Facial hair can be embarrassing – especially for women. There are many solutions out there, like shaving or undergoing laser hair removal, but these can be irritating and expensive. That’s where facial waxing comes in.
Facial waxing can be intimidating if you’re new to at-home waxing. Don’t worry. If you follow our advice, you can get rid of your facial hair safely and privately.
When you wax the hair from your face, you lift the hair out of the follicle so that it takes longer to grow back and is finer than before. Facial waxing also lasts longer than shaving, and, unlike laser treatments, can be performed in your home.
The first step to at-home facial waxing is finding the right products. For a delicate area of the body like your face, a hard wax is recommended, like Depimiel’s Aloe Vera Hard Wax. Unlike soft waxes, hard wax sticks to your hair, not your skin, and you don’t need a cloth to remove it. You simply apply, wait for it to harden, and peel it off. It doesn’t leave a lot of residue behind, and it can be reapplied to the same spot without damaging your skin.
Once you have your supplies, the next thing to do is prepare your skin. Just like waxing your legs, when you wax your face, the hairs need to be at least ¼ inch long so that the wax can adhere to it. Any shorter and the wax won’t do its job. After you’ve patiently waited for your hair to grow, you need to cleanse your skin to remove dead cells and lift your body hair up.
Now that you’re ready to wax, there’s one more thing to do: take a painkiller about half an hour before you wax. This will make the whole process easier, especially if you have a low tolerance for pain.
No matter what area of your face you’re waxing, whether it’s your upper lip, eyebrows, or chin, you need to make sure your wax is hot enough to stick to your hair but not so hot that it can burn you. Before you start your facial waxing, test the wax on the inside of your wrist to make sure the temperature is safe. Then it’s time to start waxing.
When you’re waxing your face at home, you may want to ask a friend to help with the areas you can’t see, like below your chin or along your sideburns. And if you have long hair, it’s a good idea to pull it up so it doesn’t get in your way. Then you can apply the wax in the direction of the growth. Let it cool, pull your skin tight, and remove the wax in the opposite direction. After you’ve finished, you can use an oil-based product, or simply oil, to remove any residue from your skin. Finish with a moisturizer and you’re good to go.
Facial waxing can be intimidating if you’re new to at-home waxing. Don’t worry. If you follow this advice, you can enjoy the best face wax experience safely and privately.