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Bikini Waxing Tips and Tricks

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For whatever reason, it feels like everyone gets Brazillian’s but nobody talks about it. If you’re daring to go bare down there for the first-time or are just in need of some helplful pointers, here’s a few tips and tricks and everything you can expect of your bikini waxing experience.

1. Pop a pain pill before going

Yes, it hurts. The adjective I prefer to use is “intense.” It’s succinct and perfectly sums up the experience. But don’t let this scare you, there’s plenty of remedies to help alleviate the pain. One easy and favorite trick is to pop a Tylenol or other pain-relieving medication about 30-45 minutes before your appointment. It’ll totally help minimize any pain and discomfort.

2. Check your calendar

Here’s one tip I didn’t know until the second time I ever went in: don’t book an appointment right before you get your period. The area is much more sensitive about a week before and during your menstrual cycle so the pain will be much more intense. Plan ahead, check your calendar and be sure to plan your waxing session accordingly.

3. Numbing creams

I’ve never tried this before but people swear by No-Scream Cream. It’s a topical anesthetic that helps numb the area before you go in for a wax. You apply 35-45 minutes before your appointment to decrease any waxing discomfort. You can get  No -Scream Cream and other bikini waxing products in the collection at www.noscreamcream.com.

4. Exfoliate

Exfoliate the day before your appointment for better results. You’ll remove dead skin cells and soften your hair follicles and skin. It will also help prevent ingrown hairs.

5. After-care

For redness you can apply some aloe vera or a hydrocortisone cream to treat bumps or ingrown hairs. I also hear bliss Ingrown Eliminating Pads are quite fantastic. You can get them at www.drugstore.com.

6. Skip the gym

Some of us learn this lesson the hard way……don’t go to the gym. Wait about 24 hours as the sweat and rubbing of the clothes is just going to irritate the skin and that won’t be fun.

What to expect?

  • If you’re getting a Brazillian, yes they take everything. Including hair between your bum. Don’t be shocked when the aesthetician asks if you want that done or not. It’s gross but yes, you likely have hair there.
  • Yes, it’s kind of embarassing. But just think, the woman you’re seeing does it all day long. She really thinks nothing of it.
  • The more often you go, the less it hurts.
  • You won’t have to shave or anything for 3-8 weeks. Now that’s motivation in itself.

5 Comments

  • Giana P. says:

    too much information! well, handy information though. i am wincing in pain just reading this. why do girls have to go trhough all this and guys dont?

  • Leah says:

    Mostly good tips- but taking a pain reliever prior to waxing can highly increase your chances of bruising and/or skin lifting. It can also make the area more sensitive. Also, Aloe Vera can cause allergic reactions for a large segment of the population thus leading to blistering! Always consult you waxing professional prior to your appointment!

  • Katie says:

    The only way to go is use a doctor and do laser and no worries of tis hassle in the future. Laser most of my friends have done.

  • Kelly says:

    Good idea I would much rather go for laser.

  • A says:

    Thanks for te great tips but make sure you ask your esthetician if they sell “in grown hair serum” it really helped with my in grown hair. My esthetician told me that there is glycolic acid in there that helps to break open the dead skin cell that cause the in grown hair. I even tried to use it on my break outs as well since she mentioned that glycolic suppose to helped with the acne. Thought to share. but dont use it while you are out in sun (learnt that the hard way). Oh no going swimming after waxing as well (i guess everyone knows that but me..opps)

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