Are you getting ready for your first Brazilian or bikini wax? Or are you looking for tips to make your next bikini wax a great experience as possible? Then, we have got you covered!
If you are a wax newbie and are curious about the procedure, here’s everything you need to know before getting a Brazilian wax.
What is a Brazilian Wax?
First, there’s a bikini wax, where hair on the sides and top area that are along the bikini line are removed, and then there’s that Brazilian wax, which leaves your entire pubic area bare.
A Brazilian wax get rids of all the hair from your bikini area (the top, sides, and front), and those hard-to-reach areas in the back. In simple terms: everything goes. You can choose to leave a “landing strip” or a triangle, the choice is up to you.
How Can You Prepare for a Brazilian Wax?
1. Wear Comfortable Cotton Panties
You should wear comfortable underwear to avoid irritation, if this is your first time receiving a bikini wax.
Find your special place or think about a great meal you had. Pretend you’re on a beach with your favorite celeb. The more relaxed you are, the better the waxing experience will be.
3. Inform your Wax Specialist About the Medications You are Taking
This can include Accutane, antibiotics, or topical creams you are using, such as Retin-A, which may not be compatible with waxing.
1. Do Not Use Any Numbing Creams
Numbing creams do not penetrate your skin deep enough to be effective.
2. Do Not Drink Alcohol or Significant Amounts of Caffeine
Do not drink alcohol or significant amounts of caffeine before your reservation. Both of these can cause your pores to tighten, tehrefore resulting in a more uncomfortable experience.
3. Do Not Tan the Area You Plan to Wax
Do Not Tan the Area You Plan to Wax for at least 24-48 hours before reservation.
Bikini Wax Aftercare Tips:
It is very essential to exfoliate every other day because you need to get that dead skin off the surface or it will get trapped into the hair follicles, thereby blocking the hair from growing out. This is how ingrown hairs are created.
Also, avoid sun exposure, any sweaty activities, public pools, or jacuzzi, having sex, and showering with very hot water immediately after having a wax.
4 Possible Side Effects of Bikini Waxing and How to Treat Them:
1. Bumps After Waxing
Some bumps are just a result of post wax irritation, but this will go away on their own within a few hours to just a few days.
To help calm your skin, you can make use an Ingrown Hair Serum to help treat and soothe any bumps, ingrown hairs, or breakouts.
2. Itching After Waxing
We know that it is going to be tempting, but, try hard not to scratch those freshly waxed areas. Because the skin will be sensetive and new, you must be careful not to cause further irritation by scratching.
You can try to help soothe the area by making use of an aloe vera gel to help soothe the skin.
3. Redness After Waxing
The redness will disappear over time. You can be red for a few minutes to a couple of days depending on your skin sensitivity, and how your skin handles the wax.
4. Stubble After Waxing
If you have just gotten waxed and are already seeing a “5 o’clock shadow”, just remember that hairs grow in different cycles. It is possible that the hairs just below your skin’s surface have sprouted after your wax service, thereby resulting in a stubbly feel.
You can moisturize daily between services; as brittle or dry hair can easily break during a wax service. But, don’t worry, just allow these hairs to grow so we can remove them next time we see you.
If you have never tried the Brazilian arts, then, you can decide for yourself if that streamlined, fun, and aerodynamic feel is worth all of the awkwardness and pain. But, you will not be able to say, “No one ever told me.”
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