If nature wasn't cruel enough to make us go through a few painful days every month, most of our beauty treatments involve bearing a lot of pain too. Be it plucking the hair from our brows or getting blackheads extracted, there’s no end to it. However, some women find waxing particularly painful and therefore avoid it entirely, relying completely on shav* But, we've found 5 tricks through which you can kiss this pain goodbye and get smooth hairless skin...

Exfoliate your skin
 

Exfoliate your skin

To get the most out of your waxing session and reduce the pain, exfoliate your skin beforehand. The St. Ives Radiant Skin Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Exfoliating Body Wash will buff away dead skin cells and exfoliate the hair follicles, thereby reducing the waxing pain.

Do not shave
 

Do not shave

You may be tempted to get rid of short hair by shaving it in between your waxing sessions. However, we strongly recommend you to avoid it as this disturbs the natural growth cycle of your hair and makes waxing a lot more painful. Allow your hair to grow at least 1/4th inch before booking a waxing appointment.

Go to a professional
 

Go to a professional

Waxing may seem like an easy job, it’s as simple as applying wax, pressing a strip on it and pulling against the growth of the hair. Here’s what you didn’t know, not everyone’s hair grows in the same direction, plus the temperature needs to be perfect in order to get the best results. Therefore always visit a professional at the Lakmé Salon to avoid burns, red bumps and other waxing mishaps.

Take a shower
 

Take a shower

A warm water shower before your waxing session will open up the pores and soften the hair making the procedure less painful. Avoid a cold shower even if that’s what you always prefer, because it causes your pores to shrink and cause more pain.

Consider your cycle
 

Consider your cycle

Take your period cycle into consideration before booking an appointment. Avoid it while you’re on your periods as your pain threshold is the lowest during this time of the month. Getting waxed a few days after your chums will make a lot of difference.