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1. Use a wax that is marked “low-temperature”. (Waxes that are intended for other parts of the body can burn the face). The best methods for all types of skin and hair (except very coarse) are kits that come with strips. Try Completely Bare Wax Works Kit. It includes the salon’s Ouchless wax, a professional warmer, pre-and post-wax products, and an instructional DVD.
The GiGi Facial Honee Kit has pre-cut strips to save time. Microwave waxes such as Avon Skin So Soft Fresh & Smooth Hair Removal Microwave Wax are convenient, inexpensive, and widely available, but because a microwave can heat wax unevenly, be sure to stir it thoroughly and test it on your wrist (completelybare.com; GiGi, folica.com; avon.com).