How to Make Painless Wax Even Less Painful
October 10, 2017
We should probably lead with this. The fact that they are referred to painless wax does not mean that you will not feel a thing when waxing. You will. But the thing is, the pain is significantly reduced. The amount of pain you feel when using painless wax is mainly dependent on the technique you use. More on that in another article. In this article however, we focus on tips that will help you reduce the pain of Brazilian waxing when using painless wax. Coupling these tips with your painless waxing method just might have you enjoy the experience all together.
We all love our coffee in the morning and there are very few things that we can skip it for. A Brazilian wax is right at the top of the list of things I could skip my caffeine for. The stimulants in the coffee cause your skin to be extra sensitive. That said, the morning of your Brazilian wax appointment, you should take decaf. Save the coffee for after the appointment.
Exfoliate a Few Days Prior
Sure the main goal of waxing is to get rid of unwanted hair. But in addition to this, the waxing process also exfoliates the skin. Be sure to have a body scrub two or one day before your waxing appointment. This will see to it that you do not have any extra dead skin that can make the waxing process less effective.
Get Numbing Cream
I should stress this. Do not use ice to numb the skin before waxing. Icing the skin will only tighten and close up the pores making the waxing process difficult. Instead, you should invest in numbing cream or about 30 minutes before the appointment to help dull the little pain you feel.
Go After Your Period
When your period comes to an end, your threshold for pain is at its highest. As such, you should plan the waxing appointment, or DIY after your period.
Take a Painkiller
Before you wax, you should take an aspirin or two. Also drink water. This way, when it is time to get your waxing, you will be fully prepped.
Soak in a Warm Bath
If time allows you, soak in a warm bath for 20 minutes. This should be before the appointment. The warm bath will work to open the pores as well as soften the hair. Soft hair translates into less pain.
This is by far the hardest thing to do when waxing. Somehow, most persons hold their breath in anticipation for the pain but this only works to amplify the pain felt. So rather than holding your breath and tensing up your body, try to take deep breaths. exhale a long breath right when the wax is being stripped off.
Ensure The Hair Is Of The Right Length
When hair is too short, the wax will not effectively pull out the hair. On the other hand, too long hairs need trimming first. You should try to have the hairs about ¼-inch long prior to waxing. Long hair can make painless waxing a hell of a lot painful.
With the above tips, you should be good to go enjoying your painless waxing. When everyone else s dreading their appointment, you will be looking forward to yours.