Wax Q & A
What is waxing & how does it work?
Waxing is a popular depilatory method where hair is removed from the roots for longer lasting results. Wax is applied to the skin and clings to the hairs. When wax is removed, the hairs are stuck to the wax, leaving your skin smooth. Hair growth becomes softer and results last longer than shaving and creams.
How long does waxing keep my skin hair free?
Waxing can keep your skin hair free for up to 3-5 weeks; however results can vary with each person due to different hair types and how frequently you wax.
How do I prepare my skin before waxing?
Hair growth needs to be at least 2mm from the skins surface so the wax can adhere to the hair. Longer hair should be trimmed to 5mm before waxing. Area to be treated must be clean, dry and free from any oils and creams.
Should I shower before I wax?
No, always avoid waxing immediately after a shower or hot bath. The warm water will open your pores but it will also soften your skin making it more likely to bruise or become irritated when waxed. Wait an hour or two before commencing your waxing treatment.
Does waxing hurt?
The amount of discomfort experienced when waxing depends on the individual. Waxing offers an affordable way to keep skin smooth for longer periods than shaving so you don’t have to wax as often. A tingling sensation can be felt immediately after waxing, this is the tiny nerve endings in your hair follicles reacting to the removal of the hair, and this will pass in seconds. After regular waxing the discomfort lessens because the hair follicle becomes weaker. However if you are new to waxing you may experience more discomfort but as they say, no pain, no gain! Follow these helpful tips to lessen the discomfort.
Take an over the counter pain-relief tablet an hour before waxing
Exfoliating the day before you plan to wax as this will ease the pain by eliminating dead skin cells
If female, avoid waxing within a week before your period, this is when you’re extra-sensitive to pain
Avoid caffeine, salt and alcohol as they make your skin extra sensitive
Mind over matter!
Don't psych yourself out about the pain. Take deep breaths and realize that it’s nothing to worry about. The discomfort experienced is very short and will be quickly forgotten as you enjoy your long lasting smooth skin