Though the temperatures are dropping and the Holidays have arrived, we still have to think about removing unwanted hair. Here at Salon D’Artiste, we offer a full range of waxing services, from brow shaping to legs and virtually everywhere in between. We’ve gathered a list of a few of the benefits of waxing, just in case you need convincing that this is the ultimate hair removal method.
Less regrowth. When you wax, the hair is pulled out directly from the root. Because of this, your skin will remain smooth until the new hair shaft reaches the skin surface. This process usually takes three to four weeks, which is also the average time that goes by between waxing appointments. When you shave, on the other hand, the razor is only cutting the hair shaft on the skin's surface. This leaves behind a blunt edge that quickly regrows in the form of stubble.
Gentle exfoliation. Waxing strips off the outermost layer of skin, which means that your skin’s surface will also feel smoother. While waxing does act as a gentle exfoliator, we recommend that you exfoliate a couple of days before your appointment to prepare the skin for the procedure. Never exfoliate on the same day as your appointment since this could make your skin too sensitive. A couple of days after appointment, you can exfoliate again. This post-waxing exfoliation is one of the best ways to keep ingrown hairs at bay.
Less inflammation. Repeated shaving leads to chronic skin inflammation from the friction of the razor against the skin. This can also lead to skin discoloration because the skin reacts to inflammation by becoming thicker, and the pigment-making cells in the skin become more active. This common disadvantage of shaving can be greatly relieved with waxing since the skin will be less exposed to repeated friction.
Less chance of ingrown hairs. It is important to use the correct waxing technique to avoid ingrown hairs. The pull has to be quick and the skin has to be held taut while performing the procedure. We recommend you see a professional for this, as they have extensive tools, knowledge, and experience at their disposal to help you avoid unnecessary discomfort and ingrown hairs.
Ready to make smooth, hair-free skin a part of your self care routine? Make an appointment today at Salon d’Artiste. Our professional technicians will help you maintain smooth skin all year round. For an appointment, call us on 610.687.2020 or come see us at the salon at Eagle Village Shops at 205 Lancaster Ave. #2 in Wayne. Want to make an appointment instantly? Use our app which is available through the Apple Store, Google Play, or Amazon