Waxing is one skincare routine that most women love to hate. The hair-ripping ritual which brings with itself pain, soreness, rashes and reactions is an ongoing agony, and a price to pay in the quest to look good.
If that was not enough, comes another pertinent question of which Waxing regime to choose amongst the hundreds available out there. While many women tend to overlook their skin texture and type and go for the widely used waxing treatments available in the market; many blindly follow the ones suggested by their friends or the salon assistants and don’t seek to look for the right regime which suits their skin. Result is a waxing session which is far from perfect that leaves a lot to be desired and essentially ruins the realistic experience that they should have while undergoing the waxing treatments.
A major reason for this unsatisfactory experience stems from the fact that many women do not know of their skin types, and alongside do not know which wax types suit their skins.
To demystify this seemingly untenable combination of the skin type and the wax treatment, we bring to you a quick reckoner that shall ease out all your waxing woes, and shall enlighten you to the correct picks for your next waxing date.
FIRST OF ALL, KNOW YOUR SKIN TYPE RIGHT
Your skin type is the foremost knowledge that you must have. Understanding what attributes your skin has including the genetics and composition plays a larger part in developing your skin aura, which then reacts to various external factors. Knowing your skin is an important factor in understanding how it gels with agents and this knowledge enables you to take the best advantage of the treatments available for it.
Skin is generally classified in four different categories:
- Normal Skin – The most balanced type with the right content of water and lipid which does not feel dry, tight or produces excess oil. This is the safest of skin types with the least reaction to any chemicals and irritants.
- Dry Skin – Skin which doesn’t retain enough water, or doesn’t product enough Sebum is considered as Dry Skin. Flaked and Wrinkled Skin is generally a giveaway of Dry Skin and it needs proper hydration to ensure proper nutrition and glow.
- Oily Skin – Skin which apart from holding good amount of water, also creates excess Sebum is considered an Oily Skin. These skin types require powder to soak off the excess oil before the waxing process and also require pre and post depilatory lotions having quick absorption to ensure that the excess oil is wiped off before and after the waxing process.
- Sensitive Skin – A skin which reacts easily to internal and external conditions is known as sensitive skin. If your skin reddens post application of skin creams, or shows rashes, allergies or wrinkles as the weather changes, then you got sensitive skin which needs special care.
NEXT, IS TO KNOW WHICH WAXES ARE BEST FOR WHICH SKIN TYPES
Once you are sure of which is your Skin type, it becomes easier to seek the expert’s advice as to which category of waxes suit your skin. However, if the expert is not sure with their recommendation, or if you are planning to wax yourself, the following infographic will come handy for your quick perusal.