Many people refuse to try professional waxing because they are afraid of the pain. The thought of having hair pulled from the body with hot wax is terrifying. While waxing can be painful, especially at first, there are steps one can take to make waxing less painful. Below are several tips to make the waxing process less painful.
Take a pain reliever. This does not need to be anything strong prescribed by a doctor. An over-the-counter pain reliever taken about 30 minutes before your procedure can help to alleviate pain.
Exfoliate. Be sure to exfoliate the area thoroughly before waxing. Exfoliating gets rid of dead layers of skin.
Let your hair grow out. We all know the point of waxing is to get rid of hair. However, it would help if you had at least one-quarter of an inch of hair on the area before waxing. Hair that is shorter is too short to be pulled from the root.
Avoid creams with fragrances or alcohol. For at least twenty-four hours after your waxing, avoid any topical creams that contain perfumes and/or alcohol.
Avoid getting a Brazilian during your time of the month. Your bikini area is extra sensitive five days before your period up until the end. Getting a Brazilian or bikini wax during this time will be especially painful.
Talk to your esthetician. Be vocal about any discomfort you are experiencing during the procedure.
Here at Individual Expressions, we specialize in Brazilian waxing Staten Island. If you’ve been thinking about waxing Staten Island, let us be your first call. Our professionals will help to make the procedure as painless and comfortable as possible.