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Waxing vs Shaving

Monday, August 22, 2011
by John Doe

Every woman wants soft, smooth and radiant skin. Smooth legs and arms are desired by women, and smooth skin is an especial before applying spray tan. However, many women wonder which hair removal method is better; waxing or shaving. Here are a few features of waxing and shaving to help you decide which technique works best for you.

The major benefit of waxing is the amount of time you skin is left hair free. Typically waxing prevents hair from growing for about 6 weeks. Waxing allows hair to be removed from the root rather than just cutting it at the surface of the skin. Since waxing removes hair from the root, the amount of time for it to grow back is longer than shaving. However, this method of hair removal can be more painful. Some people who have sensitive skin can find waxing to be irritating. Sensitive areas like the bikini and under arm area tend to be the most painful when waxing. If you decide to wax, make sure your hair is at least 5mm long to get the most of your waxing. It’s harder to wax short or stubbly hair and the results won’t be as good. Waxing provides a longer lasting hair free look and leaves your skin smooth. There are many different types of waxes, so it’s important to know which one is best for you and your skin type. Waxing can also save you money because you won’t have to wax as frequently as you would with shaving. It is especially economical if you choose to use do-it-yourself home wax strips or hot wax. To have hair free skin that lasts longer, waxing is definitely the way to go.

Shaving is another alternative to smooth and hair-free skin. Every woman who shaves their legs knows that shaving only lasts for a few days. Within a few days stubble starts to develop and you have to shave again. However, shaving is quick and painless. It only takes a few minutes to get smooth and silky skin. Shaving removes the hair by cutting it at the surface rather than removing it from the root. This is why the hair grows back quickly. If you prefer shaving over waxing, you want to shave your legs the day before your spray tan and several days after your tan. Shaving can ruin your tan if you shave a day after. Waiting several days will allow your tan to fully develop.

Whichever method of hair removal you choose it is important to wax or shave a day before you tan. This will allow your tan to cover evenly and settle into your pores, giving you an even, radiant and sun kissed look- that will feel as good as it looks!