To shave or wax, that is the biggest question. Both are good options depending on your skin and time limit but what does it mean for your skin? And we are here to clear out any doubts about what’s the best for your skin. But first, let’s understand what exactly is waxing and shaving.
Waxing is literally pouring hot wax over your skin and pulling the hair out in the opposite direction. Hot wax is best for this purposes. This is best for legs, underarms and the bikini area and places where the hair tends to be thicker. Waxing removes the hair right from the roots so it is bound to be painful at some level. It all depends on which salon you go to and who does your waxing and what kind of wax you use. This leaves you with hairless skin for around 2-3 weeks or more depending on your hair growth. A con is that it requires at least an inch of hair to stick to so you might have to wait for a while before you book the next appointment. Unfortunately, it can also result in ingrown hairs. Remember to avoid waxing around your menstruation days since your body is sensitive more than usual.
Shaving basically cuts off your hair from the outer surface with a razor. It is best for those who have finer hair on legs and underarms. It is quick, painless and portable. The moisturising creams also help nourish your skin post shaving. Regrown hair tends to be blunt and sharper-edged making it look thicker. You can suffer from razor burns, nicks and cuts if not used properly. It also causes ingrown hair when used continuously. It is cheap and easily available so many tend to opt for shaving instead of waxing.
Are you looking for quick hair removal or long-lasting hair removal? Waxing is actually a better option instead than shaving since it clears of the hair right from the roots. It also removes your dead cells while exfoliating your skin. The hair that grows back is much thinner and every time the process of waxing gets easier and less painful. There won’t be any cuts, nicks or razor burns or even itchy skin post shaving. There are also plenty of waxing options in the market from aromatic waxes, soft body, sensitive skin types etc. Of course, shaving is faster but so is waxing. It’s better to get the job done easily with best results.