This technique of hair removal can be done by either visiting a salon or by doing it yourself. For first time upper lip waxers it is recommended to attend a salon appointment to learn what should be expected and get the fundamentals of this technique.
When you have attended a few appointments you ought to be reasonably confident to try this yourself at your home.
What sort of wax product should you buy?
The best products on the market to use at home offer small waxing strips, 2 stuck together with the wax inside. They are designed so no extra heating is required.
How to use wax strips.
- You start to warm up the wax on the strip by rubbing it in your hands. The friction of rubbing softens the wax a bit making it more pliable.
- Separate the 2 strips and apply one wax strip on the area where you wish to remove the hair, sticky side on the skin.
- Rub the wax strip few times in the direction of the hair growth
- Remove the wax strip in a fast action against the hair growth.
It is vital to hold the skin around the area taught and firmly and to remove it swiftly. Waxing strips specially for facial areas can be purchased in some shopping malls and drug stores.
Bear in mind not to wax over the same area twice. If there’s some hair left just use tweezers to remove them. Applying the waxing strip again may lead to skin damage, redness and can cause bruising.
How does waxing feel?
In truth, it does hurt a little bit. It’s best to hold the skin taught when applying and removing the waxing strip. This again assists in keeping the pores open to reduce the discomfort.
If you experience redness or stinging straight after removing the waxing strip then apply a cold compress (face cloth soaked in cold water) and apply directly to the areas affected.
How long does waxing last?
Waxing sometimes offers silky smooth results for 2-4 weeks and is ideal for people that wish to have a fast, effective technique for longer lasting temporary hair removal. Don’t be concerned if the first time you attempt upper lip waxing it’s not that successful, you’ll improve your technique with a little practice.