With the dog days of summer upon us, beach season is in full swing. If you want to look your best while out in the sun, then keeping those unsightly hairs in check is a must.
One of the most efficient ways to get rid of that unwanted hair is waxing; unfortunately, it’s also one of the more painful. But believe it or not, there are ways to cut down on the pain during and after a wax. Just follow these four simple tips to make your next wax a breeze!
Keeping your body properly hydrated is always a good idea, but it’s especially important prior to a waxing session. When your skin is properly hydrated, it becomes plumper and more malleable, which makes the removal of hair follicles much easier. And since the hair comes out more easily, the experience is less traumatic for your skin and less painful for you.
Following a wax, some people are afraid to exfoliate, thinking that it will further aggravate the skin. On the contrary, exfoliating after a wax actually helps the skin to heal, and it reduces the risk of developing in-grown hairs. Further, it’s a good idea to exfoliate in the days leading up to the procedure, as it can relax the skin and make hair removal easier.
After you get a wax, it’s common to experience pain or itching in the areas where hair was removed. If that’s the case, then don’t hesitate to apply cold packs to the affected area. Not only will cold packs help to cut down on the pain, but they’re also a great way to minimize in-grown hairs.
For some people, having a drink or two before a waxing session is mandatory, as they think it will help ease the pain of the procedure. Ironically, alcohol actually dries out your skin, tightening the pores and making waxing even more painful. Additionally, tighter skin means a higher likelihood that the hair will break off, rather than being pulled out at the root. When that happens, it means you went through all that pain and irritation for a sub-standard wax.
While there may be no sure way to eliminate the pain and irritation entirely, following these simple tips can help to keep the negatives of waxing to a minimum.
If you or someone you know would like more information about hair removal, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!