Waxing is often thought of as a beauty treatment strictly for warm weather. When swimsuit season is over and it’s time to break out the sweaters waxing sessions are forgotten until spring. If this is you, you are missing out on some of the best benefits of waxing. Your waxing sessions should continue year-round. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why.
Slows the Hair Growth Cycle
Waxing interrupts the hair growth cycle. Removing the hair at the root by waxing causes a small amount of damage to the hair follicle. Each time you wax this damage weakens the follicle a little more, causing hair to regrow more slowly and with a finer, softer texture than it originally had. After you’ve been waxing for a while you’ll find that you don’t need to wax quite as often because of the slowed growth cycle. If you take a break from waxing when the weather turns cool you’ll allow the hair follicles time to recover. Before long the hair growth cycle will be reset and you’ll be starting over from the very beginning in the spring when it’s time to pull out the shorts in the spring.
Improves the Tone and Texture of Your Skin
Waxing provides some benefit beyond hair removal that you may not even think about. As the wax strips are removed they take with them not only the unwanted hair but also the outer layer of dead, dull skin cells. The fresh layer of new skin underneath can now shine through. This gentle exfoliation helps to prevent dry, flaky skin, and over time will reveal a more even skin tone and smoother texture. If you take a break from waxing you’ll have to give yourself regular exfoliating treatments to keep the dead skin from building up and dulling your complexion.
Experience Less Pain
We already covered how waxing weakens the hair follicles. Well, this comes with an additional benefit, less pain. While a waxing session performed by a well-trained esthetician at Teddie Kossof is already minimally painful, there will always be a tiny amount of pain involved. But with the follicles damaged and weak, the hair is released more easily which means even less pain for you. Pausing your waxing sessions will not only reset the growth cycle, but it will also mean that you’ll lose all of the progress you’ve made in regards to pain. When you resume your sessions in the spring you’ll experience more pain than if you’d continued to wax through the colder months.
Schedule a waxing session at Teddie Kossof now and experience the benefits of waxing for yourself. We have a package to meet your hair removal needs, be it a facial wax, bikini wax, full-body wax, or any combination in between. Call or text us today to schedule an appointment at (847) 999-9500, or book an appointment online. You can find us at 281 North Waukegan Road in Northfield, IL. To manage appointments and more from your mobile device, download our free mobile app on iTunes or Google Play.