The wonderful, clean feeling after getting your body waxed is unparalleled. But the process in itself is quite a dreaded and painful one, isn’t it? However, there are some amazing hacks, which you can always keep in mind, to make this hair removal method an almost pain-free and easy one. Here are 5 waxing hacks that every girl should know. They really help!
Exfoliate well in advance
Exfoliate your skin using either a homemade scrub, or a store bought one - whatever works for you. Scrubbing off the dead skin will make the in-growth appear on the surface of the skin, which will in turn be waxed off from the roots. If you want super smooth, fuzz-free skin then exfoliating is a must.
Maintain hair length
The ideal hair length before getting a wax is 1/4th to 3/4th of an inch. If it’s too short, then you’re just irritating your skin and hair removal doesn’t happen in the most efficient manner. It’s always better to wait till your hair is the right length and then book your waxing appointment.
Stretch it out
Want a pain-free waxing session? Then stretching is key! Pulling off a waxing strip from on top of loose skin can not only cause pain, but it can also damage your skin by pulling it too hard. Stretching out the areas that are being waxed will make it a more comfortable process for you. Also, doing some stretching beforehand will open up your muscles and make it easier to stretch at all angles.
No caffeine, please
It is believed that consuming caffeine before waxing makes it a more painful process. This is primarily because the stimulants that enter the system can make you more sensitive to pain. Steer clear of caffeinated drinks on the day you are getting your waxing done, and you’ll be just fine.
Giving your skin a nice boost of moisture after waxing, calms it and that results in smooth, silky skin. Use a good body lotion, or a post wax oil - they both work like magic!