Bridal Waxing: Types Of Waxes and Waxing Tips

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Sana Fakir

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Thursday, 13-Oct-2022

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Bridal Waxing: Types Of Waxes and Waxing Tips

Bride-to-be? With smooth skin and a happening smile, you are ready to slay your wedding look!

Waxing has been part and parcel of every wedding prep for almost every bride. Why not? That smooth and shiny skin adding a glow and touch of radiance to your appearance can simply enhance your wedding look.

Another common reason brides usually prefer waxing is the slow growth of hair after waxing compared to other hair removal methods. This can help you to make your skin look shinier and smooth for a long time, even after a few days of your wedding.

Waxing has been one of the most widely used techniques for removing body hair from ancient to current times because it removes the hair from the root. It is quick and easy, and the effects persist longer than shaving.

Waxing is a quick, simple, and affordable way to remove unwanted body hair. However, choosing which body wax to use for which part of the body can be challenging, given the wide variety of available waxes. 

Additionally, understanding the salon jargon during your first appointment can be intimidating if you are new to waxing.

Below are some types of wax explained that you can consider, along with some effective tips on waxing to get an appealing wedding makeover.

Types Of Waxes- Choose What Suits You! 

There are tons of varieties of waxes that are available in salons and markets. Which one to choose to make a difference on your special day is a big question!

Taking into consideration your general health and any existing skin disorders, it is recommended that you choose your body wax for hair removal. For instance, low-melting hard waxes are ideal for diabetics, whereas depilatory creams can be the best option if you have eczema, psoriasis, or acne. 

Let us dive deep into these different types of body waxes.

1. Soft Wax - Just Not The Hair, Remove Dead Skin Too!

Soft wax, sometimes referred to as strip waxing, is applied to the skin by using a thin layer of heated body wax on top of the skin. This wax can also remove dead skin cells and unwanted hair because it adheres to both your skin and hair. You can therefore have smooth and bright skin on your wedding day.

Usually, this is done to the arms and legs as well as other larger body parts. With the help of a wooden stick or a roller, it is directly applied to the skin. After that, the hair is removed by covering it with a strip of fabric and pulling it off. It penetrates the invisible, fine hair strands and makes the skin smooth and supple.  

However, this body wax should never be applied to sensitive areas or the same place more than once in a single session as it may start to pull the skin cells, resulting in bleeding and injury.

2. Hard Wax - Avoid Discomfort To The Sensitive Areas

Ouch!! We know that waxing hurts, but there are waxes for delicate areas to make waxing bearable and safe.

Hard body wax is usually applied on smaller, sensitive areas like the upper lip, underarms, and bikini lines. This body wax generally comes in the form of beans and is referred to as wax beans. First, it is applied directly to the skin in the opposite direction of hair growth, then peeled off; once allowed, it cools down and solidifies. 

The benefit of hard waxes is that they only adhere to the hair and do not affect the skin. The process does not harm the skin and is less unpleasant than soft body waxing.

3. Fruit Wax - Smoother Skin With The Goodness of Fruits!

You need to shine on your wedding day, so along with removing unwanted hair, providing your skin with antioxidants while waxing is like a cherry on the cake.

Fruit body wax is appropriate for sensitive skin and functions similarly to hard body wax. It is antioxidant-rich and contains vitamins that feed the skin. It contains fruit extracts from fruits like berries and plums. 

It can be more expensive because It is much softer on the skin than regular body wax. Also, the fruit wax will not leave any traces behind. 

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4. Chocolate Wax - Calm Yourself With the Essence Of Chocolate!

If you wish to take the benefits of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, chocolate wax can be a go-to choice for bridal waxing.

It is yet another well-liked choice that is offered in most salons. This is because it contains more antioxidants than other body waxes and is easier to use. 

Chocolate body wax is an excellent option for sensitive skin, which also includes glycerine and anti-inflammatory oils like soybean and almond. However, this wax often costs more than other wax varieties but is an excellent choice for sensitive skin.

5. Sugar Wax - Play Safe And Go Natural!

Since ancient times, sugar wax has been produced by mixing sugar, lemon, and hot water. However, because sugar is comprised of natural components, it is perfect for persons with sensitive skin. 

Sugar wax pulls the root of the hair out of the skin. In addition, it may be applied to any area of the body and is a more natural wax option than other kinds. 

6. Pre-Waxed Strips - Just Apply And Pull!

Pre-waxed strips have the right amount of cold, soft wax already applied and are ready to use. Beginners are advised to utilise these because it is the simplest and least tedious. 

Not only are they easy to use, but there is also no risk of overheating and burning. Depending on how much hair you remove, a strip can be used in more than one area.

To make wax strips more adherent to the hair, they should constantly be "warmed" by rubbing them between your palms.

Pre And Post Waxing Tips

Pre-waxing does not need extra care, just a few things to keep in mind.

1. Pre Wax Care 

  • Keeping yourself clean is crucial! Please shower or freshen up before your Brazilian, bikini, or body waxing session.
  • Avoid using any applications on your skin like deodorants, lotions or creams.
  • Let it grow! If you have been shaving, give your hair at least two to three weeks to grow.
  • Exfoliate! Dead skin cells can be removed from the area 24 hours before your session, resulting in a cleaner wax.

Post Wax Care

Many brides-to-be get waxing done for the first time, so it is better to take certain precautions after waxing to avoid any kind of damage.

  • You may experience greater sensitivity in the waxed area over the next 24-48 hours after waxing.
  • After your treatment, avoid tanning, sunbathing, hot tubs, and saunas for 48 hours. This is because a layer of dead skin cells is removed, and exposure to heat or sunlight can burn the skin.
  • After your treatment, wait two hours before taking a hot bath or engaging in intense activity.
  • Apply a cold compress to the skin to calm it down if you suffer a lot of sensitivity or irritation after your treatment. Hydrocortisone cream also lessens post-treatment redness and discomfort.

Which Type Of Wax Is Better For You?

Each type of wax available in the market has its own set of specifications and benefits. Mainly two types of wax are frequently used that is a hard wax and soft wax. Hard wax is less harsh on your skin. It is more suitable for sensitive areas and is easier to remove. Soft wax is better for large areas, such as your legs or back.

Obtaining accurate information and consulting professionals can help you choose the right wax that can help you grace your wedding look.

If you are new to waxing, you might want to start with a waxing session from a professional. They can demonstrate how to use soft or hard wax properly and advise you on how to wax safely at home.

Are you ready for shinner and smoother skin? You go, girl! After all, it is your wedding.

The Final Say

Hope this gives you some insight into the types of waxing.  As long as you take good care of your skin, waxing will have no side effects. 

Taking care of your body, health and skin is a vital aspect of wedding preparations. Ensure that you do it without any stress, take proper precautions and follow some effective skin care tips to avoid any damage to your skin health. 

Having glowing skin is worth the effort. So, do not wait to have one!


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