Friday, June 28, 2013

Summer Waxing 101

The hot summer days are here and it’s time to bare all in that itty bitty tiny bikini. Skyy Hadley, owner of As “U” Wish Nail Spa, shares her secrets for the perfect, pain free wax at-home at in the spa. Please let me know if you can share this with your readers.


Before A Wax

~Be sure to exfoliate the area to be waxed in an upward circular motion to remove dead skin and expose underlying in-grown hairs. This will also help to prevent bumps after waxing. The exfoliating Coochie Kuchee Coo Sugar Scrub infused with Shea Butter removes dead skin, inhibits the growth of bacteria and allows for a more gentle removal of hair follicles during waxing.

~Make sure the hair to be waxed is at least ¼ inch long for a flawless wax.

~Take an aspirin or drink a glass of wine an hour before your appointment to minimize pain.
  

During Wax- if you choose to wax at home

If you’re a first time at-home waxer, I recommend trying the Sally Hansen Hair Remover Wax Strip Kits since the kit contains pre-waxed, pre-cut strips for a fast and easy wax.

~Make sure the area is clean and dry before applying a wax.

~Sprinkle some baby powder onto the area to be waxed for a smooth surface.

~Apply wax in the direction of hair growth.

~Pull wax strips or hard wax off in the opposite direction of hair growth.


~Use one hand to pull the wax and use the other to stretch skin to minimize pain.

~Be sure to wax small areas at a time. Take your time, this isn't a race. 

After wax

~Apply a lotion infused with aloe onto the treated area to soothe the skin and reduce redness.

~Wearing loose cotton pants or a skirt will allow the treated area breathe and prevent irritation.

~Try to stay out of the sun for at least 24 hours – sunscreen, chlorine and salt water may irritate the freshly waxed area.

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices. 

Have a Sun-Safe Holiday

Time to pack your beach bag! Make your holiday sun-safe with Lavanila’s The Healthy Sunscreen.

Wearing sunscreen prevents sunburn, cell damage, and premature signs of aging. So why use a sunscreen full of harmful ingredients?  Lavanila offers a highly nourishing and safe alternative to chemical-laden formulas. 
The Healthy Sunscreen Collection ($28-$38)

Perfect for sensitive skin, these fragrance-free, ultra-sheer formulas glide on smoothly without the typical white residue often found in sunscreen. Giving everyone the ultimate in natural SPF protection.

Where to purchase: Lavanila Laboratories products may be purchased at http://www.lavanila.com

Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices. 

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