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Before and After Waxing Tips for Less Painful Hair Removal
If the thought of waxing makes you cringe, you’re not alone. Millions of women dread the hair removal routine, but the end result - smooth and silky (and hair-free) skin – has us continuing to wax away unwanted hair. There are things you can do before waxing, however, that can make the process a little more bearable.
You can use a topical numbing lotion for waxing prior to hair removal that should dull the pain a bit. An over-the-counter product like ibuprofen, taken 30 minutes before waxing begins, can also be helpful. If you’re waxing your legs, you’ll likely experience less discomfort than if treating more sensitive areas such as the bikini area.
Before you Wax
After you Wax
Other products, such as no scream creams - Relax and Wax No-Scream Cream - offer the promise of reduced pain during waxing. Apply prior to treating the area so the active ingredients, including Benzocaine, will have time to start working.
If you notice red bumps, that may be the start of ingrown hairs. Use an exfoliating lotion to reduce their growth, but don’t exfoliate for at least 48 hours before you wax again.
Finally, consider Gigi Slow Grow, a topical cream that soothes and conditions skin after waxing. The product slows the process of hair re-growth, following waxing treatments.