How To: DIY At-Home WaxingWednesday, September 12, 2012
Hello everyone! I have a small post on how to wax to share with you all today.
Not everyone can afford salon waxing, and let's face it, not everyone wants to go into a salon and expose themselves to a stranger, professional as she/he may be.
So here are a few tips from Kristin Fisher, Australia's most sought-after brow expert and brand new ambassador to Parissa wax. Parissa also has loads of informative videos and tips on their website.
- When you apply the fabric strip over your wax, make sure you pull the strip back quickly. Be sure to pull the strip parallel with the body part you are waxing to avoid bruising. Bruising occurs when the strip is pulled directly 'up' and away from the skin and can be very painful!
- You must hold your skin firmly. Think of stretching your skin back in the opposite direction that you will be pulling the strip off.
- Spread the wax on in a paper-thin layer. This will make pulling the strip off much easier and less messy.
- When waxing sensitive body parts make sure you don't wax over the same area twice. If you've missed a couple of hairs just tweeze them at the end.
- If the area is wet, apply baby powder to absorb any moisture
- Have a soothing ointment or cream at the ready to calm your skin and avoid any further irritation. Parissa is great for this because they have their very own Azulene oil that comes with most of their products to soothe the skin
- Apply pressure immediately after stripping the wax off. This helps to reduce the irritation and pain
- Practice on easy-to-reach areas like your arms and legs, before moving on to harder-to-reach areas like your underarms or bikini
- Begin to exfoliate the area that you waxed about a day or so after your treatment. This prevents ingrown hairs. A dry body brush or exfoliating shower-gloves are perfect for this