Whether you're unable to get to your usual salon wax appointment, or you simply want to take grooming into your own hands (quite literally), at-home waxing can give women and men the same smooth results. Yep—men wax, and a huge percentage of them have now jumped on the waxing trend over the last several years.
At-home waxing with waxup can give you the same professional results on your legs, back or chest – as long as you follow a certain set of guidelines and have the right waxing kit. Read on for some tips and tricks to at-home waxing minus the pain and the mess.
Step 1. Prep Your Skin
It might be tempting to skip the skin prep prior to waxing, but it is important to sanitize the area that is going to be waxed to remove any perspiration and bacteria and to provide a clean base for the wax to adhere to your skin without causing irritation. The cleaner your skin, the closer the wax will adhere to the hair root for the smoothest look possible.
Remember to exfoliate as well! Make sure there are no sores or irritation and that the top layer of the skin is fully exfoliated to remove any dead skin cells and free ingrown hairs. This can be achieved by dry body brushing or using a manual exfoliating product in the shower or bath. Exfoliating the skin should be carried out 24 hours before any waxing to ensure that there is no redness, irritation or skin sensitivity before waxing.
Step 2. Choose Your Wax! Roll-on Wax vs Hard Wax: The Choice is Yours
Roll-on wax is quick, less messy and requires less of a professional technique but with a professional finish. It is great for larger areas like legs, arms, back, chest and bikini area as it’s quicker to apply and remove.
Hard wax heats up quickly and neatly in the microwave and it is easy to spread on the skin with a stirring stick. Pro tip: after heating the wax pot in the microwave, check the wax temperature on your wrist prior to applying to delicate areas like lip, nostrils or ears to ensure the wax isn’t too hot.
Step 3. Remember to Moisturize
When the waxing session is over, make sure to remove any residual wax with a good wax remover. Just a few drops applied with a cotton ball eliminates stickiness and hydrates and moisturizes your skin. The wax remover can also be used as a rubbing oil for massage therapy or for sunburn.
Now that’s waxup!