Bikini wax at home, an overview

If you are hoping to save money on your monthly wax, then the great news for you to know is that you can easily do it at home! It's important to take the proper care to protect your skin, but with a few simple insider tips, you can have a silky smooth finish... without pesky razor bumps or irritation, of course!

Within this report, we will discuss easy tips that you can use at home for a flawless bikini wax straight from professional aestheticians and waxing specialists. These are industry secrets that will provide a foolproof way to make sure that you remove all hair with the minimal amount of pain, embarrassment, and damage to your skin.

As an overview, waxing is semi-permanent hair removal that pulls the hair out directly from the root. This is something incredibly popular for the bikini area, especially if you are someone who has a sensitive skin. If you are used to shaving your bikini area, then you have probably noticed that there is a large risk of razor burn or bumps caused by the irritation of shaving.

For that specific reason, many women turn to professional waxing to remove the hair from the root and directly avoid the inconvenience and pain of shaving regularly.

Many women shy away from waxing because it is rumored to be painful, but it doesn't have to be! The way to have the best waxing experience is to use professional techniques and the insider secrets that we are about to share within this report. It is also important to choose a quality waxing product that is gentle on your skin as the hair is being removed. There are a number of ingredients that can be added to wax to make it safer for sensitive skin for a better end result in your bikini wax.

Let us begin...

Chapter 1: Waxing Preparation

To begin with, there are a few things that you need to keep your skin protected. Waxing is the opportunity to remove hair from the root, and you can be hair free for 3 to 4 weeks as a result! Still, if you are not careful with the way that you wax, you can irritate or even rip your skin in the process - God forbid! That's why it is important to take advice from the pros and prep your skin beforehand to make sure it is protected and in the best condition.

Before you begin waxing, there are a few things that you will need:
- Baby powder
- Waxing strips
- Wax
- Aloe vera
- A damp towel
- Wooden spatulas
- Tweezers

To go into even more detail, baby powder is helpful to keep the skin dry and non-sticky. If you have natural oils on the surface of your skin, then the wax has the potential to stick to your skin and cause damage instead of removing the hair.

When you are waxing, you do not want to remove skin, you want to remove hair! Big difference.
When it comes to waxing strips, it is important to use prepackaged waxing strips or muslin that you can cut up. If you want it to be as simple as possible, there are waxing strips sold specifically for the bikini area that will be the right material to expertly remove the wax and hair from your skin while keeping the skin intact.

The wax itself is another important supply to consider because it needs to be high quality and suitable to your skin type. When it comes to waxing, there are two basic types, which will be strip wax or hard wax.

Strip Wax:
This type of wax uses the strips that we previously described, and you will apply it to the surface of your skin with a waxing stick to be removed by the waxing strip. This is often ideal for larger areas of the body because the waxing strip can cover more space, like the legs or arms.

Hard Wax:
This is also a hot wax, but it does not require any waxing strips. This is most often preferable for intimate areas and smaller spaces, like a bikini or Brazilian wax. This wax will be applied hard to the surface of the skin with a waxing stick, but it will be allowed to dry by itself. After that, you can pull of a corner of the wax to remove it all the way with the hair included.

Aloe vera gel is also very necessary because it can be used directly after waxing to soothe the surface of the skin. This is better than applying many post-waxing products because it is gentle and natural to provide healing benefits. If your skin is quite red after waxing, then you can also apply ice or a cool compress directly to the surface of the skin to reduce redness and swelling.

A damp towel is also essential because it will help you clean up any excess wax. If you are not careful, waxing can be a messy process, so it is helpful to have a warm, damp towel available to remove any
wax mess.

Before waxing, make sure that the hair in your bikini area has grown out for 3 to 4 weeks from waxing or shaving. The rule of thumb is around an eighth of an inch of hair growth prior to waxing. If your hair in your bikini area is longer, make sure to trim it so that it is an eighth of an inch long.

Here are a few more tips to keep in mind prior to waxing your bikini:
- You can take an aspirin an hour beforehand to reduce sensitivity in your skin.
- Never wax when you are pregnant! Pregnant women have very sensitive skin due to hormones, so it could cause extreme irritation.
- Do not use any type of aggressive exfoliant in your bikini area, like products with glycolic acid or alpha hydroxy acid, a minimum of 24 hours before waxing.
- Do not tan the area 24 hours before waxing.
- Do not drink alcohol prior to waxing.
- Do not stimulate the skin with a hot shower or hot tub prior to waxing.

