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6 Things You Must Do Before Waxing For Smoothest Skin Ever

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Waxing is an inevitable part of our lives, don't you agree, ladies? Do we want smooth glossy skin free of stubbles and unseemly hair? Certainly! Can we do it without the pain of scalding hot wax and strips forcefully pulling our hair? No!

However, there are things you can do before waxing, which will not just keep the nasty rashes and ingrown hair at bay, but also help you go longer without your next waxing session and make the entire process somewhat less painful.

Whether you are seasoned pro or about to wax for the first time, you need these tips to get the best results possible!

Before we get started, here are some ground rules, keep at least a gap of 40 days before your next waxing session.

Make sure all the tools used by the beautician are thoroughly sterilised and whatever you do, patch test the wax if you are trying out a new waxing ingredient.

Take a day, see if there is any outbreak or infection and schedule a next day appointment.

Here are 6 herbal remedies that guarantee a rash-free smooth skin after every waxing session.


Avoid Waxing During Periods

If recent studies are anything to go by, your skin tends to be extra-sensitive during periods and as such more likely to pain. Furthermore, chances of developing rashes are also high during this time, so schedule an appointment 10 days before or after your next menstrual cycle. One of the most easy and natural ways to avoid waxing breakout.


Rice Exfoliator

Waxing can push dirt further back into pores, clogging it. Here is a natural exfoliator that will not just slough off the dead skin cells, but also prevent rashes.
• 3 tablespoons of rice powder
• 1 tablespoon of yogurt
• 1 teaspoon of honey
How It Works
• Mix all the ingredients together into a smooth paste.
• Lather it all over your body.
• Wait till it dries, then spritz some water and start scrubbing rigorously in a circular motion.
• Rinse and pat dry.
• Avoid applying lotion if you have a waxing session immediately afterwards.


Alcohol Toner

One of the most tested home remedies to avoid waxing rashes is this one. Waxing leaves pores open and, sometimes, it raptures the skin tissues underneath.
To keep the skin cool, kill bacteria and close pores, simply dip a cotton ball into alcohol. Squeeze out the excess and dab it on the freshly waxed areas.


Soothing Rose Water

Open pores after waxing are more susceptible to collect dirt and oil, which in turn can lead to red angry bumps. Avoid working out after waxing or wearing tight clothes. Give your skin room to breathe for the next 10 to 12 hours.

And if you feel any irritation, dab the area with rose water. It has astringent plus antibacterial properties, which will soothe inflammation and prevent pimples.


Choose Wax

It may feel like one-wax-fit-all kind of a situation, but it is not! There are two kinds of wax, namely, soft wax and hard wax. Hard wax is best suited for waxing the bikini area or face, whereas soft wax is ideal for skin on hands and legs.
Also, make sure you know the ingredients in your wax, and your skin's compatibility with the ingredient. One of the most important things to do before waxing is to know your wax.


Avoid Shaving

If you want to know how to make your wax last, let your hair grow at least ¼ inch before you go in for your next session. And as tempting as it may be, avoid shaving to remove that pesky tiny hair. Waxing after shaving increases the chances of ingrown hair, not to mention, infection.

Read more about: waxing, rashes, acne, infection, home remedies
Story first published: Friday, September 9, 2016, 14:47 [IST]
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