Hair Removal : Winter – Do You Follow the Same Routine as Summer?

The nights have cooled, the days are shorter and the summer clothes have been put away. Now we usher in the time of jumpers, long sleeves, thick tights and thermal pants! Because we are busy covering every inch of our bodies against the biting winter, it can be tempting to let our beauty regimen slip. While swatches of clothing can ensure that your hairy arms and legs remain unseen, there are some drawbacks to letting your beauty schedule slide. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons.

Should I Keep Waxing Over Winter?

CON

You could save money not having to go to the salon to receive a wax.

PRO

Waxing exfoliates and encourages the renewal of skin cells that can cause dry skin.

CON

You want a break from having to go through the discomfort of waxing and threading.

PRO

You don’t be tempted to shave in order to tidy things up, reversing all the good work waxing has done.

CON

The added hair could help keep you warm!

PRO

You’d keep the beautiful smooth skin you worked so hard on over summer.

 

 

PRO

You’d always be ready to slip on that long black dress and dash out to any last minute winter parties!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s no need to feel that you shouldn’t wax over winter, as there are some easy and quick solutions to keep you looking and feeling great. Rather than heading to the salon, you can get quality results at home with Veet Wax Strips, and the Spa Wax warm wax system. By regularly waxing through the winter, you’ll make sure that the hair stays finer and thinner for when it’s time to show your legs and underarms again.

A big issue over winter is the problem of dry skin, which people moisturise frantically against. The fact is that this moisturising is often wasted on dead skin and blocked pores. Waxing helps renew dead skin cells and also keeps your skin exfoliated, so that when you moisturize the cream is going where it needs to go.

Waxing can seem slightly more painful over winter, and this is because in the cold your body contracts, even down to your follicles. Because these are holding on tightly to the hairs, it can hurt a bit more when they are pulled out. The very simple way to combat this is to make sure that you wash or bathe the area in warm water before you start. This helps relax your skin and open up your pores, which can significantly reduce the pain and discomfort from waxing, but you need to remember that the area needs to be perfectly dry before applying the wax.

So this winter, stay on top of your hair removal routine to reap the benefits year round, as well as at that last minute dinner party!