In the past years, waxing already became a common service offered at spas and salons. In fact, going through this hair removal procedure already became a part of our beauty routine. For people who hasn’t done it yet though, waxing may seem like a daunting procedure. So if you’re new to waxing and is more than willing to push through with the procedure, we’ve rounded up some tips that’ll surely make your first waxing experience totally worth the trouble.


  1. Don’t DIY. If you’re a first-timer, then it would be best to seek the help of a professional. Sure, doing it on your own will save you some bucks, but you won’t be able to reach certain areas in your body and you might even end up dealing with a messier and painful procedure. So better not try a DIY waxing, unless you have all the equipment and you’re as good as a pro.
  1. Wait for Hair Regrowth. As a beginner, one of the most important things that you need to understand with waxing is that your body hair should be about a quarter inch long before pushing through with the procedure. This is especially crucial if you’re planning to have a Brazilian wax done, because you surely wouldn’t want to experience any undue pulling on your intimate area.
  1. Understand That Timing is everything. Just like in other procedures, timing is also everything in waxing. If you don’t want your first time wax treatment to turn into a total nightmare, we suggest that you book your appointment a week after your period. Having the procedure right before your period will only cause you to experience so much pain in the process. Also, aim for a morning appointment to avoid any irritation from happening after your procedure.


  1. Perform Some Pre-Wax Pain Management. Although painless waxing is still a pipe dream, performing some pre-wax pain management can also be a good way to lessen the pain that you might experience during the process. You can take Ibuprofen beforehand to reduce the after-wax swelling, or you can also exfoliate the area to be waxed a day prior to your appointment.
  1. Protect Your Newly Waxed Skin. Once you’re done waxing, shower and bathe as normal but avoid over-exfoliating your skin two days after your skin has completely calmed down. Instead, use natural fibres and a washcloth to gently exfoliate that area after bathing to keep any ingrown hairs from appearing.

Waxing can seem like a really scary procedure especially for first-timers, but by doing and keeping these tips in mind, you’ll surely be able to survive your first waxing procedure and have the smooth skin that you’ve always wanted.


5 Ways to Incorporate Baby Powder in Your Beauty Routine
Every now and then, we tend to come across a common item that manages to become a staple piece in our beauty routine. Coconut oil and toothbrush are some of these items, but the one that has proven its versatility is our good old baby powder. Whether you use it to set your makeup or as an alternative to your dry shampoo, baby powder makes a good household staple that each of us has to have in our homes. What are some other uses of this baby product? Read on and find out.


  1. As a Lipstick Sealer. A lot of celebrities and makeup artists swear by this trick. All you have to do is apply a coat of your favourite lipstick, place a tissue paper over your lips, and dab a powder brush dipped in baby powder over your lips. The powder absorbs excess lipstick oils, making your lipstick last longer.
  1. As an Eyelash Volumizer. Your powder may not look like it, but it actually works wonders as an eyelash plumper. Apply a coat of mascara, lightly brush some baby powder over your lashes, add another coat of mascara, and voila! You now have vavavoom lashes minus the hassle of putting on falsies.
  1. As a Dry Shampoo Alternative. Ran out of dry shampoo? Grab your baby powder and dust some of it onto your roots to get rid of the oiliness. To avoid getting that white cast, apply powder with your hand instead of dusting the product straight from the bottle to your hair.

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  1. As Eyebrow Plumper. Apart from adding volume to your lashes, your baby powder can also work as an amazing eyebrow plumper. Once you’re done filling in your brows, take your spoolie, sprinkle a bit of powder on it, and gently comb your brows with it.
  1. As a Sand Remover. Love the beach but hate removing the sand that’s all over you? Apply some baby powder on the sandy areas of your body, and wipe it off with a clean towel. Now, that’s an instant product addition to your beach bag.

Who would’ve thought that the basic powder we’ve known to be a baby product provides so many uses for adults? It may not look like it, but baby powder can actually do more than simply keeping babies from discomfort.