Don’t let do-it-yourself waxing mistakes get you down!

If you’re trying to save money, DIY body waxing may seem like a great idea. But, the reality is that waxing is difficult, and it’s easier than you might think to make mistakes. In Part 1 of this series, we touched on a few of the most common DIY waxing mistakes, so if you haven’t read it yet, check it out. Keep reading to learn about a few more big mistakes made by many DIY body waxers:

Mistake #5. You don’t keep the wax at a warm enough temperature.

Many of the at-home waxing kits don’t require you to have a wax warmer. Instead, they come with microwaveable wax. This is great because it doesn’t require you to have to buy a wax warmer, as they can be pricey. But, the downsides to microwaving wax are that microwaves don’t do a great job of heating up the wax evenly and the wax will start to cool down after it’s been out of the microwave for a few minutes. Wax wasn’t designed to be used when it’s too cool, so it won’t be easy to spread, and it won’t do a good job of actually removing the hair.

Mistake #6. You’re not holding your skin tight enough.

If you want to save yourself some redness, pain and irritation, it’s important to make sure that you’re always holding your skin taut when you wax. Redness and pain from waxing is actually caused by pulling the skin, not the physical act of pulling the hair out of the follicle, as most people think. Holding your skin taut while removing the wax strip will help to prevent discomfort and redness, but it can be hard to do on your own.

Mistake #7. You are too cautious about removing the strips.

Once the wax is applied to the skin, the time for hesitation is through. There are no take-backs at this point, so you need to be ready to apply the strip and then immediately and quickly rip it off. Pulling the strip off too slowly or hesitating before you remove it will only make the process more painful and compromise your results.

Mistake #8. Believing that the process will be easy.

If you’ve ever gone to the professionals for body waxing, then you know how easy it is for them to get great results. They make it look so quick and easy, and under their skilled care, waxing is almost painless. But, it’s important to keep in mind that the experts wax for a living, and they went to school and were licensed to do so professionally. No matter how easy waxing may seem, the fact of the matter is that you aren’t going to get the same kind of results as someone who has years of training and experience under their belt, especially not the first few times you attempt it.

One of the best ways to avoid these and the other potential mistakes of DIY waxing is to simply turn to the professionals. With professional waxing from Inner Beauty Concepts, you’ll enjoy better, faster results and minimized discomfort. It’s well worth the price! Visit us online today to schedule your body waxing appointment, and to learn about the many other spa treatments we offer in Nashua.