International Day of Waxing

How to Use Wax Strips - Benefits, Tips, and More

What are Wax Strips?

If you’re new to waxing and want to try it for the first on International Day of Waxing, think wax strips. This quick and easy waxing option consists of ready-to-use cellulose strips that are evenly coated on both sides with a gentle cream-based wax made of beeswax and natural pine resin.

An easy-to-use option when travelling, on vacation, or in need of a quick touch-up, wax strips are available for all body areas including brows, face, bikini, underarm, and legs. These strips are also a great option for first-time waxers just beginning an at-home wax journey!

Benefits of Wax Strips

Wax strips are the simplest at-home wax option as they do not require any heating before use. Simply rub the strip between the palms of your hands, press on and zip off! You don’t even need to wash your skin prior – it’s really that simple!

Look for wax strips that are cruelty-free, fragrance-free, and non-toxic. The most eco-friendly strips are not made from plastic but rather made from cellulose – a natural wood-fibre product that is fully biodegradable. You can get the smooth skin you desire while still being conscious of the environment.

How Are Wax Strips Different Than Hard and Soft Waxes?

Wax strips are a quick, easy, and ready-to-go alternative to hard and soft waxes. Both hard and soft wax will require a heating method, application tools, and (for soft waxes), and epilation strips for removal, while wax strips come ready to go and don’t require more than your body’s warmth to prepare.

Though each of these methods will provide you with the same great, smooth, and hair-free results that you are hoping for, wax strips are the simplest and quickest method. They do not require any prep and hardly any clean-up!

How to Use Wax Strips – Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Warm the strip between the palms of your hands to soften the cream wax.
  2. Slowly peel the strip apart, creating TWO individual ready-to-use wax strips.
  3. Apply the wax strip in the direction of hair growth and smooth down the strip with your hand.
  4. Keeping the skin taut, grab the end of the strip – pull against the direction of hair growth.
  5. Zip off the wax strip as quickly as possible! Always keep your hands close to your body and pull along the skin. Never pull away from the skin as this will cause irritation, bruising, and skin lifting.
  6. Once you’ve finished, apply an aftercare oil to soothe your skin and help prevent ingrown hairs.
  7. You’re done – now you may enjoy your beautifully smooth skin thanks to wax strips!

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