Waxing the upper lip or eyebrows is easy with film wax. The skin on your face is a lot more sensitive than that of the rest of your body. That is why it is extra important that the waxing is done correctly. With film wax especially for the face, even the shortest hairs are removed. So you do not have to worry that these will not be carried by the wax.
To get started with waxing, there are several supplies and wax systems suitable for waxing / waxing your upper lip or eyebrows.
1. Prep the skin: The skin should be clean, dry and event free of oil before you start. Apply a pre-wax gel with a cotton swab to properly prepare the skin for the wax. This also ensures that the wax can catch the hairs better.
2. Make sure the wax is at the right temperature: For best results it is important that the wax is applied at the right temperature. The wax should be 45 degrees after heating and look like liquid honey.
3. Apply the wax: When the wax is at the right temperature, you can apply it. You do this with a small wax spatula especially for the face. Start applying at the nose and finish on cheek. Always make sure you end on a piece of skin without hair. This will make removing the wax easier.
4. Removing the wax: After applying you will now have to remove the wax. First check if the wax is hard, this takes 5 to 10 minutes, and remove it by grasping the end and pulling it loose in 1 go. While doing this, it is important to stretch the skin. This way you prevent a violent reaction and the result is better.
Below are all the necessities for waxing eyebrows, facial hair, lips and sideburns. These products can be ordered separately or via the Starter Kit Face.
After waxing you can rub the skin with an after wax oil or cream. This way you reduce the reaction of the skin and prevent ingrown hairs.
With the above explanation you are well prepared to wax your face!