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A Little Pain is Worth It for Effective Hair Removal


For most women, beauty isn’t completely pain-free. That’s especially true when it come to hair removal. Whether it’s your brows, bikini line – or moustache – getting rid of that unwanted hair can hurt. On the plus side, it’s relatively quick and then you’re good to go for several more weeks. Actress Lea Michele recently demonstrated her hair removal routine on Snapchat. Even if you don’t have to worry about appearing on the red carpet, her regimen is easily relatable.


Waxing may cause the most pain of any hair removal process – with the possible exception of inept plucking – but it also produces the smoothest and longest lasting results outside of semi-permanent laser hair removal. The process can hurt enough to bring some women to tears.

Minimizing the Hurt

There are plenty of ways to keep waxing pain to a minimum, or even render it nonexistent. Purchase a numbing cream and apply it at least half an hour before waxing. For some women, taking an over-the-counter pain reliever such as aspirin or ibuprofen 30 minutes prior to the procedure does the trick. Avoid waxing just prior to or during your period. That’s any kind of waxing, not just a Brazilian wax. Women generally have less pain tolerance a few days before the cycle starts and while it lasts. For most women, having their eyebrows or legs waxed during this time won’t make a big difference, but it will for especially sensitive people.

Go to a Salon

Yes, it’s more expensive than do-it-yourself waxing, but a good esthetician knows how to make her clients as comfortable as possible. She knows the best posture for any procedure, and has the technique to minimize discomfort. She’ll also know how to distract you to keep your mind off any pain. A do-it-yourself wax is much more likely to cause pain unless you’re very experienced.

If you’re searching for an aesthetician, ask them how they keep pain levels to a minimum. You’ll want to know whether or not they use a completely natural wax, as it hurts less than those with additives. Find out what type of skin-soothing products they use once the waxing is finished.

Post-Wax Care

After your wax, stay out of the sun for at least 24 hours. Newly waxed skin is more sensitive to sunlight. It’s also a good idea to avoid tight clothing or any scented body oils or lotions.

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about hair removal, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!

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