You have probably seen videos of people trying out painless waxing on different social media platforms. What catches your attention most is how they cringe in pain right before they rip the wax out and how surprised when the wax is out and it didn’t live up to their expectation of pain. Body hair though important can be embarrassing and most of the methods that are there to remove it can be painful but painless waxing is just that – Painless!
But, you have to get it right for the best results. Here are some tips that will help you.
Most people don’t understand the importance of exfoliating right before the painless wax procedure. If you want to get the best possible results, you have to make sure that you exfoliate. Among the reasons why exfoliating is important include its ability to soften body hair and open up hair follicles making it easier to remove the hairs.
Exfoliating also helps to prevent ingrown hair and ensures that you are able to get rid of most of the body hair during the process. For the best results, you should exfoliate just before the waxing and also about three times a week.
The areas being waxed should not have any sweat, creams, moisturizers or deodorants. All you have to do is clean the area in question and rinse it well. Having any of these products on the skin when waxing reduces the adhesiveness of the wax to the skin and the hair drastically reducing its effectiveness. As much as painless waxing is not painful, it doesn’t mean that you should repeat the same area over and over again. You can avoid this by making sure the area to be waxed is clean.
For easier application and the best results, you need to make sure that the waxing beans have been melted to the right consistency before you can apply. This will help to ease the spreading and at the same time, you will also be able to get better results. The right temperature will also make the application process more comfortable for your skin.
Ideally, the temperature of the melted waxing beans should be warm and it should be easy to apply. Once applied, you should give it a little time to cool down and harden before ripping it off.
The biggest mistake you can make in painless waxing is getting the direction wrong. Like any other type of waxing, the direction of application and removal are very important in getting you the right results. When applying the wax, make sure you apply it in the direction of hair growth. When pulling, you pull it in the opposite direction. You should always make sure that you keep the strip close to your skin and with painless wax, you just need to yank it off. Removing it slowly will actually cause some degree of discomfort.
After you have removed the wax, you should wash the waxed area with cold water and then moisturize to soothe the skin. You should not use hot water to wash an area that has just been waxed.
With these five tips, you can enjoy the painless waxing at home like a pro. You will be able to do it better and care for your skin better.