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Three reasons why waxing your legs is better than shaving

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Have you noticed when you shave that those stubbly little hairs are back within the next day or two? That's because shaving only removes hair from the surface, not the follicle. The bulb is still beneath the skin, which is why the hair grows back so fast. Waxing removes the bulb completely from the follicle- postponing hair growth until a new bulb is formed. This is extra waiting period is advantageous for several reasons:

1. Vacations: A leg wax can last up to 4 weeks. That's one less thing to worry about when you're trying to enjoy your vacation. Enjoy the beach and other activities with confidence that your legs will look good.

2. Razor bumps and ingrown hairs: Nothing is more embarrassing than having an itchy rash on the inner thigh and bikini area. If you are prone to razor bumps or ingrown hairs, waxing is the way to go.

3. Sexy legs: Because waxing lifts a superficial layer of skin, it leaves the skin feeling smooth and silky with no nicks or cuts. However, a body scrub is still recommended if you're planning a spray tan afterward or if you're prone to ingrown hairs.

House of Glow, a day spa in Winston Salem offers leg waxing starting at $35 and up. For more information go to Was this information helpful? Feel free to subscribe for alerts on related topics.

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