A Pain Free Bikini Wax (Almost)

Posted by Amy Chan on

There are no two ways about it – there can be quite a lot of pain involved in the search of beauty and the perfect body. Let’s take the bikini wax for example . . . or then again let’s not. Waxing is notoriously painful for starters (ask any guy who has volunteered to wax his chest for charity), so mix that procedure with one of the most delicate areas on the female body and . . . ouch, ouch, and double ouch with a cherry on top!

You don’t have to be some sort of masochist to proceed happily towards your next bikini wax – there are a few things you can do which can significantly reduce the amount of pain or even discomfort you feel.  It doesn’t matter whether you have a professional waxing or decide to go it alone at home – these tricks can seriously help you.

Book your bikini wax immediately following your period – this is when you have a higher pain threshold and are less likely to turn on the water works.

Take it slowly – a Brazilian is probably not a good idea for your first waxing experience. Start with the basic and take it from there.  You can get braver as you become more experienced.

Exfoliate the day before – take a warm shower and exfoliate before your planned waxing session.  This will remove a layer of dead skin and make it easier to grip on to the shortest of hairs.

Choose your wax carefully – soft wax is more painful than hard wax so don’t be afraid to ask the question of your chosen spa. If there is a choice go for the hard stuff.

Relax and let go of your inhibitions – you may feel a little self conscious wearing nothing more than a paper thong in front of a complete stranger but relax . . . they’ve certainly seen it all before. Don’t forget to breathe too, the more relaxed you feel the less painful it will be.

Just at the moment when the wax is going to be ripped from your privates – turn your head to the side and cough. It may sound strange but it does help to distract you from the pain. Try it, every little helps you know.

Take some pain relief medication – popping an over the counter pain killer an hour before your appointment can help to dull the pain of your bikini waxing.

It really is important to try to sit back and relax as much as possible. Don’t hold your breath, just as breathing correctly can help with the pain of child birth it can also help with the pain of bikini waxing. Inhale as the wax goes on and then exhale when the esthetician yanks it off again. It really can help.

A bikini waxing treatment can help you to feel confident on the beach the whole summer long so don’t let the potential pain put you off. Follow a few of these simple tips and it will be a much more bearable experience.

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