What alternatives are there to traditional waxing?
Nufree is a hair-removal system which is similar to waxing, but it does not contain wax, honey or sugar, and is a self preserving antibacterial and antimicrobial. It's made of a proprietary combination of anhydrous (waterless) soya and soya products. It cannot be absorbed by the skin and does not have the sticky consistency of wax, which makes this hair removal process virtually painless. It's applied thinner than wax, and uses a special strip to remove the hair but doesn't stick to your skin.
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Are all hair removal procedures safe?
I've seen the most issues arise from waxes or hair removal procedures that require high temperatures. Hot waxes should not be used on sensitive areas and should not be reapplied—that's how mistakes happen. NuFree is self-preserving at low temperatures which is why it is my preferred method of hair removal. Finipil antiseptic insures the safety of the area and cools so quickly it makes the procedure very comfortable.
I also wouldn't recommend at-home hair removal procedures, particularly those using electric appliances or chemicals. They can be mismanaged causing burns and you'd have to be a contortionist to do certain body areas correctly.
Furthermore, certain medications or skin cleansing products may affect the hair removal procedure you use. Every good professional should ask you about that, prior to starting a hair removal service.
Do you recommend I tan or spray tan before getting hair removal or hair removal first?
Hair removal then tan. Never spray or suntan first. You could dehydrate or clog the hairs and the result won't be a the smooth/hydrated look we all strive for. However, you can suntan or spray tan immediately after using NuFree because it works by sticking to the hair oils, not the skin. An antiseptic lotion called Finipil is applied after the hair removal instantly cooling and protecting the skin, making it acceptable for tanning or makeup. With traditional waxing and certain depilatories you should wait at least 36 to 72 hours before tanning since you don't know how the skin was affected.
Should I do all my body hair removal at once?
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After having some smaller areas done, discuss the timing with your professional. If you are comfortable with the smaller areas, your professional will book you accordingly.