When it comes to areas suitable for waxing, there are very few limitations outside of those that you set yourself due to comfort and preference, and those set by medical necessity.

Just about every area of the body is available for waxing, including, but not limited to;

  • Full legs
  • Toes
  • Bikini line
  • Full pubic area
  • Back and shoulders
  • Chest and stomach
  • Forearms
  • Fingers and the backs of hands
  • Underarms
  • Cheek
  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Eyebrows

Granted, the skills needed to wax these areas are something that must be trained for, and as a result, home DIY waxing kits are not always a suitable application for waxing all of these regions. For example, it is strongly advisable that you do not wax your own eyebrows, particularly if you are new to waxing, or new to waxing this area of your body. This is something best done by a professional, or someone highly experienced, in order to ensure that the treatment is even and styled correctly, as quick as possible, and to prevent any uncomfortable burning or damage to the skin.

In addition, there are pros and cons for waxing various areas <link: what are the pros and cons of waxing?>. While for many areas of the body the pros and cons to consider are largely the same, it is waxing of the face that has most clients concerned, and rightly so. Although there are few concerns that are especially relevant to facial waxing, should any of the generic negative results occur, the effect may have even more impact as it will be publicly visible on the face.

Facial region

Treatment areas: eyebrows, cheeks, chin, upper lip


  • Perfect for women who have a large amount of facial hair and do not want to shave it, as the results from waxing are relatively long lasting
  • Hair that does grow back is smoother and finer, making it less noticeable over time
  • Waxing is a more precise method of hair removal compared to shaving or bleaching which can leave uneven-length hairs, mottled hair discoloration or even chemical burns if bleaching is not done well.
  • Waxing is economical, and some areas of the face can be done at home with ease; for example, for women looking to wax their upper lip or cheeks/chin, kits are cheaply available and touch-ups can be performed without the need for an appointment at a salon.
  • For women, waxing their cheeks or chins may be an easier skill to master than shaving every day.


  • Painful, as skin on the face is often especially sensitive
  • Not suitable for anyone taking acne medications or having recently experienced dermatological treatments such as chemical peels or micro abrasion.
  • Waxing can leave the skin reddened or inflamed for a short period of time before returning to normal, however this may make people uncomfortable or self-conscious
  • Waxing can cause skin irritation, burns, or even skin infection, so it is important to do it correctly and with the proper care.
  • You must repeat the process for as long as you want the area to be hairless, meaning that you must continue uncomfortable waxing treatments in order to maintain results.
  • Ingrown hairs are possible, leading to whiteheads and infected follicles, which can appear unsightly
  • 24 hours without makeup or skin creams is required so that the skin can calm down from the treatment. This may affect your willingness to be seen in public, as well as your ability to spend extended time in the sun, as using sunscreen during this 24-hour period is also not advisable.



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