-Caffeine can make us more sensitized to pain. So nix the coffee beforehand.
-Hair that is 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch long is the ideal for when you are waxing so plan your waxing schedule accordingly. You want it long enough to grip the hair but not so long it will compromise the stickiness of the wax. Trim beforehand if necessary.
-Wash and exfoliate but don’t moisturize pre-waxing. You want the wax to properly adhere to the hair. You can use talc-free powder or baking soda to sob up any excess moisture.
-Test a strip on your arm first. If you are using hot wax this will ensure it’s at the right temperature and even if you are using cold wax strips, it will give you an idea of what it will feel like and indicate if your skin is too sensitive or allergic to the wax.
-When you are certain the wax has been applied evenly in the direction of the hair growth, you then firmly pull in the opposite direction. The tauter you hold your skin and the faster you pull, the better it will work and the less it will hurt.
-Moisturize! I love using cooling aloe gel and Post Shaving Moisturizer by Pacific Shaving Company (works for post-waxing just as effectively). They do make numbing gel and topical analgesics that are safe for even the delicate bikini zone if you are worried about discomfort. A cool compress like a hand towel to apply pressure with works well immediately after waxing too. If you are a painslut, then nevermind -you’ll be in heaven!
– Your skin will be more sensitized to sun so if you are planning to wax your legs or other sun-visible areas, use extra strong sunscreen before frolicking outside for some sun fun.
-If you are doing your bikini zone, give yourself a day or so to heal before sexual play. Rubbing can cause irritation and while I know you want to revel in how smooth you are, you must practice a little patience.