Waxing is one of the most popular methods to get rid of the hair. It doesn’t surprise us why both men and women do it. People first started waxing in Ancient Egypt so it’s been around for quite a while. However, you should know that waxing is not your only option. I’m going to review a few waxing tips that could be helpful to you and answer the question – how long does back waxing last.
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How Long Does Back Waxing Last?
A beauty salon LunchboxWax says that it takes about 30 minutes for a professional to wax a person’s back. That sounds pretty realistic. However, if you’re going to do it at home, it’s going to take longer. Well, probably your friend or your partner could take care of it. Therefore, you need to think about how experienced the people that are going to help you are.
Perhaps you’re brave enough to do it all by yourself in front of the mirror? We very much hope you’re flexible enough for that! However, it’s absolutely possible if you’re patient. It could take you from 50 to 90 minutes to achieve the results though. We still recommend to do it with someone else since that person then can apply oil and creams that are so essential.
How to Wax Back?
If you made up your mind to wax at home and save your money, here are some of the tips on how to do it.
Step 1 – Exfoliate Your Skin
Back is the kind of part of the body that is often forgotten. Taking care of it is as important as taking care of other parts of your body. However, that’s especially important if you suffer from acne or simply got used to those pimples on your back. You’ll ask why exfoliation? The answer is simple. Whenever we’re waxing hairs are pulled out, however, some of the skin cells are ripped off as well. That’s very dangerous if you have pimples on your back as they can easily get irritated and start bleeding. Consequently, pimples can spread or you may even catch an infection. You don’t want that. We don’t want that.
Therefore, there is only one thing left to do – exfoliation. It helps with cleaning pores and therefore reduces the number of pimples on your skin. I advise you to exfoliate after a warm shower as it opens up your pores. There are different types of exfoliation: chemical or mechanical. It’s up to you, which one you prefer.
Step 2 – Make Sure Your Skin is Dry
Waxing is much more effective if it’s done on dry skin. It’s good that there are few things you can do to ensure your skin is dry. First of all, use a dry towel and give yourself some time to dry up. Second of all, use some baby powder as it absorbs all of the moisture quite well. Therefore, if your back sometimes gets quite sweaty, that’s not a problem. Baby powder is always there to help you!
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Step 3 – Check Wax Temperature
You don’t necessarily need a thermometer for this step. You wouldn’t like to dip it in wax anyway. Waxing itself is messy enough! However, what you can do is check whether wax is melted enough. If you had to put it on a strip, would you be able to do it easily or would you struggle? You shouldn’t be struggling with that. Afterwards, you should test the temperature of it with your finger. Is it nice and warm or is it burning hot? It obviously shouldn’t burn, otherwise, you’ll just damage your skin cells and cause even more irritation.
Step 4 – Apply and Pull!
Apply your wax on a strip, put it on your skin, make sure it’s in contact with all of your skin. You definitely don’t want to apply wax on the same patch of skin. It can only cause more irritation. Please ensure you are pulling the right way, otherwise, you will not pull out any hair. What is the right way? It’s against the direction your hair grows. Most of the hair on your back grows downwards. Therefore, pull upwards and you should be most of the time fine. Your hair grows in a different direction on your shoulders so make sure to adjust accordingly. That’s it. Waxing is quite simple if you know a few of those things.
Step 5 – Use Some Oil
After you complete the procedure that I described in step 5, there is going to be some wax left on your skin. At this stage it’s very important to get some oil – it could be the oil specifically bottled for skin or just oil from your kitchen. It doesn’t matter as long as it’s oil. Get a sponge or some cotton pads and apply it all over your skin. Then use your sponge to spread it and scrub that wax away. Simple as that. Oil is great for your skin because it moisturizes and protects it. Now it’s time to relax.
Step 6 – Moisturise
Your skin will beg to be treated now! Get some cream and apply it all over your back. If someone else is waxing you, it would be a good time to ask that person to massage you so that your skin absorbs moisture. In addition to that, while you were waxing, your back muscles were probably tense most of the time, because that’s how they’re trying to protect your body from that unwanted pain. It’s a great time to get a massage and relax those muscles. It will make you feel so much better as well.
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When to Wax?
It’s up to you when you want to wax. However, you should have in mind that your back will probably feel a bit sore after waxing. That’s why you should wax either in the evening if you can easily sleep on your belly or on one of your sides. Also, you could it during the day if you feel like fabric will not irritate your skin. Don’t do it just before going to shower or going to the beach though, that will irritate your skin and it will even hurt from salty water. Can cause infections as well. Let’s not risk that!
- If you are new to waxing, don’t worry too much about the initial pain. It gets better.
- To reduce the pain, apply pressure to your skin after each rip of the strip. No need to use any cotton or anything fancy. A touch of a hand is more than enough.
- If your skin is very sorry use some cooling cream or a towel with ice in it. It will reduce the pain.
- Take it easy, give yourself enough breaks to adjust.
- If you cannot stand the pain, wax different patches of back day by day. The hair that will grow back will be fairer and waxing will become less painful.
- Always rip off the strip fast, doing it slowly is more painful and doesn’t bring the expected results.
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We very much hope you found these tips useful. Please let us know about your experience with back waxing. How did it feel? How long does back waxing last for you? Perhaps you have any extra tips that would improve our content? Perhaps you think that epilating could be a better choice in this case? You are more than welcome to comment down below. We’d be more than happy to engage in a conversation!