Hi to all silky-skinned guys and gals! With summer in the air, we all feel like wearing our short pants and skirts. But on the ”hairy” aspect of things, we panic! We all want a long-lasting, gentle and efficient hair removal method. For a perfect finish, on any body area, it is almost impossible to by-pass waxing. For cold, hard, soft or even sugar waxing; here are a few tips to help you get around.
Cold wax: when you need a quick fix
The application of cold wax is fairly quick thanks to ready-made strips included in the kit. Beginners will need to be patient for the first applications, because this hair removal method can be tedious and painful. This is not the best type of wax if you want a long-lasting hair removal effect, in fact, there is an increased risk of broken and ingrown hairs. Not offered in salons, this method will be a smart choice for small and quick touch-ups, including when you’re on vacation!
Hard wax: like a hot front
This is the most ancient waxing method, but nevertheless accurate because it has a soft texture and is the least painful. It comes in the shape of resin beads or as a block ready to be melted down with an appropriate wax-heater, and does not require any cotton or pellon bands for hair extraction. This epilation method provides for a complete covering of all skin areas. With its inherent heat, the skin pores expand to ease the extraction of the tiniest to the thickest of hairs. Be careful not to burn yourself, this wax has to be heated at a high temperature; so you really do need to perform a test before application. If you have circulation problems, be alert, because bruises can appear much easier.
Soft wax: leaving us neither hot nor cold
This type of wax is the most commonly used in salons and at home. Make no mistake about it; the esthetician is the best suited person for a job well done. With the proper technique, she can avoid many broken hairs, saving you from sticky smudges on your hands and your bathroom floor! The wax is heated at a moderate temperature and is ideal for those who have a strong reaction to heat. Strips are used for the extraction of hairs, which provides for proper hygiene for all treated areas. It nevertheless has the unfortunate flaw of leaving your skin sticky if a lotion is not applied afterwards; sooo…. get your post-waxing care products out!
Sugaring Hair Removal: an oriental way of doing things
This method is the most time consuming one, centimetre by centimetre. Additional time will be required for more extensive areas. It is recommended for hypersensitive skins and advanced ingrown hair problems. The caramel-textured ”sugar ball” is made with sugar, honey and lemon. However, it is not an ideal solution to remove very fine or vellus hairs.
The abc of post hair removal care
- Do not expose yourself to the sun within 48 hours after application. Why? To avoid the appearance of brown spots on the treated areas.
- Immediately following hair removal in the underarm area, avoid using a deodorant. Use rather unscented baby powder (talc).
- If you have many ingrown hairs, you may take a warm bath in order to soften the horny layer of the epidermis before the treatment. Once your skin is dry, run a natural (or synthetic) massage glove over it, in circular movements from bottom to top. This also helps to reduce the appearance of cellulitis and activates blood circulation: ideal for heavy legs.
- Use a milk lotion or moisturizing cream regularly on your body.
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