My friend went to this gorgeous nail salon (Nail Files salon @Rada Makati) that offers waxing as well. She decided to get her arms waxed and its her first time to have an arm hair removal and my first to witness how its done. So I documented every step:
Step 1 Answering this questionnaire will know if you are a candidate for waxing
Step 2 Pre-Base lotion should be put before the waxing session starts
Step3 Testing the temperature of the hot wax on your skin.
Step 4 If the hot temperature is bearable then lets start
Step 5 Using a disposable waxing paper cloth to remove the wax
Step 6 Putting a cleanser to remove post-wax residue from skin
The result? ……
Before and After
SO which is better? WAXING or SHAVING
I noticed that hot wax didn’t leave any red marks on her sensitive skin. Having a fair skin redness is easily can be seen. This is my first time to witness arm waxing and I can say that it is a success:-)
That’s one of the biggest questions as far as unwanted hair removal is concerned. Unwanted hair growth is a constant point of worry and concern for many and there is always a debate of what is the right way to get rid of it. Here is a list of pros and cons of waxing and shaving, two of the most common methods adopted by women for hair removal:
Waxing vs Shaving
It removes hair from the root which results in hair-free skin for weeks
It leaves the skin feeling soft even if you touch it against the hair growth side
It is more long lasting than shaving
It will eventually reduce hair growth
It is a pain-free and quick way to get rid of unwanted hair
You can do it yourself at home or anywhere, without any assistance
It is cheap as razors are not expensive
Shaving comes in handy during a beauty emergency when you don’t have time to go to a salon
It is a painful procedure and waxing time and again may make the skin loose
If you have sensitive skin, waxing can cause redness and boils
If the hair is too fine, then waxing does not help. It works best on full grown hair
It is quite hard for you to DIY waxing and so go to a salon
It can irritate the skin and leave it feeling dry and itchy
It is a very temporary solution and depending on one’s hair growth, you will have to shave very frequently
It can result in a lot of undergrowth, where the hair grows inside the skin and leaves a black mark on the outside
Shaving may result in thicker and darker-looking hair growth
You can feel the hard hair growth if you touch against the hair growth side
Things to keep in mind
Make sure the salon uses disposable waxing strips
The wax should be hot but not too hot that it burns your skin
Moisturize the skin after shaving
Do not go out in extreme heat immediately as it may further irritate the skin
If using a disposable razor, do not use it more than once or twice
To prolong your makeup and make the best out of it you need a a Solid makeup base. Especially for those super busy day at work and to keep your perfect game day glowing all day long. For those of you who just like to wear and not care about the longevity of their makeup then its just like building a house without any FOUNDATION and roof to protect you from harmful UV rays.
Here are some tips that you will find useful when applying foundation.
Tip #1 – Choose what type of product to use. Majority of Filipinos have oily skin. If you have oily skin, stay away from any oil based foundation or in fact stay way from any oil based product. Instead buy an oil free skin care line .
Tip #2 - Its all in the base First, I always use a non oil based primer. Here I used Shu Uemura UV Underbase Mousse in SPF 30+This is not only a primer but a corrector as well to brighten up my skin. This will allow makeup products to evenly stick to your skin.
Tip #3 if you have big pores like me you can use Benefit PORE fessional to get that super flawless and pore less look. The texture of this product very velvety and matte & and will *slightly* blur your pores.
Tip #4 For those days when you have noticeable blemishes, patch it up with tinted moisturizers like the BB creams or CC creams. And because I have this minimal peeling from using Obagi, I used a tinted moisturizer like the Chanel CC cream broad spectrum SPF 30 to hydrate and protect my skin while providing seamless coverage.
Tip #5 To conceal the unwanted dark circles and spots! I used MAC studio finish concealer NW20 with pink undertones. This will serve as a concealer and brightener up your eyes as well.
Tip #6 Then I put a bit of CC cream on the edges of the concealer for that natural blended look.