Bikini Wax

Ok, I have made my first appointment for this - 1 week before we go on our vacation to Mexico. Does anyone have tips for me??? I have heard to take ibuprofen before, wear loose clothing etc - anything else?
Central Massachusetts

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Dont do it "that time of the month"-you are more sensitive around that time.
& exfoliate 24 hours after & twice weekly to avoid ingrowns.
Good luck!
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Good point. I checked the calender and I am good for the date
Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
When you laying there and its about to begin, you MUST RELAX! The more you tense up, the worse it will be. And yes, it's a good idea to take motrin about an hour before.
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What do you exfoliate with 'down' there?? I have the Sally Hansen no bump pads and they mention they exfoliate - is that all I need to do?? Damn I am so uninformed
Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
I will practice my deeeeeep breathing!!

What do you exfoliate with 'down' there?? I have the Sally Hansen no bump pads and they mention they exfoliate - is that all I need to do?? Damn I am so uninformed
Originally Posted by xcptnl
Anyone?
Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
I just use a loofah to exfoliate. Also there are creams out there that numb the area so that they lessen the pain. You put it on about 40 min prior to the wax.

I'm so used to them now I stop going to get it done and do it myself at home. Also with your period. Not only shouldn't you do it during that time but also when your'e close like a few days to a week before it. It hurts more when you do it around that time.

Good luck.
i thought it would hurt like hell, but its not terribly painful for me. i never had a brazilian wax though-save that for when i have real courage!

for me, feeling warm, but not sweaty and taking aleve or advil an hour before you go in.
loofah, loofah, loofah and loofah.

loofah the area very well up to the day of your wax, and especially well the day before. to take and ibuprofen about an hour or so beforehand (helps with inflammation).

afterward, don't put anything occlusive on the area (no lotions or anything), and don't wear tight underwear (actually, i go commando as much as possible the couple of days after a wax - at least while sleeping).

you can use a cortisone cream if you want, to calm the area. i also use neosporin on my upper lip area to avoid folliculitis. azulene oil (especially one that contains bha) is good too. you can ask your esthetician if she stocks anything like this.

then make sure you loofah well daily, using something with glycolic or salicylic acid if you want (i use a cleansing cream w/salicylic acid intended for acne).

make sure you keep the area moisturized as well.

all of these things will help prevent ingrowns and bumps.

don't use tend skin or bikini zone - they just irritate the skin and prevent healing because of some of their ingredients (thus creating a vicious cycle).

consistent manual exfoliation works best for me.

hth!

m
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loofah, loofah, loofah and loofah.

loofah the area very well up to the day of your wax, and especially well the day before. to take and ibuprofen about an hour or so beforehand (helps with inflammation).

afterward, don't put anything occlusive on the area (no lotions or anything), and don't wear tight underwear (actually, i go commando as much as possible the couple of days after a wax - at least while sleeping).

you can use a cortisone cream if you want, to calm the area. i also use neosporin on my upper lip area to avoid folliculitis. azulene oil (especially one that contains bha) is good too. you can ask your esthetician if she stocks anything like this.

then make sure you loofah well daily, using something with glycolic or salicylic acid if you want (i use a cleansing cream w/salicylic acid intended for acne).

make sure you keep the area moisturized as well.

all of these things will help prevent ingrowns and bumps.

don't use tend skin or bikini zone - they just irritate the skin and prevent healing because of some of their ingredients (thus creating a vicious cycle).

consistent manual exfoliation works best for me.

hth!

m
Originally Posted by mayim
Hi, question. What is folliculitis and how does neosporin prevent folliculitis?Thanks.
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i thought it would hurt like hell, but its not terribly painful for me. i never had a brazilian wax though-save that for when i have real courage!

for me, feeling warm, but not sweaty and taking aleve or advil an hour before you go in.
Originally Posted by BurlesqueCantata
Funny thing, the area where the bikini wax is done hurts less than the top area. It's really sensitive on top and on the side near the pelvic area. The part(partdon my language..the lip area ) actually hurts less and also the back area if getting it done all the way.
Hi, question. What is folliculitis and how does neosporin prevent folliculitis?Thanks.
Originally Posted by JerseyCurl
folliculitis happens when the hair follicle becomes inflamed or infected. it happens easily for me with an upper lip wax (or threading, actually, in my case) because bacteria can form in the newly open pores.

i can get a big crop of red bumpy whiteheads. washing with a salicylic acid cleanser (before and after hair removal), followed by a cool water rinse and then applying neosporin prevents this for me.

m
coarse, thick 3a
modified cg







Hi, question. What is folliculitis and how does neosporin prevent folliculitis?Thanks.
Originally Posted by JerseyCurl
folliculitis happens when the hair follicle becomes inflamed or infected. it happens easily for me with an upper lip wax (or threading, actually, in my case) because bacteria can form in the newly open pores.

i can get a big crop of red bumpy whiteheads. washing with a salicylic acid cleanser (before and after hair removal), followed by a cool water rinse and then applying neosporin prevents this for me.

m
Originally Posted by mayim
Thanks. One more question, why does it help with this? Meaning, what is neosporin supposed to do anyway? Thanks.
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Thanks. One more question, why does it help with this? Meaning, what is neosporin supposed to do anyway? Thanks.
Originally Posted by JerseyCurl
it's an antibiotic cream.

m
coarse, thick 3a
modified cg







Thanks. One more question, why does it help with this? Meaning, what is neosporin supposed to do anyway? Thanks.
Originally Posted by JerseyCurl
it's an antibiotic cream.

m
Originally Posted by mayim
Cool, thanks.
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