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Having unwanted hair ripped out of your skin is not our definition of a good time, but when it comes to achieving smooth skin that goes the distance, waxing still reigns supreme. While you typically leave this hair removal technique to the professionals, that doesn’t mean you can’t take matters into your own hands—especially when you can’t see your wax specialist. Sure, it can be intimidating, but all you need is an at-home waxing kit and a positive spirit to work your way to hairless skin. Not to mention, you can save yourself time and money along the way. Ready to achieve smooth skin? Keep reading to learn how to wax at home so you can enjoy stubble-free skin.
Ready to become a pro at waxing? Follow our step-by-step routine to make it happen!
We know that waxing can be a scary process, but we’re here to help. Shake off the jitters and trust yourself! You’ve got this!
Before you start waxing, it’s important that your skin is clean and refreshed. After all, you don’t want dirt, oil, and other impurities lingering on your skin. To prep your face, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types, which works to purify and hydrate skin.
If you’re waxing your legs, arms, underarms, or any other area on your body, hop in the shower before your hair removal session.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), you should always make sure that your hair is between ¼ to ¾ inches long. If the hair is too short, the wax may not be able to adhere to your hair. You don’t want it to be too long either, though. If your hair is on the longer side, it should be trimmed to a shorter length before waxing.
When it comes to using an at-home waxing kit, you should follow the instructions to a T to achieve your desired results. Some waxing kits come with ready to use strips, and others require that you apply the wax directly to your skin. If you’re working with the latter, the AAD shares that the wax should be warm, not hot, when applying it.
If you have ready-to-use wax strips, simply hold your skin taut and use your other hand to remove the strip from your skin quickly. Keep in mind, you should always remove the strip in the opposite direction of your hair growth. If you have to apply cloth strips, start by placing the strip over the wax and press down firmly. Leave on for two to three seconds then remove the strip. Voila!
Waxing most spots is pretty similar, but one that requires a little more attention and precision is waxing your eyebrows. Since your eye area is sensitive—and you don’t want to mess up your perfect arches—it’s essential to ensure that you’re waxing your brows the right way. Here’s how to do it.
Using a spoolie, brush your brows upward and outward so you can identify your natural brow shape.
Take an eyebrow pencil, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24 HR Pencil Eyeliner in Black, and outline the natural shape of your brows. See all of the hair that is sitting outside of your outline? That’s what you need to remove.
When it comes to waxing your eyebrows at home, you can never go wrong with pre-made wax strips. It makes the process oh-so-easy, and you don’t have to worry about removing too much hair. Warm up the wax strip in between your hands, and you’re ready to roll!
Place one wax strip beneath the tail of your brows. Press down firmly and let it sit for a few seconds. Next, quickly remove the wax strip, pulling it in the opposite direction of your hair growth. Repeat around your eyebrows until you have perfectly shaped arches!
Congratulations on a successful at-home waxing session! We knew you could do it! However, your work is not done! Follow our three tips below to keep your skin in proper shape post-wax.
One of the easiest ways to soothe your skin after waxing is to reach for a moisturizer! Of course, you’ll want to opt for an offering that won’t clog your pores. Try the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care – Normal/Oily Skin, L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care – Normal/Dry Skin, or L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care – Extra Dry Skin.
While you may be tempted to touch your smooth skin, we’d advise against it. Touching freshly waxed skin can cause dirt, oil, and debris to clog pores and lead to breakouts. Play it safe, and keep your hands off.
Believe it or not, your skin needs to breathe after a wax. If not, skin irritation and redness can become a factor. Always wear loose clothing after waxing your body to keep your skin in the clear.
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