Hair Removal : New Year, New Routine? A Fresh Start Guide

No matter what time zone you’re in, New Year’s Eve is seen as a time for celebration the world over; a time to set the tone for the year ahead. Whether you’ve been hibernating by the fire all Christmas, or hopping from party to party, it’s worth putting in the time to look and feel your best from head to toe for the big countdown. This includes showing off that glowing skin that you may have been covering up during the winter months! Here are a couple of handy hair removal tips, so you can dazzle your loved ones in that new dress, and set the beauty-bar for the year ahead.

Look your best…

You might have the dress picked out, but if you’ve been hibernating in a sea of blankets all winter, it might be some time since you’ve given your legs a good waxing. In this case, you might find that a little extra prep will go a long way. Firstly, set aside some time for your hair removal routine a couple of days before the big night as this will minimize any possible redness afterwards. Always remember to do a patch test 24 hours before your wax!

Start by giving your legs a hot wash and a good scrub with a gentle exfoliator – this will wash away any dead skin, and help the wax to have a firm grip on each hair. It might be wise to opt for a sensitive formula too, to ease skin back into the waxing habit. Veet Wax Strips for Sensitive Skin have an easy grip to get you waxing like a pro again, and also contains Almond Oil which is known for its soothing properties[1].

After your wax, be sure to moisturise thoroughly too. Over the next couple of days, keep up your moisturising regime morning and night, to ensure glowing results on the big night!

…and feel your best

They say that real beauty comes from within, and when it comes to the big day, New Year’s Eve, taking the time to treat yourself can help you get the most out of the celebration. Why not start the day by treating yourself to a couple of extra hour’s beauty sleep? If you’ve been meaning to figure out those New Year’s resolutions, why not schedule in some alone time to reflect on the new year; just you, your thoughts, and a cozy mug of hot chocolate. After a few hours of me-time, you’ll be in great form to start getting ready for the night ahead.

Resolution Time

With all those compliments you’ll receive you might consider including this hair removal routine in your New Year’s Beauty Resolutions. Here are a couple of tips you might want to take with you as you enter the New Year:

  • If it’s a big night out, waxing a few days before can eliminate redness.
  • Introduce exfoliation to your shower routine to improve waxing results and minimize ingrown hairs.[2]
  • Little extras, such as a good quality tweezers or a bottle of talc, can make all the difference when it comes to getting great results. Take stock of your hair removal arsenal – is there anything you’re missing?
  • Moisturising, together with drinking plenty of water, keeps your skin hydrated, showing off your efforts for the world to see. Why not keep up the morning and night moisture routine and see what a difference it makes to your skin’s glow.

Above all New Year’s Eve is about setting the tone for the year ahead. We hope those glowing legs will have you dancing into the new year with a smile on your face.

 

[1] http://oilhealthbenefits.com/almond-oil/

[2] http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/ingrown-hair-causes-symptoms-treatment?page=2