6 Reasons to Wax Through the Winter
Bikini season is officially over and has been replaced by parka season. Because showing some skin is so rare during the winter, many people put a pause on their waxing routines during the colder months. However, there are lots of reasons to continue waxing through the winter and we’ve compiled our favorites for those of you still on the fence about it.
1. Reduced Hair Growth
Waxing removes hair from the root, which limits each waxed hair follicles ability to grow new shafts of hair. Continuous waxing can result in permanent hair loss, but if you take five months off of waxing, it allows the hair follicles to recover and results in more hair growth. Waxing through the winter discourages hair growth and will actually allow you to get waxes less frequently throughout the year.
2. Prevents Ingrown Hair
Many people switch to shaving with a razor throughout the winter, however, shaving increases the likelihood of ingrown hairs because the hair shafts become blunted. Along with razor burn and irritation, ingrown hairs ruin the progress you’ve made all summer on maintaining smooth skin. Keeping a regular waxing routine throughout the winter will ensure that you’re smooth and bare by the time spring rolls back around.
3. Confidence Boost
Having bare skin that’s free of unwanted stubble just feels awesome, regardless of the season. Waxing during the winter, even if you’re not planning on showing any skin, can give you a huge confidence boost. Treat yourself, and keep up your waxing routine all year long.
4. Healthier Skin
Winter can be extremely harsh on your skin. Cold and dry air can cause flaking, dryness, and cracking all over your body. Waxing exfoliates dead skin, encourages new skin growth, and increases blood circulation. Maintaining your waxing routines can kill two birds with one stone by giving you softener, healthier skin and removing unwanted hair growth.
5. Less Painful
Taking a break from waxing can make your pain tolerance plummet, so by the time you come back for a wax in May it’ll feel like the first time all over again. The more often you wax, the less painful it becomes because your hair follicles get weaker and thinner every time, making removal easier. Continuing to wax year round will cause you less pain in the long-run.
6. Best Time to Start Waxing
Winter is actually one of the best times to start waxing if you’re a newcomer. It takes approximately three or four sessions for your skin to get adjusted to the treatment. Sessions are usually spaced out four to six weeks so it could take up to six months to achieve the results you want. Starting the waxing process in the winter makes it more likely that your skin will be nice and smooth by the time swimsuit season rolls back around.
Waxing through the winter is one of the best ways to seriously boost your self-esteem and maintain your hair removal progress this season. Call The Screamin Peach today to book an appointment and keep up your waxing routine.