Unwanted body hair is a fact of life, which becomes especially annoying in the summer. Can you imagine yourself at a popular resort, fabulously clad in a designer bikini and not fully waxed? If not, these at-home waxing and Hair Removal tips could be of a great help:
Never wax just after sunbathing or a tanning salon
Tanning always harms epidermis – the outer layer of skin. So, when you are putting hot wax on it, pulling and ripping it off can peel a few layers of your skin, and you can end up with visible bruises or even scabs.
After waxing, wait at least a few hours
This can be applied before going into a hot tub, sauna, or a public swimming pool. Otherwise, you might be in danger of getting unpleasant skin infections. Slight damage to the skin, caused by waxing, coupled with improperly maintained water provides a breeding ground for bacteria.
Do not wax if you have…
- Skin allergies
- Any other skin disorder
- Very sensitive skin
Always read instructions for the waxing products you are using
Otherwise you might end up with burns or clumps of wax stuck to your skin – uncomfortable and absolutely un-beach worthy.
Do’s & Dont’s of Waxing
Do exfoliate the skin right before waxing
Do let your wax technician know if you are taking any medication that can affect your waxing results
If you are using topical acne or skin lighting products, DO stop using the product a week before your waxing service if you are going to wax that area
Do wear breathable clothing such as cotton and loose fitting clothes.
Do take a warm shower before waxing. This will help to open the pore for easy hair removal.
Do relax during your waxing service, because tense muscles make the area more sensitive.
Do not take extremely hot showers or sauna after waxing.
Do not drink alcohol or caffeinated drinks a few hours before your waxing service, doing this will only make the skin more sensitive.
Do not apply ice to the area before waxing, this will only tighten your pores and make the process more painful
Do not shave in between waxing sessions. Doing this will only make your next waxing service more painful. The hair will also be thicker; furthermore, you will not get that clean feel after wax.
Do not exfoliate the skin 24 hours after waxing
Do not work out for a period of 24 hours after waxing
Do not sunbath or tan 24 hours before and after waxing service
There is no need for deodorant application after under arm wax for that day