If you want to get rid of excess body hair, waxing is a swift, simple, and affordable way. But with the so many different varieties of wax available in the market, identifying which body wax to choose for which body part can be a bit confusing. We've listed down the different types of body wax based for your precise needs, so you can avoid all the hassle and have a baby-smooth skin.
These are the different types of wax for hair removal.
1. Soft wax
Soft wax also called strip waxing, is done by spreading a thin layer of the warm body wax on the skin. This is generally used on larger areas of the body, like arms and legs. It is applied directly onto the skin by using either a wooden spatula or a roller. Then a strip of cloth, preferably cotton, is put over it and pulled in a swift motion, removing hair. Soft types of wax grip the tiny, fine hair strands that you can't notice, leaving you with smooth skin. But this type of wax should only be used once in a waxing session on a particular area (never multiple times), as it will start removing the skin cells, which can result in bleeding and skin damage.
If you don't want the hassle of putting the soft wax and then the cloth, try Veet's Ready-to-wax Strips. They come with strips that you just have to put on the desired area. These strips work in just 3 simple steps - peel, apply and pull.
2. Fruit wax
Fruit body wax is highly recommended for sensitive skin. It is loaded with fruit extracts like berries and plum, which means these types of wax are rich in and antioxidants and contain vitamins that nourish the skin while waxing it. Also, they're a lot tenderer on the skin than basic soft body wax, and so, can also be more expensive. Nevertheless, using this wax won't leave any marks, and they double as skincare as well, which is a bonus.
3. Hard wax
Hard wax is usually used for smaller, more sensitive areas like the upper lip, underarms and bikini area. This type of wax is applied warm and directly onto the skin. It is given some time to cool and then harden and is then pulled off in the opposite direction of the hair growth. An advantage of hard wax is that they only adhere to the hair, never the skin. This process tends to be less painful than soft body wax and can be applied multiple times.
4. Sugar wax
Sugar wax is made from sugar, lemon and hot water and is used since centuries. Sugar helps to pull the root of the hair out of the skin, much like soft and hard body wax. However, sugar wax is made with natural ingredients, which is suitable for people with sensitive skin. Sugar wax does not stick to the skin, only the excess hair, so it can be applied multiple times without causing any skin damage. It can also be applied on any part of the body, as it is a natural replacement for other types of wax. The hair must be at least a quarter of an inch long for the wax to stick to the hair.
And if you are a stickler about going through so many procedures and choosing types of wax, try Veet's Ready-to-use Wax Strips that are formulated for different skin types. Or you want quick hair removal; go for Veet's Depilatory Creams. Simply put, choose your method or try a new thing, but get that silky, smooth skin you have always wanted!