Everybody’s skin is different and for some people, preparing for the summer season can be rather painful, especially when it comes to waxing. Whether it’s a full body wax, a Brazilian, or just an eyebrow or two – waxing can be painful. Luckily, there are ways for you to reduce the irritation and promote healthy and clear skin.
Beauty doesn’t have to cause pain, and by finding the right wax for your body, you can drastically reduce painful waxing and irritating aftercare. But which wax is the best wax for your skin? What works for one person might not be the best choice for you so before you go to your waxing appointment, be sure to know what types of waxes are available.
The Different Types of Wax
There are nearly as many types of wax as there are types of skin! If one type of wax leaves your skin irritated and red for days after your appointment, perhaps it’s time to search for a different style wax. The options are endless, and people are constantly looking for new ways to make wax that will benefit every skin type. Below we have listed a few of the most common waxes available.
Hard wax – This type of wax is typically warmed and applied directly to the skin and is reserved for smaller and more sensitive areas.
Soft wax – This wax is applied to the skin with a wooden or metal spatula and is great for larger regions like the back.
Wax strips – This is a great way to remove air quickly. No extra wax is required, simply apply the strip itself to the skin and pull. It might be one of the more painful options, but if you’re in a bind, it’s cheap and quick.
Honey-infused – This is a great type of wax for people with sensitive skin – it’s gentle and nourishes the skin as it works. Honey-infused waxing offers great benefits for your skin because of wound healing and antimicrobial properties of honey.
Chocolate wax – This wax uses the antioxidant benefits that chocolate possesses. It’s also a less painful alternative to the others.
Sugar wax – This wax reaches back to its roots as well as yours. One of the original wax types, it offers a full hair removal from the problem region.
What About Sensitive Skin?
If your skin is so sensitive that it seems like most of the types of wax are too much and leave you irritated and in pain, perhaps you should speak with your waxing specialist. They might be able to point you in the direction of some great body waxes for people with sensitive skin. Certain brands also cater their products towards people whose skin can’t stand the typical wax selections.
Some of the best brands for sensitive skin are Femiro, KoluaWax, and GiGi. These brands have products that are specially designed for sensitive skin users and will offer you quality waxing without the post irritation. Many professionals waxers recommend these brands, but you should still consider asking for wax that works for you.
About Proper Puss
Proper Puss is a waxing salon in Downtown, Manhattan, NY and Ithaca, NY that offers a full line of beauty products as well as waxing and beauty services for both men and women.