If you have never had your hair stripped off your skin, you are likely to be equally curious and cautious about what to expect during your first appointment. Whether you are a first-timer or a seasoned client, you could have questions regarding Verona waxing. It can be difficult to sift through and find the facts with numerous dos and don’ts. Below are two basics of waxing that you should know.
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Preparation is essential
Your skin preparation before and after your waxing appointment significantly impacts the outcome. You want your skin moisturized before waxing, especially during winter when hair is dry and prone to breakage. When hair breaks, it grows back faster and thicker, so you want to ensure your skin is hydrated. Exfoliate using a gentle scrub; removing dead skin helps prevent ingrown hairs. Scrubbing too hard can irritate your skin, which is not ideal for waxing, so be gentle with the exfoliation process.
The length of your hair also determines your waxing experience; this is important, especially for first-timers. You don’t want your hair too long; this makes waxing more complicated and painful. Use a clean personal grooming tool like safety scissors or an electronic trimmer to cut your hair to three-quarters of an inch.
You can minimize the sting
Stripping hair off your skin can result in a sudden sting, which many find uncomfortable. Fortunately, there are some tips to help you ease the discomfort.
After warming the wax as per the directions on the package, test its temperature; apply a small patch to your outer wrist. Do so to gauge if the wax is too hot. The wax should not be too hot but tolerable. Next, apply the wax to a small section of your skin with unwanted hair; for best results, spread the wax in the direction of hair growth. This applies whether you are using wax with strips or without. Double-dipping the applicator into your wax container can introduce bacteria, so you want to avoid that.
It also helps to follow the instructions for your specific wax. For example, if your wax requires time to harden, let it sit for a few seconds. However, for some waxes, you can pull them almost immediately. When ready to remove, use one hand to hold your skin taut by slightly pulling it toward hair growth. Using the other hand, pull off the wax or strip in the opposite direction in one quick, swift motion. Ensure the first wax gets most of the unwanted hair to avoid reapplying the wax; this can cause skin irritation.
As you remove the wax, take a deep breath in and exhale slowly to lessen the sting. A hand can also be used to soothe freshly waxed skin. To lessen the discomfort of the pull, a skilled waxer may apply numbing lotion to your skin 30 minutes before waxing.
Before booking an appointment, it is pertinent to do your due diligence. For instance, read reviews and research to determine the right waxing formula for your skin. The good thing about working with a professional is that they may recommend a waxing formula that suits your skin.
When it comes to hair removal methods, waxing is your best bet. Book an appointment with your provider at Montclair Rejuvenation Center for a waxing session to enjoy an extended period of smooth, hair-free skin.