If you are tired of shaving every day and would like a low maintenance way to be hair-free this winter, then consider waxing.
Body Waxing – Benefits
The lure of waxing is because it is an easy, quick and low maintenance way to remove unwanted hair. Professional waxing uses a specially formulated wax that removes hair easily and is less painful than a store-bought waxing kit. Unlike shaving which only cuts the top portion of the hair putting it even to the skin, waxing removes hair by the root. Because hair is removed from the root, the results last longer, typically around four weeks. Compared to every day shaving, waxing can save you time in the shower each morning. In addition, you won’t have to worry about remembering to shave. You can avoid embarrassing scenarios such as wearing a sleeveless top and remembering that you forgot to shave your underarms. You won’t have to stress over the possible embarrassment than can come from forgetting to shave.
Other benefits include:
- Smoother, softer skin free from razor bumps
- Thinner, finer hair grows back
- No more stubble or razor burn
- Easy care and maintenance
Body Waxing – Treatment Areas
You can virtually treat any area of your body where you have hair growth such as: facial areas, ears, bikini area, back, neck, shoulders, arms, and legs. As we age, many may see hair growth in new areas of the body due to hormonal shifts. Women may find stray hairs on their face and neck area, as well as the upper lip and nose. These areas can be easily and quickly treated with monthly wax appointments.
Body Waxing – Preparation
Before your first body waxing appointment it is important to exfoliate your skin. You can easily to this in the shower using a loofah or a gentle sugar or salt scrub. You will also want to moisturize your skin regularly to ward off dryness and irritation. The hair to be waxed must be at least one-fourth of an inch in length, so it is important to let the hair grow out prior to your appointment. Don’t shave the area in the meantime to achieve the hair growth needed for successful removal.
Body Waxing – What to Expect
During your waxing appointment, you can expect to be guided through the process by a professional from start to finish. The area being treated will be cleaned to remove any oil or makeup from the skin to prep it for treatment. Then the wax is applied and given time to cool slightly before being removed. Because they are experienced, you will find that your technician can remove the hair quickly and with little discomfort. After being treated a serum will be applied to moisturize the area and to slow the hair growth process. The length of an appointment depends upon the area being waxed. You can get back to your regular activities soon after your treatment.
Body Waxing – Aftercare
It is recommended that you wear looser clothing to your appointment to give your skin the ability to breathe and to lessen any possible discomfort that may come from the fabric rubbing on your skin. You may have a small amount of residual wax left over, so it may be a good idea to shower with cool water to remove the residue shortly after. Also, if possible avoid any extraneous activity right after your treatment as well. Since skin is sensitive after treatment, this will help minimize any irritation that can result. Showering with cooler water and skipping the super steamy hot showers is recommended. You will want to avoid shaving the area as well and follow a regular exfoliating and moisturizing routine daily. If the area that you treated is exposed to the sun, then it is recommended to use sunscreen in those areas to protect the skin from burn.
Body Bar Fitness offers body waxing services for all areas of the body. Give it a try and welcome smoother, softer, hair-free skin.