All You Need to Know About Facial Waxing

facial waxing

Facial hair waxing is a quick procedure that removes even fine hairs and can last for weeks if done correctly. Waxing your facial hair at home can save you money, but before you apply any product to your face, you should know what it is and what to do. In this page, you will learn what kind of wax is best for you and how to do it.

For most skin types, cream wax heated in a wax pot is an excellent choice. Because it is gentle, it works well on sensitive facial skin. It is also less sticky than honey waxes, making it easier to work with. Even though cold wax strips appear to be less labor-intensive, heated wax still has a stronger grip on hair. If this is your first-time waxing, it is easiest to do your own facial waxing with a kit; the entire process should take no more than 20 minutes.

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How to prepare

Most wax kits should include most of the items required for waxing; however, make sure you have items listed below:

  • Wax warmer or microwave (Follow the instructions on how to heat wax)
  • Cream wax or the best wax for your facial hair and skin type
  • Pre-wax cleanser
  • Talc-free powder
  • Muslin or pellon strips
  • Wooden applicators
  • After-wax lotion or aloe-based gel
  • Tweezers

There are many different wax kits you can buy to remove facial hair at home. (Cost about $10-$30) Choose the one that is gentle for sensitive facial skin and is made of natural, sustainable substances.


The Procedures

  1. Before getting a facial wax, you should make sure your facial hair is long enough. It should be at least 1/4 inch long. If it isn't, waxing may be ineffective and may even result in ingrown hairs. If everything looks good with the length of your hair, pin it back or pull it back, and wash your hands and face thoroughly to remove any makeup or dirt. Apply a pre-wax cleanser following a pat dry. After you've prepared your face, apply talc-free powder to the area you want to wax.
    (PS: If you're using hot wax, heat it in a wax warmer or in the microwave according to the instructions on your waxing kit. It should be warm but not too hot. Instead of resembling oil, it should resemble honey or peanut butter. If it resembles oil, wait until it becomes more like honey before using.)
  1. Apply the wax in the direction of hair growth in small sections with an applicator or popsicle stick at a 45-degree angle to the hair. You want just enough wax to cover the hair completely, but not so much that it becomes too thick to remove.
  1. Apply a waxing strip in the direction of hair growth. Leave a section of the strip unattached from the hair at the end, like a tab, to be used to pull the strip off. Smooth your hand against the strip a few times in the direction of hair growth to ensure the wax adheres to the hair. If you're using hot wax, it's probably slightly cooled by now, so grab the tab, hold your skin taut with one hand, and pull the strip in the opposite direction of hair growth in one quick pull. Put the strip back on your hair and pull it off again in the same manner if there is any remaining wax with hair.
  1. Work in sections across your face until all unwanted hair is removed. If you apply wax to the same area twice, it may burn or irritate your skin. After you've finished waxing, use tweezers to remove any stray hairs that the wax missed.


Quick Tips for Waxing

  • Do your waxing in front of a mirror, which may seem obvious. To get a feel for it and make sure the wax is the right temperature, practice applying the wax to a small area of your body, like your arm. Use a numbing cream or spray if you're concerned about the pain that waxing might cause. If you have sensitive skin, they might be especially beneficial.
  • Never double dip waxing stick
  • Wear gloves if necessary- Gloves are for your protection and for the protection of the waxing technician.


Frequently asked questions

Is Waxing Bad for My Skin?

Yanking hair out by the root is unpleasant, but if done correctly by a professional, it is unlikely to cause permanent damage. If you frequently wax your skin, you might want to think about laser or electrolysis treatments. More serious medical conditions can also influence whether waxing is harmful to you. Consult a dermatologist before performing a wax at home if you're unsure whether your skin might be at risk. This is especially important if you don't have an esthetician's training.


Will Waxed Hair Regrow Thicker?

The answer is No. Although everyone seems to have their own theory or old wives' tale about it, the hair generally grows back the same.


Types of Wax for Hair Removal

Typically, there are four different types of wax:

Hard Wax

  • Made from beeswax, rosin, and other therapeutic ingredients (olive oil, coconut oil, vitamins, etc.)
  • Ideal for smaller, more delicate areas (eyebrows, upper lip, underarms, bikini line)
  • does not require removal strips to function.

Soft Wax

  • Ingredients: rosin, oils, and other additives.
  • Can be prepared at home by melting granulated sugar, lemon juice, and honey together.
  • Suitable for larger, non-sensitive areas (arms, legs)
  • Needs wax strips of small pieces of cloth for removal.

Sugar/Honey Wax

  • natural and less painful
  • Ingredients: sugar, salt, water, and lemon juice and so on
  • Perfect for all body parts irrespective of the skin type

Other Natural Waxes

Ingredients: Cocoa powder, fruit juice, powdered fruit mix, pure honey, etc.

Can be used on all body parts but is most effective on smaller spots and sensitive skin.

Provides numerous additional skin benefits through antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.


Can you reuse wax hair removal?

Never! The only wax that you can reuse is hard wax. But hard wax doesn't remove all hair.Hard wax is typically yellow or green in color and does not require the use of strips. Because hard wax must be applied thickly and at least twice to remove all hair, you may re-use it to save money. Melt the wax, strain out the hair, let the wax harden again and then melt it for re-use. Generally, re-using wax is un-hygienic and may cause a possible public health hazard.


Where to buy wax for hair removal?

Wax is super easy to get if you shop online. Or you can grab blue hair removal or other colors you like wax on local supermarket. Different wax is for specific request. Finding what you need is important. Keep in mind that both men and women hair removal wax are available on the Internet.


What temp should wax be for hair removal?

To work, hard wax must be warm and pliable (but not hot). When using a wax warmer, the ideal temperature is 54°C, and the consistency should be similar to honey.


How often should I get waxed?

Every four weeks, or whenever wax is able to grab all of your hair with wax. Hair should be between 1/4 and 1/2 inch long as a general rule. You should not wait more than six weeks between each wax because the waxing procedure is more painful on longer hair.


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