In the past years, waxing already became a common service offered at spas and salons. In fact, going through this hair removal procedure already became a part of our beauty routine. For people who hasn’t done it yet though, waxing may seem like a daunting procedure. So if you’re new to waxing and is more than willing to push through with the procedure, we’ve rounded up some tips that’ll surely make your first waxing experience totally worth the trouble.
- Don’t DIY. If you’re a first-timer, then it would be best to seek the help of a professional. Sure, doing it on your own will save you some bucks, but you won’t be able to reach certain areas in your body and you might even end up dealing with a messier and painful procedure. So better not try a DIY waxing, unless you have all the equipment and you’re as good as a pro.
- Wait for Hair Regrowth. As a beginner, one of the most important things that you need to understand with waxing is that your body hair should be about a quarter inch long before pushing through with the procedure. This is especially crucial if you’re planning to have a Brazilian wax done, because you surely wouldn’t want to experience any undue pulling on your intimate area.
- Understand That Timing is everything. Just like in other procedures, timing is also everything in waxing. If you don’t want your first time wax treatment to turn into a total nightmare, we suggest that you book your appointment a week after your period. Having the procedure right before your period will only cause you to experience so much pain in the process. Also, aim for a morning appointment to avoid any irritation from happening after your procedure.
- Perform Some Pre-Wax Pain Management. Although painless waxing is still a pipe dream, performing some pre-wax pain management can also be a good way to lessen the pain that you might experience during the process. You can take Ibuprofen beforehand to reduce the after-wax swelling, or you can also exfoliate the area to be waxed a day prior to your appointment.
- Protect Your Newly Waxed Skin. Once you’re done waxing, shower and bathe as normal but avoid over-exfoliating your skin two days after your skin has completely calmed down. Instead, use natural fibres and a washcloth to gently exfoliate that area after bathing to keep any ingrown hairs from appearing.
Waxing can seem like a really scary procedure especially for first-timers, but by doing and keeping these tips in mind, you’ll surely be able to survive your first waxing procedure and have the smooth skin that you’ve always wanted.