Body Waxing – Is it bad for you?

Body waxing is quickly being recognized as the best way to remove your body hair, but is it appropriate for every strand of hair you want to remove? Or is body waxing best used only on the most traditionally waxed body parts (like chest and pubic areas)?

For starters, it’s important to note that body waxing works on just about every part of your body, though ultimately it works better on some parts than others. Body waxing can be performed without much prep work on certain body parts while it requires a lot of set up for others. No matter what, you should perform this procedure with safety and care in mind at all times.

Body waxing works best for larger, tougher patches of skin. So it works great for men’s chests, stomachs and backs, as well as men and women’s legs. Body waxing also works really well on men and women’s arms, though this type isn’t as common as the others. All of these parts of the body are good for waxing because their skin isn’t too sensitive so you don’t need to take extensive caution. For the most part, all you need to do is warm up your skin and take it off. Always treat your skin carefully after waxing, even when you are doing it on tougher parts of your body.

Waxing your bikini area takes more prep. If you’ve ever had bikini waxing done, you know you need to really warm up and clean the area before commencing the waxing. That’s because the skin under your pubic hair is much more sensitive to waxing than other skin you might treat. All of the skin under your pubic hair is ultra-sensitive, from the front to the back, so both normal bikini waxing and more involved Brazilian waxing need to be performed with care.

If you take the right precautions, then body waxing is safe to perform on every part of your body. The only places which are not always appropriate are parts of your face. Many women get waxing done on their lips and chin, but no man should ever use waxing to remove his beard. That skin is too sensitive and the hair too thick to carry out waxing safely. Likewise, it shouldn’t be performed on your scalp or ever be performed on your eyelids or lashes (though waxing your eyebrows is fine).

Overall, use caution and common sense when waxing your body. The best way to go about body waxing is by having a professional perform it for you. A professional will know what can and can’t take waxing, and how to make it as safe and comfortable as possible at all times. Performing this procedure on your own should only occur when you’ve received body waxing multiple times from a professional and after you’ve done lots of research.