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Facial wax strips - what to use to remove residual wax?

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IonaNE Sun 13-Nov-16 19:24:46

In the box there are a few packets of moist (with what?) wipes, but only enough for 2-3 occasions, whereas I use the strips for at least twice as many occasions. Have tried soap, body wash, even Fairy liquid grin but nothing seems to do whatever those wipes do. Is there anything I can buy separately that would do the trick? If anyone knows, I'd be grateful for advice. (Ps: I don't wear any make-up, have never worn any, so whatever you suggest I have to go out and buy anew... just adding this to say I can't "experiment" with anything there is at home because there is nothing apart from the above mentioned list smile ).

TommyandGina Sun 13-Nov-16 19:30:30

Olive oil

ThoraGruntwhistle Sun 13-Nov-16 19:34:43

Unfold the wipes they provide carefully, use it, refold it and put back in the little envelope. You can use them a few times before they dry out, if you close it and fold it over. Apparently baby oil works as well though.

IonaNE Sun 13-Nov-16 19:47:56

Thanks, guys, I'll try both. (I do have olive oil at home, too! grin)

Gillybobs Sun 13-Nov-16 21:35:38

Use the non sticky side of the strips to remove the on then whip off and it removes the lot.

CointreauVersial Sun 13-Nov-16 21:43:41

Ooh, this is all good to know. I had a nightmare getting all the gunge off my face last time I waxed my 'tache.

FannyWincham Sun 13-Nov-16 21:55:09

You need oil; that's what the wipes are impregnated with. Try baby oil or Vaseline.

FreeButtonBee Sun 13-Nov-16 21:57:10

I rip the wipes in half and put half back into the envelope.

MontanaSkies Mon 14-Nov-16 12:15:42

I agree with Gillybobs. Use the other side of the strips! I use the immac strips and the non-sticky side is just the right texture to remove excess. Press it onto any residue and kind of gently press and "roll" it off. Not too roughly or it can be like re waxing.

Mymothersdaughter Mon 14-Nov-16 12:17:28

You can definitely buy the wipes separately. They come in a massive box

Mymothersdaughter Mon 14-Nov-16 12:18:03

See pic

QueenoftheAndals Mon 14-Nov-16 12:37:01

I wouldn't waste my money on the wipes when any sort of oil will do the trick.

MontanaSkies Mon 14-Nov-16 12:46:07

Oops, my last post should obviously say Veet strips not immac. Living in the past!

Mymothersdaughter Mon 14-Nov-16 15:42:42

I disagree, the wipes are brilliant and save such a job. Think I stocked up when they were on offer.

QueenoftheAndals Mon 14-Nov-16 15:49:15

For legs or bikini line yes, but a drop of oil for post moustache waxing is no bother at all.

IonaNE Sun 20-Nov-16 21:18:47

Update: olive oil has worked perfectly today, many thanks TommyandGina. smile I don't wax anywhere else (use an epilator), so I don't think I'll buy any wipes. Thanks again to everyone who's replied.

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