Waxing facial hair can be a daunting task. To resolve your woes, we at BIOSOFT have put together the perfect waxing guide for facial hair which entails all the do’s and don’t.
Facial hair is quite natural and normal. But many of us do wish to get rid of it. While there are unlimited methods of removing facial hair, our eyes always pick the real winner which is ‘waxing’. Waxing gets rid of all the fine hair in just one pull. Be it the upper lip, unibrow or the overgrown eyebrows, waxing does a great job in all the spots. It seamlessly removes the hair from its roots and leaves you with smooth skin. A skin on which your makeup will glide on quite easily.
But just like your body waxing, there are some important things that you need to know before waxing your facial hair. We at BIOSOFT believe in providing you with the best waxing solutions. So today, we have brought a guide of do’s and don’t that you need to follow while waxing facial hair.
How to wax facial hair
- Clean your face with a cleanser and apply a pre-waxing gel.
- Now, apply the wax in the direction of the hair growth, using a wooden spatula.
- If you are using liposoluble aka soft wax, place the waxing strip on the applied wax and pull it in the opposite direction of the hair growth.
- If you are using peelable wax aka hard wax, then you need to simply pull the wax in the opposite direction of the hair growth.
- Apply a soothing post-wax gel on the waxed area.
Should you wax before or after a facial?
You should never wax or opt for a facial treatment on the same day. Experts recommend to space out your waxing and facial appointments in a span of two days.
Do's: Choose the right wax
Your facial skin is very thin and sensitive as compared to the rest of the body. So, it is of utmost importance that you select a wax that is gentle on your skin. It needs to be in accord with your skin type. This helps you stay away from any kind of infections.
Keep an eye on the temperature
While waxing your facial hair you need to be extra careful about the temperature of your wax. As your facial skin is very sensitive, the risk of running a burn is even higher. To stay steer clear of such burns, you need to use low melting temperature wax heaters. The other thing you can do is, after dipping the wooden spatula in the wax, remove it and let the wax on the spatula cool down for a few seconds. This will completely ensure that your face is saved from any wax burns.
Keep the length in mind
Just like your body hair, the length of the facial hair also matters. It’s because if the facial hair is too fine then it becomes difficult for the wax to get the right grip. If the wax is not able to grip onto the hair, then you are left with uneven facial hair.
Conduct patch tests
There are different types of wax in the market that may or may not suit your skin. Each of the wax contains ingredients that might work best for you and cause allergies to someone else. As the facial skin is very sensitive, dermatologists recommend conducting patch tests. This helps in understanding which wax works best for you. It also keeps you away from any possible infections and allergies.
Don't: Do not wax the same area twice
If you are new to facial waxing then this is the first don’t that you need to follow thoroughly. Never wax in the same area twice. As mentioned earlier, your facial skin is very sensitive. While waxing, your epidermis layer is also waxed off. Due to this, your skin is sensitized for a brief period of time. Which is why we recommend not waxing the same area twice. Therefore to avoid such situations it is best to opt for a good quality wax that removes the hair in just one go.
You should never shave your facial hair, especially women. It’s because when you shave, the hair is chopped off from the middle and is not removed from the roots. This leaves you with a prickly skin texture. The other downside to shaving is you need to keep shaving every other day to keep your skin from getting too dry and prickly. When you apply makeup over such skin, your facial hair gets even more highlighted. It's best to let your facial fuzz grow and then wax it off.
Avoid swimming or workouts
After waxing your facial hair, experts recommend that you shouldn't go for a swim. It’s because your skin goes into repair mode. It is already very sensitive and if your skin comes in contact with the chlorine added to the water, there are some mishaps bound to happen. Similarly, it is said that you should skip out on workouts. It’s because after waxing your pores are opened. If you workout rigorously, you will sweat. This sweat will clog your pores and leave you with acne and pimples.
Now that you know the do’s and don’t of waxing facial hair, let’s get waxing! You can log onto BIOSOFT.com and select your favourite peelable wax. They are super gentle on the skin and provide a seamless waxing experience.