Top Waxing Myths Busted!

Let’s admit it, girls.

No matter how long you’ve been waxing off unwanted body hair—and no matter how frequently you do it—waxing is surely painful. If someone says “hey, waxing’s okay!” it’s probably because they’ve gotten used to the pain. Mostly, we grit our teeth and get through it for the delightful payoff—flaunting our shiny, smooth arms, and legs.

There are many waxing myths that discourage women from getting their skin waxed frequently; all the more if you’re a first timer. Instead, you may resort to shaving and using hair creams to remove body hair; this should actually be avoided as far as possible.

Waxing is the best way of removing body hair. Let’s get those waxing myths busted!

Myth #1 – Waxing Is Too Painful To Even Consider

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No, we aren’t denying that waxing is painful. However, it isn’t intolerably so, as many people think.

Take a look at the alternatives, though. Shaving tends to make the hair coarse, and you’ll have to do it frequently; this procedure merely lops off the hair, and doesn’t remove it from the root. Hair removal creams have chemicals; you should avoid using those as far as possible.

“How Do I Wax, Then?”

Well, the answer boils down to your pain threshold and your beautician’s mastery of the technique.

There’s actually something you can do about the former. You tend to construe things to be more painful than they actually are, when you’re stressed or tired. Relax before you head into a waxing session.

Also, avoid waxing during and around your menstruation cycle; managing this pain with PMS can be painful for those within yelling distance of you as well.

Having said that, don’t throw away that razor or hair removal cream yet. When you absolutely need to wear your LBD, but don’t have time to go the parlour, these can work as one-time fixes.

Make sure you use these options only when absolutely necessary, though.

Myth #2 – You Only Need To Wax Once Your Hair Is A Certain Length

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While it’s true that the hair has to be at least a quarter of an inch, it doesn’t mean that you have to turn into King Kong’s long-lost true love before you wax.

The issue with setting a particular wax-off length: these values are usually arbitrary. The whole point of waxing is to ensure ramp-ready shiny skin. If you’re waiting until you sprout tiny saplings on your arms and legs, it defeats the purpose.

Ideally, wax once every month.

Myth #3 – Yep, Just Waxed. That’s Exfoliation All Wrapped Up.

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Nope.

Waxing does take away the top layer of your skin—just like exfoliation— but that isn’t enough, so far as actual exfoliation is concerned, you’ll actually need to do both processes. The one isn’t a substitute for the other.

Sucks to have to do that, but that’s how it works, ladies. Also, you’ll have to exfoliate after you wax as well.

Myth #4 – Waxing Facial Hair Stretches The Skin, And Makes It Wrinkly

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You can relax—that’s not practically possible, and we’ll explain.

See, if you actually stretched your skin every single day for years, you might end up with wrinkly bits of facial skin. But when you have an expert do it for you, and at the recommended 3-4 week intervals, you’re fine. And that’s no empty promise.

Do you know of any waxing myths that need to be busted? Give us a shout out in the comments section and let us know!

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