Waxing as a hair removal method is widely used in countries like Brazil. Good quality wax is made with beeswax and soothing natural oils. Some synthetic waxes are also available. 

Performed using both cold and hot varieties, waxing can be used for sensitive areas like the face, underarms and the pubis. Often used on hands and legs, it can be used on the entire body. Some believe cold wax (straight from a bottle), is less effective than hot wax applied by a trained beautician.