For most women, waxing may seem to be an easy undertaking but there’s more to it other than applying wax and squeezing hair out. Getting the perfect flawless buttery skin requires skills, training and practise which only professional beauty professionals possess. Using inferior quality wax, incorrect application techniques and lack of post-waxing care can damage skin and result in itchiness, skin infections, rashes and redness.

In this article, we have pointed out top 5 worst waxing mistakes which every individual should avoid. 

  • Not undergoing a pre-waxing consultation: Every individual is different and so is their skin type. The first and foremost thing to do before undergoing a full body waxing treatment is to consult with professionals and let them know about your specific skin type. If you have sensitive skin or any other medical issue, you must let the expert know about it at the time of booking an appointment. This helps the salon expert choose the right product according to your skin type and deliver flawless results you have paid for. However, most people ignore this step and end up causing severe damage to their skin.
  • Ignore cleaning the skin before wax application: Sweat, deodorants and moisturising creams prevent wax from adhering to skin and squeeze out hair. People who take a shower or hit the gym prior to a waxing appointment not only fail to reap the buttery effect on their skin but undergoes a painful waxing experience. Therefore, you must take good care of your skin and avoid applying moisture, cream or deodorants before applying wax to make your skin ready for the treatment. 
  • Shaving a week before the final date of appointment:  This is one of the terrible mistakes people make before undergoing waxing in Hobart. Trimming or shaving hair a week prior to the date of appointment can make your waxing experience painful as ever. That’s mainly because squeezing short hair with wax exerts tremendous force on skin and repeating the same thing over and over again on a particular area can make your skin red and itchy. Beauty salon experts in Hobart always recommend clients to avoid shaving before a waxing appointment to prevent skin infections, itchiness or redness.
  • Applying wax in the wrong direction: Most people who undertake the job of waxing at home in order to save a couple of bucks lack knowledge and apply wax in the wrong direction. Although there is no rule of thumb for wax application, however, there are a few standard procedures to get rid of unwanted hair without bearing much pain. Soft waxes should be applied in the direction of your hair growth and pulled off in the opposite direction. Failure to do so can make the process painful and result in infections.
  • Not buying the right post-wax-care products: Even if you undergo waxing from a professional and reputed beauty salon in Hobart, you must invest in good-quality after-care products to maintain the smooth and buttery effect of your skin. Most people splurge on waxing considering it to be a one-time investment and neglect performing routine care of their skin. Lack of using branded after-care products cannot help you maintain the long-lasting effect and will eventually cause various side effects.

Mastering the art of waxing takes time and years of practice. Being aware of these common mistakes can prevent you from causing severe skin damages and help you maintain the smooth effect on your skin for a long time.

Author's Bio: 

The author owns a beauty salon in Hobart and offers free consultation for clients willing to undergo waxing in Hobart to understand their skin type and apply suitable products that can help them get flawless smooth skin.