There are a lot of unpleasant things in the world that we despise, but cannot change and that includes the growth of the body hair. Every woman loves to have a smooth and a hair-free skin also for as long as possible. Thus, waxing is one of the best options, and the most affordable too, to have a silky skin for a prolonged period. However, making a trip to the salon isn’t always economically friendly, but not everyone is capable of waxing at home all on their own. Here is the good news, you can easily wax your body at home with just a little practice and a few tips to help you. Follow these tips for more than a few time, and we promise that once you get used to them, you will see how a piece of cake the process can be.
1 Always Exfoliate
Exfoliation is an important step that you should never skip before waxing. Exfoliating helps in removing the dead skin layer. Removing this layer helps the skin to efficiently absorb the moisturizer and the lotions you apply to it. Besides, it would help you big time in waxing as the hair come out to the surface and will be easily pulled out from the roots, which is exactly what you want. Exfoliate at least one or two days before your waxing session. Opt for natural scrubs that you can easily make at home or purchase high-quality ones.
2 Chill to Ease the Pain
Bear in mind that waxing while being stressed out can make the experience painful and unbearable. That because anxiety fires up your nerves and causes your muscles to contract which makes pulling the hair out of the roots throbbing. So, here is what you need to do; relax and chill out.
3 Use a Baby Powder
Baby powder will save big time when it comes to waxing. How exactly is that? Well, using a baby powder soothes the skin and absorb your skin moisture. While this may not sound so good, it is as the moisture can cause the hair to stick to the surface of the skin and your wax won’t properly adhere to your skin. On the other hand, the baby powder will help you to remove the hair from the first pull and avoid waxing the same area repetitively which can irritate the skin. Thus, always apply baby powder right after exfoliation.
4 Wait for the Right Time
One of the top reasons that waxing can be frustrating is that some women are just too hasty and impatient; they don’t give the hair its time to grow enough to be easily pulled out. For a good waxing experience, you need to make sure that the hair is long enough and have a proper length, so patience is the key.
5 Test the Temperature of the Wax
Many women fall into this trap of burning their skin just because they don’t test the temperature before letting the wax touch their tender skin. This way, you can have a terrible waxing experience- far from anyone’s wish. That is only in case you are going for the hard wax which is quite preferable. Find the right temperature, and you are ready to go. On the other hand, if you are opting for cold wax strips, there are no risks, and you can easily go on and use the wax with no hesitations.
6 Speed is the Key
You read that right; you need to be fast while pulling the hair out for a great waxing experience. One more thing that you should bear in mind while waxing rapidly and with no hesitations is pulling in the right direction. So, what is exactly the right direction? It is going against the direction of the hair growth. This means when you apply the wax strip to your skin pull in the opposite direction and make it fast. Make sure your skin is also stretched out and not crinkly. This way the hairs will be pulled deep down from the roots, and you will get the smooth, silky skin that you desire.
7 Wash and Dry Your Skin Off
Before starting your waxing session, you may need to wash your skin to make sure it is clean and not sweaty. When any moist sits on the surface of your skin, the hair sticks there and pulling it off is not as easy as it should be. Also, make sure not to apply any moisturizers or creams on the same day that you are going to wax.
8 Never Overwax the Same Area
Let’s be honest; waxing is a perfect tool for removing your body hair, but that doesn’t change the fact that it is traumatizing for the skin. Thus, you need to be gentle to your skin while using such a harsh tool- yes, it is harsh. So, don’t wax the same area over and over again; doing so will only result in developing an undesired rash. If any hairs happen to be stubborn, tweeze them off instead.
9 Pay Attention to Your Cycle
The time of your menstruation cycle plays a role in your pain tolerance. Women’s skin becomes highly sensitive during the few days before their cycle and during it. Thus, the best time is to wax about a couple of days after your cycle ends for less pain and easier waxing experience.
10 Wash and Moisturize
You definitely would love to wash right after you wax; no one loves hanging around with sticky skin. However, you need to make sure that the water you use to shower is cool enough for your sensitive skin. Hot water is going to hurt you, so avoid it altogether. After taking a shower, moisturize deeply or use aloe vera gel to soothe your irritated skin, especially if you happen to have sensitive skin.
No more painful waxing after today, the tips are incredibly easy to follow and simple enough. They will make your life much more comfortable with the least effort.