You will need
- - spatula for applying the wax.
- - talc or powder;
- paper or fabric for hair removal;
- - lotion or body milk.
Wash and wipe dry with a towel areas of the body where you intend to wax. The skin should be clean and dry and not treated with any cosmetic products.
Heat the wax. You can use the water bath. Put the wax in a small metal container and place it on the bottom of the pan with water so that the container of wax floated in the water in the pan, otherwise the wax can pour out. Then put the saucepan on medium heat and wait until wax begins to melt. Heat the wax for hair removal using a microwave oven. The exposure time of the wax in this case is 30-60 seconds.
Check the temperature of heated wax. This must be done to avoid burns. With a spatula scoop a small amount of wax and gently apply it on the hand. If the leather can withstand the temperature, you can start waxing.
Degrease the skin, sprinkled it with talc or a special cream for depilation. Then with a spatula a thin layer (0.5–1 mm), apply wax onto the skin in direction of hair growth. Ensure that the wax strips were a little narrower and 3-5 cm shorter than the strips of paper or fabric for hair removal. Put on waxed area of the skin a cloth or paper strip and flatten it, holding tightly to the skin in the direction from the middle to the edges. One edge of the strip for easy grip should be left unglued.
When the wax hardens, sharp jerk, remove the strip, be sure in the direction against the hair growth. If you failed to remove all the hair at once, repeat the procedure, but no more than three times for the same area. When processing of sensitive areas of the skin use less wax – this will make the procedure less painful and will help to avoid irritation.
In the same way treat new areas of the skin. When removing strips of tissue paper or pull them in the direction parallel to the surface of the skin, not perpendicular: first, it is less painful and secondly, so you can remove the maximum amount of hair in one application. To speed up the process of depilation, the wax can be applied to several parcels that are not in contact with each other.
Remove wax residues from the skin. To do this, simply wipe the treated area of the skin by any means for body care (cosmetic milk or lotion), applied on a cotton swab. You can also use a special oil to remove wax after waxing.
For days after the waxing, don't visit the sauna, steam room or Solarium.
Immediately after waxing, you can handle the skin with a lotion that slows hair growth. It not only prolong the effect of the procedure, but will also help prevent ingrown hairs.
Advice 2 : Waxing: pros and cons
Among the various methods of controlling unwanted vegetation on the body waxing is one of the most popular and has a long history. The attractiveness of the wax is not only its availability but also the possibility of self-use, just need to know how to use them correctly.
Types of wax for hair removal
There are several types of wax for hair removal, characterized not only by purpose but also by the achieved result. The most easy-to-use cold wax is sold in the form of strips, which is enough to warm in his hands, then immediately use. But this wax has a substantial drawback: the bulbs are almost not injured, and the hair grows back after only a few days after epilating.
A good epilator is a warm wax, the temperature which only slightly exceeds body temperature. It can be reheated in a water bath or in the microwave, the consistency of the wax will stay creamy, which allows it to mate even with the short hair.
For the most painless hair removal uses hot wax, which prepares the skin, opening under the influence of temperature pores. It is used not only for feet but also for bikini area. Such a hair removal wax at home requires a certain skill, because without special help melting wax faster to heat it hot, but not scalding temperature, it is not always possible the first time.
When choosing waxing for hair removal need to consider that you cannot use it in the presence of varicose veins and inflammation on the skin.
Before epilation the skin should be prepared, washing and drying, as the surface needs to be degreased. This will not only facilitate the hair removal itself, but the subsequent removal of residual wax. The wax need to be heated to the temperature appropriate to its type, then using a spatula, apply to skin and to press the fabric or paper strip wax.
After the wax cools, there will be only to dramatically tear a strip of him from the skin in the direction of the natural growth of hair. After the procedure, well apply on clean skin a soothing cream or lotion to prevent skin irritation.
Length of hair for successful hair removal should be not less than 0.5 cm, or extract them using wax will fail.
The advantages and disadvantages of waxing
The benefits of waxing are obvious:
- affordable cost of consumables;
- the possibility of self-realization;
long - term effect;
- subsequent to regular use of thinning hair.
But the disadvantages of waxing are also available:
- irritation on the skin;
- occasional ingrown hairs;
- painful procedure, although the reviews on this subject can be found in various, and largely the feeling depends on individual sensitivity of the person.