People have a lot of questions when we suggest waxing their body hair. Right from ‘how much will it hurt?’ to ‘how frequently can I get it done?’ we have seen numerous questions related to waxing. There is a lot of information available about waxing, and the common element is pain. Yes, waxing will hurt. But it is not unbearable (unless you are super sensitive and cannot tolerate any kind of pain). Some areas hurt more than the others (like your underarms or bikini line).
To help you mentally and physically prepare yourself for the waxing session, here are a few tips from our side.
Avoid Excess Exposure to Sun
Sun rays not only tan the skin but can also make it sensitive. Overexposure to the sun before waxing might cause more pain. Unless you have to work in the hot sun all day, this isn’t something you have to worry about too much. Do remember that exposing the waxed skin to sunlight immediately is also not recommended. Don’t go sunbathing until a day after your waxing session.
Do You Take Medication?
If you are on medication for certain diseases or disorders, you might want to talk to your doctor and ask if it is safe to go for waxing. If you have thin skin, cut or burnt yourself recently, got a sunburn, have rashes or allergies or skin infection, it is advisable not to wax your body hair in that region. You will only make the end up with a worse infection. Wait until you heal.
Talk To the Professional
If you want to know how to wax, talk to the professional at the parlor and ask them your doubts. Go for a patch test if you have sensitive skin.
If you want to wax at home, buy cold wax or wax strips of a reputed brand and do the patch test again. Wait for 24-72 hours after the patch test before waxing. Follow the instructions carefully.
Don’t Wear Tight Clothes
There is nothing wrong with tight clothes. Just don’t wear them immediately after waxing your body, especially the underarms and bikini line waxing.
The friction caused by tight clothes rubbing constantly on your sensitive skin will cause irritation and rashes. The skin will turn red and cause you discomfort.
Follow the After-Waxing Care
If cleaning and exfoliating in advance (a day or two before the waxing session) is recommended, following the post-waxing routine is also advised.
Wipe away the excess wax with a soft and wet cloth. Apply a soothing gel or mild body lotion to stop skin irritation.
Don’t go for a hot water shower or a steam bath immediately after waxing.
You can easily wax your body hair at home. Many ladies do it all the time without much hassle. But, we suggest you go to a professional, at least initially, and understand the process first. Then, take the bold step and start trying it at home.