We asked experts to share the top mustache waxing mistakes women make, so you can avoid them. Trust us, your upper lip will thank you.
1ʳᵉ Mistake: Do not exfoliate first.
If you’re like most people, you probably think exfoliation is only a once in a while. However, if you’re looking to remove facial hair, exfoliation before waxing can make all the difference. Exfoliation removes dead cells and other debris from the surface of the skin, providing a smooth surface on which the wax can spread. Also, exfoliating before waxing can help prevent ingrown hairs by unclogging pores and allowing hair to grow steadily. Therefore, taking the time to exfoliate can help you achieve smoother, healthier-looking skin.
Mistake 2: Shaving the wrong way.
Facial hair removal can be a tricky process, and there are some things you should avoid doing if you want to minimize the risk of irritation. A common mistake is to wax the wrong way. Epilation against the direction of hair growth can cause redness and irritation. It can also lead to ingrown hairs. Try epilating in the direction of hair growth.
Mistake 3: Using a dull razor.
Most women know that using a razor to remove facial hair is not the best solution. Not only is it painful, but it can also cause razor burn, ingrown hairs, and other skin irritations. However, many women continue to use the razor out of habit or because they think it’s the only solution. If you’re one of them, it’s time to break the cycle and find a better way to remove your facial hair. There are a number of methods that are much gentler on the skin, such as waxing, threading and epilating. These methods may take a little longer than shaving, but they are worth it in terms of comfort and results. So ditch the razor and try one of these other methods.
Mistake 4: Waxing too close to the skin.
Many women make the mistake of epilating too close to the skin. This can cause irritation, redness and even bruising. When waxing, it is important to make sure the wax is not too hot and to test it on a small area of skin before applying it to a larger area. Finally, when removing the wax, be sure to pull gently.
Mistake 5: Not using numbing cream.
Numbing creams temporarily numb the skin, making it much less sensitive to pain. Women can thus enjoy a much more comfortable hair removal experience. Numbing creams are particularly useful for those who are sensitive to pain or find it difficult to wax the quote because of the tenderness of the area.
Mistake 6: Trying laser hair removal at home.
Laser hair removal has become increasingly popular in recent years, and home devices have made it more accessible than ever. But while laser hair removal can be effective, it’s also important to be aware of the risks. Home devices are often less powerful than those used by professionals, which means they may not be as effective at removing hair. In addition, they can also cause burns, scars, and other injuries if not used properly. For these reasons, it is important to make an appointment with a beautician to collect your quote with peace of mind.
Mistake 7: Shaving too often.
According to dermatologists, it is not necessary to overdo it. In fact, waxing too often can do more harm than good. waxing removes hair at the root, which can irritate the skin if done too often. It can lead to folliculitis, a condition characterized by inflammation of the hair follicles. To avoid this, epilate only every 2-3 weeks or as needed.
Mistake 8: Not using sunscreen after treatments.
After any hair removal treatment (especially laser treatments), it is important to apply sunscreen to protect your skin from sun damage. Laser treatments can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, so it’s essential that you take precautions against sun exposure afterwards… otherwise you risk damaging your skin even more!
9ᵉ Mistake: Applying makeup immediately afterwards.
Once you’ve removed all the unwanted hair, don’t go straight to the makeup brush! Applying makeup immediately afterwards can irritate newly exposed skin, so give yourself some time (about 30 minutes) to let your skin recover before applying cosmetics.
By following these tips, you can avoid the most common pitfalls and ensure that your next hair removal treatment goes smoothly!