If you want super smooth legs, you may be considering giving them a wax. While there are a number of home waxing kits available, these can vary in quality. The best way to get perfectly smooth legs is to visit your local salon for a leg wax. However, before you attend your appointment, there are a few things you can do which will help to reduce the chance that you will develop a skin rash following your leg wax. Read on to discover everything you need to know.
Have a Warm Bath or Shower
Having a warm bath or shower before your visit to the salon is a great idea. As well as relaxing you, a bath or shower will also help to wash away any grease or dirt which has collected on the surface of your skin, reducing the chance that you will develop a rash. The warm water will also help to open up the pores on your skin which should make the sensation of having the wax removed less painful.
Exfoliate Your Legs
The skin cells on your leg are constantly dying and flaking off. This means that the top layer of cells on your legs are most likely dead. If these dead cells are left in place, there is a chance that they will be pushed into the pores of your skin when the wax is applied to your skin. If dead skin cells enter the pores, this can result in a rash or spots and pimples forming on your legs. You can help to avoid this problem by applying an exfoliating gel to your legs in the bath or shower. Massage the gel into the skin to lift any dead cells away and then rinse the foam off.
Apply Antibacterial Cleanser
Your skin is covered in bacteria. While some of these bacteria do not cause problems and can actually protect your skin, other types of bacteria can cause a painful rash if they enter the pores of your skin. Because the pores will be open during the waxing procedure, they are incredibly vulnerable to any bad bacteria which are present on the surface of your skin. Once you have exfoliated your legs, you should apply an antibacterial skin cleanser which will eliminate bad bacteria which are living on your legs.
If you would like further advice about preparing for your next leg waxing, contact your local salon or spa today.