Sunday, 14 August 2011

Eyebrows - Waxing vs Threading


 In the West, it is normal to get your eyebrows waxed and all salons offer this treatment right? In the East it is very unlikely to even have eyebrow waxing as an option on a treatment list. It will always be Threading!

Waxing is:

1) More painful – Waxing is more painful than threading. Since threading only targets individual hairs, skin irritation is kept to a minimum, unlike waxing, which often causes unnecessary stretching and removal of the skin’s delicate top layers.

2) Not PerfectThreading is very precise and allows to have a greater control than waxing, resulting in a better brow shape.

3) Not Natural Threading is 100% natural; no artificial waxes, chemicals, or invasive techniques are used.

4) Anti-Acne – The majority of individuals that breakout from waxing tend to not to suffer the same effect from threading. Also, threading can be used for individuals who are currently using medications for acne-based skin conditions.

5) Harmful to the skin Waxing can pull, stretch, and even remove the delicate skin on your face; eventually facilitating in the development of wrinkles! Threading does none of this!
6) Less safe - Threading is better for your skin. When you wax you not only pull the hair but also pull on the skin which is very delicate and after a while it will become'saggy'
7) Redness and no proper shape-Unlike threading, waxing makes the eye area red afterwards (for a longer period of time)and its painful and shaping is not as accurate. 

So, do you still want your eyebrows waxed? If you haven't tried Threading before, now would be a great time to start!

I have been shaping my own eyebrows since I was a teenager and waxing was NEVER an option to me!

Monday, 1 August 2011

Unwanted Facial Hair in Menopause

Unwanted facial hair will be different for every woman, e.g. a few hairs on the chin, growth on the upper lip or heavy and beard like. An increase in facial hair in Menopause is due to hormonal changes; namely the levels of Oestrogen and Testosterone. Some medications (and certain hormone replacement products) can also cause of the increased degree of facial hair.

However, you don't have to suffer in silence. As a woman ages, she will unfortunately find coarse, dark hairs emerging on areas of the face she never did before. In the past, waxing and plucking have been the method of choice for the removal of these unwanted hairs. However, waxing can increase the rate of ageing of the skin (which is the last thing you want!), and plucking can lead to hairs growing back thicker and can often lead to in-grown hairs.
As a result, many women are turning to techniques such as Threading as it is by far the safest and most effective way of removing unwanted hairs. It does not damage the skin as the hairs are removed and in time can often make the hair finer and more bearable (and less noticeable!). 

In my experience, threading is a safe, effective and a natural way of removing unwanted hair - regardless of age!