Winter is coming, and we know what you all are thinking. No, not the Christmas shopping list. We mean the excitement of not removing hair for a while! With your skin covered up in cozy tights and sweaters, there won't be a need to wax.
Babe, we're here to tell you how wrong that mindset is! Winter is the best time to get long-lasting results from your waxing in the long term. Waxing in winter is just as important as the rest of the year. Essentially when you wax, you want to wax during the first phase of your hair growth cycle rather than the final phase, when hair is developing. It is difficult to achieve during the summertime when you want to be clean and have super smooth legs all the time.
It is one of the reasons why winter is the best time to wax. You can maintain a routine to catch all the hair in the first phase of hair growth. If you wax every 4 weeks, your hair will come through at once, and no new hair will appear days later. Maintaining this cycle of waxing will result in long-lasting results and by the summertime comes, you won't need to worry about any stray hairs.
We've compiled some tips to make waxing easier in the winter season and highlighted why waxing in winter is essential.
The Winter season usually means papery, dry skin. With the change in weather, our skin loses moisture and becomes flaky and dry. Dry, winter hair breaks when waxed, and this causes it to grow back faster and thicker. To prevent this, stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water to keep your skin healthy and hydrated. Waxing with hydrated skin will also result in softer and smooth skin after waxing.
Tone Down On The Hot Showers.
One of the many joys of the winter months is the long hot showers! But too much of those is a bad thing for your skin. The hot water strips the natural oils and moisture of your skin. The addition of cold, dry air makes for thirsty skin. Rather than hot water, keep the temperature of the water lukewarm, and keep your shower short!
Step Up Your Exfoliation Game
Psst! We're letting you in on one excellent tip! For the best waxing results, exfoliate regularly both after and before waxing. Not only will this keep flaky skin at bay it will also help prevent the development of those pesky ingrown hairs caused by waxing. Either indulge in a creamy exfoliating scrub or use your scrubbing mitten at least once a week. You’ll be amazed at the results, babe!
Don't Forget To Moisturize!
Long hot baths, exfoliation, and dry cold weather are bound to take a toll on your skin if you aren't moisturizing. Moisturizing skin is essential in keeping it hydrated and avoiding flaky, dry skin. Indulge in a rich body butter always after you wax. Regardless of waxing or not, you should never neglect to moisturize your skin. Besides, winter is an excellent time to pamper your skin!
Hair Length Over Time
Hair grows slower in the winter months than in summer. The heat and humidity keep the pores open and encourage hair growth. In winters, the pores are more constricted and, this slows down the effect of hair growth as the pores aren't readily open for the hair to sprout. In winters, you have to build your wax routine according to hair length instead of time. Make sure your hair growth is at least one-eighth of an inch before waxing.
Ditch That Razor For Good
If you thought you could skip waxing and indulge in a shave between waxes - you thought the wrong, babe! Shaving will set back all the progress you made when waxing. Waxing helps weaken the hair follicle and makes hair removal easier. With shaving, the hair is not removed from the root. It will result in a painful wax as well and, we're sure you don't want to revisit that pain. Don't shave between appointments, babe! You'll thank us later!
Slap on that SPF!
Don't neglect sunscreen! It is a year-round thing and is essential during the first 24 hours of waxing to avoid irritation and redness of the skin. Regardless of the weather, sun protection is essential in maintaining healthy skin.
We hope that these tips will help make waxing easier in the winter months and help you maintain a regular wax cycle while giving you optimum results of smooth, soft, and flawless skin all year long.