When the winter season rolls around, out come the leggings and sweaters! All across the country, people start to get bundled up to keep warm whether they are outside, or even snuggled up indoors. As less skin begins to be shown, some women subsequently decide to lessen the frequency of waxing or shaving. And while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with changing your hair removal routine whenever you like, here are some reasons why you should consider keeping to your regular wax regimen during the winter season.
Regular Waxing = Less Pain
It’s no lie that waxing regularly does decrease the pain or discomfort you may feel during the procedure. The reason for this is twofold:
- If you are keeping to a regular waxing schedule, you will have less hair to wax during your appointment
- Waxing makes the growing hairs more fine and sparse, meaning you won’t need to pull out thick follicles!
Have More Growth? No Problem!
We do have a tendency to let our hair grow out a bit more in the wintertime – but having a healthy amount of hair growth is actually recommended for getting the best wax! This is because you want enough growth for the wax to adhere to the hair in order to pull it out from the root. If it is too short, it may not be able to grip it enough for removal, and too-long hair may simply break when pulled.
Estheticians all agree that the ideal hair length is around 1/4-inch long, or approximately the length of a grain of rice. If you have recently shaved, you’ll want to wait around 2 weeks for hair to grow to the proper length before going in for a waxing appointment.
What Areas Should I Wax During Winter?
With so many clothes covering up your skin, you may wonder what body parts to continue waxing. We may be a bit biased, but we truly believe that continuing with a regular waxing schedule in wintertime is the right decision – and that means waxing any part of the body you like! Waxing is a fantastic hair removal service for both men and women, and both groups have plenty of places to choose from. Even if you aren’t going to be showing off much skin during the cold season, you can still feel great with freshly waxed skin at any time of the year!
When scheduling an appointment, you can elect to have more than one area waxed to be more efficient with your time. Not sure where to start? Here are some suggested areas to wax:
- Legs (Upper & Lower Arms)
- Face (Eyebrows, Chin, Sideburns)
Less Risk for Dry Skin
While some may put a hiatus on shaving because it dries out their skin during winter, waxing will not have the same effect for most. Generally, waxing does not irritate the skin like shaving, so seasonal issues like dry skin won’t be exacerbated.
Some salons, like Bare Necessities, offer restorative Bikini Facials that will help keep your skin hydrated and healthy during your winter waxing sessions!
If you do suffer from dry skin during the cooler months, however, waxing is a great way to exfoliate the skin and restore it! Plus, you’ll notice that waxed skin is much better at absorbing moisturizers, allowing you to maintain healthy & hydrated skin.
Start Your Winter Waxing Routine
It is recommended to wax approximately every 4 weeks for best results – as mentioned above, this timeframe allows for the perfect amount of hair growth to form that will provide the most complete wax possible. If you are a waxing newbie, starting a new waxing routine during the wintertime will mean that by summertime, you will have less hair to deal with overall!
Bare Necessities has two locations in Houston, TX that provide painless waxing options for all areas of the body for both men & women. We would love to see you get started with waxing during the winter so you can slow off flawless smooth bikini bodies in the summer! Give us a call today to schedule an appointment with us and see why waxing is such a highly-recommended treatment!