Lip and chin waxing is a cosmetic procedure that uses body wax to remove unwanted facial hair. Hard wax is used during the removal process of lip and chin hair. Hard wax is a warm, thick wax that is applied to the area needing waxing. Hard wax is allowed to cool on the skin, which hardens the wax and traps the hairs. It is then manually removed without the use of a muslin strip.
For many women, the hair around their mouth and chin darkens as they age, and after major hormonal changes. Lip and chin waxing are typically chosen for cosmetic reasons. However, cosmetic reasons are not the only reason for lip and chin waxing. We also have men who opt for this waxing in order to cut down on shaving.
Lip and chin waxing is performed in four simple steps:
- Wash and dry the skin thoroughly.
- Apply the wax and allow it to harden.
- Peel the wax away quickly in the opposite direction of the hair growth.
- Apply a soothing solution to the waxed area.
Lip and chin waxing is commonly combined with other waxing options since the procedure is fairly quick.
Does it Hurt?
This can vary from individual to individual. Many people feel a slight discomfort while others may feel a brief pain, much like when ripping off a bandage. Hard wax is used to reduce discomfort and minimize the possibility of irritation because it attaches to the hair only, and not the skin.