Friday, 20 May 2016

Underarm Waxing 101: What to do before, during & after

Hair removal from the armpits is not only recommended for aesthetic reasons but also for better hygiene and to minimize body odor. And waxing is considered to be one of the best means hair removal for this body part. This is because this method of hair removal helps you get rid of dead cells, along with unwanted hair, giving you enviably smooth armpits. However, if you are new to this and wondering how to wax armpits, here are some useful tips to ease the process.


Underarm Waxing Tips 

Before you do anything else, choose the right product. This is where Veet® Wax Strips With Easy Grip™ - Bikini & Underarm – Sensitive Skin prove their worth. Formulated with Vitamin E and Almond oil, this product is especially created for the sensitive parts of the body. Here are the steps to follow after choosing the product:

Step 1: Check the Hair Growth: The length of hair is important because if it is very short, the wax strips might not be able to grip them properly, while long hair proves to be painful to wax. Experts recommend about a quarter of an inch growth. If the hair is longer, you can use a pair of scissors to trim them. 

Step 2: Prepare the Underarms: Consider exfoliating the armpits with a scrub in order to clear away all dirt and unblock follicles. Using hot water can also help soften the hair and skin and allow for easier waxing. However, make sure you pat the area completely dry. You could use a light dusting of talcum powder to ensure that any remaining moisture is soaked up. Remove the excess powder before you start applying the wax. 

Step 3: How to Wax Armpits: Get to the waxing process right away. For this, stretch your arm upwards so that the skin in the armpit is tightened and no folds occur. If you are using product that needs heating, make sure you test the temperature before applying by placing a drop on the inner wrist. It is recommended to spread a thin layer of wax and on a small area. Remember to spread the wax in the direction of hair growth. Now place the wax strip, pressing firmly down in the same direction. Grasp the end firmly and pull off in one clean stroke in the opposite direction. Do this quickly like ripping off a Band-Aid so that the pain is minimal? 

Step 4: After Care: As soon as you pull of the Veet wax strip or any other strip for that matter, place your palm on the waxed area and press down firmly to soothe the skin. You can even apply a cube of ice to stop the pain. Check the armpit in the mirror, in case some stray hairs are left behind, repeat the process before moving on to the other one. It is advisable to avoid deodorants and moisturizers for a few hours after the process. However, remember to clean both armpits of all the leftover wax.