Waxing on your own is not easy. Between the many and varied contortions performed to pull out those stubborn hairs, getting waxed can be difficult and painful. The bikini line is the most delicate area of the body to wax. Most of the time carried out in a salon, it is an unpleasant aesthetic treatment that make some women uncomfortable. For this reason, a few of them choose to do it at home.
But the reality is, waxing at home is rarely fun when you know what you are doing. In this article, you will discover 16 waxing tips and tricks to help you getting rid of unwanted hairs on your own, and most importantly, easily. In addition, you will learn a simple wax recipe with honey, without lemon, you can prepare with ingredients you already have at home.
Here are 16 simple waxing tips and tricks to save you money and time:
Exfoliate before waxing
Before waxing the bikini line, scrub regularly. Performed once or twice a week, exfoliation straightens the hair and prepares it for waxing. The hairs will then be much easier to remove!
Disinfect your skin
Prepare your skin properly. To do this, thoroughly disinfect the area you will wax. During waxing, the body naturally becomes more sensitive which can create an imbalance and causes a skin reaction in some people. Disinfection decreases the risk of pimples and ingrown hairs.
Be careful, do not hydrate your skin before waxing, this will only make it more difficult!
Consider oriental wax
Prefer oriental to normal waxing: more natural and easier to use, it causes less pain and slows down hair regrowth. Practical on vacation or when you’re in a hurry, you can have your tools anywhere you go and give yourself a wax any time you want.
Adopt a good technique
The technique to adopt depends on how you feel. The lower part of the crotch, being the most sensitive, need to be done lastly. It is advised to start with the upper part and work your way down gradually. Whatever method, hair removal should always be done against the grain!
Hydrate The skin
Once hair removal is complete, apply a small amount of pure black seed oil or virgin coconut oil to the sensitized area. You can use any oil that does not trap heat in the skin. The purpose of the oil is to have a soothing and moisturizing action on the skin, and prevent skin reactions.
Choose a good interval
Hair removal sessions should be spaced at least 3 to 4 weeks apart. If the wait is too short, the hairs will be more difficult to remove and the look will appear less sharp.
Inhalation hot water
The same as what you do when you are sick, a few drops of Eucalyptus Essential oil. By standing over a bowl of boiling water, you allow your pores to open and have less pain when pulling out. Not to mention the precision, made easy. Or you can wet a towel with warm water and rub it in a circular motion over the area you are going to wax.
8.Tighten the pores with an ice cube
After removing the unwanted hair, you can massage an ice cube directly on the waxed skin in order to tighten the pores. If you are unable to bear the sensation, let the ice cube melt on a sponge puff and then compress your skin with it.
Shape your eyebrows before waxing
With an old toothbrush or an eyebrow comb, brush your eyebrows vertically to see more clearly. If necessary, you can also trim longer hair with a pair of nail scissors to allow you to clear the line. After brushing, it’s time shape your eyebrows.
Shaping your brows is simple but important when waxing at home. You can use a small card, or any relevant tool, to help you shape them. Once you’re done waxing, you can do a little plucking to make sure all the stray hairs are gone.
Never use deodorant after waxing
The alcohol in deodorants will do no good but only inflame your skin after waxing, especially if you have small cuts. The only recommended antiperspirant is an alum stone, provided it is 100% natural. This is even very beneficial after hair removal. It helps to calm burning sensation after wax or depilatory cream.
Prepare your legs for the Waxing
You have certainly heard it and heard it again, a scrub a few days before waxing will make it much more effective. This is not a myth. Exfoliating not only removes dead skin and debris, but also makes it easier for the wax to stick. Always use a gentle or soft scrub.
Here is a 100% natural homemade scrub you can prepare on your own with ingredients you probably already have at home. Take a cup of coffee grounds and mix it with olive oil.
The ratio is 3 tbs of coffee for every 2 tbs of olive oil.
Use talcum powder when waxing bikini line
For some women, it is necessary to regularly exfoliate their skin. Ingrown hairs are common around the bikini area, so don’t skimp. You can also apply talcum powder every day to prevent sweating or rubbing from developing nasty pimples!
Take pain killers if necessary
It’s not pleasant to hear but waxing hurts, regardless. If you are a sensitive person or not willing to suffer a little bit take a pain killer before the procedure. But remember, the removal will take about 10 to 30 minutes, although it can hurt, the pain will vanish very quickly.
Some professional believe the best way to make waxing less painful is to keep doing it. The longer you’ve been waxing, the less painful it becomes the fact that the hair follicles become weaker. Some follicles even stop growing back altogether.
Avoid waxing when menstruating
It is better to schedule your wax around your period. Although you can still get waxed during your menstruation, it is not a good idea to do so. Women feel pain significantly higher in the menstrual and premenstrual phases than in the midmenstrual and ovulatory phases.
Take a shower that day.
Although seems simple, taking warm shower (or bath!) right beforehand opens up your pores, which makes the actual process less painful. It is known that hot showers enhance blood flow, helps soothe muscle pain and tiredness.
Wax recipe no lemon
Among others, the homemade wax contains two key ingredients: vinegar for its disinfectant properties and honey for its softening properties.
2 glasses of powdered sugar (about 500g)
1/2 glass of water (about 15cl)
1 tablespoon of vinegar
2 tablespoons of honey
In a saucepan, pour the sugar and gradually add the water, while stirring. Caramelize the mixture over low heat. When the contents of the saucepan start to brown, you can then do the gout test. To do this, place a drop of the mixture on a cold surface and if it is rounded, your wax is at the right temperature. You should be able to squeeze this drop between your fingers.
If not, let it heat up a bit more, or add a little sugar for a thicker consistency. You can then add the vinegar as well as the honey and mix gently. Your dough is ready.
Spread out the entire contents of the pot on your counter or any clean, flat surface to rest for a few minutes. Make sure that the wax is not too hot, you may get burned. The wax, however, must not cool for too long, but warm. Too cold wax is unusable wax.