Before the Wax
1. Be sure to exfoliate the area in an upward circular motion to remove dead skin and expose underlying in-grown hairs. This will also help to prevent bumps after waxing. We love the Completely Bare Bikini Bump Blaster because it eliminates ingrown hairs by clearing away dead skin cells that clog pores and hair follicles.
2. Make sure the hair is at least an inch long for the best (and least painful) results.
3. Take an aspirin or drink a glass of wine an hour before your appointment to minimize pain.
During an At-Home Wax
1. If youre a first time waxer, try the Sally Hansen Hair Remover Wax Strip Kit because it includes pre-waxed, pre-cut strips for a fast and easy wax.
2. Make sure the area is clean and dry before applying any wax.
3. Sprinkle some baby powder onto the area to be waxed for a smooth surface.
4. Apply wax in the direction of hair growth.
5. Pull wax strips or hard wax off in the opposite direction of hair growth.
6. Use one hand to pull the wax and use the other to stretch skin to minimize pain.
7. Be sure to be careful, thorough, and only wax small areas at a time.
After the Wax
1. Apply a lotion infused with aloe to the treated area to soothe the skin and reduce redness, like the GiGi After Wax Cooling Gel.
2. Wear loose cotton pants or a skirt to prevent irritation and allow the treated area to breathe.
3. Try to stay out of the sun for at least 24 hourssunscreen, chlorine, and salt water may irritate the freshly waxed area.