Mistakes To Avoid While Waxing At Home For The First Time

Mistakes To Avoid While Waxing At Home For The First Time

DIY waxing can be a daunting task, especially if you are doing it for the first time. But the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic has made most of us try new things for the first time.  Waxing at home is a better way to keep your skin hairless amid the lockdown. However, newbies are prone to make mistakes, especially when you are waxing on difficult areas such as armpit hair removal.

Zero Or Wrong Preparation Of Your Skin Before Waxing

How you should prepare your skin depends on what type of wax you are using. Wash your skin if you are using a sugar-based wax as having any residual oils on your skin makes waxing difficult. However, if you have a salon-like resin-based wax kit, you wouldn’t need to wash your skin. Especially if you are wondering how to remove underarm hair, apply talcum powder on your skin to reduce discomfort.

Applying A Thick Layer Of Wax

This is the most common mistake that does more damage to your skin. If your wax is at the correct temperature you will need a nice thin layer to apply on your skin. If the wax is hot more than necessary then it could burn your skin. And if the wax is too cold it will be difficult to spread on the skin.

Waxing When The Hair Length Is Short

This is another common mistake that most of us make. Even after knowing the ideal hair length you might be tempted to wax arms, legs, and armpit hair removal even with shorter hair. However, waiting for two weeks or until the hair growth is around ¼ cm to 1 cm long. That way it will be easier to pull out hair you will get super smooth results in less discomfort.

Choosing The Wrong Type Of Wax

I have often seen many women complaining about allergic reactions because of the wrong type of wax. If you are waxing larger body parts such as arms, legs, and chest then go for warm wax as the liquid wax will easily cover the larger areas. Also, you will feel less discomfort, and the waxing process will be faster.

However, if you are worried about how to remove underarm hair or want to wax smaller areas like the bikini line, better use wax strips. Wax Strips are perfect for the newbies as you don’t need to heat or apply wax on your skin. All you need to do is rub the wax strips between your palms, apply the strip on your skin, and pull it off at once.

Avoid these mistakes and you will be able to keep your skin smooth and hairless like a pro without having to visit the salon.

Ellen Hollington

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