How To Prepare For Body Waxing
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How To Prepare For Body Waxing

How To Prepare For Body Waxing

So you’re interested in waxing and want to know a little bit more about the process and what you can do to prepare.  You probably already understand that waxing is a hair removal process that ultimately pulls the hair out of your skin by the root, using a soft wax as the method of trapping and removing the hair.  The process is relatively simple, the warmed wax is spread over the area that is to have hair removed and allowed to dry.  The drying affect traps the hair within the wax and when it is quickly pulled from the skin it pulls the hair with it, including the entire hair follicle and root.  Naturally, this does produce some pain, and the majority of discussion regarding waxing will generally involve two topics.  The first and most obvious is that it is the most effective method of removing hair, which will keep your skin smooth and luxurious for a far longer time than shaving.  The second is the pain involved, and many people in intent to be humorous will over exaggerate the amount of pain that is involved in the process.  Yes it does hurt a little, but provided a good quality waxed is used as well as an experienced technician to provide the removal, the pain is minimized and over very quickly.  There are a few things that you can do in preparation for your waxing which will make it both less painful as well as producing better results.

The first thing you can do to reduce the amount of pain that will be felt is to take an ibuprofen about an hour before your appointment.  This will temporarily reduce pain and swelling, and allow you to relax more fully during the procedure.  Avoid blood thinners as they will have an effect when waxing.  Another important thing to remember with regards to pain management is to avoid both caffeine and alcohol before your appointment.  Some people will mistakenly believe that alcohol will reduce the amount of payment will be felt.  This is untrue and both caffeine and waxing can make the wax more painful as a result.  Things that you can do in order to improve the results that you will get from your wax is to allow a good amount of time to go by between waxing as.  If you allow 3 to 4 weeks in between waxes, you’ll both reduce the amount of pain that is felt as well as giving a better ability for the wax to have a good hold on the hair.  Longer hair hurts more when it is pulled out.  Your hair should be about ¼ inch long when waxed to provide the best and least painful results.  Do not have a dermabrasion or peel of any kind before your wax, and do not go tanning or spray can within 24 hours of your appointment.  Notifying the person doing the wax if you’re on any medications or skin products as these may affect your skin.  Exfoliate your skin beforehand using a natural body scrub or an exfoliating glove.  Keep your skin moisturized as much as possible, in order to avoid skin lifting.  This is what occurs when your skin is pulled upward and the top layer of skin is removed much like an abrasion. Skin lifting occurs when wax sticks to dry skin