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Everything You Need To Know About A Face Wax

Only a very small percentage of women are blessed with naturally fuzz free faces, despite the media portraying this aesthetic as the norm. However, while we’re all for owning what Mother Nature gave us, many prefer a smoother and softer look. For that reason, we are going to give you the lowdown on the basics of a face wax.

So, how does facial waxing work?

A professional therapist will begin by heating up the wax. Then using spatula, will start to spread it across the desired area for removal. The therapist then lays a fabric strip on top of the wax and presses it down. 

At this point, the wax sticks to the hairs and is ripped away from the follicles in the opposite direction to hair growth. This pulling motion removes the hair directly from the root, thereby delaying regrowth. And voila – it’s that simple!

Traditionally, professionals are trained to wax most areas of the face. At B.Beautiful studio we offer full face waxing which includes the upper lip, chin, cheeks, eyebrows and sides.

How should you prep?

Generally, it’s preferred that the face is as free of cuts and blemishes as possible, but experts advise clients not to over exfoliate. This could aggravate the skin, actually making it more sensitive to a waxing treatment. Instead, just make sure you’re cleansing your skin properly in the build up to your appointment.

On the day…

  • Avoid exposure to the Sun or sunbeds since this will increase skin sensitivity.

  • You should cleanse as normal in the morning but avoid applying any creams and wearing makeup over the area you are having waxed. 

Who is the ideal candidate for facial waxing?

Most people with unwanted facial hair are suitable candidates, however, you might want to avoid it if you have sensitive skin or are prone to breakouts.

Additionally, if you’re currently taking/using any of the following…

  • Blood-thinning medication

  • Oral medication for acne

  • A medicated facial exfoliant

…you may want to consult your doctor before booking an appointment, as these can all interfere with the skin’s sensitivity.

What are the benefits of waxing?

Targets large areas

Firstly, waxing is great for targeting large surface areas, which is good news for those of us with hair on the sides of our faces. Unlike other methods such as threading and tweezing, waxing can get rid of lots of hair in one go which means minimal time and pain. 

Precision

Though it has the ability to remove hair from a large surface area in one go, waxing is also a very precise technique. When it comes to more elaborate areas like the eyebrows, waxing allows for intricacy and precision meaning that the perfect shape is easily achievable. Waxing is also more effective than any other method, at removing dead skin cells and fine hairs from the brow area. This prevents any little bumps or ingrown hairs from popping up.

Leads to less regrowth

One of the best things about waxing is that it can actually prevent hairs from growing back after long term treatment. With each treatment, a small amount of damage will be done to the hair follicles and over time this can result in the termination of regrowth altogether! Many people notice that regrowth is finer and less visible than once they’ve started waxing, so you may decide you no longer need to remove the hair.

Low cost

Due to it being such a quick form of hair removal, waxing tends to be notably cheaper than other methods like threading or lasering. This is particularly true of facial waxing which is super speedy as it requires little preparation or use of materials. If you’re trying to be economically savvy it’s worth noting that a professional facial wax is almost always less pricey than a professional threading treatment.

Hopefully, now that you’re armed with all the facts, you’ll know whether or not facial waxing is right for you. If you’d like to test it out with us, you can book a treatment here.  

For more information, contact Brittni Alexandra at B. Beautiful at concierge@bbeautifulbeauty.com or shop online at www.bbeautifulbeauty.com.