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Author: Leila Tan
12 Mar 2024

Maintaining smooth and hair-free skin is a goal for many individuals, and wax strips have emerged as a popular and effective method for achieving this. Wax strips offer a convenient way to remove unwanted hair from various body parts, leaving the skin smooth and hair-free for an extended period. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the different types of wax strips, their benefits, and how to use them properly to achieve the best results.


What are Wax Strips?

Wax strips are pre-coated strips of wax that come with a backing that you can apply to the skin for several minutes to enjoy smooth skin. They offer a convenient and mess-free alternative to traditional waxing methods, as they eliminate the need for melting wax or using applicators. At the same time, they are also cleaner, and less hassle compared to depilatory creams.

Wax strips are convenient because they are already made, so you don't have to melt wax or use a different applicator. With wax strips that are ready to use, you can get rid of hair at home without the help of a professional. The backing on the strips makes them easy to handle and put on, so even people who have never done this before can do it.


Where Are These Strips Often Used For?

Wax strips are often used on the legs, arms, underarms and waistline, among other places. They work well to get rid of both fine and thick hair, making them a good choice for people with different hair types. Even though wax strips are a longer-lasting way to get rid of hair, it's important to remember that waxing can be painful for some people. But with practice and regular use, many people find that the pain goes away, and the benefits of having smooth, hair-free skin are worth it.


Types of Wax Strips You Can Find in Singapore

Wax strips come in various types, each catering to different skin types and hair removal needs:

Cold Wax Strips

Cold wax strips are a handy way to get rid of hair because they already have wax on them and don't need to be heated. These strips are great for quick touch-ups and hair removal on the go. They are great for people who are busy or who need a simple answer.

Warm Wax Strips

Before using warm wax strips, you need to gently warm them between your hands. Warmth weakens the wax, which makes it stick better to the hair and makes it easier to pull off. This kind of wax strip is great for people with thick or stubborn hair because the warm wax can grip the hair better, making the results smoother and last longer.

Body wax strips

These products are made to work on bigger parts of the body, like the legs, arms, and back. These strips are bigger and longer so that they can cover more area at once. Using body wax strips to remove hair from bigger areas makes the process faster and easier.

Facial wax strips

These are made to be used on sensitive parts of the face, like the upper lip, chin, and eyebrows. These strips are smaller and more precise, so you can get rid of face hair in a more controlled way. Face wax strips are gentle on the skin because they are small and sensitive. This makes them less likely to cause discomfort or redness.

Sensitive Skin Wax Strips

Some wax strips are made with gentle ingredients to help people with sensitive skin avoid irritation and allergic responses. During the hair removal process, these strips are often made with soothing ingredients like aloe vera or chamomile to help calm and nourish the face. Sensitive skin wax strips are a better choice for people who tend to get heat or pain after getting rid of hair.

When picking the right type of wax strip, think about the type of hair you want to get rid of, the area you want to treat, and how sensitive your skin is. Each type of wax strip has its own benefits, and choosing the right one will help you get rid of hair in a more easy and effective way.


Skip the Trial & Error: How Do I Use Wax Strips Properly?

The concept of wax strips is it will contact and attach strongly to the hair on our skin, making it easy to get rid of hair. As the strip is pulled off, your hair is also pulled out of the follicles. This gives the skin a smoother look that can last for several weeks, based on how fast your hair grows. To achieve the best results and a smooth hair removal experience, follow these steps when using wax strips:

1. Cleanse your skin

Your skin needs to be clean and dry before you can use wax strips. Use a light cleanser to clean the area you want to wax off any dirt, oils, or lotions. Clean skin makes it easier for the wax to stick to the skin and for the strips to grab the hair so that hair removal works better.

2. Warm the strips (if needed)

If you need to warm the strips, follow the directions on the box. Rub the strips gently between your hands to warm them up and make the wax soft. Warming the strips makes the wax more flexible, which makes it stick to the hair better and makes it easier to take off.

3. Use the wax strips

Take one strip and peel off the back to get to the wax. Place the strip firmly on your skin in the way that your hair grows. Use your fingers to smooth down the strip to make sure it sticks well to the hairs. For bigger places like the legs or arms, you can work in sections and put the strips on in a planned way.

4. Take it off

Before taking off the wax strips, pull the skin tight with one hand to make a stable base for pulling off the strip. With the other hand, quickly pull the wax strip off in the opposite direction of hair growth. Pulling against the direction of hair growth helps pull the hair out of the roots. This gives you a smoother finish and results that last longer.

5. Soothe the skin

It's important to soothe the skin after waxing and get rid of any leftover wax. Many wax strip kits come with wipes or creams that can be used after waxing to calm the skin and make it feel better. Wipe the waxed area gently with these wipes to get rid of any extra wax and calm the skin. If the kit doesn't come with items for after waxing, you can use a gentle moisturiser without alcohol to calm the skin.

6. Do the right aftercare

It's important to do the right aftercare to reduce skin sensitivity and redness. Don't use hot water or take a hot bath right after waxing, because your skin may be more sensitive. Also, stay out of direct sunlight and avoid tight clothes, which can hurt skin that has just been waxed. Choose clothes that fit loosely and let air in so the skin can heal easily.


