As summer approaches, it’s time to think about baring those limbs and slipping into your togs! If you haven’t kept up with the fight against fuzz over the winter months, there may be some maintenance to do. As ever, the question on everybody’s lips is, “Waxing or Shaving, which is better?”
Waxing or Shaving
Waxing or Shaving? Which is better?
In our opinion, waxing emerges as the clear winner for many reasons. So, in this article, we’ll explore the benefits of waxing over shaving and why it’s the best choice for achieving smooth, summer-ready skin.
One of the most compelling reasons to choose waxing over shaving for summer is the long-lasting results. Deciding to shave in summer is a bit like mowing the lawns… You’ll be doing it every day! However, with waxing, your hair is pulled from the roots. So, the effects of waxing last longer than shaving. Waxing can keep your skin smooth and hair-free for three to six weeks. Plus, when the hair does grow back, you’ll find that it is softer, leading us very nicely on to benefit number two!
Say Goodbye to Stubble:
Shaving will always come with the downside of stubble. Not only does stubble look unsightly, but it can also be uncomfortable and irritating, especially if your skin suffers from change of season itchiness (yes, that’s a thing!) Waxing, on the other hand, removes hair entirely from the root, leaving your skin silky-smooth with no rough, stubbly regrowth.
Reduces Ingrown Hairs:
Shaving often encourages ingrown hairs. Not only can these be painful and itchy, but they look horrid, too, especially if they become infected. But once again, because our professional therapists remove hairs by the root in a waxing treatment, you can say goodbye to ingrown hairs.
No More Nicks:
We’ve all done it… You’re heading out for the evening, and you nick your ankle with the razor. Queue outfit change or unsightly plaster!
Waxing can Smooth Things Over:
Waxing helps with exfoliation, as it removes dead skin cells along with the hair. So, it’s an ideal choice for hair removal if you’re planning a spray tan. But talk to us about timings so we can be sure your skin has time to calm between treatments.
If you’re new to waxing, check out this article from the archives, which has a handy list of before and after waxing tips to help ensure your appointment goes as smoothly as your legs!