You can have soft, smooth, skin at home without going to a salon. It’s true! With the right products and techniques, you can have a salon-quality wax without leaving your own bathroom.
So avoid the awkward small talk, crowded waiting areas, and high prices of salon waxing and get the same results at home.
Follow the guidelines below for at-home waxing and see for yourself!
At-Home Waxing: Don'ts
When it comes to the do’s and don’t of at-home waxing they are both equally important to the outcome. If you want to achieve soft, smooth skin safely and as comfortably as possible, here is what you should avoid doing.
1. Don't Shave for Three Weeks
Just like waxing at a salon, when you wax at home you want the hair to be about 1/4 inch long before waxing. The reason for this is because you want the hair to be removed entirely from the root. So for best results, don’t shave for at least 3 weeks prior to your at-home waxing session.
2. Don't Wait Until the Last Minute
If you’re planning a beach vacation or just a day trip, don’t wait until the day before to wax.
You may experience some irritation or redness in the area for a day after waxing and you don’t want to feel uncomfortable in a bathing suit. You can reduce the appearance and feel of irritated skin by using a soothing aloe skin gel after waxing.
3. Don't Overwax the Same Area
It’s tempting to keep going over the same areas over and over until every trace of hair is gone. But unfortunately, this can cause skin irritation and can be time-consuming and painful for you. Instead, try using tweezers for those hard-to-reach hairs. For sensitive areas, consider using an after-wax lotion when you’re done to soothe your skin.
At-Home Waxing: Do's
Now you know what to avoid when waxing at home. So let’s talk about what you should be doing for safe, long-lasting hair removal.
1. Do Wash and Prepare the Area
Before waxing, make sure the area is clean and oil-free. Use a pre-wax gel to remove oil and dirt right before you start waxing. If you don’t properly clean your skin prior to waxing you may be at risk of infection.
2. Do Test the Temperature First
You can test the temperature of the wax like you would a baby bottle. Put a small amount on the inside of your wrist and determine if it’s at the proper temperature.
3. Do Hold Tight and Pull Against Hair Growth
When it comes to the actual waxing procedure, there are a few essential rules. Always hold the skin tight for easier removal and a smooth result. Pull against the direction of hair growth. This will help avoid ingrown hairs which are a major pain.
Your Guide to Smooth Skin at Home
You now have the essential guide for at-home waxing. It’s time to give it a try! Remember that prep and after-care products are there to help you, so use them.
Over time you will get more confident about your at-home waxing skills. You’ll never again have to pay salon prices for smooth, bump-free skin!
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