5 Body Waxing Treatments and Why You Should Try Them
Hair removal is a personal choice. But if you’re opting to tread this route, you might as well do it the right way: waxing treatments. Waxing is a smarter solution than shaving. It lasts longer, takes less time, and leaves the skin feeling silky smooth. It effectively removes body hair without irritating the skin.
If you’ve been wanting to try or are new to the waxing game, you might find yourself overwhelmed by all the types of treatments offered. To help lessen your worries and confusion, we’ve listed some of the most common wax treatments you can and should get.
1. Facial Waxing
To start from the top—literally—is the facial wax. Facial wax, as you can imagine, is the method of using wax to remove fine facial hair. A treatment often enjoyed by both men and women, it involves two or more areas in the face with the eyebrows, upper lip, and chin as the most common areas to wax. However, you can also go for a full-face waxing which would include the ears, cheeks, nostrils, and forehead. A full-face wax provides a more even-looking and clearer complexion, making it a good, clean canvass for makeup as well.
Tip: Our Facial Waxing at Bliss Skincare uses hot wax, which performs better in gripping and removing hair, even the thicker and more stubborn ones. This results in a smoother complexion for a longer period.
2. Underarm Waxing
If you want the feeling of having smooth underarms, then you should definitely go for underarm waxing. This method not only removes armpit hair effectively but also offers an exfoliating effect on the skin.
Tip: During the process, make sure to lift your arm high. The key is to keep the skin as taut as possible. As well. avoid wearing clothing that is tight against the skin after your underarm waxing (and other waxing treatments, for that matter) as this may cause rubbing and irritation.
3. Full Leg Waxing
Waxing is the preferred method by many people when it comes to removing the hair on their legs. Apart from its long-lasting effect, this treatment is less abrasive on the skin and can cause the hair to grow back slower, thinner, and shorter than before. With regular full leg waxing, you can even improve your skin texture and avoid having rough and stubbly skin that you can otherwise get from shaving.
Tip: Whilst waiting for your next waxing session, consider using a high-quality lotion, like Mayerling’s De-Ageing Body Treatment, which is an easily-absorbed and intensely moisturising body cream. It’s important to keep your skin nourished before and after waxing.
4. Bikini Waxing
Just like what the name suggests, this waxing treatment focuses on removing the hair outside the panty line. It is a great option for those who want to wax the hair down there but not all the way, as this treatment leaves the most intimate parts untouched.
Tip: There are different types of bikini waxes, like the basic bikini or full bikini. Just tell the wax specialist the extent of hair removal you want.
5. Brazilian Waxing
Compared to a bikini wax, a Brazilian wax removes more hair in intimate areas. It includes the area between the legs and along the buttocks. You can go full Brazilian (also known as “Hollywood”) or leave a small neat “landing strip” (or whatever shape you fancy) of hair at the front.
Tip: Your Brazilian waxing experience can be affected by various factors, including your hair and skin type. Before booking an appointment with a wax specialist, ensure that the length of the hair to be removed is about ¼”. Shorter or longer hair length may prolong the waxing process and lead to skin irritation. It’s also best to learn more about Brazilian waxing before proceeding.
Importance of Waxing Regularly
No one achieves smooth, hairless skin after one waxing appointment. Whilst waxing treatment is performed less frequently than shaving, we highly recommend that individuals follow through regularly with the procedure after the first one. Waxing regularly will weaken hair follicles, which will make hair easier to pull out.
Our skin reacts differently to waxing treatments. Instead of waxing on your own, it’s best to book an appointment with a skin and beauty specialist. Our experts at Bliss Skincare can help determine the best body wax treatment depending on your needs and skin type, so you can achieve the best results with the least amount of discomfort.
See our list of facial and body waxing and book your next appointment with us!