It may seem counterintuitive to begin removing unwanted hair from your body just as we’re getting deep into sweater weather. With Michigan’s harsh winter forecast, it’s unlikely you’ll bare your arms, legs or anything else for months, so who cares?
“Waxing is a lifestyle rather than just a service you get every once in a while. If you start now and incorporate waxing into your self-care routine, you’ll be glad you did once summer comes,” says Janice Camp, owner of Waxing The City, a new studio in Canton. “Your skin will be smooth and hair-free without a lot of last-minute maintenance.”
There are many benefits to starting a waxing lifestyle in the cooler months. Read on to learn Camp’s best advice for starting — and sticking with — a waxing lifestyle this fall.
1. Consistency is key to a great result.
Because waxing eventually makes hair grow back sparser, the more you wax, the less, well…hairy…you’ll be. “This doesn’t happen overnight, and it doesn’t happen even in a few months, but if you continue waxing, you will eventually have less hair growth and the hair that does grow will grow in finer and more slowly,” says Camp. This is the benefit of a waxing lifestyle, rather than just waxing when you feel like it or just for special occasions.
2. Waxing will become less painful.
In time, your skin and hair follicles become accustomed to waxing. “The first time your hair is ripped from its follicle, it’s angry. That first pull hurts more, but it’s much less painful as you do it more often,” Camp explains. “During quarantine, a lot of our clients started shaving and they came back to us scared. They weren’t starting from square one, necessarily, but it did set them back a bit.”
3. Your hair will not grow back thicker — and other myths.
“People worry that their hair will grow back thicker and it will not,” Camp says. There are few other myths to dispel, too. “The act of waxing exfoliates your skin, so don’t exfoliate before you come in. Don’t go tanning before or after a wax because your skin will be sensitive. You can wear a tampon during a bikini wax, and you can wax while pregnant, too.”
4. Waxing is a safe experience.
It’s important to protect yourself from coronavirus with commonsense measures. Waxing The City does temperature checks on employees and clients at every visit. Everyone wears masks and, where it makes sense, gloves, too. “Aestheticians are licensed professionals who go through a lot of training on how to keep their environments sanitized and safe. These are things we did even before COVID, and we take extra precautions of sanitizing all of our rooms and high-touch areas,” Camp says. “Cleanliness is something we are adamant about and we work very hard to make sure clients feel comfortable and safe visiting us.”
5. You deserve to feel great about yourself.
Life is super hard right now and we all deserve some self-kindness. If pampering yourself boosts your spirits and gives you something to look forward to, you should absolutely indulge. Taking care of your skin with a waxing appointment, followed by a deep moisture treatment with the very best skin care products available, is a good way to take care of your body and your spirit.
“Everyone has their own thing they do to make themselves feel good,” Camp says. “Having a good feeling about your body, whatever your size or shape, is very important. Having clean soft skin feels nice, and it might not be something anyone else sees, but it can be something that makes you feel happy. And, if nobody can see the rest of your face right now, at least your brows should look great.”
Learn more about creating your own waxing lifestyle at Waxing The City in Canton.