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Celeb Summer Tip: Get Waxed For Smooth, Hair-Free Skin

Aljur Abrenica and Ornussa Cadness swear by waxing! Get a FREE bikini wax from Lay Bare when you buy Cosmo's March issue with Lovi Poe on the cover.

We officially kick off summer today—question is, are you completely summer-ready? New bikini, sunglasses, and flip-flops, check. Strictly followed summer workout and healthy diet, check. Bronzer, tanning oil, and sunscreen, check. At least one beach trip every month for the next three months, check. Smooth, hair-free body…check?

A lot of Pinays grew up shaving, tweezing or plucking to get rid of unwanted hair on their face and body. But, these can cause skin darkening (especially on the underarms), skin irritation, chicken skin, and ingrown hairs. How do we avoid this? Try getting a wax. It’s quick, convenient, and totally affordable.

If you’re planning on getting a wax (specifically, a bikini wax) for the first time, why don’t you get it for free? As Cosmo’s special summer promo, when you grab a copy of Cosmopolitan Magazine’s March issue (with Lovi Poe on the cover, in stands now), you instantly get a FREE bikini wax at any branch of Lay Bare Salon!

Lay Bare Waxing Salon has been around for five years, and now has 31 branches nationwide, with 19 branches located in major spots around the metro. They provide easily accessible professional waxing service that gives you two to six weeks of smooth, fuzz-free skin. This “waxing boutique” aims to provide customers with a stress-free hair-removal experience by offering a full-range of professional body waxing services (prices start at P100). From a small shop with only two technicians, Lay Bare has not only redefined hair removal, they’ve also added a new definition of “Brazilian” to the Filipino vocabulary!

“Get a Brazilian wax, it’s the best gift you can give your man,” declares model Ornussa Cadness, who topbilled Lay Bare’s fifth anniversary party with Cosmo Centerfold Aljur Abrenica at Hard Rock Cafe last February 23. Event host Isabel Roces seconds the motion.

Ornussa's tip: “As a model, I need to regularly get a wax since my skin needs to be smooth for all the makeup for shows. And, for chicks out there, you don’t want your man feeling those stubbles when he touches your skin, do you? Get waxed to keep your skin smooth.”

Your stress-free experience at Lay Bare begins when you enter the salon, where the mood is set with Lay Bare’s Asian fusion-inspired look, complemented by minimalist decor, private cubicles, and comfortable beds. How different is your Lay Bare experience from any previous traumatic experience you might have had with hair removal? They did away with the scalding wax and the quick rips on your skin. In place of those, Lay Bare has pioneered the use of cold wax jelly and an innovative patch-waxing technique.

Made from all-natural ingredients that suit extra-sensitive skin, Lay Bare’s cold wax jelly virtually eliminates incidents of nicks, cuts, or burns, and is a relatively comfortable procedure. Combined with Lay Bare’s patch-waxing technique, skin trauma is further reduced by removing a small section of hair at a time.

Waxing tips: Exfoliate often so your skin stays smooth in between trips to the waxing salon. And, don’t scratch your skin, especially after getting a wax, to avoid irritation.

Dubbed “Strands Out,” the event showcased the body as the canvas for Japanese and African inspired artwork. Launch the gallery to view event photos (including loads of hot Aljur snapshots!).

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