A painful bikini wax ranks right up at the top of the my list of fears. Having someone nonchalantly ripping out the hairs from a very tender part of your body is no fun whatsoever. (Yeowww.) This is why it’s important to get all the information you need before dropping trou.
First off, don’t have a glass of wine before your appointment to take the edge off. Alcohol will actually work as a stimulant and tighten the pores, thus making it harder to pull out the hair. Also don’t shave before your appointment. The hair needs to be 1/4 to 1/8 of an inch long in order for the best results (it also is quicker and easier to remove.) Lastly don’t workout before or after your appointment. Sweat will make it harder to remove hair and the friction from working out after can cause a reaction. Wait at least 24-48 hours after your wax to work out.
Now let’s get to the Top 5 Questions to discuss before getting waxed:
- Does the salon/spa have good hygienic procedures?–When you arrive, take a look at the space. Is it clean? Are things put away? Make sure that the area where you will be getting waxed is a private room. Don’t get waxed in a place with just a privacy curtain. Then take a look at their supply area. Is everything clean and tidy? The esthetician must use a new spatula every time they apply wax to avoid contaminating the wax pot. Also, there should be fresh towels and sheets for your use.
- Does the salon/spa have a good reputation?–Take a look at Yelp and Facebook and read the reviews of the spa you’d like to visit. See whether people were pleased or upset with their experience. Of course, not everyone will give a glowing review, but the good should outweigh the bad by at least 95%.
- How can I reduce bikini waxing pain?–Your esthetician should be experienced enough so that the pain level is greatly reduced. Talk with them about their qualifications and how many waxes they have done. Remember to moisturize and drink water daily to keep your skin in great condition. You can also take an Advil before your procedure to help with any discomfort.
- Can I get waxed while I’m on my period?–Yes, however, if this is your first wax and you are on your period, you might want to reschedule. You might be more sensitive during your period. However, if you have been going awhile, don’t change your appointment. Sticking to a waxing schedule is important and the dates of your period and your appointment are bound to coincide at some point. Keep your appointment, wear a tampon, and let your esthetician know in advance.
- What reactions might happen after the wax?–A trained esthetician will be familiar with your skin type and will be able to wax you in such a way as to avoid adverse reactions. However, some wax may cause your skin to burn or itch. Talk with your esthetician about your skin type and what products they would recommend to reduce inflammation.
Remember that after time, waxing becomes much easier. The amount of hair is reduced and what is left is much finer and easier to remove. The discomfort is temporary and will be reduced with each visit, so keep to your schedule.
At Practically Perfect Day Spa, we make your health and comfort a priority. If you’d like to come in for a waxing consultation, please feel free to call us at 770-704-5614.
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