It may be dreary and cold outside right now, but spring break is just around the corner, and it’s time to start getting your body beach ready! Of course, you will want smooth skin which requires hair removal, and waxing is by far the best hair removal method for achieving smooth skin. Now is the time to begin waxing for the smoothest skin possible when spring break rolls around. Here are six proven strategies for making your body waxing experience the best ever.
Only Use Skincare Products That Don’t Clog Pores
Your at-home skincare regimen might not seem all that important when talking about waxing, but it can make all the difference. If you are not using non-comedogenic skincare products you can end up with buildup and clogged pores that make hairs stubborn and difficult to remove. This results in a more painful waxing experience. The wrong products can also contribute to ingrown hairs and post-waxing breakouts, so make sure all of the products you use on your skin are non-comedogenic. Ask our estheticians for a personalized Dermalogica skincare recommendation.
Exfoliate At The Right Times
Exfoliating two to three days before your waxing appointment will help prepare your skin. You do not want to do it any closer to your appointment because it will make your skin too sensitive. Removing dead skin buildup will make any ingrown hairs more accessible so that they can be removed, and also help the wax to better adhere to your hair for easier removal.
We all know that we need to drink plenty of water to keep our skin hydrated and healthy, so it makes sense to be well-hydrated for your waxing appointment. If your hair and skin are dry the hair could break instead of come out when you get waxed. So stay away from alcohol and caffeine and drink eight glasses of water a day leading up to your appointment. And use a non-comedogenic moisturizer as well, but skip it on the day of the appointment.
Grow Your Hair Out
The hair to be removed should be at least one-fourth of an inch long for the wax to be able to grip and remove it, so you will need to ditch the razor for at least a week prior to your appointment. The length of a grain of rice is ideal. If hair is too short it will get pulled but not removed which will make your session more painful and less effective.
Use Caution In The Sun
It is a good idea to stay out of the sun both before and after your waxing session. If you get a sunburn your appointment will need to be postponed until after the burn has completely healed. Sunburned skin cannot be waxed because waxing would damage the skin further. And your skin may be sensitive and more susceptible to burning for about 24 hours after a wax, so make sure you get your waxing done well before it’s time to head to the beach. And for those 24 hours post-wax, slather on a strong SPF, keep your skin covered, and stay in the shade as much as possible. You’ll be basking in the warm sunlight soon enough.
Things To Avoid Before Your Appointment
Anti-aging treatments that contain retinol should be avoided for a week before and a week after your waxing appointment. Retinol makes skin more sensitive which could put you at risk for more pain, burns, or even skin tears from waxing. You should also steer clear of Botox and filler injections for at least 2 weeks. They can cause swelling and local trauma that affect your skin, not good things to mix with waxing.
There are many options for waxing. You can wax as little or as much of your body as you want to. You can do a facial wax with just eyebrows, upper lip, and chin. You can do a leg wax, arm wax, underarm wax, chest wax, back wax, or all-over body wax. For your intimate areas, you can choose a bikini wax that just cleans up the sides and removes anything that would show when wearing a bikini or a Brazilian wax that removes it all. If you’re a waxing beginner you may want to start with something small and work your way up. So maybe just a face and leg wax, and then next time add in another area you’d like to remove. And it’s definitely recommended for beginners to start with a bikini wax a few times before trying a Brazilian.
There is also an option as to where you have your waxing done. There are at-home waxing options and salon waxing. While waxing at home is convenient because you’re in the comfort of your own home, it can also be messy, awkward, painful, and less effective because you don’t have the skills and training that a professional at the salon does. Salon waxing specialists have the skills and techniques to perform the waxing quickly, effectively, and comfortably. So the convenience of DIY definitely does not outweigh the benefits of professional waxing services.
If you’re ready to start getting ready to bare it all at spring break 2023 come see the hair removal experts at Village Salon & Spa and find out why waxing is the preferred hair removal method of so many. Make an appointment today and let our waxing specialists give you the smoothest, hair-free skin you’ve ever had. Call us at 302-644-4247 to schedule your appointment today. You can find us in The Villages of Five Points Center at 17314 North Village Main Blvd., in Lewes, DE.