Depilation in the Golden Age: Are There Age Limits for Waxing?


There are no age limits for waxing treatments. In fact, waxing can be very effective after the age of 40 due to hormonal changes that directly affect hair growth. Body hair tends to lose strength and density, and in many cases, facial hair appears where there was none before. Facial waxing becomes highly sought after from age 40 onwards due to these noticeable hormonal changes.

This is all due to the natural hormonal changes women experience during these years.

Starpil recommends using the roll-on system for large areas like legs, and low-melting waxes for sensitive areas such as the bikini line, underarms, and face.

We always suggest seeking beauty centers that use our products and protocols, including proper application techniques. This is what ultimately guarantees excellent results, as it involves several important factors.

Recommendations for Facial Waxing


  1. Choose a Starpil low-melting wax. Remember that crystalline waxes adhere more to the skin compared to creamy waxes with titanium dioxide. Our semi-creamy and creamy waxes are more selective and have less adhesion to the skin. Therefore, if our client describes skin sensitivity, we will choose creamier waxes.
  2. Apply Prepil Gel with a cotton pad to the area where waxing will be performed. It's important not to overdo the amount of product and to avoid leaving excess product on the skin.
  3. Closely monitor the temperature of the low-melting wax. One of the problems we observe with some professionals is the high temperature at which they apply low-melting waxes. The ideal temperature is detectable when the wax is controllable and not runny. If the wax drips, it is undoubtedly too hot.
  4. If working on multiple facial areas, such as the upper lip and eyebrows, start with the upper lip and then proceed to the eyebrows. This means that if a second application is needed, it should not be done immediately but after moving to another area to allow the skin to rest and minimize possible redness. Work in a circle, always allowing the area to rest.
  5. Remember that all our low-melting waxes are multidirectional, unlike the roll-on system which can only be applied following the hair direction. Low-melting waxes allow working in different directions.
  6. Minimize irritation. Carefully apply the wax with clean, well-defined edges. The ideal is for these edges to be slightly higher than the rest of the wax plate. This way, the wax can be removed in one go without leaving residues on the skin.
  7. Be gentle when removing the wax plate. It is important to stretch the two ends of the wax plate very well with your hand, but work with a light hand to avoid discomfort to the client.
  8. Ensure no hair is left behind. Facial hair is very fine and can be difficult to remove. Additionally, clients will be very particular about having no hair left and no irritation.
  9. Apply a thin layer of Starpil Acid Cream to act as a regenerating mask while continuing the waxing treatment on the rest of the body.
  10. Proceed with waxing the other areas.
  11. Return to the facial area to apply SPF 50 sunscreen.
  12. Advise the client not to undergo any facial aesthetic treatments for 48 hours and avoid sun exposure for the same duration.