Summer is a great time to show off your skin. While you might have been hiding under layers of clothes all winter, now is the time to let your skin breathe. However, if you’re like most people, you probably don’t want to show off hairy legs or underarms. That’s where waxing comes in.
While you may be used to shaving, waxing is a much more efficient way to remove hair. Plus, results last much longer. In this post, we will discuss eight tips for getting the smoothest skin possible with waxing!
Why Is Waxing Better Than Shaving?
There are many reasons why waxing is better than shaving. For starters, when you shave, the hair is removed at the surface rather than the hair root. This means that it will grow back quickly and be coarse and stubbly.
Waxing, on the other hand, removes the hair from the root. This means that it will take longer for the hair to grow back, two to eight weeks, and it will be softer and less noticeable. There are two types of waxing techniques, warm waxing, and cold waxing.
- Warm Waxing – Warm waxing is the most common type of waxing. It uses a soft, sticky wax that is applied to the skin. A cloth or paper strip is then pressed on top of the wax and quickly pulled off, taking the hair with it.
- Cold Waxing – Cold waxing is a newer technique that uses hard wax. This wax is applied to the skin in a thin layer, allowed to dry, and then pulled off. It is less painful than warm waxing and more effective, because the wax gets a firmer grip on even the tiniest hairs.
For more information about the advantages of waxing versus other forms of hair removal, please check out this post: Top 10 Benefits of Waxing | Advantages of Waxing.
Now let’s move on to the tips!
Tip #01: Know What You’re Getting Into
Waxing is a commitment. It’s not something that you can do once and be done with. You will need to wax every few weeks to maintain the smoothness of your skin. Also, the repetition of the act keeps the hair from growing back in as quickly.
As you get into the habit of regular waxing, you’ll see less regrowth between treatments, since your waxing sessions will eventually line up with your hair growth cycles.
Tip #02: Exfoliate Your Skin
One of the most important things you can do before waxing is to exfoliate your skin. This will help remove any dead skin cells or oils that might be blocking your pores. It will also help make the hair follicles softer, making waxing less painful.
There are many different ways to exfoliate your skin. You can use a scrub, a brush, or even an enzyme solution. If you’re not sure how to exfoliate your skin, call us to get tips from your aesthetician prior to your appointment.
Tip #03: Grow It Out Before Waxing
If you are new to waxing, it’s good to grow your hair out a bit before you start. This will help ensure that the hair is long enough to be removed by the wax. It will also make the process less painful. You need at least 1/4 inch of hair to wax effectively.
Tip #04: Take It Easy During Your Period
If you’re on your period, it’s best to avoid waxing, especially if you are coming in for a Brazilian. The hormones that are released during your period can make the skin more sensitive, which means that waxing might be more painful. However, it is still possible to get waxed on your period, so it’s important to know your own pain tolerance and sensitivity.
Tip #05: Warm Up Your Skin
Before you start waxing, it’s a good idea to warm up your skin. This will help soften the hair follicles and make the waxing process less painful. You can do this by taking a warm shower to open up the pores. Cleansing the skin prior to waxing also helps the process go smoothly.
Tip #06: Use the Right Wax
There are many different types of waxes available, and not all of them are created equal. It’s essential to use a wax that is meant for your specific body part. For example, you wouldn’t want to use a bikini wax on your face.
In addition, it’s important to make sure that the wax is at the right temperature. If it’s too hot, it will be more painful to apply. If it’s too cold, it will be less effective. Your aesthetician will apply the right type of wax at the ideal temperature to ensure complete hair removal. At Bare Necessity Wax & Spa, we use a proprietary blend of European hard wax to firmly grip each hair and nourish the skin during each waxing session.
Tip #07: Apply Wax in the Right Direction
When you’re applying the wax, it’s important to do so in the right direction. This means that you should apply the wax in the opposite direction of the hair growth. If you apply it in the same direction, it will be more difficult to remove and will be more painful. Again, this is a good reason to see a professional for your waxing service. Aestheticians understand how the hair grows in different parts of the body, so they can apply the wax in just the right way.
Tip #08: Apply a Moisturizer After Waxing
Once you’re done waxing, it’s important to apply a moisturizer. This will help soothe your skin and reduce the amount of redness and swelling. It will also help keep your skin looking smooth and hydrated.
Let Bare Necessity Wax & Spa Help You Get Smooth Skin This Summer!
At Bare Necessity Wax & Spawaxing doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Our experienced staff will help make the process as smooth and painless as possible. In addition, we offer a variety of waxing services that are perfect for summer.
We believe that removing unwanted hair should never be painful, so we use our own proprietary blend of hard wax applied at low temperatures, which offers gentle hair removal while soothing and protecting the skin.
If you’re looking for a salon that offers quality waxing services, look no further than Bare Necessity Wax & Spa. We’ll help you get smooth, sexy skin in no time!