Waxing is one of the best methods of achieving smooth hair-free skin without the use of razors or hair removal creams, and lets face it, one of the smoothest ways too!! As waxing is becoming increasingly popular not just for going on holiday, but for all year round, we know many people are unsure if they are required to do anything before and/or after their appointment to get the best results. We will give you a few of our top tips to get the best result from your wax...
1. Avoid Shaving:
One of the most important things to do prior to your waxing appointment is to NOT SHAVE!! This goes for everyone regardless of the area you are getting waxed. Shaving 4-6 weeks prior to your wax will mean your the hair may not be long enough to be completely taken from the follicle. Avoiding shaving in between wax appointments will also mean the hair will grow back much slower and finer! This means you will get to enjoy smooth and hair-free legs for much longer, which is exactly what you want! Shaving in between your wax appointments may also cause irritation to your skin.
Exfoliation is one of the key tips to preparing your skin prior to any wax! By not exfoliating, there is a build up of dead skin and dirt on the top layer of your skin. This can prevent the wax from taking to your skin in the way it should normally had you exfoliated before your waxing appointment. It may also cause some hairs to be left behind as they have not completely stuck to the wax, meaning you may not get as long out of your wax as you should. Exfoliating the day/night before your waxing appointment is highly recommended to remove any dirt and dead skin that may be on your skin!
We also highly recommend exfoliating in between your wax appointments to keep any dead skin cells and dirt away, preventing build up for a much closer wax the next time you come to your appointment.
3. Keep your skin hydrated:
You will beneifit greatly from keeping your skin hydrated after your wax and inbetween appointments! Moisturising daily will keep your skin smooth, hydrated and give your skin that healthy glow all year round! Without moisturiser your skin will appear dull and dry which is never a good look - particularly in the summer months where you may be more inclinded to have your legs out - weather permitting of course!
We hope this has helped answer any questions about what the best care is both before and after for your waxing, wether you are a first time or regular waxer. If you have any questions feel free to drop us a message, email or you can ask us the next time you are down at the salon!
The Girls @ Waxology xx