Things to remember before getting a bikini wax
New York: The idea of getting a "bikini wax" automatically sends a shudder down our spines.
It`s always painful, often pricey and can potentially lead to STIs.
To get physically and mentally prepared for bikini waxing, Huffington Post asked Uni K Wax founder Noemi Grupenmager to share all she knows about waxing "down there."
The most common mistake women make before a bikini wax is consuming alcohol - thinking that it will ease the pain, but it tightens pores, which can lead to a painful waxing experience.
Also, trimming hair too short before waxing because they think the hair is too long.
Or shaving between waxing services, which reverses the benefits of waxing, including removing hair from the root and having silky smooth skin.
To reduce bikini waxing pain, make sure to hydrate and moisturize the skin before and between waxing.
Drinking water and applying moisturizer like Dry Oil Spray and Ultimate Balm on a daily basis is not only beneficial to your body leading up to a wax, but highly beneficial to your overall health.
In order to achieve the best waxing results, make sure that your hair is grown out to about one-eighth to one-fourth of an inch.
This is the ideal length for hair to be before waxing because it will allow the wax to better grip the hair and be released from the root, rather than just the hair above the skin being removed.
You can have a bikini wax during your period. However, if you are sensitive during your menstrual cycle, you might want to avoid a bikini wax during those days.