It is time to get in shape in order to fit into our bikinis! But wait!---Summertime also means showing off your skin and bikini line area and I know you want to flaunt smooth, bump-free hairless skin...
Well, if you agree and nodding your head "YES" right now then I have the solution for you... WAXING!
There are many reasons why you should stop shaving and opt for waxing. Even though the skin will be smooth instantly after shaving the results will only last you about 2-3 days. The hairs will grow back coarser and may become stubbly. The reason why this may happen is because when you are shaving you're only cutting the hairs from the surface of the skin. So when they grow back they all grow at the same rate so the shock and feel is more abrasive. Shaving is indeed painless and fast but it does dry out and over exfoliate the skin which is why irritation occurs many times afterwards. So when you think about it, it is not so painless after all. Shaving also causes ingrown hairs which may look like dark bumps on your skin which means the hair is trapped and growing below the surface of the skin. Shaving also causes red elevated rash-like bumps and that is called a razor burn. Both conditions are very uncomfortable and it is better to avoid them all together.
Personally, I feel waxing is the way to go! It leaves your skin feeling clean and smooth and the reason why is because you are removing the hair from the root below the surface of the skin. Because of this method of removal, hairs grow at a slower rate and looks more scarce once it grows back. Hairs may also appear finer and softer. With waxing, there are no bumps on your bikini area. Throughout time, the skin clears up and also brightens. Yes! there is a degree of pain involved with waxing but with time you will become used to it. Also, the more you get waxed the slower that hair growth rate so that means less pain. The best part about waxing is that the results are very long lasting...more than shaving. Waxing lasts about 2 1/2 weeks-4 weeks depending on how fast your hair grows. That sure beats having to shave every 2-3 days if you tell me!
My Personal Experience...
After years of trying out different spas and paying ridiculously amounts of money I finally found my match. I found a place that is affordable and clean. I also found a waxing specialist with years of experience that is very professional.
My spa of preference is called cbWaxpert and it is located in New York City and I try to go at least every three weeks for proper maintenance. At cbWaxpert you won't ever have to worry about privacy, the owner/aesthetician Corina sees one client at a time and ensures proper scheduling so overbooking will never occur. While you're paying it's when the next client walks in and in my eyes that's the way it should be at all spas.
When it comes down to it my experiences at other spas will never compare with my experience at Corina's. Most spas will immediately charge you extra if they feel you have "extra hair" but if you ask me that is very discriminating and embarrassing. They should take into consideration that not everyone share the same ethnic background. Latinos, Middle Easterners and African americans naturally have more hair, it is just in our DNA LOL we can't help it! It is wrong for some spas to makes us feel bad for having a little extra hair in the southern region... Not only that but most of the other spas I went to burned me while rushing through the job leaving hair behind. But not Corina! Corina's style of waxing is virtually painless! She has a fast and clean technique of waxing. Compared to other estheticians that have waxed me before, she does the best job at not hurting or burning me. Another thing that I appreciate is the fact that she does not double dip her spatula into the wax so the fact that there is no cross-contamination going on makes me feel safer. Plus, I graduated from aesthetics school myself so cleanliness and sanitation was one of the main subjects taught to me. So I always look out for that at any salon. She uses gloves and a mask and a medical table with wax paper all over so you won't have to worry about germs and bacteria being spread around.
Some other places charge you close to $100 just to get a brazilian wax not including tip...
For that price at cbWaxpert I get a full brazilian wax, full legs waxed and I still have left over for tip...
So there's no reason why you need to keep waisting your time and money call the spa and schedule your next appointment...ASAP!
For a listing of all the other services offered at this spa, including pricing and contact information visit Corina's website at: http://cbrasilwaxpert.com/index
trust me you will not be disappointed. :)
Swimsuit Photo shoot
Back in February I had a swimsuit photo shoot in Miami. Before my photo shoot I made sure I locked in my wax appointment. My skin was smooth, bump-free and hairless and here are the pictures to prove it...
What hair removal methods are you into?
I would love to know fill me in with a post. Xo!