Waxing Facial Hair: Tips To Make the Process Easier for You

woman having face waxed

Waxing facial hair can be intimidating, especially if it’s your first time. Whether preparing to wax your upper lip or shaping up a few unruly strays near the eyebrows, having the right knowledge and technique is key to making the process easier and less uncomfortable.

1. Cleanse Your Skin

It is essential to cleanse facial skin prior to facial hair removal by waxing. This will not only make the process more successful, but it can also make it much more comfortable. A gentle facial cleanser should be used to remove any dirt and oil that could impact the effectiveness of the facial waxing. An effective facial cleanser will help ensure a smooth facial waxing and reduce any irritation or discomfort from the facial hair removal process so that you leave feeling better than when you arrived.

2. Choose the Right Wax

With the variety of waxes available, it’s important to pick the right one for your skin type. For sensitive skin, try looking into softer waxes such as cream or gel. These formulas are gentle on the skin but effective at removing facial hair. For stronger facial hair, stripless wax may be your best bet. This is also a great option if you want a longer-lasting result. No matter what type of facial hair you have, there’s sure to be a wax that will work perfectly for your needs.

3. Heat the Wax

To maximize the benefits of face waxing, taking some precautionary steps first is important to avoid any potential irritation. Before applying the facial wax, check that the temperature is just right — too hot, and you risk burning and irritating the skin. Please test a small amount of facial wax on the back of your hand first to make sure it’s comfortable before using it on your face.

4. Prep Your Hair

Facial hair must be the correct length for a facial waxing service to be effective. Typically facial hairs should be ¼ inch long but no more than ½ inch in length. If facial hairs are too short, the wax won’t have enough control to grip them, and they would not come out properly.

5. Remove Redness

Redness after waxing can be unsightly and uncomfortable, but there are things you can do to help soothe your skin and reduce it. Applying a cold compress or cooling cream will relieve and help speed up the healing process. Not only that, but they also help to reduce any swelling or irritation associated with the wax removal. Look for products that contain ingredients like aloe vera, chamomile, green tea extract, licorice root, or cucumber, as these will all provide natural relief from the redness.

6. Moisturize

It is important to moisturize your skin after facial waxing services. Moisturizing helps to protect the newly exposed facial skin, hydrating it and preventing further irritation. It also helps increase the longevity of facial wax results by sealing the new facial skin layer with a protective lipid barrier. Moisturizing regularly will keep your skin looking young, soft, and healthy for longer. If you already have dry work environments or are frequently outdoors during cold weather conditions, moisturizing can make all the difference in keeping that smooth facial feeling even longer.

It might take a few tries to get the grip of it, but the more you practice waxing your facial hair at home or with professional help, the faster, easier, and more comfortable it will become. If you still feel lost on this subject and need further help, please feel free to contact Bon Vivant Salon so we can help you find the right direction to go with facial waxing.