To Wax or Not to Wax Your Legs, That is Not a Question.
April 8, 2014
It seems like a no-brainer. To show off smooth legs in your latest finds of summer shorts, the easiest way is to just shave. Yes, shaving has been a beauty regimen deeply ingrained in our culture, especially when shaving kits are made easy for home use. Shaving has also become one of the cheapest options out there.
Does shaving really achieve the results most women want?
You might already know the answer. In fact, shaving exposes you to larger risks for poorer outcomes. There is a good chance that you can get nicks and cuts, which could affect the overall aesthetics of your legs, basically defeating the reason for shaving. And above all, remember the uncomfortable feeling of the bumps of your legs caused by ingrown hairs that just never seem to go away?
Waxing is an inexpensive alternative.
If you really want to get a safe, excellent treatment to remove hair on your legs, you can always go to a trusted salon for quality leg waxing services. Compared to expensive solutions that are supposedly "permanent" like laser hair removal, waxing takes a little longer to achieve that permanent effect, but at a much less expensive price.
How to trim hairs before leg waxing?
For leg waxing, it is best that you hair is at least a quarter of an inch long. This is long enough for easy removal, and it is short enough not to be that painful.
If the hair on your legs are too long, you can trim them using clippers. It would be advisable to opt out of using scissors because there is a tendency that scissors could cut the hairs too short.
How to moisturize your legs to prevent pain?
Applying a toner over the area will allow the pores to tighten, creating a firmer hold on the hairs. This can make the removal process less painful because it prevents skin dragging.
What happens after leg waxing?
After waxing, it is highly likely that there will still be a few hairs left, so you have to go back to keep the results clean and thorough. For a better outcome, you may have to go around your leg about 4-6 times.
If you want to maintain soft and silky legs after waxing, you can do so by regularly exfoliating your legs. You can use bath salts or loofahs to help get rid of dead skin cells.
Would you give waxing a try now? You may be able to do less work than shaving almost every other day, if not every day already.
If you have concerns before coming in for waxing, feel free to ask our estheticians at Serene Wax Boutique. Book your next waxing appointment here.