From there, you will want to prep your skin:
- Begin by exfoliating the bikini area well with a gentle bath product to prevent any ingrown hairs from dead skin buildup.
- Make sure that the bikini area is entirely clean and dried completely.
- Test the hot wax on the inside of your wrist to make sure that it is not too hot or too cool for your bikini area.

Chapter 2: How To Bikini Wax

Now it's time to get started waxing your bikini at home!
Begin by getting in a comfortable position in your bathroom to fully access your bikini area. It may be easier to do it in a place that you can lie down fully to open up your legs to wax your bikini.

Before beginning your waxing process, make sure to set up your waxing station so that all of your tools are at hand. Place a paper towel next to your waxing pot, and line up your wooden spatulas, tweezers, waxing strips, baby powder, and all other waxing supplies. As another rule of thumb, it is important to wear gloves when your waxing to keep your work area and your bikini area clean and sanitary!

From there, make sure to change into disposable underwear or old underwear. Many home waxing products will come with disposable underwear, which are made of paper and can be thrown away after waxing, especially if wax gets on them.

Begin sanitizing your hands well and also wear gloves. Lie face up in your wax area, and feel free to use pillows to make sure that you are comfortable and can access your bikini area.

The best way to begin the waxing process is on your right side, so open up your right leg, and bend it at the knee. Make a triangle shape with your leg by placing your right foot against your left knee in a comfortable position. This will allow you to open up the skin on the right side of your bikini area so that it is taut and easier to wax.

After that, dust your clean skin with baby powder to remove any oils from the surface of the skin.
At this point, you should have tested the temperature of the wax. The best way to tell that the wax is at the proper temperature is if it has a consistency like honey, where it is not too thin and not too thick.
From there, use the wax spatula to apply wax in the direction of the hair growth, and start out by applying wax in smaller areas. If you are using a hard wax, then it is best to apply the wax in a figure 8 motion in the direction of the hair growth.

The reason for this is that you can create a little bit of excess wax that can harden to work as a lip to pull when you remove the wax.

If you are applying regular strip wax, then apply it in the direction of the hair growth, and immediately apply a waxing strip over the top. Smooth the waxing strip over the wax in the direction of the hair growth so that the wax can firm to be removed.

It is so important to always, always remove the waxing strip or hard wax against the direction of the hair growth so that all of the hair can be firmly removed by the roots from the skin.

When you are removing your strip wax, do not remove it in an upward motion, but make sure that you are pulling against the direction of the hair growth. It is also important to hold the skin taut, which is why you may need a friend or assistant for this bikini home waxing procedure.

If you do not hold the skin taut, you risk bruising or ripping the sensitive skin in your bikini area. Use one hand to pull the skin in the area around the wax so that it is completely taut, and use the other hand to swiftly rip off the hard wax or waxing strip in one motion!

It is important to reiterate that the wax removal should be in one motion because if you hesitate or try to do it slowly, it could cause the skin to bruise or the wax to become stuck on the skin.
After removing the wax, APPLY PRESSURE TO RELIEVE PAIN!

Make sure to always throw away the waxing spatula after every single application because double dipping is completely unsanitary! This will also allow you to use a clean waxing spatula for every application to ensure that you can apply wax to your bikini area easily and smoothly.

Continue with this waxing method to remove enough hair to your liking. There are a number of different shapes that you can do for your bikini area, and if you would like it to look even, then your best bet is to use a red pen to mark the area that can be easily washed off when you shower.

For a basic bikini wax, you will want to remove all of the hair just outside of your underwear line. If you would like more, you can shape the hair into a wedge, which is a large triangle starting just above the lips of the labia. Many other women prefer a landing strip design, which will look like a thin rectangle above the lips of the labia. Again, the way that you choose to groom your pubic hair is completely up to you, but the easiest method to get the shape that you are looking for is to draw it beforehand with a washable pen.

Here are some helpful terms to know:
- Bikini Wax: This wax will only remove the hair outside of the regular bikini line.
- Full Bikini Wax: This wax will go slightly deeper into the pubic hair, and it will also take some hair off of the top. It will look more like a triangle or wedge.
- French Bikini Wax: This will remove all of the hair in the bikini area, except for a strip. It will also include the inner thigh area next to the labia.
- Brazilian Wax: This will literally remove all of the hair, including from the backside area. This will leave you completely hairless or with just a small strip above the labia.

