Women have always strived for perfectly smooth skin. Depilation does not get rid of hair forever, but only for a more or less long period. But from all types, you can choose what is right for you.
Depilation is the removal of hair from the surface of the skin, without destroying the hair follicle, for a relatively short period of time.
Hair removal is done with cold or hot wax. Cold, as a rule, is used for less sensitive areas: hands, feet. Hot - for sensitive: face, underarms, deep bikini.
Depilation with cold wax does not require special skills, and it is quite easy to do it yourself at home, but it is better to entrust the "hot" wax depilation to masters in specialized salons. The fact is that there are many subtleties here - the type of wax, the temperature to which the wax is heated, the thickness of the layer, the application technique. With wax depilation, hair removal occurs against their growth. Then the skin is treated with a special compound and baby powder. Slight irritation may persist for several hours.
When waxing sensitive areas, the pain is quite strong, it depends on the pain threshold, psychological mood and the correct technique of the procedure. But with each procedure, they become smaller.
Many people after waxing are faced with the problem of ingrown hairs. To prevent this from happening, you need to regularly peel and use moisturizers.
Sugar depilation, or shugaring
According to some reports, this type of depilation was invented in ancient Egypt. But in beauty salons, this procedure has appeared relatively recently. Hair removal is done with sugar paste. Unlike wax, with sugar depilation, hair is removed according to its growth. This is believed to result in less ingrown hairs and less trauma to the skin. You can often read in advertisements that shugaring is an absolutely painless procedure, but, unfortunately, this is not the case. Painful sensations are present, especially in sensitive areas. Irritation after shugaring is minimal, the possibility of an allergic reaction is also minimal.
Depilation with silk threads
We owe this type of depilation to oriental women, who thus achieve the effect of silk skin. Its essence is simple - the thread folds in the shape of a figure eight and moves with two hands, due to which a loop is formed that grabs and pulls out the hair from the root. It is most convenient to do this depilation on large surfaces - arms, legs. But with a special skill, it is possible in other zones. In salons, thread depilation is much less common than other types.
It is carried out with the help of a special depilatory cream, which partially dissolves the hair, affecting its keratin structure. The cream is applied to the surface of the skin and hair, kept for a while and then washed off. This procedure is very simple and can be easily done on your own at home. The disadvantages include a strong unpleasant odor and possible allergic reactions. In addition, the cream should not be used to remove hair in the deep bikini area.
If you are doing any of the procedures for the first time, you need to find out about the presence of contraindications. Usually a master in a beauty salon talks about this in detail.