With the hot summer weather, we tend to wear fewer clothes which means exposing your skin to the world. If you find yourself sick of having to shave everyday just to wear the clothes you want it’s probably time a body waxing treatment. Whether you’re a waxing beginner or an experienced pro there are a few Boise hair salon tips that will help make your summer body waxing treatments more successful.
First things first, you must let your hair grow out a bit before it can be waxed. In fact it needs to be at least a quarter of an inch long so that it can be griped properly by the wax. Once waxed, your skin should be smooth for approximately 2 -4 weeks. Also, if you wax regularly, the longer it takes for the hair to regrow, providing you with longer lasting results!
Second, sun exposure and body waxing don’t mix. Whether it’s an eyebrow or bikini wax, stay out of the sun before you schedule a body waxing treatment. Even a few hours of sun exposure can make your skin too sensitive to wax. Body waxing does more than just remove hair, in fact it acts as an exfoliant by removing some of the top layer of your skin. If you’ve been out in the sun, your skin can actually tear when the wax is removed.
Third, once you’ve had a body waxing treatment, you should still avoid the sun for at least 24-48 hours. Freshly waxed skin is fragile and can burn much more easily. If you’re planning a day in the sun, be sure to book your body waxing treatment at unDONE Salon several days before hand. Additionally, it’s important to us a higher SPF sunscreen and drink plenty of water. Once you have exposed your skin to the sun, it’s also a good idea to use after sun products like aloe vera or witch hazel to rehydrate and soothe your waxed areas.
If you still have questions about a body waxing treatment, the professionals at unDONE Salon can give you additional advice about products and routines best suited to your individual needs. Call us at (208) 287-2010 today!
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