Hair Removal has always been a painful experience for most women out there. Especially when you have let the forests grow wild for a while, but decide to get waxed before an important event, it becomes a headache. Whether you use our beauty salon apps to book your waxing appointment and get it done at home or visit a salon nearby, nothing makes up for the pain that you experience during the process.
Rashes, zits, ingrown hair, we all have been through these troubles post our waxing trips to the salon. No matter how much some of us might dread the process, it has become a beauty norm that we must follow in order to present our best selves. Most of us are always in search of ways to make it the least painful experience possible.
Whether you are getting a wax service at your nearest beauty salon or at home, knowing how to make the body waxing experience better is always good. If you have been searching for the same, here are some tips that can help you to improve your hair removal experience.
Step #1: Take a Hot Shower
If you are planning your full body waxing trip after a long day at work, or after being at home for the day, it is better to take a hot water shower before you begin waxing. A hot water shower removes oils and sweat from your skin and makes it more wax-friendly.
This might help you to ease out the waxing process and reduce pain. A hot water shower also makes your hair softer resulting in a smoother waxing experience. Hard hair might cause more pain and even bleeding while waxing.
Step #2: Cleanse the Skin
It is a good idea to exfoliate and cleanse your skin properly before you wax it. Exfoliating your skin before you begin waxing helps you to reduce ingrown hair and clear out old zits. Exfoliation also helps to get rid of dead skin cells that might reduce the effectiveness of waxing.
Exfoliation and cleaning further opens the closed pores and releasing the impurities that might be stored in them. Exfoliating regularly before waxing also helps to reduce the chances of ingrown hair appearing after the wax is done.
Step #3: Prepare your Skin
Once you are done with the shower and exfoliation, you can wait for your skin to dry completely. If the weather is hot and humid, sitting in an air-conditioned room for 15 minutes will help you to rid your skin of oils and sweat.
The next step to prep your skin for waxing is to apply any powder to make the wax stick better to it. Any water, oil, or sweat will reduce the efficiency of wax and you might have to do multiple rounds on the same area to remove hair completely.
Applying powder, on the other hand, on the skin will help you to remove hair completely in one go.
Step #4: Apply Wax
Let the wax be at the right temperature before you apply it to your skin. The wax should neither be too hot nor too cold. If it is too cold, it will not stick to your skin and you might feel more pain than usual. Wax that is too hot might give you burns and rashes.
Once the wax is at the right temperature, apply the wax on your skin in the direction of hair growth. Make sure you cover the entire area to wax. Keep the layer of wax as thin as possible to allow for smooth and painless hair removal.
Step #5: Strip it Off
Sometimes, when you place the waxing strip on your wax-applied skin, the back of the strip appears oily or greasy. In this case, applying some powder on the other end would help you wax more firmly on the area.
Always pull the strips in the opposite direction of hair growth. Hold the strip a few inches farther from the skin and not close. Pull it as quickly as you can. This helps you to reduce the pain that you might face during waxing. The slower you pull, the more pain you will experience. Moreover, Pulling the strip in any other direction will not work well to remove hair completely.
Step #6: Clean with wet wipes
Once you are done waxing, clean your skin with wet wipes or a damp towel to remove excess wax. This will help you to get rid of the stickiness post waxing. You can also take a shower with lukewarm water if you have just undergone a full body waxing procedure to ensure your hygiene.
If you have only waxed a particular area such as your arms or legs, you can use a wet sponge to remove excess wax from the skin. Make sure that you don’t rub your skin too hard and only dab it to clean.
Step #7: Soothe and Moisturize
The last step is to allow your skin to heal faster. If you feel that your skin is irritated somewhere, or having redness, you can put a damp towel soaked in hot water to soothe it. Once you have cleaned your skin, you can moisturize it using any light base moisturizer. Avoid the ones with heavy perfumes or chemicals as they might irritate your skin more. You should also avoid using any deodorants on your skin.
Aftercare is considered to be one of the most important steps of waxing, which is often overlooked. Just by taking care of your skin well and giving it proper nourishment after waxing, you can make your skin glow more. You can also reduce the chances of allergies and rashes with the same.
Full body Waxing experience is always better when you have a professional to do it for you. Allowing an expert to gently give you the procedure is easier than doing it all by yourself at home.
Book your next full body waxing appointment using our salon appointment app and make your waxing sessions less painful and more relaxing. You can also choose the salons near you and book an appointment for a salon service or to request a service at home.