With summer just around the corner, it's time to show off some skin! One of the many reasons summer is my favourite season is that I get to wear flowy skirts and dresses and, of course, cute tops and sandals. Not to mention that I'm able to get more fitness activities in by spending time in the pool and going for nice long walks under the sun. With a more active lifestyle involving greater skin exposure comes making time for an extra step in my routine: keeping my skin smooth by removing unwanted hair so that I can feel confident in my skin. I will be sharing with you my go-to body care items this season including the new Nair Cire Divine Moroccan Argan Oil Wax which has been making the whole process that much more enjoyable!
First things first: I always turn to my dry body brush before proceeding with hair removal. This handy tool will flake off any leftover dry skin. I've been using this technique for many years and it works wonders every time. All you do is stroke your skin in quick movements, always toward your heart. You will see the dry flakes fall off before your eyes. It is kind of gross but neat at the same time and a great method to use all over the body with the exception of the face.
Moving on to hair removal, I've been a long-time fan of shaving but it also comes with its disadvantages. Post-shave razor burn and itchy skin, anyone? So this time around I thought I would give the Nair Cire Divine Moroccan Argan Oil Wax a try. Mind you, waxing can be a scary task - trust me when I say I've had my fair share of bad experiences with wax strips. What got me with Nair Cire Divine, however, is that it has a unique "Bye-Bye Ouch" formulation to reduce the uncomfortable sensation often associated with waxing. What is so great is that it is suitable for sensitive skin as it is also paraben-free. Another benefit of this product is that it keeps skin hair-free for up to four weeks following use since it removes hair right from the root. It is made with pine tree resin extract which is easy to rinse off with water. Also included is argan oil (aka liquid gold for the skin), which is packed full of nutrients keeping skin soft and hydrated, with orange blossom providing a lovely scent.
The waxing kit comes with a large tub, a wooden spatula and three post-waxing wipes. Cire Divine is not only great to use on the legs, but is also safe on the armpits and the bikini area. After warming up the wax in the microwave for a couple of minutes, I let it sit a while longer before applying to avoid skin burn. Once I made sure that it was skin-friendly, I used the spatula to lift out a thick knob of wax and smoothed it out by applying a thin layer in the direction of hair growth. Once the strip hardened, I removed it in a swift motion in the opposite direction, making sure to hold my skin taut. It's as simple as that! I finished off with a post-waxing strip to calm the area and followed up with coconut oil to keep the area nice and moisturized long-term.
This simple routine has been working great and I'm so glad to have found a new waxing product that is so gentle on my skin.
Are you a waxer? Is this something you would try?
New Nair Cire Divine Moroccan Argan Oil Wax’s unique ‘Bye-Bye Ouch’ formulation adheres perfectly to the hair, and less to the skin reducing the uncomfortable sensation (discomfort) associated with waxing. Learn more at: www.naircare.ca
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