Beauty & Style

A Short Guide to Body Waxing

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You’ve tried all the different options for body hair removal until you’re left with just one; waxing. Truth be told, you’re not looking forward to it.

And we don’t blame you. Suffice to say, no one enjoys having their body hair waxed off. However, this doesn’t mean you should dread the experience either!

Yes, there is a bit of pain and theatricality involved in waxing (there’s nothing more dramatic than an aesthetician who’s wrestling with a stubborn patch of hair!), but there’s a lot of ease in it as well.

With just a little wax and some good ol’ fashioned elbow grease, your salon lady (or lad!) can have you looking all smooth and shiny in no time. It also helps that waxing doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.

So depending on your hair growth, you’ll enjoy weeks or even months of hair-free bliss!

What You Should Know about Waxing

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If this is your first time with waxing, there are some things we need to clear out.

Firstly, waxing is one treatment that you must leave to a professional. As someone who isn’t experienced in waxing, you might just end up in a sticky situation (pun not intended). You might layer on the wax too thick, the strip might rip in half, or you might be too worried about the pain and not even be able to pull the strip off.

For the best results, always seek professional service!

Length Matters

Before booking your appointment though, make sure to check your hair length.

While you don’t need to have long, luscious strands, it is recommended that your body hair be about 1/8th to 1/4th of an inch long so the wax has something to grab hold of. Body hair is typically fine. If you wax on a bit of stubble, you’ll only end up breaking the hair halfway, leaving the root intact.

So grow your hair out so it’s at least pinch-able. That’s the length you want.

Prepare for the Pain

Even if you have a higher pain threshold, it doesn’t hurt to take some Advil or ibuprofen, just in case.

Basic, OTC pain relievers will lessen the soreness and shock to your body when the waxing starts. Take your medicine at least a half hour before your appointment so that it works at the right time.

Keep it Exfoliated

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We don’t recommend exfoliating an hour before the appointment.

But we do suggest that you give your skin a good rub at least 2 days in advance so there is less dead skin and oil on your epidermal layers. This’ll also open up those clogged pores and make waxing easier for you.

Take it Easy

Skip the gym for at least a day or two. If you feel any rashes or bumps on your skin, ice the area to bring the inflammation down. And don’t wear jeans or leggings until your skin returns to normal. In other words, rest and pamper yourself.

After the waxing, your body will feel a little extra sensitive, given that you ripped almost all your hair out. Give it a few days and you’ll be fine.

Are You Ready to Book a Waxing Appointment?

Always go for the best spa in your area!

Skin care salons like Spa Asiana in London, Ontario are known for their quality services and dedication to customer satisfaction. Having your first wax at a reliable salon will ensure that you have a positive first experience!

Contact Spa Asiana at 519-936-1822 to book your first wax today!

About the author

Nancy

Nancy

I’m Nancy and no, I didn’t always look like I do in that picture on the right. My foray into health and fitness began as a brace-faced, 16 year-old who was too afraid to wear a two-piece at the beach because I felt my body paled in comparison to my much more toned friends.

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