Winter waxing tips and tricks.

Strip Wax winter tips

FROZEN FOLLICLES – Using the best wax in the winter.

Cold temperature often means low humidity which dries out skin. During the winter month’s people find their skin is rough, tightened, cracked or peeling due to dryness.

Most clients like to push their waxing appointments for as long as they can in the winter months, believing it’s a waste of time when we are covering up wearing long pants, leggings or tights.
In fact, waxing in winter can be more important than waxing in summer, as in the colder months wearing clothes such as tights and leggings, which rub against and break our hair, can lead to uneven hair growth.
Maintaining your waxing in winter, will keep hair growth even, your skin silky smooth, and you’ll always be prepared for any unexpected events.

Tips for waxing in cold weather

Try and keep the salon comfortable and warm.

When waxing larger areas with strip wax, Adam & Eve Coconut and Lime Oil can be used after lavender pre wax to prepare and soften the skin prior to treatment. Spray the oil onto your gloved hands and apply using friction massage movements to warm the surface of the skin.

We recommend hot wax for all intimate waxing and in the winter months it is even more important. Hot wax also known as hard wax has more workability for intimate waxing; when the weather is cold you have less time to work with strip wax in intimate areas before it starts to set, so there is more chance of breaking the hair at the surface.

Adam & Eve Coconut and Lime Oil is perfect for intimate waxing, used as a pre wax and setting oil for hot/hard wax. A fine mist of spray it is applied to the area about to be waxed to soften and protect the skin making for easier hair removal. Once the wax is applied, immediately apply a light amount of Adam & Eve Coconut and Lime Oil on top of the hot wax and smooth over the surface whilst pressing down with your gloved hand before removing.

Some people find facial waxing very painful in the winter. There is less moisture in the air and what natural oil you do have in your skin can be blown away by the wind. Once inside, central heating is also very drying, our skin feels much tighter in cold weather and if you have sensitive skin, the dryness will lead to flaking and itching, damage to the barrier can cause inflammation and more sensitivity.

To cleanse skin for facial waxing, on a cotton pad mix 50/50 Adam & Eve Lavender Pre Wax Cleanser and Adam & Eve Coconut and Lime Oil together and wipe over area to be waxed, remove using a warm towel or facial wipe,

Apply a small amount of Adam & Eve Coconut and Lime Oil onto the fingertips of your gloved hands, gently pat a fine film on the surface of the skin, tissue off any excess oil and apply hot wax in the direction of the hair growth, use the oil as previously explained to set the surface of the hot wax and remove against the hair growth. For facial waxing to effectively remove peach fuzz we recommend the reverse method of waxing.
Use our After Wax Lotion for best results in winter on facial areas.

Michele Hetherington.
National Sales & Training Manager
Adam & Eve Wax.