Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Dangerous Beauty

Woman Almost Dies After Bikini Wax

Many studies have shown nail salons that do not properly sterilize
equipment can easily spread hepatitis.

Every salon patron, especially those getting bikini waxes, should ensure
that they attend clean and reputable establishments where therapists regularly
wash their hands and wear gloves.

I will say that the idea of possibly getting an infection from a manicure has only crossed my mind when they occasionally nick my cuticles. I've never thought of waxing as having any serious negative consequences. Although to suggest that the woman in the article should forgo trying to remove unwanted pubic hair at all seems extreme. Perhaps a depillatory cream would be more suitable, though--not likely to open up the skin.

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