Posted On Jun 27, 2014
Waxing Tips and Tricks
As someone with a fairly low pain threshold, I stick to hair removal methods that inflict as little pain as possible such as the standard razor method. Though shaving is quick and painless, it does sometimes cause issues like ingrown hair and cuts. Also, my smooth skin only lasts a couple of days.
My friends who swear by waxing for hair removal told me that after going a few times consistently, the process seems relatively painless. Skeptical of this theory, I continued getting only the occasional (painful) wax if a special event or vacation was nearing.
Recently I bit the bullet and made an appointment at Uni K Wax Centers, who utilizes a natural, elastic wax method. I followed their pre and post wax tips and after going three times consistently, I am a believer. Read on for great wax tips from the expert herself:
CEO and Founder of Uni K Wax Centers: Noemi Grupenmager:
Find a waxing location that uses elastic, natural wax that’s applied at body temperature to avoid burning.
Hair should grow out to at least 1/8-1/4 inch. This length is ideal for the wax to grip and allow hair to be pulled directly from the root.
Avoid waxing during your menstrual cycle since your body is most sensitive during this time.
DO NOT drink alcohol before any waxing services. Alcohol is dehydrating and will tighten your pores making hair more difficult to remove.
Exfoliate your skin weekly for regular maintenance; but avoid exfoliating areas to be waxed one to two days prior to waxing services.
Hydrate. The more you hydrate your skin, the better your waxing results will appear. Moisturize from the inside out by drinking plenty of water (at least eight glasses a day is recommended). Topical skin moisturizer for external use is also recommended.
Stick to your waxing schedule. When hair growth maintains a pattern it is easier to remove. Also, the hair will grow back sparser allowing longer periods of time between waxing.
Pros: All natural wax. Hygienic. Quick.
-Bianca Pastor; Spontaneous and outgoing, seeking an end to my perpetually oily skin