Nowadays there are plenty of hair removal methods available for women in order to get rid of unwanted hair on their body. You have probably tried to shave your legs but you ended up with nasty ingrown hairs and coarse hair. Although it is one of the most common methods of hair removal, the result lasts only for a few days and you can even cut yourself easily. Contrarily, waxing is a wonderful option to have smooth and soft legs for a long time. Once you try it, you won’t ever return to the razor. Today we will give you a useful step-by-step guide on how to wax your legs right at home.
Waxing you legs is a simple and practical hair removal alternative to achieve fabulous skin. Although it is a little bit painful, waxing is one of the most popular and most efficient ways to get rid of unwanted hair on your legs. As opposed to shaving or depilatory creams, waxing gives long term results, the hair being removed at the root.
If you regularly wax your legs, the hair will become finer, and you won’t have to deal with tapered ends and ingrown hairs any more. Waxing can be tricky for many of us, but if you do it correctly, you can save a lot of money and achieve wonderful, smooth and sexy legs right at home. Following our tips, you can learn how to wax your legs like a pro.
First of all let the hair grow out on your legs and make sure it’s long enough to wax. The minimal length that wax can stick to is 1/4 inch. Purchase a quality roll-on waxing kit that contains waxing strips, which can be bought separately as well. Roll-on systems are hygienic, leave no mess behind and can be used easily and safely at home.
Two days before you plan to wax your legs, exfoliate them with a mild body scrub in order to get rid of dead skin cells. It is important to do this one or two days before the actual wax depilation to avoid eventual skin irritations.
Right before you start waxing, dust a little baby powder on your legs. This is a great trick, since the powder absorbs the oil from the skin’s surface and the wax can stick more easily to the hair.
Heat the wax in the wax warmer or a container of water heated to boiling point. Follow the instructions written on the package, mainly those referring to heating in order to avoid overheating the wax and burning yourself. Proceed according to the instructions of the producer.
Sit down comfortably on a surface that can be easily cleaned. Using the roll-on applicator, apply the wax carefully in a thin, uniform layer. For the best results, hold the roll-on wax applicator at a 90-degree angle. One of the most important things you should always pay attention to is to apply the wax in the direction of hair growth. This way you can cover all the hairs evenly, so you can have wonderful, smooth legs.
Before the wax cools down, press a strip over the wax on your feet, applying pressure and smoothing all over so the hairs can stick better into the wax. Pull the skin taught using one hand and remove the strip with the other hand, pulling the strip in the opposite direction of the hair growth. While removing the strip, make sure you keep it as close to the skin as possible, so that it will be less painful. Proceed similarly until you finish both of your legs.
If the waxed area stings a little bit, you can apply a slightly damp cloth over your leg to calm it instantly. After waxing apply an antiseptic product containing salicylic acid to disinfect the area, avoid irritations and to prevent ingrown hairs as well.
To remove all the residues of wax from the surface of your skin, soak a cotton pad into a small amount of body oil and apply it on your legs.
Purchasing a proper roll-on waxing kit will help you to remove unwanted hair from your legs easily and safely right at home. This costless method can give your professional results and you can enjoy your fabulous, smooth legs for a long time.