Get the Smooth Skin You Crave
I'm a huge fan of waxing. With my busy lifestyle, always running from the office to yoga classes to dinners with friends, I have learned how to shower quickly and keep moving. The other night, I hopped in the shower at 6:25 (didn't wash my hair) and had a full face of makeup and was out the door to pick up my friend by 6:40!
My biggest trick to not wasting time getting ready is to get waxed. Think about how much time you would save if you never had the extra step of shaving! It's wonderful. No more frantic shaving and accidentally nicking yourself with the razor because you forgot you'd be wearing a dress that night. You can just wash your body and go.
If you've never waxed before, I have some basic tips for you:
My number one tip is please, please don't get waxed if you have a spray tan. This may seem obvious, but I did make that mistake once. My skin was all different colors for so long because when I got my next spray tan, it applied unevenly from the remaining color in certain places on my skin. It's just a big mess that you don't want to deal with correcting! So, plan accordingly and get your tan a couple of days after you get waxed.
Prepping for Pain
Some people think that having a glass of wine before a wax will help them not be in pain. Please don't drink alcohol before waxing! Drinking makes your blood thinner, which means you could be more prone to bleeding from your wax. Trust me, you are tough and can handle it without liquid courage.
I used to hold my breath through anything that was scary or difficult, and I was also very prone to fainting! You don't want to get lightheaded or dizzy from your wax experience. Try focusing on taking slow, deep breaths. You'll know when the wax is about to be lifted because your esthetician will smooth parchment over it before the pull. Inhale as they smooth it down, and exhale as they pull it off. Keep breathing steadily in between rounds.
When you get home from your wax, take a shower to rinse off any sticky pieces that may have been missed. Try to keep the water cool to close your pores and sooth your skin. Hot water can make your skin more inflamed, so embrace the cold just that first night! I recommend using body wash or soap that is fragrance-free. My favorites are Aveeno and CeraVe.
After your shower, you may want to apply finipil. My esthetician usually gives me a little packet of it, but if yours does not, you can find it on Amazon.
To avoid getting bumps or ingrown hairs, you'll want to exfoliate your skin for a few days after your fresh wax. Use a scrub that doesn't have added fragrance or chemicals in case your skin is still a little sensitive from the wax, and make sure you always apply lotion after exfoliating so your skin doesn't dry out.
Where to Wax
Now that you know everything you need to about waxing, it's time to schedule your appointment! Faster showers and sleeveless dress freedom are just around the corner for you.
Beauty Brands does it all! Waxes include lip, chin underarm, bikini, Brazilian, upper or lower leg, and full leg. Prices depend on your esthetician's experience level and which service you are getting. You can schedule online, and there are so many time slots available that you can always get in when you need to. If you want to go to my specific esthetician (I love her!) at the Plaza location, DM me on Insta, and I'll share her info with you.