News Link: Hot Wax Treatment Gets Viral On Social Media – By MK (Editor)
Viral videos of people having full-face “hot wax” treatments on TikTok have led to warnings from skin experts.
They show softened resin covering subjects’ face, mouth and neck – and partially penetrating their ears and nose – before being removed.
A barber posting some of the most watched examples says it is beneficial.
But the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) said: “Attempting to wax inside your nose or ears is not recommended.”
A UK-based skin specialist has also raised safety concerns about the risk of obstructed breathing.
And one expert has suggested TikTok should add a warning.
But it has indicated the videos are excluded from its community guidelines on dangerous behaviour because they show skilled professionals.
They have gained barbershop Kapsalon Freedom, in the Netherlands, a following more than 800,000 TikTok users.
One of its first attempts, posted in November, attracted nearly 84 million views, after Dutch media reports.
But a more recent example, with more than 19 million views, shows the wax resin coming down over a man’s chin and on to his neck.
Sections pulled out of his ears and nose are held up to the camera to show dozens of hairs poking out of the now hardened substance.
In this case, the wax runs around but not over his mouth.
But other clips show fully covered faces, with cotton swabs used to create air passages.
Strips of paper are also used to protect eyelashes and eyebrows.
Barber Renaz Ismael has said face-waxing is common in the Middle East, where he was born.
But he has taken it to a new level.
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News Link :Hot Wax Treatment Gets Viral On Social Media