Waxing is a method of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root cause. New hairs will not grow back in the previously waxed area for two to eight weeks. Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, bikini area, legs, arms, back, abdomen and feet. There are many types of waxing suitable for removing unwanted hair.

Waxing is accomplished by spreading a wax combination thinly over the skin. A cloth or paper strip is then pressed on the top and ripped off with a quick movement against the direction of hair growth. This removes the wax along with the hair.

It is very important that the therapist is experienced and highly trained as improper waxing can lead to ingrown hairs which can be very painful, also if the hair is not removed from the root hair will grow back longer and stronger thus giving an unpleasant appearance.

Types of Waxing
Various types of waxing are available.. The different types of waxing that can be performed are: eyebrow waxing, bikini, , Hollywood/Brazilian waxing (we only do for women), leg waxing, arm/underarm waxing, back waxing, foot waxing, chest waxing, entire body wax.

Most parts of the body can be waxed, but other parts, not listed above are not given special consideration. Areas individuals should never wax include eyelashes, eyelids, the palms of the hands, and the soles of the feet.

Benefits and Drawbacks
There are many benefits to waxing versus other forms of hair removal. It is an effective method to remove large amounts of hair at one time. It is a long-lasting method. Hair in waxed areas will not grow back for two to eight weeks. When hair is shaved or removed by depilatory cream, the hair is removed at the surface rather than the root. Within a few days, the hair can be seen at the surface. With these methods, hair tends to grow back in rough stubble. Areas that are repeatedly waxed over long periods of time often exhibit re-growth that is softer.

Benefits of facials

Benefits of facials

Facials involve gentle massage of the face neck and upper back which help aid blood circulation around this region thus helping skin colour, reduction of facial lines and skin blemishes.it can also reduce the early onset of wrinkles, puffiness, and sagginess of the face as well as helping increase skin cell renewal.

Regular facial treatment also helps facial muscle tone and it is recommended facials should be done every six week for optimal results. After you have had a facial the skin will be hydrated within 48-72 hours, between 28-48 days cells will start to regenerate, this is why facials are recommended every 6 weeks so this cycle can be enhanced.

At Deirdre Kelly beauty therapist Dooradoyle Limerick I also add in neck and upper back massage to my facials as this helps increase blood flow to the head and face thus helping to increase optimal results. Other benefits of regular facials are skin exfoliation, tightening up of the skin, skin detoxing, increased skin absorption, facials also help the eyes from redness and puffiness, prevents skin ageing as well as acne, this can be very beneficial especially in teenagers who are very conscious of their appearance.

I am very aware that different people have very different skin types and I take this into account before I start any of my treatments.