15 Tricks to Make Waxing Less Painful
- Waxing is a painful process
- You should never wax during your periods to avoid pain
- Avoid taking coffee or any alcoholic stuff before waxing
Nothing is more painful than a breakup… wait. Nothing is more painful than waxing. But you cannot just avoid it unless you are okay with a hairy torso. However, there are a few tricks to have less painful waxing.
Never while you are on periods
Never even think about waxing if you are on your periods because that is the time of the month when you’re extra-sensitive to pain.
After the shower
Try and get a warm water shower before waxing, it will help soften hair and will also open your pores, turning waxing less painful
Post-waxing; opt to wear clean, and loose-fitting cotton clothes as wearing too tight clothes can irritate your freshly waxed skin.
Opposite is better
Always pull the wax strip in the opposite direction of hair growth, it may sound odd but will minimise the pain.
Take short breaths
Taking short and quick breaths helps you manage pain. It is a very natural process, no matter how stupid you will look while doing it.
Scrub off the dead skin the night before waxing; it will exfoliate the hair follicles and reduce the waxing pain.
Stretch it out
Getting your body stretched before waxing can make it less painful. Not joking, try it!
No coffee or alcohol
Avoid taking coffee or any alcoholic stuff before waxing. Having caffeine and alcoholic drinks or substance can turn your skin extra sensitive
Let them grow out
Let the body hair grow a little bit more. Waxing small and prickly hair can make waxing a lot painful.
Taking all at once, not a good idea
When you are waxing your arms and legs, take a small patch of hair first. Trying to wax a significant amount of hair can give you some unbearable pain.
Do not shave
Try not to shave body hair, it disturbs the hair growth and makes waxing painful.
Do not wax what you shouldn’t
Never wax the hair that you shouldn’t, eyelashes, nose hair, eyebrows and other sensitive areas of bodies
Bruised or tattered skin
Avoid waxing the areas of the skin where you have bruises or sunburns or some irritation
Let it cool down first
Do not apply hot wax on your skin, I repeat, do not use hot wax on your goddamn skin. Let it cool down a bit first; there’s no hurry.
A bit of numbing
Get those numbing creams if you could, it helps in reducing pain as it numbs or you can say anaesthetise the skin.
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Aug 13, 2018
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