When some people think of waxing, the scene from “40-Year-Old Virgin” comes to mind. They think of screaming and a whole lot of pain. However, the experience often is not as frightening. Many people enjoy the satisfaction of freshly waxed, smooth skin and for some, it’s therapeutic.
According to Statista, almost 7 million women regularly use professional waxing services.
There are a few things to expect before coming in for a wax and minor preparations can lead to a smoother experience, and skin.
Here are three tips on how to prepare for your first wax.
Put that loofah to use.
Exfoliating the skin helps remove dead skin and dirt that can have an affect on the waxing process. It prevents the wax from grabbing the skin rather than the hair and makes the process smoother. It also helps to relax your body and make you feel fresh before your wax.
Take some ibuprofen.
Even if you have a high pain tolerance, taking some pain reliever beforehand can help alleviate some of the irritation to the skin. This can help if you are prone to skin inflammation.
Hop into comfy clothes.
Sensitive skin and tight clothing are not a good pair. Attend your wax session with comfortable clothing. It will allow your freshly waxed skin to relax and allow irritated skin to breathe.