To avoid the skin appearing darker after waxing, be careful
not to expose the treated area to the sun for 48 hours after
Alternatively use a good sun blocker cream on newly treated
Be sure to test a small area of skin first to make sure
there is no acute sensitivity or allergic reaction to the
Hair should be at least 1/8 inch long. If it isn’t wait
until it reaches this length.
Be sure to wash the skin thoroughly and dry it well
beforehand to remove any lotions or oils which may prevent
the wax from adhering closely to the skin.
Heat the wax carefully so as not to overheat and thus burn
the skin when applying. Test on a small area first.
The consistency should be soft rather than runny.
If pain and discomfort is a main concern use a pain reducing
gel or cream available from pharmacists. These solutions
should be applied 30 to 60 minutes before waxing so the skin
is numbed beforehand.
Apply a thin layer of wax in the direction of the hair
growth, preferably holding the spatula or tongue depresser
at a 45 degree angle as you spread the wax.
When applying the cotton strip over the wax, rub in the same
direction as the hair growth leaving about 1/3 of the strip
free to allow for a firm grip for a fast back pulling
Pull the skin taut before pulling the cotton strip away.
Pull back with a rapid movement close to the skin. Do not
pull up or out, rather pull back. One fast, smooth, pull
back is much more effective than a series of light pulls
which only increase the pain and leave patchy areas.
Clean the skin with a warm moist towel afterwards to remove
Avoid showering and making the hair wet prior to hair
waxing. Hair absorbs the water making it soft and less
likely to adhere well to the wax. Tough hair is easier to
Avoid wearing tight clothing over freshly waxed areas to
minimize the risk of irritation and ingrown hairs.
After 24-48 hours exfoliate the skin (with a Loofa sponge
for example) to prevent the dead skin from accumulating in
areas that can become ingrown such as the bikini line, upper
thighs, underarms and calves.
If acne is a problem, wait until the skin has healed before
hair waxing to avoid further irritating this sensitive
***Extra Tips For Facial Hair***
For facial hair use wax at a lower temperature than the rest
of the body.
Use one hand to hold the skin taught.
Spread the wax very thinly.
Only treat small areas at a time.
Recommendation: To make waxing hair removal much easier and
less frequent, always apply a hair inhibitor after each
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