Professional waxing and tinting have become more popular with women and men of all ages. Both are an effective way to decrease time spent on daily maintenance and get a quick, beautiful result. We asked The Greenhouse Day Spa estheticians to share their collective wisdom on the most important things to know about both body treatments.
Wax On. Wax Off.
As many as 80% of women wax some part of their body. More and more men are embracing waxing to get rid of unwanted hair on their backs, legs and “down there.” The main reason that people choose to wax instead of shaving is because waxing lasts as long as 4 weeks. The reason is that hair is removed at the root instead of on the skin’s surface.
There is also a smooth, glowing look to waxed skin, vs. the bumpiness of shaved skin. Waxing removes the natural build-up of dead skin cells and grime on your skin, which can cause outbreaks, blemishes, and dryness.
And if that was not enough to convince you, when you wax, hair tends to come back less coarse and thick. We also recommend waxing instead of shaving if you have sensitive skin. Shaving can lead to ingrown hairs, lead to dryer skin, or cause a rash.
What to Know Before and After Getting Waxed*
- Make sure the hair is long enough to grip. 3+ weeks of hair growth is typically ideal.
- Don’t apply any lotions or oils to the areas being waxed.
- Take a warm bath or shower to help open pores and clean the area being waxed.
- Gently exfoliate 48 hours before your waxing appointment.
- Waxing sometimes causes redness, which is normal. Depending on your skin type and hair thickness, redness should abate within several hours.
- Avoid applying heavy moisturizers over the newly waxed areas that could clog pores.
- Avoid the gym, saunas, or steam rooms. Allow the hair follicles to close.
- Try to avoid tanning beds or intense sun exposure for at least 48 hours.
- For underarm waxing, avoid deodorant for one day after your treatment.
- Book your next appointment to stay on a consistent schedule. We recommend every 3-4 weeks.
*These are suggestions only and are not intended to address medical, wellness or health concerns.
To Tint or Not to Tint
How do you know if you should tint your eyelashes or go for eyelash extensions? What about microblading vs. eyebrow tinting? We opt for tinting for a number of reasons.
Tinting is a process of applying a safe, semi-permanent dye to your lashes or eyebrows. The goal is to fill in gaps, make lashes and brows look naturally longer and fuller and to darken graying or lighter hairs. It is also less expensive than extensions and often lasts as long as 6 weeks.
If you have lighter eyelashes or eyebrows, tinting is a quick and effective way to darken finer hairs, enhance and define your existing brows and lashes. The dye brings out hairs that are not as prominent or easy to see, creating lusher lashes. As we age or go through menopause, our hair follicles create finer hair. Tinting is a happy medium between mascara and extensions. It is often less expensive than eyelash extensions or micro-blading and needs less maintenance.
Imagine waking up with beautiful lashes. How about lashes that stay put after a sweaty workout or swim? It is usually a quick appointment and opens up the eyes, adding dramatic definition.
We look forward to helping you create even more beauty in your life that does not require lengthy and frequent appointments and actually saves time in your morning routine. We will see you soon!