Why Winter Waxing Is Good for Your Skin
December 21, 2016
As the cold months approach, we start to put away the sandals, shorts, bikinis, and summer dresses and begin to fill the closet with hooded jackets, boots, sweaters, or any other kind of warm clothes. Most people tend to give in to the cold and forget all about sunscreen, body waxing, or even stop their daily skin care routine altogether, but what they don't realize is how much that could jeopardize their skin's health.
We understand why almost no one wants to wax during the winter; after all, what is the point of body hair removal if we're going to be all covered up, right? But there is more to waxing than just removing fuzz! Hair removal, especially when done with hard body waxes, can help your skin maintain the radiant, healthy look you worked so hard on during the summer.
Every season of the year has its own pros and cons, but winter is especially known for not being a gentle time of the year for your skin; the dry environment and lack of moisture can crack your skin, causing uncomfortable and non-attractive consequences such as rough hands, chapped lips, or flaky skin. So, it's needless to say that skin care is as important during the coldest months as it is during summer or spring, even if we don't plan on showing our legs. During the winter, you'll need to moisturize more often, remember to drink lots of water, exfoliate your skin, install a humidifier, and carry a ChapStick everywhere you go. We know that waxing might not seem important in comparison to all those precautions, but you will be surprised by how this hair removal method can contribute to your skin's health.
Say goodbye to dry winter skin
Waxing not only removes the hair from the root, it also has an exfoliating effect; the wax, when pulled from the targeted area, takes away dead skin cells and leaves a brand-new layer of skin. Buildup of dead skin cells won't allow the nutrients from nourishing body creams and lotions to be absorbed by the skin and, given that winter is a season where the skin gets drier due to the lack of moisture, you'll need all the nutrients you can get.
Moreover, cold winds are harsh on the skin; they make it extra dry, and dryness is the main cause of ingrown hairs, flaky skin, itching, and redness. So, planning a winter skin care routine and taking advantage of waxing's exfoliating effect is a great combination to maintain a smooth, glowing skin. Proper waxing with delicate products that are particularly recommended for sensitive skin, such as our hard body waxes, will leave your skin smooth and prepared for the winter season.
What could happen if you don't wax throughout the winter
Stopping your regular waxing treatment can cause you to lose all the progress you and your esthetician have achieved after previous waxing sessions at the spa. If you're familiar with waxing treatments, you surely know about the long-term advantages of this method: the more you wax, the longer it will take the hair to grow back and, besides, it will grow finer and finer over time. However, to get these results, you need to establish a regular waxing routine. That is to say, not waxing for a few months just because it's winter may leave you back to square one in your goal of reducing hair growth.
Now that you know how waxing can keep your skin healthy and radiant, go and schedule your waxing appointment for the winter season! Your skin will thank you when summer comes back! On the other hand, if you're an esthetician or a hair removal professional, this information might be useful to you when talking to your clients about why they should set an appointment for the upcoming cold months.
Do you want to treat your clients with the perfect hard body waxes? We invite you to check out our wide array of products that will surpass your expectations; they can be used on all skin types and are ideal for full body waxing during the winter. For more information about our hard and soft body waxes or hair removal accessories, find us on Facebook at Beauty Image USA, follow us on Twitter @BeautyImageUSA, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at Beauty Image.