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Waxing with Liz Lugo: Chin Waxing

by Allegra Garcia September 03, 2020 4 min read


TheNova Mini Wax Warmer Kits are finally back in stock after two months, and there’s no better way to show off the magic of the Mini Warmer than with a facial wax! This Mini Wax Warmer kit is the perfect facial waxing kit, providing you with everything you need to start waxing.

A chin wax is a great way to freshen up the look of your face. Whether you have pesky little fuzz or you battle thicker, more coarse hair on their chin - Nova Wax has you covered! Chin hair is completely normal, even for most women. Random little hairs making an appearance on our face is usually a result of hormone fluctuations that occur naturally in our lifetime, while thicker hairs can be a result of genetics or age. Don’t fear- waxing chin hair with Nova Wax is an effective way to tackle this area for a soft, smooth finish! 

Nova Wax is a premium hard wax with a soft touch that is gentle on all skin types. Nova is the best wax for facial hair because it was formulated with sensitive skin in mind. The face is one of the more sensitive parts of the body, so waxing with Nova means you can achieve great results with minimal irritation. The hybrid formula is also extremely flexible, making it effective in waxing coarse chin hair in addition to fine hair. Below, you can learn how to wax your chin at home from one of the best waxers in the game - Liz Lugo of @BrowsBy_Liz!

Before beginning any waxing, ensure that you are not currently using any skincare products that are exfoliating on the skin, like retinol, or any strong acne medication. The skin on the face is very sensitive and since waxing does also exfoliate the skin, this can lead to irritation and skin lifting (wax burns). Always pay attention to your skin and if your skin does not react well to waxing, that is totally okay! Some areas of the face are more sensitive than others, and it takes some trial and error to figure out what works best for you. For the wax to be effective, your chin hair needs to be long enough for the wax to grasp - just under or around a quarter inch is that sweet spot!

Cleansing the skin is an essential step before any wax, especially when waxing facial hair. The face produces a lot of natural oils throughout the day and you do not want that or makeup affecting how well the wax performs. Use a gentle cleanser, like micellar water, to lightly wash away any bacteria on your face so the wax has a nice clean surface to lay on.

The best way to wax your chin is by working in small sections. It looks tricky but waxing chin hair can be very simple! Begin with laying your strips halfway across the chin, in the direction of the hair growth. Applying smaller strips gives you much better control over your wax and this is crucial when you’re working in an area that is difficult to target. The irregular shape of the chin does not make it the easiest place to wax, so working in sections helps make sure you cover all the spots and leave no fuzz behind! Liz has her full Nova facial wax warmer set to level three for the best consistency. We recommend that the wax be on the slightly warmer side when facial waxing, but make sure you still have nice control over your wax and it is not dripping off your stick. 

What you DON’T want to do is apply too much wax to the area. Applying too much wax will make the application difficult, especially with a chin wax when it is hard to see what you are doing. You still want to apply enough wax to fully envelop the hairs, so don’t get stingy with your wax either! Instead of applying the wax up the neck to the chin, it would be better to lay the strip across the area. It is much easier for you to maneuver the wax this way and it is way less painful for your chin 

Liz’s hair type does not require massive strips to be laid across the face, so she targets the area by spot treating specific areas that have a tendency to grow those unwanted hairs. Apply a few touch up strips where needed but be careful not to over wax this area as it can lead to skin lifting, which is a burn from the wax that mimics a rash. You can always tweeze away the pesky remaining hairs instead of laying another strip because trust us - these little guys are tough and will fight you! If your skin can handle it, lay one final strip across the front of the skin for the cherry-on-top smooth finish. To soothe the skin afterwards, you can apply a lightweight serum or moisturizer to give your fresh new face that shiny glow!

Many people think waxing chin hair makes it worse but over time, your hair will grow back thinner and more sparse. It all depends on ourhair cycles, and it may take a few times to notice the difference. It may feel like your hair is growing back within a week, but it really is just easier to notice because it is on your face! To avoid over-waxing the area, wait about 2.5-3 weeks before waxing the area again.


Allegra Garcia
Allegra Garcia