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How Much Does Waxing Hurt?

Posted - 01/18/2012

Waxing is a very popular alternative to shaving your legs, bikini line, upper lip or underarm hair. Rather than needing to shave daily, you can simply have a wax at a salon every four to six weeks and enjoy smooth skin for a longer period of time. However, the major downside to a waxing procedure is that it can be very painful. This guide will help you understand what to expect and how to reduce the amount of pain involved.

Legs, Bikini or Underarm:
Ultimately, the biggest determining factor in how much waxing hurts is where you opt to have the treatment done on your body. The majority of people claim that the upper lip is the most sensitive area, along with bikini line and any areas that are involved in a Brazilian wax. The legs and underarms are considered to be less sensitive areas, and therefore also less painful.

How to Reduce Pain:
It is best to avoid getting a wax done during your menstrual cycle, if you are a woman, as this time your skin will be more sensitive. It is acceptable to take a pain relief tablet an hour before the procedure as well. Ask the staff at your local Organic Day Spa if they have any additional help or advice to relieve pain.
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