How to have a silky smooth summer:
We haven't quite seen any of the bikini season yet, but it has quite been lingering around for a while now. So what is the best way to get rid of those mini forests we've been successfully hiding all winter?
Both men and women have been trying to come up with the
right answers for ages. Let me help and give you a few tips and ideas, and
explain the differences between the most popular deforestation methods.
The shaving is quickest and technically least challenging way to get rid of unwanted hair, however, it makes the hair grow a lot stronger, thicker and sharper. That's how you end up having to shave daily if you can't stand the second day stubble. Also if you shave in a rush, or get carried away in your thoughts, you might end up with a bit of a razor burn.
There is a great range of epilators nowadays, if you are determined to take care of this at home. It gives you a result very similar to waxing, but they require a bit of practice, tears and sweat to master. You are the master of the whole process, so getting to very sensitive areas, it is a lot easier to back out and quit half way through. It can take quite long if you want to sort out all the important areas, as epilators only take a few hairs in one pull, and you might take breaks to do some deep breathing exercises to get over the stinging burning pain.
Waxing is a lot faster, as lots of hairs come out in one go, and your therapist takes charge of the process, so you don't get so much time to brace yourself or change your mind completely. It can be quite painful first couple of times, as we are literally pulling the hairs out of their root follicles, but you do get used to it. After a few sessions you can have a relaxed pleasant conversation with your therapist, without tensing up once.
The result, in comparison to the shave, is a lot more long lasting. You could go for weeks without feeling the urge to sort yourself out, as the new hair growth is a lot sparser, finer and softer.
When To Wax?
Best time to have your waxing appointment would be after you
have done your day of work, gym session and sorted out your household chores,
as it's not a good idea to get sweat into those sore open follicles. Make sure
that your hair is between 0.5 and 1 cm long, as that would be the ideal length
to help wax capture and pull it out, rather than having to go over the area a
few times, which would only irritate the skin more than necessary.
What To Do Next?
Try to stay out of the direct sunlight, as the freshly waxed
skin needs a few hours to heal and regain it's ability to protect itself from
sunburn, you shouldn't have a hot shower in the next few hours either, as it
would only aggravate the inflammation of the skin. Best would be to have your
loose comfy clothes ready, and a chilled out evening ahead of you. In the next
few days you could introduce a good natural scrub, to prevent in-growing hairs,
and keep that skin nice and radiant. And after all, just wait around for the
sunshine to show up, to get a chance to showcase that silky smooth you!
Book your appointment now, just in case the summer is really round the corner :)