→The Dangers of Epilation
The Dangers of Epilation
Dermatologists say that pubic hair has a definite purpose, to protect the delicate skin lining the genital area. Removing it by waxing, not only will remove this protective layer, but small pieces of the top layer of skin.
Waxing is painful in inguinal areas, but more importantly, it presents greater risks of local infection just because the area has a rich microbial flora (the both normal skin and the vaginal and anal), and hair pulling leave gates through which bacteria can penetrate easily. Here are the dangers of epilating the inguinal area:
The process of waxing, inflames the area and traps bacteria under the skin. From this stage, the skin becomes a space conducive staph infections that cause folliculitis (skin disease characterized by the appearance of blisters in the infected root of a hair).
Cellulitis infection is another medical problem that may occur after inguinal hair removal. It is a condition characterized by acute inflammation of the subcutaneous layers, accompanied by pain, redness, swelling and local heat.
2. Warts and herpes.
Contamination risk exists even if you use wax and disposable utensils. Verruca vulgaris, flat warts, herpes, all of them assume the risks of contamination along with your groin hair removal.
Bacteria can affect local channels excretion glands, sebaceous, Bartholin's glands lubricate well, giving a serious infection called Bartholin. Bartholin glands are two organs the size of a pea, which are located under the skin of the genital area in women. All these risks are extremely high especially for people with diabetes, chronic kidney or liver problems such as eczema or psoriasis or have a low immune system.
Tips to protect yourself:
1. Check the lounge you intend to go.
Before you make a waxing appointment, check the lounge first and make sure that the person you will deal with is licensed in the field or special courses.
2. Choose the right wax.
Cold wax is good because it is all about hair removal and skin does not affect so much. Most salons use but fast method: an automated heated wax applicator and remove with the aid of wires. Although the method is faster, is more painful and the risk of skin affected is much higher.
You can try your skin-friendly options: waxing products based on sugar, lemon, water and glycerin.
3. Look closely at the beautician and at the instruments used.
In particular, you must make sure the person which will epilate you, has cleaned his hands before beginning the procedure. Normally, the traditional waxing spatulas should be used for each different application of wax, but it's an ideal option.
Make sure that even the spatula used of the beautician was not used.
Also, of the beautician should try wax before the wrist to see if wax is the right temperature.
4. Use after waxing anti-inflammatory cream.
It can be a hydrocortisone based cream, glycerin and aloe to prevent inflammation, and possible infection. If you notice inflamed or red areas, burning sensation or if you have fever you must go to the doctor immediately.