Waxing Sensitive Skin at Home

Sensitive skin may even develop rashes while removing excess hair. Hair removing creams and depilatories should not be used on sensitive skin. Here is a natural way to wax hair off the sensitive skin.

Material Used

Heat aggravates skin reaction hence one should avoid using such waxing material which need to be heated before use. Waxes for sensitive skin are available in market. If you cannot find them then you can prepare your own waxing material for sensitive skin at home.

All you will need is lemon juice, sugar and honey. Boil 2 cups of white sugar in 1 cup of water so as to obtain sticky sugar syrup. Once it cools down, add half cup of lemon juice to it.

If you are having any cuts or bruises on the skin then do not add lemon juice. You can use the syrup when it is ab Pure honey can also be used (without heating) as waxing material.

Waxing strips are easily available in market. If you are not sure if the material will suit you then you may use old cotton shirt to make rectangular strips of about 10 to 15 cms.

Procedure

Wash the area to be waxed so as to remove oil and sweat. Pat dry and apply body powder on the entire area. Using a table knife apply the waxing material length wise on the skin, in the direction of hair growth.

Press the strip on the area and pull out in the direction opposite to growth of hair. Even if a few hairs remain un-pulled, do not repeat the procedure on the same skin area. Repeated waxing damages the sensitive skin.

Once hair is removed from the entire area then you can try once again on the smaller patches.

Wring a cotton towel in cold water and pat gently on the waxed skin. This will help in reducing redness of the skin. Use ice cubes for extra sensitive skins. But do not over-do it.

Skin Care

Do not allow anything astringent like soap or washing power to come in touch with the skin. If redness or burning sensation remains even after 2 hours of waxing then gently pat olive oil or coconut oil to the skin.