Admittedly, waxing is not particularly pleasant. Nevertheless, this method leaves the skin pleasantly smooth for four to six weeks. We have selected the four best waxing applications for you.
1. Hair-free for four weeks: waxing kit with hard wax
For thick as well as fine and thin hair, warm hard wax is an effective option. The wax is applied warm and hardens as it cools, eliminating the need for fleece strips and simply peeling off. After cleansing, a small amount of oil protects the skin from the wax.
- Suitable for sensitive areas: lips, nose, armpits, bikini line
- Can lead to hair breakage on larger areas towards the end
2. For sensitive skin: hair-free with soft cream wax
Soft cream wax is slightly heated, applied in thin layers and removed with fleece strips . It is suitable for larger areas such as legs and arms and removes even fine hairs.
- Gentle on the skin
- Suitable for sensitive skin
- Might be sticky
3. Sugar hair free: Sugaring paste
Sugaring is one of the oldest known waxing methods, originating in the Middle East. It’s one of the most natural formulas, generally consisting of a combination of sugar, lemon, and hot water, and it works in a similar way to hard wax: it grabs the hair without sticking to the skin. This makes multiple passes of an area possible – without any skin irritation.
- Very gentle on the skin
- Suitable for sensitive and reactive skin
- For fine to medium hair
- Water soluble – easier cleaning
4. Smooth skin on the face: Cold wax strips
Pre -made cold wax strips are great for small areas such as the face, as there is no risk of applying too much wax with this method. The strips are slightly warmed in the palms of the hands so that they can be easily separated from each other. Depending on how much hair is being removed, a strip can often be used more than once per application.
Waxing: Care for smooth skin – the right before and after treatment
Proper care is important for successful treatment. As already mentioned, before using hard wax, a small amount of oil should be applied. But even after waxing, it is important to care for the skin. You should look for an ideal and effective pre- and post-treatment. A vegan formula with aloe vera is particularly gentle on the skin and well tolerated.
Waxing: You should know this before the treatment
WHAT LENGTH SHOULD THE HAIR BE?
Before waxing, you should stop shaving for at least five days, depending on hair growth, so that the hair is about 1/4 inch long.
HOW DO I PREPARE MY SKIN FOR WAXING?
The skin should be peeled before the treatment. A warm bath or shower also softens the hair follicles. A little tip: You can take ibuprophene (200 to 400 mg) 30 minutes before waxing. This reduces pain and prevents inflammation.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF WAXING OVER SHAVING?
Waxing keeps the skin smooth for longer. In addition, the hairs grow back much finer in the unwanted areas. And skin irritation and ingrown hairs are also less common.