We’re saying goodbye to swimsuit weather and hello to hot chocolate weather with regret. Days spent basking on sandy beaches are long gone, so there’s no need to show off baby-soft skin. While donning our winter coats and scarves, we exhale a sigh of relief because finally! It’s safe for me to let my hair grow out now!
However, you would be foolish to think that way. Winter waxing is an excellent time to remove that excess layer of hair that will not keep you warm. Furthermore, maintaining a consistent waxing routine throughout the year simplifies the process come summer. Besides, you might want to be waxed before the end-of-year celebrations.
In this article, we will discuss the significance of waxing in the winter and some helpful hints for doing so.
Winter’s Effects On The Skin
Let’s start with how the seasons can alter your skin’s appearance. Seasonal temperature and humidity shifts are only two environmental variables that can affect your skin. The transition from warmer to cooler temperatures causes the skin to lose moisture as the air becomes drier. As a rule, this results in dryness, cracking, and heightened irritation. While you can’t change the weather, there are things you can do to keep your skin healthy this season.
An essential step in any waxing routine, exfoliation is crucial for anyone with dry skin. Waxing can be tricky if you have dry skin and don’t take care of it. A wax strip can dry out too quickly and develop surface cracks if applied to dry skin, which can happen practically immediately. Rather than removing hairs from the root, these strips sometimes shatter them as they are pulled out.
It is essential to restore the body’s lack of moisture in the chilly months by moisturizing and drinking plenty of water. Unfortunately, your skin won’t be able to absorb the vital elements in your goods if you apply moisturizer on top of your unexfoliated face. If your skin is dry on the surface, it can’t absorb the moisture and nutrients it needs to look and feel healthy. Because of the dry air and inside heat, waxing is a must during the winter.
Why You Should Consider Waxing During Winter
Even while you might be more inclined to hibernate in the fall and winter, that is no reason to let your hair grow out till spring. Your hair growth will be temporarily stymied if you deviate from the routine you’ve been following all spring and summer to stay hairless. We’ve covered the topic of hair cycles before and how regular waxing can help hair grow back more uniformly and thinly. If you suddenly stop doing that, your hair will start growing considerably longer than usual, which can be very uncomfortable. You’ll also have to begin the hair-growth process over again from the beginning.
With the weather decreasing, we’ll have to bundle up, which is why many people think they don’t need to wax their cars throughout the winter. After all, why bother with a regimen if no one but you can appreciate your silky thighs? Okay, now we get it. Although you’re the only one who’ll notice the difference, keeping up a consistent waxing routine throughout the year has several positive effects on your appearance, including leaving your skin smooth and free of hair. If your hair is excessively long, it will rub against the leggings you’ll be wearing all season, causing discomfort and possibly even causing damage and uneven development to your hair. Scarred hair? I’d rather not.
If you let your hair grow long, your first wax will be a real bear as the weather heats up. You have effectively undone all your improvement with a regular summer waxing routine and will have to start from scratch. Maintaining a consistent waxing routine through the cooler months can make future waxes easier and result in silkier skin for when it counts.
Regular waxing produces damage (in a good way) to the follicle, which results in thinner, sparser hair growth when the hair is regrown. If you maintain your current regimen throughout the year, your hair follicles will be so weakened that by summer rolls around again, and you will have virtually no hair. What’s more, you can confidently wear that little black dress you’ve been eyeing over the holiday party season without worrying about how your hair looks.
If you’ve never waxed before or want to try a new technique, fall and winter are lovely times to do it! Waxing requires you to be patient with the hair growth process since you need hair to be at least a quarter inch long before you can wax it.
Many of us would instead not feel self-conscious in tank tops and bikinis if we allowed our underarm and leg hair to grow out over the summer. You have arrived, winter! With the chilly weather, you’ll wear more coverings, so you may let your hair grow out without worrying about others seeing it. If you start in the fall or winter, your skin will be silky smooth when summer rolls around.
Finally, the exfoliation that occurs while waxing is a significant plus. Waxing performs wonders for exfoliating your skin, even if the hair removal portion doesn’t seem advantageous to you in the winter. A wax strip will help you eliminate dry, cracked skin that has built up during the winter, revealing silky skin that will drink up your moisturizer and other skin care products like a sponge.
If you want your skin to seem healthy and refreshed all the time, exfoliating is a must. The importance of exfoliating in keeping up with your waxing program increases significantly during winter when your skin is drier than usual. Get rid of your dead skin so you can welcome in the fresh!
Since it’s unlikely that you’ll wear shorts or skirts throughout fall and winter, it is an excellent time to rest your legs. While that may be true, it’s likely more vital to wax in the fall and winter than in the spring and summer. Winter waxing is a game changer since it guarantees that your waxes in the more critical months will be considerably smoother, even if most of your waxed body parts remain covered during the milder months.
Sutera Spa offers the best in waxing using anti-irritant waxes with smooth, long-lasting results – making this a more comfortable experience. Contact us today for your waxing appointment, and please allow at least 1/4 inch of hair growth before waxing.