Bridal Waxing Timeline

 

 

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Bridal Waxing Timeline

 

Guest Blogger: Erin Bunty

 

 

 

 

 

As an Esthetician, I get to work with many brides, and help them prepare for their big day! This summer it was my turn! Of course I know how important it was to plan out my facials and home care, to make sure my skin was perfect. One thing that I wish I would have been better at was planning my waxing timeline so that I was silky smooth for all the events leading up to my wedding, as well as making it through the whole honeymoon without having to worry about pesky hairs.

 

 

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My (Failed) Waxing Story

 

My Bachelorette weekend was at the beach and was only 3 weeks before my wedding day. Since I didn’t have a waxing timeline I planned it all wrong! I waxed right before the beach weekend so when it was a week before my wedding day, my hair growth was not long enough, even though I could see all the tiny hairs that were coming through the surface! I contemplated waxing at the very last minute (the day before my wedding), so that my hair might be long enough, but I realized I had other appointments to think about. I had scheduled a spray tan a couple days before the wedding, so that it would look natural by my actual wedding day. I could not wax after the spray tan or all the color would have been taken away with the wax. Needless to say my waxing timeline was not properly planned out and I had to spend my honeymoon shaving, tweezing and obsessing of little hairs when if I had planned it better I would have spent that extra time with my new hubby! Hence I have created this wedding waxing timeline so save all you lovely brides-to-be from having the same stubbly experience.

 

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How To Prepare

 

My suggestion to any bride looking for smooth skin for her wedding and honeymoon would be to start waxing early. Whether you plan on waxing your brows, underarms, legs or bikini area, it always helps to know how the skin reacts, as well as your own hair’s growth pattern. Another great thing about starting early is that you begin to thin out the hair itself. Continuous waxing will eventually damage the hair follicle and the hair growth will become more sparse. If you begin waxing a year or so before, you will be a great shape come the big day!

 

 

When planning out your waxing timeline, there are a few things you should consider. Most likely there will be a few events leading up to your wedding day, Bridal showers, Bachelorette parties and engagement pictures. These are all things that you would most likely need some kind of waxing done beforehand. It’s good for you to know that hair grows in three different stages and each follicle is growing at a different speed. The hair shaft needs to be at least ¼ of an inch long for the wax to pull it out. I recommend to all my clients that they wait until the shortest hair is at ¼ of an inch so they get a much cleaner wax and they don’t have tiny hairs popping up in the next few days. I know letting the hair grow at first can be a pain, but trust me, it will all be worth it in the end. Typically you can plan to wax every 4-6 weeks. This is where I went all wrong!

 

 

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Yes, it seems tedious, but if you can plan it correctly it is so worth it! Your wax will last a lot longer than shaving and can also cut down on the unsightly ingrown hairs. Waxing timelines can also help you get the perfect wax for another big event or vacation. Feel free to book an appointment and we can help you go over your timeline!

 

 

Product of the Week: Guinot Deo Epil Confort Line

 

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Featured Product: Guinot Deo Epil Confort Line

Ideal Skin Type: All Skins

Blogger: Suzanne Olsen

 

 

 

For those of you who know me and know my obsession with deodorants (not anti-perspirants), I am thrilled to inform you that Guinot has now developed not one, but two deodorants. Both are effective and have added benefits in these products, which inhibit re-growth and greatly slow it down over time.

 

The two products I am speaking of are Guinot Deo Epil Smart (After Hair Removal Deodorant Spray) and Guinot Deo Crème Epil Smart (After Hair Removal Deodorant Cream). Both are anti re-growth deodorants that do not contain alcohol or aluminum salts.

 

 

Why I’m Anti Antiperspirants

 

The widespread use of antiperspirants is a huge concern of mine. I would like to point out to those of you who are not aware, the big differences between deodorants and antiperspirants. Antiperspirants contain small particles of aluminum, (deodorants do not).  Aluminum stops the body from perspiring. I like to compare it to putting a plug in the bathtub: when the plug is in, the water cannot escape. The same idea happens when you use your antiperspirant, you do not perspire.  This may sound like a good thing, however what is happening when you perspire is your body is removing uric acid that is in your perspiration. By not allowing the body to rid this acid through sweating, it will begin to build up and over time until the body finds another area of the body to send it to, eventually causing more congestion elsewhere.

 

Perspiration helps to regulate body temperature, as well as to eliminate uric acid.  Neither function can occur correctly when using an antiperspirant product. Many people are not even aware that they are using these damaging products on a daily basis. It is very important to read labels today, remember: no aluminum salts!

 

Deodorants work to mask body odor while allowing the body to function normally and naturally. This is an easy step to take towards living a healthier lifestyle. As we are all living longer these days it is better to be free from aluminum products as some studies now suggest that a build-up of aluminum in the body can contributes to Alzheimer’s.

 

I have noticed a great improvement with my clients who have chosen to switch from an antiperspirant to a deodorant. Some of the biggest differences I have seen are clearer skin with less break-outs (even on the chest and back). Another big difference I have seen and clients have shared with me is the disappearance of cellulite. It just makes sense, if you allow your body to eliminate toxins naturally, your body will pay back tenfold! Think about it.

 

 

Introducing Guinot’s Deodorant

 

Both of these products have a light pleasant fragrance and are easy to use. The Deo Epil Smart has a super concentrated formula, and comes in a small compact spray that dispenses the perfect amount of product. The packaging enables you to carry it with you and re-apply if needed on the go. This spray is effective in neutralizing the formation of body odor, and helps to control perspiration without blocking the body’s natural process.

 

The second deodorant product that Guinot has introduced is the “Deo” Cream Epil Smart. This cream incorporates all the benefits of the Epil Smart spray, but comes in a cream base. Just as with the spray, this cream accts directly on the hair room to slow hair regrowth.

 

The ingredient, Bulbaine is found in both of these products. Bulbaine is a patented complex, of plant and marine extract, when used on a daily basis; it helps to prolong the effects of hair removal (either waxing or shaving). Leaving the under arm skin clean and hair free for a longer period of time.

 

Cost:

Guinot Deo Compact Epil Spray   $13.00

Guinot Deo Crème Epil Smart  $22.00