Sunday, January 09, 2011

5 At-Home waxing tips from the pros

Like I said in my last post I've been waxing for 8 yrs. I rather wax then give someone a pedicure! I've picked up alot of tips along the way but for now I will only share the 5 most important ones with you.

1. Never wax just after sunbathing or a tanning salon

Tanning always harms epidermis – the outer layer of skin. So, when you are putting hot wax on it, pulling and ripping it off can peel a few layers of your skin, and you can end up with visible bruises or even scabs.
Wait at least 24 hrs after to wax.

2. After waxing, wait at least a few hours …

Before going into a hot tub, sauna, or a public swimming pool. Otherwise, you might be in danger of getting unpleasant skin infections. Slight damage to the skin, caused by waxing, coupled with improperly maintained water provides a breeding ground for bacteria. The hot water from the hot tub will make it worse, it will feel like your legs are on fire. A shower is ok.

3. Do not wax if you have …
  • Skin allergies
  • Acne
  • Inflamed skin
  • Very sensitive skin
  • Cold sores
  • Cysts
  • Boils
  • Growths
  • Sunburn
  • Peeling or broken skin
  • Cuts
  • Warts, moles
  • Active herpes virus
4. Always read instructions for the waxing products you are using …
Otherwise you might end up with burns or clumps of wax stuck to your skin – uncomfortable and absolutely un-beach worthy…

5. If you are not sure how to wax – call a salon for information …

When it comes to at-home waxing, it’s better not to do something than to do and then regret. If you are unsure about how to use the waxing product you purchased, call the nearest beauty salon for a professional advice. Most of the professionals will gladly explain how to work your home kit and their piece of advice will guarantee you a healthy, beautiful, and hair-free summer! :)

Also areas to avoid...
  • Eyelids
  • Inside the nose
  • Ear cavity, use cuticle scissors and clip the unwanted hairs.
  • Do not apply wax to the nipples on a man or woman.
If you have any skin condition, cancer, medication check with your doctor before you do any waxing.

I hope this helps you!

1 comment:

dedomhnaigh said...

Thank you for the tips. :D I just did at home waxing yesterday.