SOS WAX and Skincare

Your Ultimate Skincare Guide (When It Comes to Waxing)

Brazilian waxing in Las Vegas

For many men and women, waxing is a part of their daily routine. We can’t imagine what life would be like without it! Body waxing or Brazilian waxing in Las Vegas is an easy way to keep your skin looking great.

Furthermore, if you do it right, it can improve your skin health. It’s also one of the best ways to remove hair quickly and easily. Moreover, in between appointments, you can use some of the products we’ll discuss below.

But even though waxing in Las Vegas, NV, is so popular, there’s still a lot of misinformation about how to do it correctly. That’s why we created this guide and help you find out everything there is to know about waxing services!

And don’t worry if you’re new to waxing, we’ve got plenty here for new waxers too!

What is Waxing?

Waxing is a hair removal technique that removes the hair from the root. It is generally used to remove unwanted body hair, but can also be used on facial hair.

The most common form of waxing involves applying wax to the skin and then ripping it off quickly in the opposite direction of hair growth. This breaks the bonds between the follicle and surrounding skin and allows the hair to be removed easily.

The process can be painful, but it’s usually less painful than shaving or other forms of hair removal because you’re removing the entire hair rather than just cutting off the tip.

The Different Types of Wax

There are a variety of types of wax used for body waxing. Here are some of the most common, and what they’re best for:

Hard Wax

Hard wax is made with a mixture of paraffin and beeswax, which means it’s ideal for use on coarsen and thick hair because it grips well on the skin. It’s also a good choice if you have sensitive skin or are prone to irritation from waxing.

Soft Wax

Soft wax is made with a mixture of beeswax and oil, which makes it ideal for use on fine or thin hair such as during Brazilian waxing. It also works well on sensitive skin and areas like the face or chest that can be more easily irritated by other waxes.

How to Prepare for a Wax Treatment.

Waxing is a great way to remove unwanted hair. To make the process more comfortable, it’s crucial to prepare your skin and body for waxing.

Here are some tips on how to prepare for a wax treatment:

  • Do not shave the day before your treatment. This is because the skin might become irritated and more sensitive. However, ensure your hair is at least 1/4-inch long, which is the ideal length for waxing.
  • Do not apply any cream, oil, or lotion in the area of hair removal 24 hours before your appointment. This will prevent any allergic reaction or irritation during your treatment.
  • Shower with a bar of mild soap and pat dry before your treatment.
  • Drink plenty of water to help keep your skin hydrated and supple during this period.
  • Avoid wearing clothing that may rub against the skin during your treatment, like jeans, yoga pants, etc.
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol before your treatment because they cause dehydration which can aggravate your skin during this period.

The Day of Your Appointment

On the day of your waxing appointment at a beauty salon, you can expect to be greeted by a friendly staff member who will take care of any questions or concerns you have.

You’ll be asked to fill out a short form that includes information about your skin type, hair growth pattern, and any medications or allergies you may have.

You’ll then be escorted into a private room where you’ll have the opportunity to change into a robe and slippers provided by the spa. The wax specialist will come in and discuss with you what kind of waxing service you want and how long it should take.

She’ll also ask if there are any areas on your body where waxing is particularly sensitive for you, so she can use a milder type of wax in those areas. Next comes the wax itself: it’s applied in strips over the area being treated and allowed to cool until it’s ready to be removed in one swift motion.

After removing the wax, a soothing lotion is applied to soothe any discomfort, followed by an aftercare product like an aloe vera gel that should be used daily for several days after your appointment. Many salons recommend aftercare tips after your waxing appointment.

After Care Waxing

After waxing, you may have redness, irritation, or bumps on your skin. These are all normal reactions to getting waxed, but you don’t have to suffer from them if you take good care of your skin afterward.

To make the process more comfortable, use the following tips to care for your skin after waxing:

  • Apply aloe vera gel or lotion immediately after you get waxed. This will provide hydration and help reduce any redness or irritation.
  • Do not pick any ingrown hairs that may appear as they grow back. If you do, they may become infected or inflamed.
  • Wear loose clothing over the area where you were waxed while it heals to prevent irritation from friction or rubbing against other clothes items in your closet.
  • Keep the area clean. After your waxing appointment, wash the area with soap and water or a skin cleanser. This will help remove any residue from the wax and reduce potential irritation.
  • Use sunscreen on areas that were waxed to protect against UV damage.
  • Hydrate by taking in water and fruits.

How Long Does a Wax Last?

A wax treatment can last anywhere from three to six weeks, depending on your hair type and the products used. The length of time it lasts depends on how fast your hair grows and how close the hair is to the skin.

If you have thick, coarse hair, the wax is likely to last longer because it will take longer for your hair to grow back through the pores in the waxed area.

If you have fine or thinning hair, the wax may not last as long because those types of hair grow quickly and become visible before the next appointment with an esthetician.

How Often Should I Get Waxed?

For the most part, the more often you get waxed, the better. However, there are some factors to take into consideration when determining how frequently you should get waxed.

Your skin type is one of them. If you have sensitive skin or very fine hair growth, then it’s best to get waxed every four to six weeks. If your skin is less sensitive or your hair grows more slowly, then six to eight weeks is fine.

If you’re someone who likes to keep their body hair at a certain length, then that should be considered when deciding how often to get waxed. If you like long hair or want a short style for an event or time, it’s best to schedule Brazilian waxing appointments at a waxing salon further apart.

It depends on the area being waxed. For example, if you have a Brazilian wax or bikini wax done on your pubic region, it’s recommended that you wait at least four weeks before getting another one. This is because this particular bikini line area is very sensitive and can get irritated easily.

Let’s Get Some Wax Started!

We’re committed to helping you achieve your skincare goals. You deserve to feel beautiful, and we know how to make that happen.

We offer the best waxing services and also have a full range of other treatments, such as infrared body wraps in Las Vegas that can help you achieve your skincare goals. Our guide is designed to provide you with the most effective options for achieving your dream skin.

Make an appointment today at any of our Las Vegas, NV, locations for a relaxing waxing experience, and let SOS Wax & Skincare help you take control of your skin!