Are you sick of shaving, Don’t have the time to shave as often or suffering from skin irritations caused by shaving?
Well, maybe it is time you try waxing! These top 7 benefits of waxing over shaving will give you an overview of why many people have converted to waxing as a method of hair removal.
There is a good reason why regrowth seems slower when you wax: the hair is pulled from the root. In this way, your skin will remain smooth for a period of time that spans from the renewal of the ripped hair follicle to the moment the hair shaft reaches the skin surface. This whole process usually lasts three to four weeks, the average time that goes by between waxing appointments.
Waxing strips off the outermost layer of skin, which means that your skin will feel smoother and brighter, but keep in mind that waxing is not exfoliation. In fact, it is highly advisable that you exfoliate a couple of days before your waxing appointment to prepare the skin for the procedure. Do not exfoliate on the same day of the appointment since this could make your skin too sensitive. A couple of days after the appointment, you can wax again: any redness will more than likely have subsided by then, and pores will be closed. Post-waxing exfoliation is one of the ways to keep ingrown hairs at bay.
This is because waxing tears hair off from the root, which causes the hair follicle to get weaker over time. Weak hair follicles produce finer, sparser hair. However, genetics still determines most of the characteristics of your hair, such as coarseness, color, and growth rate. Do not expect dramatic change from coarse to fine in a couple of appointments. It will take some time to see a substantial change.
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.
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 professionals, the waxing procedure can result in no or very little and fleeting redness.
It can be frustrating to try and improve your skin’s appearance through a method that results in things that adversely affect its appearances, 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.
Unlike shaving, which simply cuts the 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 the 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 The Waxing Co. today.