What To Do Before You Wax
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What To Do Before You Wax

What To Do Before You Wax

Preparing for waxing is a pretty simple process.  It involves preparing your skin for the hair removal process, in order to reduce irritation and pain and also provide you with the best results possible.  Waxing is superior to shaving due to the fact that waxing removes the hair all the way to the root, as opposed to simply cutting it off of the skin surface.  Here that is cut off at the surface of the skin will begin to appear within a few hours again.  This is because nothing about the process stops the hair from growing, and as a matter of fact the irritation that is created by shaving will generally make hair grow back thicker and darker, which actually makes it appear even worse than before.  Shaving is a continual process but you’re going to need to do every few days in order to avoid the razor stubble that will inevitably come back.  Waxing is different in that it removes the entire hair including the route from the skin, and even though the hair will grow back eventually it takes a far longer time to do so.  Waxing also creates a situation where the hair grows back thinner and lighter than it was before, ultimately resulting in the need for less waxing.  The process of waxing involves spreading a warmed wax product onto the surface of your skin and allowing it to dry, at which point the hair becomes trapped in the wax.  It is removed with a quick motion, much the same as a band aid being pulled off.  It pulls all the hair out that is trapped within, resulting in a smooth surface that will remain looking this way until the hair has fully grown back from the root.  This means that you’ll be able to go upwards of the month in between waxing sessions and still remain smooth.  There are few things that you can do to reduce the amount of pain that you’ll feel when being waxed which will also give you a better result.

In order to reduce pain and swelling as well as sensitivity during a waxing, take an ibuprofen about an hour before your appointment.  Avoid blood thinners as they can have a negative effect on waxing, as well as avoiding tanning or spray can within 24 hours of service, or any kind of dermabrasions or peel for about a week before hand.  If you’re using any skin products or taking any medications make sure that you make mention of these two the person doing your waxing.  Avoid caffeine and alcohol for 24 hours before the service because it can make it more painful.  Keep your skin hydrated and exfoliate your skin before going in using a natural body scrub.  Most important thing you can do is to wait roughly three or four weeks between waxes due to the fact that longer hair is more painful to pull out, and you need at least ¼ inch of hair to give the wax a good bonding effect.  Follow these procedures and you should have a great wax.