Waxing is a great way to get smooth, hair-free skin in just one session. But if you’re new to waxing, you might wonder what to expect and how to prepare for it. We’ve got your back! Before waxing, here’s everything you need to know so you don’t have any unanticipated surprises during your first appointment.
Waxing is for your hair, not your skin!
If you’re new to waxing, there are a few things that you should know. Waxing is a form of hair removal that removes hair from the root. The process involves applying hot wax, which sticks to your skin and pulls out the hair when peeled off. Waxing can be done on almost any area of your body–including those difficult-to-reach places like your back or chest!
If you want to eliminate all or most of your facial hair, then waxing may be right. However, if all you want is something quick and temporary (like removing some stray hairs above your lip), then shaving might work better for this particular task because it doesn’t require much skill or preparation time; all it takes is some soap/cream followed by running over them with an electric shaver until smoothness ensues!
Exfoliating and moisturizing are a must.
Before your waxing appointment, it is a good idea to exfoliate the area with a gentle scrub or loofah. It will remove dead skin cells, dulling the hair’s surface and making it harder for the wax to grab onto. Ensure your skin is clean, dry, and free from any lotions or oils that could prevent the wax from sticking correctly.
After your wax appointment, it is also recommended to apply a moisturizer to soothe irritated skin–and keep those pesky ingrown at bay!
Cleanse your skin with a soothing cleanser after waxing.
After waxing, it’s vital to cleanse your skin with a soothing cleanser. It will prevent irritation and remove any remaining residue from your pores. It’s also important not to apply lotion immediately after removing the wax because doing so could trap dirt or bacteria on your skin’s surface, leading to breakouts later on. Instead, wait until after cleansing before applying lotion.
Apply a soothing balm or lotion to soothe irritation as an aftercare.
After your waxing session, you’ll want to apply a soothing balm or lotion to soothe irritation. You can do this immediately after waxing and in the days following. Apply it in a circular motion onto freshly-waxed skin–it’s okay if you miss some spots, but try not to leave any unsoothed areas exposed for extended periods (like overnight). Reapply as needed until your skin feels completely smooth again!
Do not reapply deodorant for 24 hours after waxing.
You should not reapply deodorant for 24 hours after waxing. The chemicals in deodorant can irritate, making your skin sensitive and prone to breakouts. You should always apply lotion after 24 hours of waxing instead of deodorant or antiperspirants because these products will clog the pores of your freshly waxed armpits, causing them to become even more irritated than they would have been otherwise.
If you use deodorant, apply it only to your underarms and not anywhere else on your body–this way, you can avoid any irritation from using this product on freshly-waxed skin! Your skin will likely be more susceptible than usual due to its increased sensitivity; therefore, we must take extra precautions when applying anything directly onto our newly bare armpits (or anywhere else).
Avoid sun exposure.
Waxed skin is more sensitive to the sun, so it’s essential to avoid sun exposure for at least 24 hours after waxing. You should also apply a high-SPF sunscreen to the waxed area to protect it from sunburn and other damage.
Take pain relievers (if necessary).
Waxing can be uncomfortable, especially if it’s your first time. You can take an over-the-counter pain reliever like ibuprofen to help reduce pain and discomfort.
If you have sensitive skin, opt for a gentle wax like our Nufree Nudesse Wax Strips to avoid irritation.
Nufree Nudesse is a type of wax used for hair removal. Nufree Nudesse is a botanical-based, antimicrobial, antiseptic, and antibacterial product that provides a safe and effective waxing experience. It is a non-strip, pre-depilatory wax applied to the skin and removed with a soft cloth or spatula rather than a strip of fabric.
One of the benefits of Nufree Nudesse is that it is gentle on the skin and does not cause irritation or redness. It is also formulated to be safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin, and can be used on the face, legs, arms, underarms, and bikini area. Nufree Nudesse is non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and free of fragrances, dyes, and harsh chemicals, making it a popular choice for sensitive skin.
TEN Salon & Spa uses Nufree Nudesse, a waxing product designed to be gentle, effective, and safe for all skin types while providing a complete and hygienic hair removal experience.
Why should you choose to wax?
Waxing is easy to get smooth, hair-free skin without shaving daily. Waxing can be done at home or by a professional, and there are plenty of options for any part of your body.
- Waxing is great for people with sensitive skin who have trouble shaving because it removes the hair from the root, so it grows back less frequently.
- Waxing works on all body areas except for very hairy parts like legs or armpits (which you should shave instead). You can also use this method on your face if you’re careful about how much wax gets applied in one area at once, but remember that some people experience redness after getting their eyebrows done professionally!
Ready to be hair free?
Waxing is easy to get smooth, hair-free skin without shaving daily. It’s also great for keeping ingrown hairs at bay and helping you look your best! If you’re new to waxing or have sensitive skin, we recommend a professional do it.