Waxing is an absolute essential monthly to do, that gives you flawless limbs but only when done in the right way. There are dozens of myths revolving the concept of waxing but there is only one right way to do it like a professional.
Here are 5 waxing tips that you should know before putting the wax on...
Patience is the key. Wait for your hair to regrow from the previous wax. When you continuously wax without letting your hair grow, you damage your hair follicles and destroy the natural genetic build up. Only wax when your hair regrows to a considerable length which makes waxing them easier.
Always exfoliate before waxing. It helps remove the layer of dead skin cells and thus prevents ingrown hair. You can use a body scrub or an exfoliating glove to exfoliate the zone before waxing it. Exfoliate dry skin before taking a shower or after the shower and then moisturise your skin with a gentle lotion. Exfoliation opens up the hair pores and thus makes waxing an easier and less painful process for you. It also helps in achieving a smooth finish.
Figuring out the temperature of the wax is the trickiest thing to do. Always check if the temperature of the wax and do not heat it for more than 3 minutes. Too hot wax not only causes your skin to burn but also disrupts the hair follicles causing ingrown hair.
Waxing the hair in the right direction is of utmost importance. This impacts the future hair growth and the hair texture. Pull the wax in the opposite direction to avoid any unwanted future complications. Pull in one fast go to make sure that hair are unrooted. If you pull the wax slowly you will not be able to get rid of every hair and will have to wax multiple times to get the perfect finish.
Waxing can be very painful or painless depending upon your threshold for pain. It is advised you take a painkiller half an hour earlier to your waxing session if you are prone to feel it. Post waxing your skin becomes very tender and vulnerable to irritation so make sure you do not expose your skin to sun or dusty environment. Apply sunscreen to the waxed zone to prevent sunburns. Make sure you rub your skin with an essential oil or mild moisturiser after waxing to soothe your skin tissues.