When it comes to unwanted hair, facial hair tops the list for many because we can't cover it up like we can with our body hair. Especially with the increased amounts of video chats going on these days, you may be choose to be in your PJ's from the neck down, but still want your facial grooming to be on point.
With many salons currently closed, DIY hair removal at home seems like the go-to choice, but removing hair at home does not have to mean sacrificing salon results. Here are our top tips for waxing at home and getting the same professional results (and for much less!)
TOP 5 TIPS FOR DIY WAXING FACIAL HAIR AT HOME:
1. Prep your skin. In order to get the best results, ensure your skin is clean and dry by removing any oils, moisturisers and make-up. This will help the wax grasp the hair instead of dirt and oil.
2. Wax in front of a large mirror, not a hand-held one. This is especially important when shaping your brows because you can take a step back occasionally to see your whole face and check your progress. This will help you to determine whether the shape you're creating is right for your face before you go too far!
3. Practice using the wax first on a small area of your body. For example, try use your arm so you get the feel of how the wax works. As per instructions with every Nad's product, always test a small amount of wax and wait the required 24 hour period before waxing again. This is to ensure you have no allergies to the wax and also to ensure you know the right temperature for your skin.
4. Assess your hair growth. Wax should be applied in the direction of the hair growth and removed in the opposite direction. Before waxing, take a moment to make sure you understand the direction in which your hair grows. If your upper lip hair grows in two different directions, you should treat this in two different sections. Hair should be between 2-5 mm long for your session to be effective
5. After waxing avoid touching the freshly waxed area. This is will prevent any oils or bacteria on your hands from irritating the open hair follicles.