Skip to main content

Brazilian Bikini Wax

An important step to prepare for a bikini wax is to avoid swimming or sunning oneself for a full 24 hours prior to the wax. After the waxing, you will want to consider the same for a couple of days. The skin can have some redness or bumping, which can be helped by ice. There is also the occasional ingrown hair, which can be iced, and then have anti-bacterial cream applied to ward off infection. Aestheticians recommend gently exfoliating the pubic area before the wax, and then doing so regularly after the wax to cut down on ingrown hairs.

If you want to look your best in a tiny bikini, the Brazilian wax is the way to go. However, there are plenty of things you need to consider before showing up for your appointment. You need to get your body ready, but also consider your state of mind, particularly if it’s your first time.

Avoid Trimming

The ideal length of hair for the best bikini wax is between 1/8" - 1/4". Anything shorter will not deliver satisfied results. If it’s much longer, you’re just creating more work for your esthetician, who will have to trim before waxing.  Tip: If you schedule your waxing sessions every six weeks, you’ll be in that hair growth sweet spot.

Schedule your appointment 

Even the strictest waxing schedule should make room for your period. If you’re interested in the least painful time to get a Brazilian, that’s the week after your cycle. You should never schedule an appointment for a day or two before or after your period, since you’re likely to experience a lot more pain. Just because some estheticians are still willing to do it during your period doesn’t mean you should take them up.

Moisturize and Hydrate

Keeping your skin moisturized is very important, but don’t overdo it with lotion, even if it’s a light one. Make sure you do not use any oils on your skin 24 hours before your appointment.

Exfoliate before

If you want to prevent ingrown hairs, exfoliation is a must.

 

Prepare for Pain

Avoid Advil, Ibuprofen or Aspirin, since they are blood thinners and can extend any bleeding.

Expect the First Time Is Always the Worst

After you get through it, the hair follicle will get thinner and easier to pull out.

 

Bring the Right Underwear

The last thing you want after waxing is friction. One of the most important things to do before a Brazilian wax is to have a comfortable pair of panties. Full-coverage underwear made from soft cotton will keep you comfy and reduce any painful friction. Tip: replace those skinny jeans with sweatpants.


Avoid Wine and Spirits

Drinking alcohol and stimulants like coffee is a bad idea before a Brazilian. They both tighten your pores, and  dehydrates you, which mean more pain.

Don't plan on doing anything physical right afterward. You will probably be a little exhausted and your skin will most likely be sore for a day or so. Remember, you've wanted this for a while so the pain is worth it! (That's what you tell yourself while its happening.)

 

It is important to follow a few basic steps when you prepare for a bikini wax. First, of course, you should not get a bikini wax if you are diabetic, suffer from psoriasis or other skin conditions, or if you take Retinol or Accutane. If you are unsure, ask you physician whether you can go ahead with a wax.


Popular posts from this blog

When wearing lipstick, you’ll appear more competent in a professional setting

While I would never suggest you wear something — cosmetics or otherwise — that serves the sole purpose of attracting men, it’s interesting to note that guys really do notice your small efforts, especially bold lipstick. Not only did a focus group show that waitresses wearing red lipstick received higher tips from men, but another recent study found that women wearing red lipstick were approached in bars more frequently. Yet another study on the matter found that red lips would be associated with an indication of estrogen levels, sexual arousal and health, which in turn led to increase the positive perception of the face. When you know men are looking your way, it’s hard not to feel better about yourself.
Sure, it might seem vain, but sometimes a little vanity can help us find self-worth. And that’s OK.


But even more guys we surveyed said they dig a girl who can pull off lipstick.

Red lipsticks are associated with passion, seduction, and flamboyance. Made popular by Hollywood …

Confessions of a Professional Makeup Artist

Whether I’m creating a natural, no makeup-makeup look or evening glam, how the face is prepped is key to a successful look. And while cutting corners can save time, there are a few must do's I always follow when applying makeup, and ones that happen before I even touch a brush to anyone’s face! Read on to check out the rules of beauty I rely on.

To ensure long-lasting makeup, always set your foundation. Whether it’s for a photo shoot or a celebrity client, I swear by the ULTA Makeup Setting Spray. I recommend the Mattifier Shine Eliminator option for those with oily skin, and Chill for those with dry or combo skin. And for those extra long nights, I suggest All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray to prevent makeup meltdowns. Tip: Mist setting spray onto your makeup sponge and gently tap onto the T-zone for a more concentrated application.
Always keep a nude, red and a brightly-colored lip stain in your desk, purse, or vanity at any time. In a pinch, you can add to cheeks…