Remember the warm, sunny long days of summer? Well, they’re on their way and we couldn’t be more excited! As of today, there are 165 days left to go. In fact the site days.to will give you the exact amount of time, even down to the seconds, left until the northern hemisphere reaches peak daylight hours! But, are smooth hairless legs reserved for summer nights? For beach parties and bonfires? Or, can they also be for long romantic nights by the fireplace?
Let The Legs Be!
Yes, it’s a bit dramatic to want to start a campaign in favor of freeing legs. But, the point remains. Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean your legs can’t look their best.
Seriously, if you wanted to go on a date, and then back to their place, what would they say of your yeti legs? If they don’t mind, then all the power to you! If you don’t mind, then even better! But, say, that you wanted to do something about it, what are your options?
Waxing is the oldest form of hair removal known to man. Simply put, modern hair waxing involves a paste (or, wax), a piece of paper, and some courage.
The paste is usually a cream-like texture, or waxy. Often, the paste is meant to be warmed before application onto the treatment area. Honestly, the paste is usually wax — scented wax, at that. The wax lays onto your hair and latches on to the follicles. Ultimately, it’s meant to pull out the hairs from their roots.
What about the paper? Well, the paper is oftentimes waxy as well but holds some grip. That’s because, when applied to the wax it needs to be pulled off with a decent measure of force. Are you ready to wax your legs? Do you have the courage it takes?
Grow Out Your Hair
First, says Dove, “Whether you’re new to waxing or a pro, always remember to let [your] hair grow out.” What’s the recommended time frame? For the best results, you should wait about 3-4 weeks since your last wax, or 2-3 weeks since your last shave. In fact, “if your hair is too short, the wax struggles to get a good hold on the hairs to remove them.”
Second, relax. Waxing your legs is a part of self-care, whether you do it for aesthetics or another personal reason. Plus, no self-care moment is truly caring if you’re stressed. Dove quoted above recommends a warm bath. “While you soak, the water will also soften the hair,” making it easier to remove. What’s more, the warm water can soften your skin too!
Exfoliate For Smooth Skin
Third, exfoliate — but do so gently. We cannot express how crucial this fact is. Exfoliation is meant to remove the top layers of dead skin cells. Thus, exfoliating too roughly can actually remove said top layers, and some fresh ones too!
Exposing soft, smooth skin is ideal for waxing. Primarily because it will give you a good grip on the hair and not on your skin. But, exposing young, or sensitive, skin can actually do more harm than good.
You did it! Or, at least you gave it your best shot! Waxing isn’t for everyone. And, it certainly isn’t for the faint of heart. But, feel free to read our next article with post-waxing tips. We think you’ll like it.
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