Does Waxing Ruin Your Skin? We Uncover The Side-Effects

Written by Harshitha PrabhakarSep 16, 2023
Does waxing ruin your skin? We uncover the side-effects

Every girl has, at some time or another, gone ‘ooh, aah, ouch!’ at the salon while getting herself waxed. Waxing can be painful yet effective. It removes hair right from the roots, and leaves your skin looking smooth. Whether you have been getting yourself waxed for a while now or are a newbie, here are the side-effects of the process.


Your skin loses elasticity

You sometimes run the risk of infection

When you wax your skin, because of the tugging and pulling, your skin gradually loses elasticity over a period of time.


May leave your skin red and inflamed

You sometimes run the risk of infection

Waxing may leave your skin red and irritated, especially if you are getting waxed in a sensitive area. Wear loose, cotton clothing to your appointment and avoid a hot water bath for 24 hours. Keep yourself covered if you have to go out in the sun.


Your skin may darken

You sometimes run the risk of infection

Post-inflammatory pigmentation may occur on your skin after your waxing session, which may lead your skin to appear darker. This means that due to the hot wax being applied on your skin and ripping action, your skin may react by producing pigment that cause dark spots. However, you can curb this problem by using products with ingredients that repair and take care of your underarm skin. The Rexona Whitening Roll-On infused with glycerine, vitamin B3 and sunflower seed oil, all of which prevent odour and lighten skin tone, we suggest is a good bet.


You may develop ingrown hair

You sometimes run the risk of infection

After repeated waxing, you may see a lot of ingrown hair that can make your skin feel gritty. You can take care of ingrown hair by exfoliating your skin, so that the ingrown hair is exposed and grows out. Do not wax until the ingrown hair has had time to grow out.


You sometimes run the risk of infection

You sometimes run the risk of infection

Waxing causes the pores on your skin to get opened up. This can leave your skin vulnerable to skin infections, if you do not take proper post-wax care. Keep your skin covered and apply the lotions that are specifically meant for post-wax skin.

Harshitha Prabhakar

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