Preparing For Body Waxing
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Preparing For Body Waxing

Preparing For Body Waxing

When getting ready for waxing at your local salon in order to remove unwanted body hair, there are certain things that you should do in order to get a better result as well as to reduce the amount of pain that is felt.  When people think about body waxing two things will generally come to mind.  First and foremost is the fact that those who use waxing as a method of removing unwanted body hair will inform you that it is the most effective method that also lasts a longest.  While something like shaving will be in the comfortable for you, it has to be done at least every other day in order to avoid the inevitable razor stubble that is produced.  This is due to the fact that the hairs cut off the skin surface and ultimately will begin to show again within only a matter of hours as there’s nothing slowing down the growing of your hair.  When you take into consideration the almost unavoidable nicks and cuts that are produced during the shaving process, waxing becomes even more desirable.  The other thing that people generally talk about with regards to waxing is the pain involved.  There is no way to sugarcoat the fact that waxing hurts, but if done professionally and using good quality waxes with a good technique, the pain can be reduced to a far more manageable level.  The majority of people who do not participate in waxing will over exaggerate the amount of pain that is felt.  It is quick like removing a band aid, and although there’s a certain amount of discomfort involved, it is far from unbearable.  People who swear by waxing as their method of choice will inform you that the superior results are achieved are worth the small amount of pain.  Waxing pulls the hair out in its entirety, which allows you to go upwards of three weeks to a month in between waxes, all the while staying smooth and hairfree.  There are few simple things that you can do to both reduce the pain and get a better result.

 

One of the best things that you can do is to take an ibuprofen about an hour before your appointment.  This will temporarily reduce the pain and sensitivity and allow you to be more comfortable.  Do not take anything that is a blood thinner of any kind as this can have a negative effect on waxing.  Do not have any kind of dermabrasion or peel before a waxing session and if you’re on any medications or skin products make sure that you notify the person doing your wax.  Do not go tanning or get a spray can within 24 hours of your waxing service and keep your skin as hydrated as possible.  Exfoliate your skin beforehand for best results, using a natural body scrub or an exfoliating glove.  Always allow about three or four weeks in between waxes, allowing your hair to grow to about ¼ inch long.  This will provide the best results as far as hair removal and will also reduce the amount of pain you feel because longer hair is more painful to pull out.