You’ve been waxing for years now and you still quite dread the ritual—mostly because no matter how many times you undergo this process, it still causes us a certain amount of pain. If your skin is overtly sensitive and you often experience redness and discomfort after waxing, adding the prep steps in your skin care routine might be useful to you. Read on to know what they are…
Gently exfoliate
 

Gently exfoliate

Exfoliating before waxing might be necessary but remember not to do so just before a waxing appointment as that might make your skin extra sensitive. Make sure you scrub your skin a day before waxing so that the dead skin is off and you can achieve a smooth wax.

Don’t moisturise on the day
 

Don’t moisturise on the day

We’ve always stressed on the fact that moisturising your skin is crucial to skin care. But know that waxing will be all the more difficult if your skin is greasy. But to save your skin from turning overtly sensitive after a wax, make sure you moisturise a few days before your appointment.

Ensure you have enough growth
 

Ensure you have enough growth

It all depends on your hair growth but a quarter of an inch is necessary while waxing. When you don’t have much fuzz, it becomes all the more difficult for the tiny hair to come out. So don’t be in a hurry to get yourself waxed, wait for a considerable amount of hair growth before going ahead.

Avoid going out in the sun
 

Avoid going out in the sun

The UV rays can make matters worse for your skin and if your skin happens to be sensitive, waxing right after you’ve stepped out in the sun can cause burning. So make sure you stay indoors before hitting the salons.

Know what wax you want
 

Know what wax you want

While most of us have been using regular wax, certain waxes are meant for sensitive skin. If you have severe tanning or feel like your skin is rather dehydrated, opting for a hydrating and cooling chocolate wax might be a good idea.