Get Bikini Ready: Summer Hair Removal Tips

Summer Waxing Shaving Hair Removal Summer 2011

Hot summer days mean ladies everywhere are baring {almost} all.  Here are some tips for keeping you confident and beautiful all summer long.

1. Shaving

Shaving is a necessary evil (for those of us not quite ready for laser hair removal), but it can be rough on your skin.  Shaving everyday in the right way, however, keeps you looking great.

  • Best time to shave is at the end of a warm shower, when the skin plumps and exposes more of the hair follicle.  Not only is more hair exposed for trimming, but also softens hair and to keep it from snapping, which helps prevent ingrown hairs. The same daily shaving routine is actually more effective, and easier on your legs.
  • Shaving is much more ideal for legs than for bikini line, because of how aggravating it can be for skin. No matter where you’re shaving, though, keep a bottle of of Tend Skin handy to avoid bumps.

2. Waxing

Especially during swimsuit season, waxing your bikini line is essential. Want to avoid the invasive nature of getting a wax in a salon? Follow these tips and do it at home!

  • Just let me get this out: DON’T shave your bikini line. You’ll be tempted to, but this easily irritated area can’t take that kind of abuse.
  • Make sure you’re not waxing more than once a month, and you’re letting the area breathe after doing so.  Your skin needs refreshing to avoid the sort of irritation that causes bumps and ingrown hairs.
  • The perfect at-home waxing kit makes the brazilian process quick, painless (ok, not completely painless) and incredibly private. Try an easy microwavable product like Gigi, whose affordable kits help you get the body you want in the convenience of your home.

Looking for the Perfect Tweeze?

Before you go out tonight, give your brows a shape up.  Here are some pro tips for beautiful, quick brows:

1. Comb your eyebrows upward before you start, so that you’re working with a uniform brow.

2. While a set of quality tweezers will help you get all of the stray hairs under your natural brow line, an at home waxing kit will help you control the downy extras between your brows and around the outside of your eyes.  We suggest Tweezerman’s Speedy Tweeze for normal plucking and the Moom Face Kit (only $7!) for waxing.

How-To Pluck Your Own Eyebrows3. Identify where your eyebrows should begin by placing a brush or pencil alongside the edge of your nose, vertically.  Anything on the other side of the brush needs to be plucked.  Place the same tool at the corner of your nose diagonally toward the outside of your eye.  Where the pencil hits the brow marks the natural end.  Pluck anything outside of this area.

4.  After plucking, dab milk (oh yes, you totally heard me right) over the plucked area to reduce swelling and calm your skin.  This will help to quickly reduce redness.

5.  To get a more uniform brow, * carefully * pluck out any hair that refuses to be shaped, is an off color or is longer than those in the surrounding area.  Do this only when completely necessary. Then, fill in any gaps with an eyebrow pencil, or an eyebrow mousse (like this one).

Melt Your Cares & Hairs Away!

No Tweeze Wax

No Tweeze Wax

It’s time to put away your winter clothes, furry boots, and your furry legs! While we’ve all enjoyed not necessarily having to keep up every week on waxing, it’s definitely time to get back into a routine and Beauty of a Site has just the right products to remove the stress and the hair!

With a slogan like “Raising Eyebrows since 1929,” No-Tweeze is our top choice in hair removal products. Made in America with all natural pure beeswax and plant rosins, No-Tweeze is an easy to use, non-sticky formula that works as great on both coarse and fine hair.

Worried about waxing? No-Tweeze comes with detailed instructions and its natural ingredients ensure that you won’t end up with a serious skin irritation or a horrifying rash! Also, here are some fun tips on waxing that might help you ease your cares and your hairs:

  • A few days before your menstrual cycle is the WORST time to initiate a hair removal regiment. You’re skin is much more sensitive and you’ll be sore longer than you’d like!
  • Make sure you have a proper wax warming unit. Hard wax in a warmer should become the consistency of peanut butter (mmmm!) and stay peanut-buttery throughout your waxing experience.
  • If you have sensitive skin or often experience skin irritation after waxing, take an over-the-counter anti-histamine before waxing. It will help prevent unwanted bumps and rashes.
  • And last, but certainly not least…..NEVER, under any circumstances, wax sunburned skin!! You don’t want to know (or feel) what happens – eek!

Got questions on waxing or No-Tweeze wax? Leave a comment or email us at info@beautyofasite.com.

Check out No-Tweeze products here!

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