We all know the pain we have to endure when getting waxed; the skin even turns red further betraying the ordeal it went through. Some girls have skipped the option of waxing and opt for more painless methods, like shaving or creams, or permanent techniques like IPL, electrolysis, and laser. However, we want you girls to know that waxing isn’t as bad as it may seem.
There are numerous ways by which we can make waxing a painless procedure and in today’s article that’s just what we’re going to do – give you tips on how to get a painless wax session the next time you plan to wax. Let’s get started with these jaw-dropping tips.
1. Take an Aspirin or Warm Bath
The first item on our list is the more traditional approach to getting rid of the pain – taking a painkiller. We advise you to take two aspirins with a glass of water 45 minutes before your waxing appointment. With your pain receptors numb, you won’t have to worry about experiencing as much pain during a wax session ever again. Other medications you can take are ibuprofen or acetaminophen. If you are someone who isn’t into taking meds, then consider soaking yourself in a warm bath for 20 minutes. This will allow your pores to open and soften the hair follicles.
2. Try a Numbing Cream
It’s vital to purchase an excellent hard wax for painless waxing. For more information on the various waxes out there, get details from Nacach. However, if even after getting a good hard wax doesn’t help ease the pain, then try opting for numbing cream. Apply numbing cream to your legs 30 minutes before waxing will give you the best results. Moreover, we urge you not to use ice to numb the area. This will only make the situation worse because applying cold ice will tighten the pores, making it difficult to remove hair.
3. Wait Till After Your Period
Why would anyone want to wax their legs, or any part of their body when they are in their time of the month? Talk about the ordeal we go through during our periods like bloating, cramps, back pain, loss of appetite and the list just goes on. Every girl experiences her own set of symptoms during periods. All we can say is that whether you experience period symptoms or not, it’s best to wax when you are not in your periods; you don’t want to add more pain to pain.
4. Practice Breathing
Some girls may find this to be a hard practice to follow when undergoing a waxing session, but it’s one that can help. Deep breathing has so many benefits like supplying more oxygen to the brain, assisting to calm the mind and reducing stress. We recommend that the next time you go for a wax session try taking a deep breath when the wax is applied and exhale when the strip is pulled off. If you make this a habit, you will unconsciously end up doing so in every session, every time.
5. Pay Attention to Hair Length
In case you didn’t know, the improper hair length can result in a painful wax session. When your hair is too small, it takes more effort to get the hair out, whereas if they are long they need to be trimmed; and if they are not trimmed and pulled out then be prepared for the pain. It’s recommended that, before you embark on the journey of waxing, your hair should be ¼ of length. Therefore, make sure your hair is of appropriate length before you wax them.
6. Exfoliate Before Waxing
Exfoliating a couple of days before your wax session is vital. Exfoliating helps to remove the legs of dead skin cells which make it harder to grab here during a wax, therefore resulting in pain. When you exfoliate the dead skin cells clinging to the hair are removed, and thus hair is easily attached to the wax and removed. Exfoliation can be done by drying brushing in the shower or using a decent body scrub. Another benefit of exfoliating is that it prevents ingrown hairs.
7. Wax on Healthy Skin
Probably the worst thing anyone can do is wax on the skin that is temporarily not well. In other words, don’t wax on the skin that is sunburnt, or skin that has any other reaction; this will only worsen the condition of the skin. Waxing on the skin that is not in good condition will also make the experience painful. Therefore, make sure your skin is healthy and sound before you plan to wax; healthy skin will give you a beautiful result, whereas unhealthy skin will provide you with a bad result.