The first order of business in waxing your face at home is to find the wax of your preference. Take a trip to the local drugstore and look for waxes that have been dermatologist tested and are designed for sensitive skin. Additional ingredients such as the white lilly found in Nair Face Roll-On Wax Kit can help prevent extra tenderness.
A clean face prepares you for the best wax. Rinse and wash your face, as well as your hands, since they’ll be touching the wax first.
Follow the directions according to the wax packaging and heat it to the specified temperature. Don’t forget to check to make sure that it isn’t too hot for your precious facial skin. Not only is a burn not flattering, it's not comfortable either.
Spread wax onto your face in a thin, even layer. Apply a strip and leave it on for the recommended amount of time. Pull the strip off in a rapid motion, pulling in the opposite direction of hair growth. Avoid pulling hair upwards, as it can cause hair to break and appear to grow back faster.
Immediately apply pressure to the waxed area to avoid extra discomfort. Avoid waxing more than once, as it can cause unnecessary damage to the skin. Apply a layer of your favorite facial lotion to relieve skin.
Exfoliating your skin a day or two before you wax will help provide a smooth surface on which to wax. A regular wax can last from two to four weeks. Exfoliating will help extend the time between waxes to the four week max.
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