The official start to the winter months is less than 2 weeks away. If the last few weeks are anything to go by, we are in for some very cold, wet and miserable weather.

Waxing during this time of year can often be the last thing on your mind. For some of you it might mean that regular waxing becomes very irregular and in some cases, stops altogether.

While you can certainly stretch out your regular waxing appointments by a couple of weeks, we still recommend you get it done to ensure more anagen hairs are being removed. If you keep this up over winter, you’ll generally see better, smoother results in summer.

One thing we don’t recommend is shaving, regardless of how long you leave your waxing appointments. Although shaving is inexpensive in comparison to waxing, it does comes with a few negatives.

  • When you start waxing again, it can often be more painful, especially around the bikini area.
  • Regrowth can happen a lot quicker.
  • Since hair is cut off at the surface, regrowing hair is blunt, not tapered, so it can appear thicker.
  • Regular shavers are also prone to ingrown hairs (ouch).
  • Razor burns, nicks and cuts.

If you absolutely must shave, make sure you use a good quality razor and shave with the grain – not against it.

Your skin can also become dryer in the winter months and often a little more sensitive. Make sure you are exfoliating regularly and keeping your skin well hydrated and moisturised. We have some very high quality and affordable exfoliating mitts available in studio as well as body butters, shower gels and exfoliating scrubs – all very hydrating and moisturising.

The next time you visit us, we would be more than happy to recommend a great routine for keeping your skin looking and feeling its best over the winter months.

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