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.
~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.
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