Confused About Which Wax You Should Use?

Winter is almost over, and it is now time to gear up for your favourite summer middies and beach dresses to flaunt your smooth and shiny skin. Among many ways to get lustrous and silky skin are laser hair removal, waxing, and many more. While laser hair removal has its own pros over waxing, the disadvantages that it brings with it are too high. The laser hair removal procedure damages the follicles of the hair. The body reacts to this, and many people experience redness and irritation due to this procedure. Waxing, on the other hand, ladies is the most convenient, inexpensive, and safest method to ensure hair-free skin.

YesMadam offers at-home waxing for the upper lip, arms, eyebrows, chin, underarms as well as legs. Waxing stays longer than shaving, and you can save yourself from frequent shaving sessions. There is a variety of wax available in the market like Rica wax, Chocolate wax, Aloe Vera wax, and many more. Also, there are two types of waxing procedures- hot waxing and warm waxing. On the one hand, warm waxing involves the application of wax onto the skin directly and then removal with the help of Strips of fabric. Hot waxing utilises hot wax spread directly on the skin. The wax solidifies on the skin. The corner of the wax is then lifted, and the wax is drawn off the skin. Out of these two, hot wax has more benefits as it helps to open the pores, making it the right fit for more sensitive areas.

Choosing the right wax for you makes the hair removal process more convenient and hassle-free for you as different waxes react to a variety of skin types in diverse ways. Let us have a look at how many types of wax we have available and how to choose the right wax for you.

Chocolate Wax

Chocolate wax is suited for ladies with delicate or sensitive skin. Many ladies experience redness, waxing bumps, rashes, and blood from their pores post-hair removal procedure. Natural skin-benefiting ingredients like cocoa, glycerin, soya bean oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, and almond oil constitute chocolate wax, making it the perfect fit for extra-sensitive skin types. This type of wax is less painful than its companion wax and assures de-tanning as well as moisturizes the skin well after the waxing session. Make sure that you have no cuts, wounds, injuries, or infections on the area to be waxed before booking an appointment with Yes Madam. If you develop redness after waxing, apply ice packs or ice cubes wrapped in a muslin or cotton cloth.

Regular Wax-

which wax to use for waxing
which wax to use for waxing

The most simple ingredients, lemon and sugar or honey, make up this wax. This wax is not made up of any chemicals and is best suited for skin that is too sensitive to take up the harshness of wax. The removal of hair using normal wax is painful because of its ingredients. The sugar or the honey can stick to the skin and even make the removal of the tiniest hair very difficult.

Rica Wax-

What is rica wax? Rica wax is also called white chocolate wax or the first- made-in-Italy wax. It is 100% free of Colophony, a sticky substance that comes from pine or spruce trees. This ingredient is the main reason why people experience redness and itch on their waxed skin. Make sure that you use pre-wax gel, after-wax lotion, and a wooden spatula and also that the skin of the area to be waxed should not be too loose. Otherwise, the chances of cuts will be too high.

Sugar Wax-

Sugar Wax
Sugar Wax

Made up of sugar, lemon, and hot water, this variety of wax is well known among ladies as it doesn’t stick to the skin and can also be used on any part of the body. Hair growth should be at least 0.25 inches to be able to wax properly. This wax helps in removing superficial tanning. Sugar wax revitalizes, nourishes, and moisturizes the skin. Best suited for delicate skin, apply this wax in the opposite direction to the hair growth to avail its maximum benefits.

Honey Wax-

Another name for honey wax is beeswax as it is made up of honey collected from the honeycomb. honey is well-known for its great dermatological benefits because of its antimicrobial properties. Honey is popular for treating skin problems like acne too. But this wax is not suitable for those pretty ladies who have sensitive skin as it may irritate their skin and cause redness or pain.

About Wax
About Wax

Aloe Vera Wax-

Aloe vera wax is the most natural and organic wax that protects your sensitive skin from developing post-wax bumps or rashes. It helps in the removal of hair from the legs, chest, underarm, and bikini area with ease as aloe vera has great analgesic and antibiotic properties. This wax is the go-to option for people who are fed up with dealing with rashes and skin burns after the wax session. From repairing skin to smoothening it, aloe vera wax is all at your service. It has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that assist in replacing dead skin cells with lustrous and smooth skin.

Honey Wax
Honey Wax

Selecting the proper and most suitable wax for you is the key to a more promising waxing experience. Whether you are a first-timer to the parlour or have a major shift from razors to waxing, this article is all you need to decide which wax is most suitable for your skin type. Always go for a patch test before deciding on wax to analyze its after-effects. Doing a background check on the specifications of the wax before choosing can also be fruitful in such situations.

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Make sure that you prep your skin for pre and post-wax. Also, check for de-tan services. This prep can do wonders on your skin by saving it from the wrath of redness and blood from open pores. So, now that you are aware of the different types of wax and which one to choose as per your skin type, we wish you a happy waxing session!


Is honey wax good for sensitive skin?

Although there are many honey waxing benefits we have seen, honey wax is not good for sensitive skin as it may irritate their skin and cause redness or pain.

Is chocolate wax better than honey wax?

When comparing honey vs chocolate wax, chocolate wax is less painful. Honey wax sticks to the skin quite strongly and pulls the hair and skin very forcefully. 

What is the difference between honey and chocolate wax?

Chocolate wax is suited for ladies with delicate or sensitive skin, while Honey wax is made from natural ingredients like honey and lemon, which is suitable for hard hairs.

How much does waxing cost in India? 

The pricing varies depending on where you are and which salon you visit. You can book your waxing treatment at home with Yes Madam, and if you use your own product, you only have to pay service charges. 

Which rica wax is best for tan removal?

Rica Black Liposoluble Wax for All Skin Types is good for tan removal.

What is the difference between rica wax and normal wax?

Rica wax typically contains natural ingredients like vegetable oil and glycerin, offering a gentler and less painful hair removal experience compared to regular wax, which may include synthetic additives. Rica wax is known for its soothing properties and suitability for sensitive skin.

Does rica wax remove tan?

Some of the Rica wax is specially designed to remove tan, which can help you reduce tanning.

Which wax is good for the face?

Hard wax, as it doesn’t require an extra strip to remove it. 

Also, read about the before and after waxing tips.

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