While there is no dearth of the methods that you can use to get rid of unwanted hair from your body, waxing is by far the best alternative in most cases. Waxing is a versatile, economical and a fairly easy method of hair removal and can comfortably be used to remove hair from almost any part of your body such as your face, your legs, your arms, your under-arms and your pubic area.
And these are the reasons why, waxing still remains the most popular and the most widely practiced hair removal technique, even after the arrival of the high-tech electrolysis and laser techniques.
The wax needed for waxing is easily available at most cosmetic stores, and if you aren’t willing to buy it from there, you can even make it at home using some sugar and lemon juice.
Waxing is best done in patches, so that you can concentrate well on a small area and remove all the hair from there before you move to the other parts of your body. Before you begin applying wax to your skin, cleanse your skin with some soap and water to ensure that there is no oil or dirt on the surface.Â When you have oil or dust sitting on your skin surface, the wax will not stick to your skin as it should and thus a lot of your hair may remain left out.
Spread a thick layer of wax on your skin, and spread it evenly. Next, place a cloth strip on top of the wax and press it so that the cloth sticks to the wax. Let it stand there for a few minutes, and then you can pull off the strip while keeping your skin stretched firmly. The sudden jerk with which the strip is pulled off can lead to redness, so you must apply some body lotion or oil to soothe down your skin.
The little precautions you mustn’t ignore
Although waxing is a perfectly safe method of hair removal, if your skin is sun damaged you must wait for a few days, till your skin heals completely. But in case you don’t have the time to wait, then pop in an anta-acid tablet at least two hours before you get the waxing done.