Ok, let’s not beat about the bush, we all know that waxing done not happen without any pain. The amount of pain you will feel depends entirely on your personal pain fresh hold. That being said there are a few things you can do to minimize just how intense the pain you feel is and we are going to tell you how.
1. Shower – Not only is this something everyone should be doing every day, but a nice hot shower actually helps by softening the hairs and opens the pores of the skin, allowing for any ingrown hairs to be released.
2. Exfoliating – This may seem like a no brainer to some but exfoliating your body before you go for a wax will help immensely. Exfoliation allows the wax to grip on to the hair without any dead skin cells interfering. It also reduces the chance of ingrown hairs.
3. Hair length – Make sure the hair is the right length for a wax, this is usually around ¼ of an inch in length. If the hair longer than an inch in length it is going to sting but if it is too short, the wax will simply not grip it.
4. No Caffeine – This is going to be hard for many of us, but this is a definite must do. The stimulants within caffeine can actually make your skin extra sensitive thus causing your wax to appear more painful than it actually is. It is recommended by the professionals that you drink more water.
5. Pain Killer – Now this one will have some people shouting no and some people shouting yes. Depending on who you are, popping a couple of ibuprofen or paracetamol before your wax can seriously help diminish the slight pain that comes with waxing.
6. Relax – Be sure you inhale deeply and exhale deeply with each pull. When you anticipate pain it makes the whole thing worse. You can ask for some music to take your mind off the wax, use head phones if you wish to or, if you are like me, have a conversation with your beauty therapist. It really does help you take your mind off of the wax.
7. No Strenuous Activities – This mean no going to the gym, jogging or sex after a wax. You have just ripped your hair out from the source and as such you need to keep your skin clean and allow it to heal. Do not do anything strenuous for at least 24 hours
8. Loose Clothing – At the end of a wax you do not want to be wearing anything to constrictive. You will want to wear loose clothing that allows your skin to breath whilst protecting it from dust and dirt.
Follow these hints to minimize the pain you will feel getting a wax.