It’s obviously more convenient and easier just to go to the local salon for a waxing session. However, there are times when you are short on time, can’t get an appointment or embarrassingly hairy and wanna tackle it yourself. The problem is that for smaller areas, such as the lip and chin where the skin is more sensitive, you need to be gentle and have precision. You need to learn some pro tips so you don’t make the same mistakes so many others have in the past. In the following post that’s what we’re going to look at – the worst mistakes to make while waxing at home.
Using the Incorrect Wax for Lips
Lips are obviously very sensitive, so it’s crucial that you use the correct type of wax to prevent any irritation. Many women think it’s fine to use the same wax for their face and lips that they do for their legs. This is a big no-no. Using the wrong wax can cause skin sensitivities, epidermis damages and poor hair removal. It’s also best, even with such small areas, to work at small areas, moving from the outer edge into the centre.
Waxing the Whole Bikini Area at the Same Time
Similarly, to the above, it’s common for many women to think that they must wax all their bikini area at once, because it’s more challenging, awkward and the hair is tougher. However, as the skin is so sensitive, you need to make sure you only remove the hair in small, manageable strips on skin that is taut. This is something that’s best left to professionals, and if you’re looking for a softer option, you should consider sugaring bikini wax.
Waxing Hair, The Wrong Way
Regardless of the area you are working on, try to avoid making the same mistake that so many people do – waxing in the wrong direction/. Remember to wax in the same direction the hair is growing. When you go against the grain, so to speak, it can damage the hair follicle. This has the knock-on effect of causing hair to grow quicker. When you wax correctly, hair should only grow back in four to six weeks. But can come back in four to seven if done in the wrong direction.
Forgetting to Measure Before Waxing Eyebrows
It’s very easy, especially if you attempt it at home and put little to no preparation in place, to wax eyebrows and take too much off leaving them looking asymmetrical. Which is not a good look. The best way to avoid this is by applying the wax on the eyebrow with some space between the main brow line. That way, you can use a tweezer to clean up the arch and get those clearly defined and sexy eyebrows you’re after.
Mapping is important and this can be done using a brow pencil or eyeliner and lining it up from the bottom of your nose in an upwards direction. This is the point where your eyebrows should start. Then if you move your pencil like it’s a protractor you can find the beginning of the eye., that’s where the arch should be and then move it across your retina, which helps you to find the point it should peak.
Then mark where it should end lining the same pencil at the end of the eyeball.