Preparing for a Bikini Wax: Tip of the Day 6-1-22
Summer vacations and beach days are reasons-enough to book a bikini wax. 👙
If you’ve never had one (and you’re a little intimidated), there are a few things you can do to make the experience smoother.
I´ve made the mistake of shaving a week before a wax appointment. If the hair isn’t long enough, it won’t ’catch’ when the wax is applied. Many estheticians won’t even try to wax you if the hair is too short. You might be asked to rebook. Refrain from shaving for 2-3 weeks before getting your bikini wax.
On the day of your waxing, exfoliate your bikini area in a warm shower an hour before the appointment. You can physically exfoliating using a sugar scrub, or use an exfoliating body wash that contains salicylic acid. The warm water softens the hair follicles, and exfoliating helps expose hairs that might be trapped under your skin.
Some estheticians suggest taking a pain reliever like Advil 30 minutes before getting waxed. It could help with skin inflammation and, of course, minor pain.
Avoid drinking alcohol before your bikini wax. It thins your blood, making it easier for you to bleed during hair removal.
Avoid scheduling waxes around your period. Your skin is sensitive during that time (not ideal for a waxing).
Some estheticians recommend skipping a vigorous workout before your waxing. Once, I ran a few miles an hour before a waxing. For me, when my heart rate gets up, certain areas tend to sweat, even hours after I’ve showered. In that instance, sweat was interfering with the wax’s ability to grip hairs.
Also, on the day of your waxing, wear loose clothing. Putting on tight clothes afterwards can cause chaffing and irritation.
Being honest, my first waxing wasn’t the most pleasant experience. But, it gets easier and less painful after the first time if you keep it maintained regularly.