Spring is here, and what comes after spring? Summer! The weather is already starting to heat up and the trends are coming packed with bermudas, skirts, dresses and short gorgeous outfits that we all just can’t wait to wear. We all want to be at the top of our game especially as we get ready for swimsuit season coming right around the corner.
Let’s talk a little bit about everything you need to know about waxing!
Should I Wax?
If you have some hair you want to get rid of, then yes! Waxing is recommended for people of different ages and both genders.
Waxing vs. Shaving
Waxing is better because it removes the hair from the root. When you shave, you just cut the hair, so a few hours later you can already see a little shadow from the hair follicle below the skin. Also, waxing lasts longer than a shave.
Getting Ready for a Wax
If you are worried about experiencing any pain, you can take an Advil an hour before your appointment. Exfoliate the day before you waxing session and don’t apply body lotion the same day of your appointment.
How Often to Wax
Time varies between waxes depending on how quickly the hair grows back. Three or four weeks between sessions is the usual time but there can always be exceptions to the rules. If you have shaven recently you might want to wait five days before getting a wax.
What to Expect
First step is to disinfect the area. After that, the wax will be applied and removed from small areas of hair at a time. Afterwards, if there is any residue wax, this should be removed and have some soothing cream applied.
Does it hurt?
Waxing is uncomfortable; I will not lie. But pain stops immediately after the time of service. If the hair is being pulled out the right way, the discomfort will be there, but you know how it goes: no pain, no gain.
What Happens After?
Although pain disappears after the session is over, the area you had work on can be sensitive for a while longer. Don’t scrub it or expose to the sun. If you want to do something to treat the redness or swelling, you could apply a little cortisone cream on the area.
How do I Keep It?
After the tenderness is gone, it is recommended to exfoliate in the shower to remove dead skin so the pores don’t get clogged, which can cause ingrown hairs or bumps.
So, are you still thinking about it or have you made your mind? Give us a call to book you waxing session. You can also consult our specialists before making any decisions. See you soon!
Lots of love,