We didn’t need to wait for a list from the government to know that waxing is not an essential service. With Buff Wax Spot closed as of last week, founder Sina Zere is offering clients the following tips to get through until their next appointment (because it’s good to remember that everything will go back to normal one day).
“Manual exfoliation is key. A great exfoliation routine allows hairs to properly grow through the skin. Pair manual exfoliation with chemical exfoliants such as Pfb Vanish which use AHAs and BHAs to dissolve the glue that adheres dead skin together and clean out oil and dirt-clogged follicles” – Sina says.
Recommended: SRSLY Buffed Dry Brush by 1’Lux Beauty $24.50
Recommended: PFB Varnish Original $28
TO TWEEZE OR NOT TO TWEEZE
“If you’re thinking of tweezing (we get it, desperate times call for desperate measures) then make sure you’re using high-quality implements that won’t break hairs. Use tools that are made of the highest quality surgical grade German stainless steel with hand-filed tips.
And don’t forget to sanitize tools before and after use to prevent transferring bacteria to the area”
Recommended: Buff Experts Pro-Line Slant-Tip Tweezers $22.00
These are perfectly calibrated so hair is pulled right out of the follicle with no slipping or hair breakage. Perfect for brows or bikini area.
For In-Grown Hairs – Recommended: Buff Experts Needle-Nose Tweezers $24
“Use needle-nose tweezers with an ultra-fine (and ultra-sharp!) tip to help remove ingrown hairs.”
TRIM IT UP
Recommended: Buff Experts Scissors $20
“Use scissors with small, sharp blades to trim evenly and cleanly and easily access nooks and crannies”
“Don’t forget to moisturize either- supple skin and lubricated hairs lead to less ingrown and less discomfort during the growing-out period.”
Recommended: Velvet Drops Daily Botanical Body Lotion by 1’Lux Beauty $27.00
BUY A GIFT CARD
“It’s no secret times for those in the beauty industry are tough. If you can, support your local salon, wax bar, or nail spot with a gift card”