How To Gel Wax Arm Hair
How To Gel Wax Arm Hair
Dark fuzz on your forearm can be considered ugly, manly and downright embarrassing. If you're tired of wearing long sleeves in the summer, VideoJug is here to help you get hairless with an informative video on how to gel wax arm hair.
Step 1: You Will Need
- 2-4 Cleansing wipes
- A waxing product
- A wax applicator
- 3-5 Cotton cloth strips
- A mild tolerance for discomfort
Step 2: Cleanse Forearm
Your skin must be free of oils and dirt so that the wax will adhere.
Cleansing wipes made just for this job have the right amount of cleaning agent to rid the skin of any unwanted debris.
Toner can be used in place of a wipe as long as it's the non-oily kind. If you need to, soap can be used in a pinch, but make sure it's also oil- free, as any additives can actually repel the wax.
Make sure to dry your arm thoroughly.
Step 3: Apply Gel Wax
Now that your forearm is prepped, you're ready to use the wax. Scoop out about a teaspoon of product...
Before we do this, know that gel waxing is a timely process. Once it makes contact with the skin, it's honey-like texture begins to melt. If the consistency becomes too liquid, you've waited too long. So move fast! You can practice applying wax to your leg to get a feel of the product if this is your first time. The faster you do these next two steps, the less pain you may feel.
Scoop out about a teaspoon of product and apply a thin and even layer of the wax onto your arm. Repeat this twice more.
Make sure that the wax is applied in the direction of the hair growth.
Step 4: Apply Cloth To Wax
Quickly place the cotton cloth on the waxed area. No, you can't pick up and reposition the cloth. Once it's made contact with the wax, you're committed. Just smooth the cloth with your palm three times and at a very sharp angle, as close to the skin as possible, take a deep breath and yank hard and fast! You can travel the cloth and continue to wax without reapplying the product a few more times by smoothing the cloth onto the arm.
Repeat steps two and three until you've removed the unwanted hair.
Step 5: Rinse Your Forearm
Gently wash your newly waxed arm with cold water. Then dry with a clean soft towel.
Step 6: Moisturize With A Non-Pore Clogging Moisturizer
Fortunately, the forearm tends not to develop ingrown hairs or bumps as much as other areas, but it's still important to apply a product that will deter these skin afflictions. There are many different kinds of preventative products available on the market.