25.01.13 / Uncategorized / Author: admin / Comments: (0)
Are you frustrated by shaving your legs and armpits? Tired of the shaving rash and then the stubble that emerges three days after you have completed the sordid shaving process? Well waxing is your answer!
The effects of waxing should last for around three weeks, so the best time to get a treatment is just before you go on holiday, or before a big event. Waxing will make your skin silkier looking than shaving, so you look and feel like a film star. In particular, a bikini wax is a perfect treatment for a holiday to a hot country, so your bikini area can look extra smooth by the pool.
Yes, you can get a home waxing kit, but the process is fairly stressful, messy and needs a lot of expertise, so it is much better to get a stress free, clean and professional treatment from a professional at a beauty salon. And here is how the waxing process works.
The beautician will exfoliate your legs to remove any of the dead/surplus skin that has built up. Then some baby powder will be applied, this is to remove any oils from the skin, so the wax will stick more easily. While you have been sitting on the treatment table, the wax in its pot will have been heating up. The beautician will then apply the wax to your legs, by placing a waxing strip (containing hot wax) onto your skin; you will feel a tingly, warm sensation, like when you place your foot into a hot bath. This strip will be laid on gently. Next comes the horrible bit! The beautician will rip the waxing strip off your skin, (the wax on the strip will extract the hairs from the root). This is a real ouch moment, but the sensation is similar to ripping off a plaster, a short, sharp jolt of pain. But as they say, no pain no gain! The surge of excitement you will feel seeing your silky smooth legs will make it all worth it. Your skin may feel a little sore for a few hours but that is all. Of course, you have to prepare, and make certain considerations before embarking on such a treatment.
First, make sure at least a ¼ of an inch of hair has grown on your desired waxing area. The more hair, the more effective the results.
Second, wear trousers/dark tights a few weeks prior to a waxing treatment, to cover and protect those hairy, soon to be waxed, legs.
Third, if you have particularly sensitive skin, having a waxing treatment may not be for you, as it may leave you with rashes and blemishes on your skin. It may be worth consulting a dermatologist or your GP before booking a treatment.
Nearly all beauty salons offer waxing as standard, often coupled with special offers. So, get down to your local salon and make an appointment today!
09.01.13 / Uncategorized / Author: admin / Comments: (0)
With the Christmas and New Year parties out of the way, the January blues takes heed. So, it is the perfect opportunity to fill those spare hours with a beauty treatment.
Does your skin look exhausted from the heavy duty Christmas socialising? If this is the case then the best beauty treatment on offer is a facial. This will rejuvenate your skin for the New Year! If you haven’t had a facial before, you have nothing to fear – this is your guide to a typical facial experience…
Upon booking your appointment at the beauticians, you are called into a room with a bed, dimmed lights and soothing music, this makes you feel cosy and relaxed…you just unwind. The facial will then start with a steaming treatment, which will open your pores; this is such a nice feeling, the warm steam glazing over your skin. This is followed by a cream mask, which is smoothed onto your face, this is designed to extract any dirt/blackheads that exist just below the top surface of the skin. After removal of the mask, you will feel like a new person. You are then given a moisturising treatment, which will involve an application of cleanser and toner, your skin will now feel silky and nourished.
The whole experience will leave you thinking, WOW! And you will feel prepared to fight the challenges in 2013 with your new revitalised skin.
Of course the quality of the products and the number of masks applied will depend on the cost of the facial, which start at around £25 for this standard beauty treatment. But before embarking on such a wonderful treat, you must read these essential tips to ensure you have a fabulous facial.
First, shop around for a facial that best suits your budget. Yes the cheaper facial may save you money, but you may find that the products and the beauticians are not up to your standards, and may well leave you frustrated to think you could have paid an extra tenner for a much better experience. Look around for January/introductory offers that will give you a good service for a less expensive price tag.
Second, if you know you have sensitive/irritable skin, it is worth telling your beautician this and getting an allergy test prior to the treatment, which a beauty salon can provide. Otherwise, you may have an adverse reaction to the facial, which could cause scarring and blemishes, not a good start to the year!
Third, check the beauty salon is reputable, and that the beauticians are qualified. Recommendations from friends can be a useful way to find the salon for you. Remember, there are people out there who are looking for a quick buck, and don’t care about the quality of your experience, so do your homework!
Finally, feel relaxed, refreshed and revitalised with your New Year facial…