Waxing is a method of epilation that removes unwanted hair from the body. If you remove the hair by waxing, it may seem that the hair grows back coarser and thicker. But, while waxing thins the hair, it doesn’t change it’s growth rate or thickness. Waxing can be an affordable method for hair removal, but it’s important to take precautions. Never wax sunburned or very sensitive skin, and don’t wax if you have taken isotretinoin in the last six months.
For some, waxing can lead to red, itchy bumps on the skin. It’s fairly common, especially for sensitive skin types, but nonetheless less than ideal. If you find yourself suffering from post-wax bumps, read on for tips that may help soothe your skin after waxing.