Posted By: Lindsay Schroeder Posted In: Uncategorized Date Posted: April 9th, 2012 Comments: 10

Are you one of those people that suffers from waxing and has had skin ripped off or broken out on your face after getting your eyebrows waxed or upper lip hair cleaned up?  You are not alone! But why “suffer to be beautiful” if you can try threading? Threading has been described as the “anti-acne” because you should not break out after this procedure unlike waxing. It’s the hottest trend and with good reason!

Threading was derived centuries ago and was most commonly practiced in Eastern Asia and the Middle East. Hair is removed with a piece of thread that is knotted together and a “trap” is created to wrap around the hairs on your face and is then gently pulled from the root without removing a layer of skin, unlike waxing. It’s less painful than waxing and the area can remain hair-free for an average of two to four weeks. Each time you thread, it will take the hairs longer to grow back which is a huge bonus as well!

One of the best things about threading is if you use topical acne gels or cream, you don’t have to stop using them a couple days before threading! With waxing, you need to wait at least 48-72 hours with no acne medicine applied to your face because if you wax while using acne medicine, the wax can rip off an even deeper layer of skin and can cause intense pain and scabbing! Yikes!

It is best to utilize threading when your face is clean and to give your skin a couple hours to breathe and allow any redness to disappear after. Threading is much less painful than waxing and if you do get red, it should go down within an hour. The esthetician will also apply a cooling gel to the area to reduce any redness and you should not see any swelling occur, which can happen with waxing.  The hairs will grow back finer and smoother than with waxing and you don’t need to wait for the hairs to be a certain length before threading again. As long as the hairs are above the skin, threading is possible! It is less expensive than waxing as well! It’s an incredibly hygienic and natural procedure so what are you waiting for? Search out the best threading boutique in your city and see what we at Acne Skin Site are raving about!


Let the discussion begin!

  • adetutu sadiq - April 13, 2012 at 3:06 am - Reply

    Pls I wanna apply the threading method but I don’t no were to get ur threading bouteague here in nigeria. Can u help me?thanks

  • Mrs. Chic - April 23, 2012 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    Hi! This one caught my attention because I have a mustache :(( but I’m scared to wax or thread it because I imagine men removing their mustache and when it grow back, the hair looks a bit more black and noticebale that its growning. Will my hair grow thinner?

  • Annie - April 27, 2012 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    I’m interested in knowing more about threading. Is there any place in Nigeria,it is done

  • Zoe - May 2, 2012 at 3:44 am - Reply

    @Mrs.Chic when the hair grows back, its so thin u can hardly notice it! with frequent threading, the hair will eventually cease to grow.

  • Velour - May 2, 2012 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Annie and Adetutu sadiq: Most people do threading at home. It’s very simple to learn. I don’t know why this article didn’t explain how to do threading, but you should use a search engine and look up “threading hair removal.” There are many photo and video demonstrations on the web.

  • Yara - May 24, 2012 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    I have a really sensitive skin so I also get break out when I thread 🙁
    What should I do?

  • Di - December 4, 2012 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    Threading is really simple to do, you can search for videos on youtube ! I’m doing it quite often at home and it doesn’t require any specific thing, just thread 😉 for the moustache and even the eyebrows !

  • jake - January 1, 2013 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    i used to shave. i used to wax. i used to pluck one by one.
    it just keep growing !
    i dont know what to do.
    so i decided to use epilator.
    i love it ! it’s easy to remove any unwanted hair.
    but, The pain.
    OHMYGOD ! you’ll never know.
    For the first time i use it. it was horrible. Yet pleasurable.
    after i getting used to it. IT WORK WONDER..

  • Kaktus - April 3, 2013 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    I had a horrible breakout a day after my facial threading.the acne is still there and it’s been a week -.- I’d rather have those tiny hairs on my face than horrible pimples

  • Lexy - August 10, 2018 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    Can I get my eyebrows waxed or threaded if I have a bit of acne on the sides of my face near my eyes and brows?

  • Leave a Reply

    Recent Blogs

    Why is Jojoba oil Good for Your skin

    Why is Jojoba oil Good for Your skin

    Jojoba oil derives from a large shrub that can grow up to 15 feet in height. Unlike the name, jojoba

    How to use Essential oils to Support Clear Skin

    How to use Essential oils to Support Clear Skin

    When most people hear that they can apply essential oils to their skin to help support clear skin, t

    Top 6 Essential Oils That Help Support Clear Skin

    Top 6 Essential Oils That Help Support Clear Skin

    We are hearing of more and more people leaning towards holistic approaches to achieve clear, healthy

    6 Daily Tips For Healthy Glowing Skin

    6 Daily Tips For Healthy Glowing Skin

    The skin requires tender loving care just as our overall bodies require it. The skin is the largest

    7 Wonderful Ways to De-Stress Your Skin

    7 Wonderful Ways to De-Stress Your Skin

    If you have done any research on poor complexion, looking tired, or why acne may occur, stress has p

    How to Treat Acne Naturally with Salcura

    How to Treat Acne Naturally with Salcura

    Skincare is absolutely necessary to have good skin. For anyone that has good skin without using grea

    Blog Archives