How to get yourself ready for waxing this summer in North Carolina
Long, hot summer days in North Carolina always offer the excuse of a trip to the beach or a quick dip in the pool. Shaving every two or three days can lead to itchy red bumps - and even mild skin irritation if you hop into a chlorinated pool! Waxing offers a more long-term fix for smooth underarms, legs and bikini line this summer. We break down everything you need to know about waxing.
How long does waxing last?
The average time is between 4 and 6 weeks. It's worth it to maintain this schedule in order to avoid having to break out a last minute razor. If it's your first time getting a wax - especially on sensitive areas like your underarms or bikini area - wait until the hair has grown out 1/4 inch for the best results. Make sure not to let the hair grow too long, as it will likely hurt more! To mitigate the pain, Skin Solutions uses a chamomile-infused wax in order to soothe skin.
When you get home from your first appointment, you can apply a cool compress to your underarms or your bikini line to also lessen swelling. You can also pop a few ibuprofen before your appointment to minimize the pain you'll feel too.
What are the benefits of waxing?
The number one benefit of waxing: Think of all the money you'll save on razors! In addition, when you keep a waxing routine, the hair grows back finer - which means it becomes less painful over time, Bustle noted.
And in order to maintain super smooth skin - and no ingrown hairs - make sure to keep up an exfoliating routine when you hop in the shower. You can make your own with olive oil and brown sugar - it will keep your skin velvet smooth and also remove any dead skin cells, ultimately making it easier for hair to come loose.
Before going in for your appointment, you can also make sure that you're keeping up with moisturizing. According to Divine Canada, when you keep up with a moisturizer, it will make it easier for the technician to remove wax easier without leaving any sticky residue or creating any irritation.
What should you look for in a waxing facility?
Refinery29 observed that you should always make sure that your waxing room is clean. That means that no dripping wax and a technician who has her hair pulled back - and insists on wearing gloves!
"If your esthetician re-dips the stick into the wax, put on the brakes immediately and tell her you no longer want the rest of the waxing treatment," because that's a sign of an unhygienic establishment, Kasey Buono said to Refinery29.
Getting educated about waxing can make it a pleasant experience. And you'll be able to keep smooth legs, underarms and bikini line smooth all summer long. To learn more, reach out to Skin and Cosmetic Solutions to schedule a consultation.