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7 Important Things To Know Before You Try Waxing At Home!

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It is a fact that most women yearn to have smooth skin which is devoid of unwanted body hair.

The whole ordeal of having to remove the unwanted hair from your legs, armpits, etc, each time you want to wear a short skirt or a sleeveless top can be quite exhausting, right?

Well, however hard it is, we want to look our best and so we do everything we can to get rid of unwanted body hair.

The two most popular ways of removing unwanted body hair are waxing and shaving.

Shaving off your body hair is relatively simpler when compared to waxing, as it requires much less time and effort.

However, shaving off hair is known to make your hair grow back much faster and coarser, which most women do not want!

So, every time you want to get rid of unwanted hair, you must run to the salons and empty your pockets.

Many women these days are opting to wax their own bodies at home, to save time and money.

So, here are a few things to know before you try waxing at home, have a look!


1. Choose Right

It is important to choose the right kind of wax and waxing strips, which are suitable for your skin type and are of good quality.


2. Start Small

If it is your first time waxing at home, start first with smaller areas like your hands, armpits, etc. Larger areas like your legs, stomach, etc can be dealt with after more practice.


3. Avoid Sensitive Area

If it is your first time, try to avoid waxing areas, such as your bikini line, eyebrows, etc, as even a slight mistake can cause damage.


4. Do A Patch Test

Before starting your waxing session, apply a bit of wax on your skin and leave it on for 15 minutes to see if there are reactions like irritation or rashes.


5. Drink Water

Yes, an expert has opined that drinking a lot of water before the waxing process will help make your skin softer, thus reducing the pain.


6. Get It Right

It is very important to get the technique right and pull out the hair in the opposite direction of the hair growth.


7. After Care

Ensure that you cleanse the area with a mild wash and moisturise the area, after you are done waxing.

Read more about: waxing, diy, rashes, hair growth
Story first published: Friday, August 19, 2016, 7:30 [IST]
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