Waxing and Weather
Waxing in Hot/Humid Weather
In the warm summer months, the needs of our skin are quite different compared to the harsh cold winter. Sun exposure after waxing treatments can risk hyper pigmentation or heat rash. Skin conditions such as dermatitis are more prone to flare up and common allergies cause skin to be more sensitive. Medications, medical conditions, and humidity can interfere with the regulation of body temperature making clients skin less tolerant to heat. Skin is more prone to graze/tear if not waxed correctly.
It is extremely difficult to wax in a room that is not air conditioned in hot, humid weather. When your client comes in for their waxing treatment in summer, they will be hot and possibly perspiring. It is important that the skin is cooled down before applying wax. We advise that you request your clients to arrive 15 minutes prior to their appointment so that they can cool down in the air-conditioned salon with a glass of water.
In your waxing room, it is important that fans or air conditioners are not pointed directly on the area to be waxed or on the wax heaters, as this will interfere with application and heat regulation.
Waxing in Cold Weather
Colder temperatures often mean low humidity which dries out skin. During winter people find their skin is rough, tightened, cracked, or peeling due to dryness. Uneven hair growth becomes more of a problem in cold weather as clients tend to wear long pants, tights, or heavier clothing that rubs the surface of the hair causing breakage.
Some people find facial waxing very painful in the winter. There is less moisture in the air and what natural oil you do have in your skin can be blown away by the wind. Once inside, central heating is also very drying. Our skin feels much tighter in cold weather and if you have sensitive skin the dryness will lead to flaking and itching. Damage to the barrier can cause inflammation and more sensitivity.
Apply a small amount of Jax Wax Coastal Banksia Pre & Post Wax Oil onto the fingertips of your gloved hands. Gently pat a fine film on the surface of the skin, tissue off any excess oil and apply hot wax in the direction of the hair growth. Use the oil as previously explained to set the surface of the hot wax and remove against the hair growth. For facial waxing, to effectively remove peach fuzz we recommend the reverse method of waxing. After initial application of wax in the direction of the hair growth, the wax is then applied against the direction of the hair growth and removed with the direction of the hair growth.
Jax Wax Australia has a full line of waxes and along with pre & post wax oils and lotions you can have comfortable, clean waxing treatments. Try our waxes today for an exceptional experience and satisfied clients. Jax Wax Australia lotions are all formulated without mineral oil and are paraben free. All lotions absorb quickly and are totally non greasy. They are also formulated with Cocoa Butter that has benefits including being a good source of anti-oxidants, providing deep hydration, and for being beneficial to sensitive skin.
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