Ladies and ladies, out of a hundred problems that we face on a day-to-day basis, waxing is one of them. There are days when we have all the time to ourselves and get lazy to wax on and wax off.
There are times when we have to go for an immediate plan, and we don’t have an option but to have a quick waxing session. There are also times when we either forget to book our waxing appointment or run out of all the things that we’d need to wax by ourselves.
Amidst all these on and off problems that we have, we also tend to forget or miss out on a few dos and don’ts of waxing.
So, here’s a perfect guide coming your way to brush up your knowledge on the same.
Read it up, ladies, you might just need this before your next waxing session.
Waxing sure helps remove dead skin and ingrown hair, but exfoliating the skin before and after is essential. It only minimises the chances of ingrown hair before you wax. Also, once you exfoliate, the wax will be able to cling to your hair in a better manner and make the waxing more effective. So make sure you exfoliate your skin with a soft loofah, preferably dry brushing before showers.
Take care of the bruises.
We’re all clumsy and careless at some point in time. And these clumsy situations leave scars on our skin. Let them heal. It’s better to not wax on a damaged part of your body because your skin tends to deteriorate even more since the wax is hot.
Pamper your skin with baby powder.
Since a few areas on our body have sweat glads right beneath the skin, it is very important to sprinkle some baby powder on these areas in order to keep the skin dried and not oily. Baby powder helps to absorb all the oil which in turn makes the skin better for waxing.
Need to numb the pain.
If you think you’re someone who feels a lot of pain while waxing, this one’s for you. Smear some toothache numbing cream across the areas you wax. It helps calm the pain.
Tightly hold the skin.
Make sure you hold the skin tight before you pull the wax strip off of it. Skin expansion helps in expanding the pores of the skin which will make it easier for the hair to escape the grip.
Pull opposite to the direction of your growth.
If you’re waxing on your own, apply the wax in the direction of your hair growth. But while pulling it, always remember to pull it in the opposite direction of your hair growth. Because if you wax in the direction of your growth, it’ll only remove some of your hair.ADVERTISEMENTYou Might Also Like
Don’t wax when you’re on your periods.
It’s a strict no! You are already in a lot of pain while you’re on your periods and you don’t want to give yourself more of that. So give your body a little break and wait till your red days end.
Do not use razors.
If you’re too particular about your waxing sessions, do not shave in between two appointments. Since your skin is used to waxing, your hair behaves in a certain way to suit your waxing system. Once you use a razor, your hair tends to dense and grow thicker than before and even ends up to twin in the same pore.
Do not wax too long or too short hair.
If you’ve been too lazy and let your hair grow longer than half an inch, do not wax. You’ll want to trim your hair to a certain length and then wax it off. This also means that you cannot and should not wax if your hair is too short. Because short hair doesn’t let the wax stick to it properly.
Do not moisturise before waxing.
You might think that moisturising your skin will make your skin feel better before waxing and also soothe the pain. But it’ll only make it difficult for the wax to sit on your skin well for pulling all your hair off and leave some patches undone.
Do not wax if you have skin allergies.
If your skin is too allergic, avoid ripping your hair off with hot wax on it. You can either opt for razors or hair removal creams. A better option would be to consult a dermatologist.
Do not pull off the wax slowly.
Of course, you get all the conveniences when you wax on your own. But that doesn’t mean you wax slowly in order to reduce the pain, because it doesn’t. It’ll only end up leaving hairy patches on your skin and make it look odd.
Avoid the sun after waxing.
If you’ve just come out of a waxing session, you might want to shelter your skin and not expose it to direct sunlight. Because your skin might just end up getting sunburns and irritations which will eventually leave red itchy patches on your skin.