After a long day of working, studying, dealing with family, food, and everything else that can possibly come up, your special someone proposes a date night. It’s exactly what you need – so you grab that dress that shows off all the right parts when much to your horror you realize: you didn’t shave this morning!
So now you have to either jump in the shower or add one more thing to your list of things to do – not to mention redoing your hair and makeup once you’re out – or just throw the perfect dress to the side and grab some pants instead. It should have been a great date, but now, it’s just another source of stress.
Is there a woman who likes shaving? No… we knick ourselves, miss spots, and fear razor burn. But waxing seems just as scary. Who knows whether it’s worth it? You do! Or will after you read this piece.
First, waxing is a huge timesaver. You can wax your legs once every three weeks or so, saving time every morning that can be much better spent. (Facial exfoliating anyone?)
Second, no more stubble. Even if your perfect date night had started with a morning shave, your hair’s had half a day to grow back. You don’t want your night spent wondering if he’s noticing those little black dots all over your calves.
Third, it’s better for your skin than alternatives. Believe it or not, shaving actually makes your skin coarser. Being exposed to a razor blade every day, not to mention the periodic cuts, literally makes you grow a tougher skin. Waxing removes that threat, and is much healthier than the harsh chemicals that burn your hair away.
But doesn’t it hurt? The short answer is it can, especially the first time. Everyone’s discomfort level is different, but each time you do it, your legs get more accustomed to it, so if you can get through the first two or three sessions, there should be very little discomfort for the next sessions. Plus, there are things that can help even those first few times.
If you go to an established beauty salon, they can provide lots of numbing creams and other lotions that will reduce if not eliminate any pain even with the first treatment. Try going to a beauty school like the Health and Style Institute, where the teachers are sure to know the newest and best creams and the students have a very vested interest in having you walk away smiling. Not to mention it’s much cheaper than a traditional beauty salon.
Long term, waxing will save you time and discomfort, and going to an established and inexpensive location like the Health and Style Institute will put you on the fast track to beautiful and healthy looking legs. And guys, waxing is available to you as well; try it, you’ll wonder what took you so long!