Summer is on its way! That means swimsuit shopping, planning vacations, and breaking out that new pair of sandals.
Amongst all this summer excitement, what’s first on our to-do list?
A wax treatment! Whether you’re making an appointment with your local salon or doing it yourself, you’re going to need all the right materials to keep it hair-free and carefree this summer.
An important thing to do before you wax is lightly exfoliate, otherwise you risk the chance of increased irritation. Exfoliating should be done 24-48 hours before your appointment. Now you’re wondering, how do I exfoliate effectively while also being gentle on my skin? We’ve got you! Available in both 2x2” and 4x4” sizes, our 12-Ply Gauze is perfect for this step. Intrinsics’ gauze is gentle enough to use on your face, so you can be assured that it’ll be perfect for other sensitive areas, too.
If you’re new to waxing or unsure how to DIY, call your local esthetician to ensure it is done correctly. If you’re choosing to wax at home, you’re going to need the professional tools. Choose your wax based on what’s best for you. Find your preferred wax and open your box of trusty Intrinsics Waxing Strips. The 3x9” pre-cut strips are made of 100% non-woven pellon, so you don’t have to worry about stretching, tearing, or oily residue. These professional strips are also available in a 100 yard roll. And they are made in the USA! How much better could it get?
Here’s the best way to go about waxing:
- Apply the heated wax in the direction of hair growth
- Place the Intrinsics wax strip on top of the wax, press down firmly
- Hold the skin taut with one hand
- Pull the strip the opposite direction of hair growth
- With clean hands, apply pressure for a few moments to ease discomfort
So you’ve finished waxing and now it’s time for the after-care. There’s a reason we wrote an entire blog about our Gentle Cleansing Towels, because they are ideal for waxing treatments! These professional grade towels are made of 100% pure cotton and infused with natural botanicals to calm irritated skin. After you’re finished cleansing the freshly-waxed area, apply a light oil or moisturizer with a soft, luxurious Silken Wipe.