Waxing is a great way to remove hair and enjoy smoother skin longer (as opposed to shaving). When we shave, we cut the hair at the surface, leaving us smooth only temporarily. Waxing removes the hair by the root, therefore allowing you to remain smoother for longer as well as reduce hair growth over time. As the hair slowly grows in, it will appear thinner, lighter and feel softer (instead of scratchy post shave).
For those who suffer from ingrown hairs, waxing is a great way to reduce irritation and ingrown hairs- provided the hair is removed properly (see video for demonstration).
Additionally, if you need to tweeze any stubborn hairs, grab the hair by the root and pull in the direction of hair growth to avoid breakage (which leads to ingrowns).
Finally don't forget to apply a post wax cream or serum to reduce discomfort and redness. Use a bacteriostatic wash to cleanse bacteria and prevent ingrown hairs.
To do this treatment, here is what you will need!:
Wax strips (muslin, unbleached)
Soft wax OR Hard wax
Post wax cream
Pre wax cleanser (such as witch hazel)
Wax powder (optional)
Wax sticks (large)
Test the heat of the wax on your inner wrist (it should be warm but overly hot)
Pull skin taut before puling the wax off. Your hand should be parallel to the body (do not pull up and away).
Avoid waxing over bruises, cuts, scraps, burns, scabs, open wounds, rashes or eczema/ psoriasis
Check out the video for a demonstration!
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