While waxing helps you flaunt smooth and hairless skin for 3-4 weeks, it can’t be a spur-of-the-moment decision. If you want to make the most of your waxing experience (want it to be painless and free of any reactions), you need to prep your skin well in advance to minimise any discomfort.
Here’s how you can be wax-ready before your appointment...
- Run through a skin check
- Let your body hair grow for 2-3 weeks
- Gently exfoliate
- Avoid moisturising on the day of your appointment
- Keep the bikini area clean
Run through a skin check
A day prior to your waxing appointment, make sure you check your skin for any moles or marks. Damaged skin or inflammation needs to heal before you’re ready to wax.
Let your body hair grow for 2-3 weeks
If there is no proper hair growth, it will make it difficult for the wax to grip it. Let your hair grow for about 2-3 weeks and not longer than that because that might cause more pain while pulling out the hair.
Harsh scrubs are a strict no-no! Exfoliate very gently around the areas that need to be waxed because exfoliation helps wax grab the hair and not skin. A harsh scrub might leave your skin more sensitive to pain, therefore, keep it lighter.
Avoid moisturising on the day of your appointment
Though well-moisturised skin allows the hair to come off easily, it’s ideal to not slather moisturiser on the day of your waxing appointment. Because a moisturiser may come in the way of the wax’s grip.
Keep the bikini area clean
For a smooth and fuss-free waxing experience, before heading for your waxing appointment, ensure that you have the skin on your bikini area absolutely clean. Areas of the body that are damp are more likely to be prone to bacterial growth. And since waxing can leave your skin vulnerable to infection, take precaution before getting Brazilian waxing done.