Q: Is waxing safe for the face?
A: While shaving facial hair makes the hair that grows back thicker, waxing uproots the shaft of the hair. That means the hair will grow back smooth.
Q: How long is waxing good for?
A: Waxing can last for about 2-6 weeks depending on your natural hair, if you are taking any vitamins or medication.
Q: Can you wax your beard?
A: Stop shaving your facial hair for one to two weeks and let it grow about 1/4 inch in length before waxing.
Q: Will I get red after waxing?
A: When you remove hair from under skin, there is a chance you will wind up with some skin irritation. Some may get red for a few minutes and others may get red for 12 hours. If you have never been waxed before, please give some time to recuperate.
Q: How can I tell if I'm having a bad reaction?
A: A little redness and irritation is normal but if you are noticing little pimples or pus-filled bumps around the waxed area, you could be experiencing folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicles). Folliculitis can occur simply from the trauma of waxing.
If you see a significant amount of redness, swelling and pain - this is a good indicator that you may be allergic to the wax. If it doesn't go away on its own, you may need topical medication or even oral meds. Go and see a doctor as soon as you can.