Wax on, wax off. Now that it's summer, waxing is a must for keeping skin smooth all over (face and body). But according to celebrity makeup artist Sammy Mourabit, you should give yourself a break once in a while to let your skin repair itself. "Waxing removes the top 7 layers of your stratum corneum [the dead dry skin cells that offer natural protection from sun and the elements]," explains Sammy, who studied plastic surgery in Belgium before becoming a makeup pro to stars like Dakota and Elle Fanning, Hailee Steinfeld, and Demi Lovato.
The advice he shares with his young clients to keep them looking forever young (and away from the plastic surgeon)? Avoid over-waxing: "When you peel off the wax, you're pulling on the skin, which can eventually make it sag," Sammy says. "And it takes your body a month or more to restore the layers of dead skin ripped off with the hair, so if you wax every two or three weeks, you'll make your skin more and more fragile."
Beauties, what's your usual wax routine? This summer, try spacing out your appointments (for brows or upper lip) and tweezing or threading in between.