4 Unexpected Ways Waxing Benefits Your Skin
The overall goal of any beauty regimen is to help perpetuate a youthful and radiant appearance, which is largely accomplished through the proper care of our skin. One of the most important parts of our beauty regimen is the removal of excess, unwanted hair, which can help contribute to the softer, cleaner look we most desire–especially on our face. However, removing hair can be uncomfortable, difficult or tedious if not done well, which is what drives us to find new and better ways to achieve the results we want. Wax hair removal is often considered one of the best methods by which to remove excess, unwanted hair. Not only does it achieve the results we desire, it comes with some additional benefits for our skin.
Skin Benefits of Body Waxing
Body waxing is a way to remove hair temporarily, though the results are much longer lasting than the results of shaving and other temporary hair removal techniques. It can be done in a professional spa or at home. The wax is applied to the skin before being removed by paper, cloth strips, or by removing the wax itself, at which point it removes the unwanted hair. Many women agree that it is far preferable to have body waxing performed in a professional spa, as it is often more comfortable, more rapid, and produces even better results.
Compared to other temporary hair removal techniques, waxing is cheaper and easier, though a single session can be somewhat time-consuming. Following are a few unexpected ways that waxing benefits your skin:
- Improved skin texture. In addition to removing excess, unwanted hair, waxing also removes the top layer of dry, dead skin cells. The result is skin that is far more smooth and even, something that cannot be achieved through hair removal creams or shaving. Some waxes even contain aloe or butter in order to moisturize the skin and further improve its tone and texture.
- No skin irritation or allergies. Unlike hair removal creams and shaving gels, the wax that is normally used for body waxing procedures does not contain extra ingredients that can cause skin irritation or allergies. Properly done by a trained and experienced professional, the waxing procedure can result in no or very little and fleeting redness.
- No cuts and minimal bruising. It can be frustrating to try and improve your skin’s appearance through a method that results in things that adversely affect its appearance, such as cuts and bruises. Even when these things are temporary, they can be annoying to have to deal with. Waxing does not produce cuts as shaving sometimes does but very rarely can produce bruises.
- Stubble-free skin. Unlike shaving, which simply cuts hair off at the point where it emerges from the skin, waxing removes all hair completely by the root. Shaving can result in skin that feels rough and stubbly, whereas waxing can result in skin that feels soft.
In addition to these wonderful skin benefits, waxing can also cause hair to regrow at a much slower rate, which is not true of other hair removal procedures. The length of time it takes for hair to regrow after waxing can vary, but with repeated waxing, over time it is usually anywhere between four to six weeks, sometimes longer, before hair begins to grow back. When hair does finally grow back, it is soft and fine, unlike the rough, stubbly hair regrowth that occurs after shaving.
For more information about body waxing, how it is done and how it can benefit your skin, contact Botanica Day Spa today.