Arm waxing is a common form of hair removal used by both men and women around the world. This method removes hair at the root, resulting in smoother skin and slower regrowth compared to shaving or Depilatory creams.
The decision to wax your arms can be made for many reasons. For some it is a matter of aesthetics and personal taste, while others do it for sporting or professional reasons. Regardless of motivation, it is important to have the treatment performed by a trained professional in a professional waxing studio to achieve the best results and minimize skin irritation or other complications.
Here we describe the typical process of an arm waxing treatment in our studio. The process begins with consultation and preparation, followed by the actual waxing and ends with aftercare and care instructions. It is important to note that every person and every skin is unique and therefore individual experiences and results may vary. Still, the following steps should provide a good overview of what you can expect from a professional arm waxing treatment.
A professional arm waxing treatment at a waxing studio generally follows the following steps:
Before treatment of the arms begins, the esthetician will conduct a brief consultation to ensure that there are no health concerns that could prevent waxing. These include skin diseases, allergies or taking certain medications. After the consultation, the beautician will thoroughly cleanse your arms to remove oil, dirt and dead skin cells.
In the next step, the beautician warms the wax to a comfortable temperature and applies it to your arms in the direction of hair growth. She uses a spatula to do this.
After the wax has cooled sufficiently and clung to the hair, it is quickly peeled off in the opposite direction of hair growth. This step can be a little painful, but our depiladoras' professional technique helps minimize the discomfort.
After all hair has been removed, the esthetician will apply a soothing lotion or aloe vera gel to your arms to relieve any redness or irritation. She will also give you advice on aftercare, including avoiding sun, heat, and harsh peels for a few days.
Waxing is a popular hair removal method for many areas of the body, including the upper and lower arms. It offers several advantages over other methods of hair removal such as shaving or Depilatory creams:
However, keep in mind that waxing can have some disadvantages, including pain during the treatment and possible skin irritation afterwards. It is important to consult an experienced professional and ensure that you take appropriate aftercare measures to minimize such side effects.
Yes, it can be painful as the wax removes the hair at the roots. However, the pain is usually brief and subsides quickly. Some people find it less painful than other methods of hair removal.
The treatment may vary depending on the amount of hair to be removed, but generally an arm waxing session lasts between 15 and 30 minutes.
Because the hair is removed at the root, the results are longer lasting than shaving - often between 3-6 weeks, depending on individual hair growth.
Yes, it is important to soothe the skin after waxing and protect it from the sun as it can be more sensitive. You should also avoid hot baths, saunas, and intense workouts for 24-48 hours after treatment to minimize irritation.
Although it is possible to wax your arms yourself, it is often easier and more effective to have this treatment carried out by a trained professional, as they have access to all areas of your arms and have the techniques and experience to make the waxing painless and make it as effective as possible.
It is recommended to avoid intense physical activity for at least 24 hours after waxing as sweat can cause skin irritation.
Some medications can make the skin more sensitive, which can lead to irritation or skin damage from waxing. You should always speak to your doctor or esthetician if you are taking any medications before planning a waxing treatment.
Exfoliate your skin a few days after waxing to avoid ingrown hairs. After treatment, use a soothing lotion or gel to relieve irritation.
You can find a detailed article on ingrown hairs here.