Hair removal is probably one of our least favourite beauty rituals. There’s nothing wrong with embracing all your body hair where they are naturally meant to be but some of us prefer silky smooth, hairless body parts. Shaving is undoubtedly the most popular method of hair removal, followed closely by waxing.
As unpleasant and painful an experience this method is, the results definitely last a whole lot longer than shaving. Never mind the fact that hair grows back even thicker after shaving! Pain aside, some women are put off from waxing because of the recommended before and after precautions. However, if you follow these carefully, you’ll get the most out of your wax, and your skin will remain healthy too.
FINO cosmetics provides the following dos and don’ts tips in order for you to get the most out of waxing and to keep your skin healthy.
No matter what area of your body you're getting waxed, don't schedule a wax within three days prior to your period, as your skin will be extra sensitive and your pain threshold may be lower.
Don't get waxed on the day of a special event. Your skin may be red and sensitive for a day or two, so best to schedule your wax for 2 to 3 days before a special occasion.
Avoid exercise, sun exposure and tight clothing on the day of your wax.
Don't use perfumed lotions or creams on the area for a couple of days, as they may lead to ingrown hair.
Wait until 48 hours after your wax before exfoliating the area.
Avoid bathing, saunas, swimming pools and very hot showers for the first 24 hours after your wax.
Allow hair to grow out for roughly two weeks before your appointment, as wax can’t grip your hair when it’s too short.
Gently exfoliate the skin before your wax, but do not apply any creams, oils or treatment products to the area.
If you're having your bikini area waxed, wear your most comfy granny panties. Anything too tight or lacy will irritate the freshly waxed area.
Apply a soothing balm such as FINO Soothe Woman after waxing to soothe the tender skin and calm redness.
Continue to apply balm every day to ease itchiness experienced when hair growth comes through and to prevent ingrown hair.