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Avoiding Risks Associated with Waxing

Male waxing is a great method to keep a man looking clean and kempt.  The process is simple and quick, but does require some precautionary steps to keep skin safe from irritation. If you are interested in body hair removal, there are certain scenarios to be cautious of.

Varying hormonal states can cause skin to be more susceptible to irritation. If you are on hormone replacements or antibiotics, you should always run a patch test on a small area of skin before waxing.  A patch test is simple and involves removing hair, with wax, from a very small area, or patch, of skin. By running this test, you can estimate how the rest of your body will react to a waxing treatment. If the patch yields favorable results, you are safe to wax a larger portion of skin. 

Two other factors that effect skin sensitivity are smoking and the disorder Rosacea.  Waxing has the capability of irritating dilated capillaries, which are commonly seen on habitual smokers and those who suffer from Rosacea. Rosacea is a skin condition that causes people to have facial redness, and dilated blood vessels on facial skin. The disorder can also cause pustules and swelling on the face, and spread to the neck, back, and chest.

Bleeding is a common result of waxing.  If you are on blood thinners there is a larger chance of bleeding after waxing. If you are on a daily regiment of prescription blood thinners, it is wise to consult a doctor before waxing and receive their approval.

If you suffer from acne, and use powerful, prescription grade exfoliators, you are likely to experience irritation from waxing. Too much exfoliation mixed with waxing can lead to irritation, scabbing, and bleeding after a wax procedure.  To prepare the body for a waxing service, stop using these products in the area that is going to be waxed for three days before.

Male Brazilian waxing is a great way to clean up and look neat, but there are some instances when you should absolutely not get waxed. If you are on Accutane your skin is extremely sensitive, and should not be waxed.  If you frequent tanning salons, you should never wax within the 24 hours of tanning.  Sun exposure makes skin incredibly sensitive to wax. If you are interested in male Brazilian waxing, and have taken the proper precautions, it is always best to contact a reputable salon in the area.

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