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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial teamAug 13, 2018

15 Tricks to Make Waxing Less Painful

15 Tricks to Make Waxing Less Painful
Quick Bites
  • Waxing is a painful process
  • You should never wax during your periods to avoid pain
  • Avoid taking coffee or any alcoholic stuff before waxing

Nothing is more painful than a breakup… wait. Nothing is more painful than waxing. But you cannot just avoid it unless you are okay with a hairy torso. However, there are a few tricks to have less painful waxing.

Never while you are on periods

Also read: 5 Mistakes you’ve been making with your periods every month

Never even think about waxing if you are on your periods because that is the time of the month when you’re extra-sensitive to pain.

After the shower

Try and get a warm water shower before waxing, it will help soften hair and will also open your pores, turning waxing less painful

Loose-fitting clothes

Post-waxing; opt to wear clean, and loose-fitting cotton clothes as wearing too tight clothes can irritate your freshly waxed skin.

Opposite is better

Always pull the wax strip in the opposite direction of hair growth, it may sound odd but will minimise the pain.

Take short breaths

Taking short and quick breaths helps you manage pain. It is a very natural process, no matter how stupid you will look while doing it.

Exfoliate

Scrub off the dead skin the night before waxing; it will exfoliate the hair follicles and reduce the waxing pain.

Stretch it out

Getting your body stretched before waxing can make it less painful. Not joking, try it!

No coffee or alcohol

Avoid taking coffee or any alcoholic stuff before waxing.  Having caffeine and alcoholic drinks or substance can turn your skin extra sensitive

Let them grow out

Let the body hair grow a little bit more. Waxing small and prickly hair can make waxing a lot painful.

Taking all at once, not a good idea

When you are waxing your arms and legs, take a small patch of hair first. Trying to wax a significant amount of hair can give you some unbearable pain.

Do not shave

Try not to shave body hair, it disturbs the hair growth and makes waxing painful.

Do not wax what you shouldn’t

Never wax the hair that you shouldn’t, eyelashes, nose hair, eyebrows and other sensitive areas of bodies

Bruised or tattered skin

Avoid waxing the areas of the skin where you have bruises or sunburns or some irritation

Let it cool down first

Do not apply hot wax on your skin, I repeat, do not use hot wax on your goddamn skin. Let it cool down a bit first; there’s no hurry.

A bit of numbing

Get those numbing creams if you could, it helps in reducing pain as it numbs or you can say anaesthetise the skin.

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