As we age, our skin changes in a lot of ways. The process of skin ageing is natural and beautiful. You need to be more mindful of your skin's needs and give it the care it deserves.  As the skin matures, it gets thinner, drier, and more delicate. While waxing can be a great hair removal option for mature skin, it's important to take extra care when waxing to ensure that it stays healthy and undamaged. For all our fabulous mature-skinned beauties, this blog is for you.
This is how you wax your beautiful skin.

Exfoliate before waxing

Before waxing, it's essential to exfoliate the skin to remove any dead skin cells and ensure that the wax adheres properly. But you need to be sure to use a gentle exfoliant that won't irritate the skin. A store-bought exfoliating scrub is a big no-no for mature skin because the harsh granules can cause micro-tears on the skin. Gentle, chemical exfoliant serums and toners are perfect for the purpose. Exfoliating twice a week preps your skin for waxing.


Choose the right kind of wax

There are several types of wax available, including hot wax, strip wax, and sugar wax. For mature skin, hard wax is ideal as it's less likely to cause skin damage or irritation. Sugar wax and cold wax strips usually stick to the skin and tug on it while you pull them off. Whereas hard wax only sticks to the hair and pulls the hair out when you remove it.
Hard wax is surely better than soft wax for mature skin.
Tress Wellness has a variety of hard wax beads perfect for sensitive, delicate and mature skin. Our hard wax beads are FDA-approved and completely safe to use on any body part, including the face, the nether regions, and especially on mature skin.

Patch Testing is a Must

Before applying wax to a larger area, you need to test it on a small patch of skin to ensure that you're not allergic to the wax. Moreover, mature skin can be more sensitive to wax, so it's important to test the wax and ensure that it's not too hot or irritating.
Tress Tip: Mature skin is usually sensitive to hot temperatures. The Tress Wellness hard wax melts in warm temperature of about 150-degree Fahrenheit. Get your wax warmed to this temperature to achieve a honey-like consistency for a perfect waxing experience.

Work in Smaller Sections


 When waxing mature skin, breaking down the waxing area into smaller sections offers a lot of advantages. This makes the application precise and minimizes any mistakes and discomfort. It also provides control over the waxing process, especially for mature skin which is more elastic and sensitive.  

Here’s how you can work step-by-step on working in smaller sections while waxing mature skin:
  1. Divide the Area: Identify the larger area you intend to wax, such as the leg or arm.
  2. Create Sections: Mentally or physically mark smaller sections within the larger area. For example, you might divide a leg into upper thigh, knee, and lower leg sections.
  3. Focus on One Section at a Time: Work on each section independently. Apply wax, place the strip, and remove it before moving on to the next section.
  4. Evaluate and Adjust: After completing a section, evaluate the results. This step allows you to adjust your technique or address any specific concerns before progressing to the next section

The Right Technique to Wax Mature Skin: A Step-by-Step Guide

Mature skin needs extra care and support during waxing. The skin is thinner and more fragile. So make sure that you are being extra careful while waxing it at home. 
Take a look at this game-changer step-by-step guide to waxing mature skin at home: 
  • Step 1- Warm up your wax beads
  • Set your wax warmer to 150-175 degrees Fahrenheit. Your wax should look something like honey. 
  • Step 2- Hold the skin firm
  • Use your free hand to hold the skin in the opposite direction of hair growth. For example, if you're waxing your leg, pull the skin taut towards your ankle.
  • Step 3: Apply the wax
  • Next, we apply the wax gently. Use your other hand hand to spread the wax nice and thick. Go at least for two layers. This helps the wax stick to the hair properly. Apply your wax in the direction of the hair growth
  • Step 4: Wait for the wax to cool down
  • Wait a few seconds for the wax to cool down and harden. 
  • Step 5: Pull off the wax
  • Pull your skin taut with one hand, and pull the wax off, close to your body, in the opposite direction.

    Post-Wax Care for Mature Skin

    Use a Soothing Post-Waxing Product for Mature Skin

    After waxing, it's important to use a soothing product to calm the skin and reduce any inflammation or irritation. 
    Do a quick ingredient check before opting for a soothing after-wax gel or spray. 
    Your after-wax soother should contain at least one of the following ingredients:
    1. Aloe Vera: Known for its cooling and anti-inflammatory properties, aloe vera helps to soothe and calm irritated skin.
    1. Chamomile: Chamomile has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help to reduce redness and irritation.
    1. Witch Hazel: This natural astringent has anti-inflammatory properties and helps to tighten pores while reducing irritation.
    1. Calendula: Calendula extract can promote skin healing and reduce inflammation, making it great for post-waxing care.
    1. Cucumber Extract: Cucumber has a soothing and cooling effect on the skin, helping to alleviate redness and irritation.
    1. Hyaluronic Acid: This ingredient provides deep hydration to the skin, helping to maintain its moisture balance.
    1. Panthenol (Vitamin B5): Panthenol helps to improve skin hydration and promotes healing.
    1. Allantoin: Allantoin is known for its soothing and skin-regenerating properties.
    But if you want a sure-shot after-wax soother, th
    e Tress Wellness after-wax spray is the perfect solution. Enriched with aloe vera and chamomile, it instantly calms and hydrates post-waxing. Say hello to painless bliss with Tress Wellness After-Wax Spray!

    Wait before Exposing Freshly Waxed Skin to the Sun

    After waxing, it's best to avoid exposing the skin to the sun for at least 48 hours. Mature skin is more prone to sun damage, and hence, we advise you to stay away from the sun for a couple of days after waxing. If you must go outside, be sure to wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin.
    Waxing mature skin requires a bit of extra care and attention, but it can be a safe and effective option when done correctly. We do not want our mature-skinned beauties to be scared of waxing and shy away from the process.
     Follow all our tips and wax your beautiful skin safely and easily at home. Happy waxing!
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