Most of you go to the parlour for waxing. But you can wax at home too. It is not as complicated as it seems to be. In the beginning you may find it a bit difficult, but with practice you will get used to it. It is an effective way to remove all the unwanted hairs from your body and face. When you do waxing at home, you need to know certain things that will help you have soft and silky skin. The tips given below make your at-home waxing session wonderful experience.
Buy a best home waxing kit:
First of all, buy a good wax for removing hair from your body. This is very important because by using a good quality wax, you will be able to remove all the hairs from their roots, and that too from a single pass. After you pull off the strip, your skin will have very little or no hairs left on it. If after applying a waxing your skin, half the hair remain on your body, then the wax you are using is not at all good. You should throw it away and buy a good quality waxing kit.
Exfoliate your skin before each waxing session:
One thing that you have to always keep in mind is to exfoliate your skin before waxing. Exfoliating the skin helps in preventing ingrown hairs by removing dead cells dead skin. Ingrown hairs are mostly found on the legs. So, use a body scrub or exfoliating glove to remove the dead skin cells.
Not only should you exfoliate your skin before waxing, but you should also exfoliate your skin in between. Make sure to use the exfoliating glove or the body scrub at least 2 to 3 times a week. This way your skin will remain smooth and silky.
Follow right hair removal process:
This is also an essential tip that you should always remember. By right direction, it means that you should pull the wax strip against the direction of the hair growth. When you apply the wax, you should do so in the direction of the hair growth. But when you pull off the wax, you should pull it quickly in the opposite direction of hair growth. As you do so, you should keep the skin taut and stretched.
Remember to pull without hesitating. It you hesitate in any way, all the hairs will not be pulled from their roots. Some can remain. It is important that you remove all the hairs with the wax to get silky and soft skin.
Often you might have heard that waxing the same area of the skin twice is not good. But some say that there is no harm in doing so, especially if you are using cold wax strips. Often women use cold facial strips twice to remove hairs on the upper lip portions. They say that no harm has ever taken place by using it twice. As you know, facial skin is more sensitive than the skin on other parts of the body. You can also try it and see how it works for you.
Another thing you can take care is to get someone to help you if you are going to do home-waxing for the first time. If you have tried it before and you feel that the pain is not of much problem, then you can pull off the strip quickly without any hesitations.
But if you are planning to wax the bikini area, then you will need help for reaching every place that you want to remove hair from. So, in that case you can take the help of a girl friend.
Use baby oil to remove any wax residues. It is also a good moisturizer and keeps our skin well moisturized and soft.
Make sure of hair cut length:
This means that the hair you want to remove should be of the right length. For the wax to grab the hairs and remove them on the first pass itself, the hair you remove should not be too short or too long. The ideal length of hair should be between ¼ inch and ¾ inch. If the hair is too long, then you can trim it by using a trimmer like Panasonic ES246AC.
It is best to try waxing once every 3 weeks. But it can also change with the rate with which your hair grows and so on. If you are waxing for the first time, you will have to wait and see how much time it will take to wax again.
Test the wax temperature always:
If you are using hard wax, it is important that you check the temperature of the wax. If it is too hot, it will not be good. You need to apply it when it reaches the right temperature. Supportable warm is what you should need. If you are using cold wax strips, then you need not have any worries. No risks are involved regarding the temperature of wax. But most of the women prefer to use hard wax. So, testing the temperature of wax is very important for the home-waxing to be successful.
Using baby powder before waxing:
After you exfoliate you skin and remove the dead skin cells, you can use a baby powder on the area of the skin you are going to wax. Baby powder helps in absorbing the moisture that may be present on your skin. This way it helps in allowing the wax to adhere properly to your skin.
After you wax, it is important that you apply a good quality moisturizer on the skin where you have done waxing. This will keep your skin hydrated, soft and supple.
Now that you have got the important tips, try waxing at home and have soft and silky skin.