The underarm area is a sensitive area that requires special attention to ensure the best results are achieved. Underarm sugaring should not be confused with other methods of hair removal, such as shaving or depilatory cream.
The underarm basically consists of three areas: the first 1/3 where you see the hairs growing from your skin, the middle part where the hairs are under the skin, and the last 1/3 which is semi-raised above your skin.
As with full-face waxing, the goal of underarm waxing is to remove the entire hair from its roots. It will grow back slower and sparser with each waxing treatment, and eventually, a reduction in growth is possible after a few months of waxing.
Why Exactly Is Underarm Waxing Better Than The Alternatives?
There are a few reasons underarm waxing is better than shaving and depilatory creams, but it's all about what you prefer. Here are a couple of facts to consider when deciding on the best underarm hair removal method for you.
- There is no stubble or prickliness when sugared, so there is no need to wait a long time before your next treatment.
- Sugaring is more thorough than shaving, so it takes less time and effort.
- Underarm hair sugaring lasts longer than shaving, so you don't have to do it as often.
When you shave or use depilatory cream, you are simply removing the hair from the surface of your skin. Because razor shaving cuts off at a very short length, while chemical creams dissolve hair to a more manageable length of 1/2" to 3/4", neither method can be used on the underarm hairs because they would grow back very prickly and stuck.
This is why you must use a technique such as sugaring to get rid of your underarm hair, which will remove it from its roots.
Benefits Of Underarm Waxing
After a few underarm sugaring treatments, you will notice not only your armpits look better and feel smoother but also that your hair doesn't grow back as quickly. And with the right care and maintenance, underarm hair can be permanently eliminated or at least reduced to an extremely fine shadow of what it once was. Some other benefits include:
- Underarm hair sugaring can even help you avoid increased sweating and body odor.
- Your underarms look cleaner and less "hairy".
- Sugaring feels more hygienic than shaving since hair is removed from the root.
- It's a good method for those who suffer from hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).
- No more need for chemical treatments or shaving creams. Just get sugared and be done with it!
Who Can Benefit From Underarm Sugaring?
Underarm hair sugaring can benefit just about anybody who does not want to deal with the discomfort of shaving every day, along with having prickly underarms that are not so attractive. Waxing offers a long-lasting solution for all body types, so it can be performed on men, women, adolescents, and teenagers who are not under the age of 16.
It should also be mentioned that this procedure is safe to have done if you have extra sensitive skin.
What To Expect
There is a bit of a shock factor to underarm sugaring, as it is the first body area where hair is removed so drastically! Things will look and feel different. If your hairs are very coarse, you may even see them at varying lengths from newly grown to those that have been under the skin for weeks. This is normal and all part of the sugaring process.
Aftercare For Underarm Sugaring
There are a few things to remember after your underarm hair removal treatment for you to get the best results possible. Do not shave or use depilatory creams on the area for 4-6 weeks before your sugaring appointment, as well as 2-3 weeks after.
It is also advised against wearing tight-fitting clothing or shirts that may irritate the skin following your underarm sugaring treatment. It is recommended to use an unscented moisturizer such as Aquaphor Healing Ointment or Dermaplast Spray on your skin for a few days after the procedure and to avoid any kind of harsh exfoliation in the area for a few weeks.
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