Waxing your legs at home is not as difficult as most people believe it to be, especially if you have the basic tips handy. You can also check out this article to know how to wax your own legs.

How To Wax Your Own Legs

Whether you are a girl in your teens or a woman in her forties, doing the rounds of parlors every month, for getting your legs waxed, would be a normal routine. What happens when you get invited to a party suddenly and the parlor is closed on that day? Disaster!! Isn't it! Rather than giving up the party altogether or wearing uncomfortable clothes that fully cover your legs, why don't you try waxing your legs at home instead? How? We will tell you! Go through the following lines and find easy steps on how to wax your own legs, along with some great tips.
Waxing Your Legs At Home
Supplies Needed 
  • Wax
  • Wax Heater
  • Wax Spatula (for spreading)
  • Wax Strips
  • Electric Hair Trimmer (optional)
  • Exfoliating Scrub
  • Baby Powder
  • Moisturizing Lotion (with salycylic acid)
  • Soft Towel
  • Water 
  • You should attempt to wax your own legs only when your hair grows long enough. Remember, you need to have at least 1/4 inch-long hair growth, to ensure proper hair removal. In case the hair is too long, make use of an electric hair trimmer to shorten the length.
  • Two days before waxing your legs, you need to give them a proper exfoliation treatment. This will help remove the dead skin. However, do make sure not to use the scrub just before waxing, as it might irritate the skin and lead to inflammation.
  • Start the waxing procedure by heating the wax. Majority of the women make use of a wax heater for the purpose. However, you can also keep the wax in microwave or immerse it in a container of warm water.
  • Now, you will need to apply a light amount of baby powder to one of the legs, which you plan to wax first. The powder will help remove the oils from your skin, thus allowing the wax to stick better.
  • Now, dip the spatula in wax and remove the excess wax. Apply the wax, in a small section, in the direction of hair growth. It is advisable to hold the stick at a 90-degree angle and apply a smooth, thin layer.
  • Almost as soon as you apply the wax, take a strip and keep it on top of the layer and press it. Smooth down the strip with your hands, again moving in the direction of hair growth.
  • After the wax strip has been smoothened, it is the time to peel it off. For the purpose, strip off in the opposite direction of hair growth. While doing this, try to keep the strip as close to skin as possible.
  • Immediately after removing the strip, apply pressure on the waxed area, with your hands. After a few seconds, apply a lotion on the area, containing salycylic acid. It will help prevent ingrown hairs.
  • Repeat the procedure on the other section of your leg. Similarly, wax the other leg as well. After the waxing is over, dip a soft towel in cold water and wipe your legs with it. 
  • If you have been left with excess wax on the body, after waxing, use body oil to remove the same. Never ever try to remove wax with hot water. It will harm your skin instead.

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