Last of all, use the tweezers to get any hair that you may have missed. It is highly dangerous to rewax any areas, so only use one wax strip per area, and then tweeze the excess hairs to remove.

Here are some last waxing tips to keep in mind for the best results:

- Make sure that the hair is not too short, otherwise, you will not be able to remove it all.
- If you wax consistently, your skin will become less sensitive. Continuous waxing will also damage the follicle of the hair over and over so that the hair is finer and less coarse as it grows back.
- The wax will last for 3 to 4 weeks, and after that, you can let the hair grow back to an eighth of an inch for your next bikini wax.
- Do not under any circumstance rewax an area that has already been waxed! Waxing does remove a thin layer of your skin, so the more that you wax in the same area, the more likely you are to seriously damage your skin.
- Do not wax any areas that have cuts, scrapes, open wounds, acne, or moles!
- Wax 3 to 5 days before a special event, like a vacation or wedding, to make sure that your skin does not have a reaction before the big day.
- Do not wax under any circumstance if you take Accutane. You must be off this medication one year prior to waxing.
- Do not wax if you have an immune disease like AIDS or lupus.
- Do not wax any area that is sunburned!

After that, it is important to properly care for your skin to get the best results...

Chapter 3: Post Wax Care

Congratulations! Now you have finished your first bikini wax, and you need to take care of your skin to make sure that it stays as smooth and as silky as possible.

waxing, gently remove the baby powder and excess wax with baby oil. It is also important to treat the skin right away with aloe vera gel to prevent redness or inflammation.

Make sure to protect your freshly waxed bikini area by not exposing it to the sun for at least 24 hours! Waxing does remove a layer of skin, so the freshly waxed area is new and sensitive.

For the best results, begin exfoliating the area after 24 hours with an effective exfoliant product. The product should contain glycolic acid to remove any dead skin that could build up in the bikini area to cause ingrown hairs. There is nothing more painful than ingrown hairs, but if you exfoliate regularly, your skin will remain silky smooth!

It's also best to avoid wearing tight clothing directly after waxing because you do need to be gentle to the bikini area until the skin has returned to normal.

The bottom line is that with at-home bikini waxing, practice makes perfect! Here is what to do if things don't go according to plan:

- If your skin is sensitive: Apply a soothing product, like aloe vera. It is also helpful to place brewed, cooled tea bags on the area to reduce swelling.
- If your skin breaks out: This is something that can happen to new waxers, so treat the breakout by cleansing well and exfoliating. Stay away from tight clothing and exercising until your breakout clears up.
- If you get ingrown hairs: This can be completely prevented by exfoliating well! If you do get ingrown hairs, wear looser clothing to prevent irritation, and exfoliate and moisturize the area well to treat.
- If you get bumps: Apply a warm compress to the skin prior to waxing to open up the hair follicles. It is also important to stick with waxing even if you get bumps so your skin can adjust and become less sensitive.
- If you bruise: This is often caused by the skin not being held taut. If you bruise your bikini area, ask for assistance from a trusted friend, or take care to hold your skin as taut as possible when you pull off the wax strip.

The best way to get the most from your at-home bikini wax is to take care of your skin after the fact! Again, make sure to avoid the sun, sauna, and heavy sweating and exercise for up to 24 hours to reduce irritation.

If you have a skin reaction, you can apply hydrocortisone to reduce any swelling or aloe vera gel to soothe the skin.

Focus on gently exfoliating 24 hours after waxing to preemptively strike against ingrown hairs! There are a number of exfoliating bath products and lotions available that will do the job, and they will also keep your skin protected and smooth. As much as you exfoliate, it is important to moisturize to make sure that the skin remains in balance, silky, and soft!

The bottom line is that you should be proud of yourself for executing a successful at-home bikini wax!
The more practice you get, the better that you will be, and you will be able to avoid any type of waxing mishaps or issues.

Waxing at home is the most affordable and economical way to remove hair and care for your skin. This is something that can be done conveniently and safely with these tricks of the trade, and you won't have to worry about cuts or razor burn from shaving ever again!
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