process before attempting to use them on your client's skin. They are more sophisticated in their composition, combining ingredients that are usually harder to come by, so they can their price range can be slightly above average. While all of these factors might suggest more effort on your part, you must remember that the composition of hard body waxes is what makes them so effective when it comes to treating sensitive skins. With the proper training, you can still use hard waxes without making the wax treatment any less efficient or seamless.
- During the Wax: Beauty Image infuses its formulas with the most nourishing ingredients and the most powerful antioxidants to protect sensitive skins during a wax treatment. Our wax formulas are enriched with the properties of natural vitamins, argan oil, cacao, almond oil, and Tamanu oil, among others, to leave the skin smooth and healthy in all scenarios. Each of our hard body waxes minimizes the pain and improves workability, so you can work safely and efficiently without fear of harming the most sensitive parts of the body.
- After the wax: When it comes to products to use during the post-wax treatment, lotions infused with aloe vera, shea butter, and/or oat are the way to go. The right collection of post-wax products will fulfill the immediate goal of soothing the skin while providing several nourishing properties that will help the area heal much more quickly.
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