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Benefits of Using Wax Strips

There is a reason why wax strips have slowly become the popular hair removal choice over the years. These are the advantages that make them stand out:


One of the primary advantages of wax strips is their convenience. These pre-coated strips are ready to use out of the box, eliminating the need for any additional waxing equipment or heating. They can be easily carried in a travel bag or kept at home for quick touch-ups whenever needed. Whether you're on vacation, at the gym, or simply at home, wax strips offer a hassle-free hair removal solution that can be used anytime and anywhere.


This rings well among the younger community in Singapore. Compared to professional waxing services, wax strips are a cost-effective hair removal option. Buying a pack of wax strips is generally more affordable than paying for salon waxing sessions. Additionally, since wax strips can be used multiple times until they lose their effectiveness, they provide excellent value for money. The affordability of wax strips also allows you to experiment and try different brands or types to find the one that works best for you without breaking the bank.

Long-lasting results

Waxing with strips provides longer-lasting results compared to shaving. When you pull off the strip, the wax uproots the hair from the roots, leading to slower hair regrowth. Unlike shaving, which only cuts the hair at the surface level, waxing removes the hair entirely, resulting in smoother skin that can stay hair-free for up to several weeks. This prolonged period between waxing sessions makes it an appealing option for those seeking smoother and hair-free skin for an extended period.

Suitable for various body parts

Wax strips are versatile and can be used on various body parts. They are effective for removing unwanted hair from larger areas like legs and arms, as well as smaller and delicate areas like the face, underarms, and bikini line. Whether you want to target a specific body area or go for a full-body waxing, wax strips offer a practical solution for all areas of concern.

Hair growth reduction

Regular and consistent use of wax strips can lead to hair growth reduction over time. With repeated waxing, hair follicles can become weaker, and hair regrowth may become finer and sparser. This means that as you continue waxing, you may notice that the hair becomes less noticeable and feels softer upon regrowth. Achieving this reduction in hair growth is one of the long-term benefits of using wax strips regularly.


Nothing Last Forever: The True Downside of Wax Strips

The real problem with wax strips is that nothing lasts forever. Even though wax strips can slow hair growth and make hair thinner over time, they are not a long-term answer. To get rid of hair completely, you need a treatment that goes straight to the hair cells. If you only use wax strips, you may have to pay for more and more treatments, which can add up over time.

Instead, you might want to try something more modern, like Perfect Medical's A3 Laser Hair Removal Treatment. This technology makes it easy and quick to get rid of unwanted hair for good. Laser hair removal works by directing a strong beam of light at the hair cells. The heat from the laser hurts the hair cells, which slows hair growth and makes hair less dense over time. After a few sessions, the hair gets thinner and the amount that grows back is greatly reduced. With A3 Laser Hair Removal Treatment, you can keep your face smooth and hair-free for longer. Also, this treatment does not have downtime so you can get back to your daily routine after it's done. Given that laser hair removal is a long-term option, unlike wax strips. This means eventually you won't have to keep spending money and time on waxing!


Register and Book an Appointment to Embrace Smooth Skin in No Time!

Wax strips do offer a convenient and effective solution for achieving smooth and hair-free skin at home. With various types of wax strips available, you can tailor your hair removal routine to suit your specific needs and skin type. However, the ultimate checkout for flawless and smooth skin would still be everyone's dream, so think about the benefits of engaging in A3 Laser Hair Removal Treatment as a hassle-free and cost-effective way to get rid of unwanted hair. This will free you from having to use wax strips over and over again and give you a more permanent way to get rid of hair.

Contact Perfect Medical today to find out more about this cutting-edge technology and get started on the path to better, hair-free skin!


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Can I reuse wax strips?

No, wax strips shouldn't be used more than once. Wax strips are only made to be used once. Once you've put a strip on and taken the hair off, it's no longer useful or sticky. Reusing a wax strip may not give you the results you want and can also be bad for your health. To get the best results and keep things clean, it's best to use a new strip for each hair removal session.

Can I wax while I'm pregnant?

Most women think it is safe to wax while they are pregnant. But during pregnancy, your skin may become more sensitive because of changes in hormones. Before waxing, you need to be extra careful and do a patch test to see if you have any bad responses. Before you try any way of hair removal while pregnant, it's best to talk to your doctor if you have any concerns or health problems.

How long should my hair be before I go to the salon?

For waxing to work well, the hair should be between 1/4 and 1/2 inch (6 to 12 mm) long. If the hair is too short, the wax might not stick to it well enough, making it hard to get off. On the other hand, if your hair is too long, it can make waxing more painful. Keeping your hair at the right length makes it easier and more effective to get rid of hair.

Is it painful to wax?

Waxing can be a little painful, especially for people who have never done it before or have sensitive skin. Pain during waxing can feel different for different people, but it's usually not too bad and goes away quickly. As time goes on and you wax more often, your skin may get used to the process and the pain may go away. Most of the time, the effects of waxing, which are smoother and last longer, are worth the temporary pain.

Is laser hair removal a better way to get rid of hair around the crotch area than wax strips?

Both wax strips and laser hair removal can be used to get rid of hair in the bikini area. But because the bikini area is so sensitive, extra care should be taken. Laser hair removal is a more permanent option that can work to slow hair growth over time. Wax strips, on the other hand, only work temporarily and need to be replaced often. If you choose to wax in the bikini area, choose items made for sensitive skin to keep irritation to a minimum.