Body waxing is a cosmetic process in which unwanted hair is removed from the body using warm wax. The warm wax is applied to the skin in the direction of hair growth, and a cloth strip is then placed over the wax. The strip is quickly pulled off in the opposite direction of hair growth, taking the hair with it. Body waxing is often used for hair removal on areas such as the legs, arms, underarms, bikini area, back, chest, and face.
Waxing can result in smoother skin for up to several weeks, but it can also be painful and can lead to skin irritation, redness, and ingrown hairs. It’s important to exfoliate regularly and moisturize the skin after waxing to minimize these effects.
Before the waxing process, it’s also a good idea to let your hair grow out to the appropriate length, typically around 1/4 inch, to ensure optimal results.