Switching To Bikini Waxing

Danielle Levy, Bikini Waxing, Lilspa, beauty blogger, Liverpool blogger, Wirral blogger,

Before Christmas I decided to make the switch to bikini waxing cause I absolutely hate the itchiness from regrowth that comes with shaving and I've also found that as my back pain has gotten worse it's gotten harder and taken me longer than normal to shave so I decided to make the switch. I thought I would share my experience with you all and some tips and tricks I used.

For my waxing, I went to the wonderful Suzanne from LilSpa and before I'd been to her, I've been weighed out waxing for like a whole month beforehand because I'd truly seen some horror stories and heard about people saying how painful it is and although I am a chronic pain warrior and can manage at a standard level of pain everyday, something like acute pain from a wax makes me so nervous. When I booked my appointment with the lovely Suzanne, I told her that this was my first bikini wax and she was able to reassure me of what it would be like and the process. So I decided to go for the Brazilian bikini wax which is a little strip of hair left, although Suzanne does also offer basic bikini and the Hollywood depending on what look you prefer.

I thought I would share some tips I picked up about those that might worry about switching to waxing:

  • If you're worried about pain, take an ibuprofen 20-30 minutes before your appointment.
  • Grow out your hair, you can't have really short hair and expect to be able to get a clean wax. If you've got nothing there, you can't wax it. Suzanne advised me to have around 1.5cms length to get the best result.
  • Don't work out immediately after your wax, you have no hair there to absorb the sweat and be a buffer for the friction so you will get irritation.
  • Wear something comfortable to your appointment, my skin was a little bit tender initially after the appointment so I went for my comfy underwear and joggers because I knew that they wouldn't put to much pressure on the area. By the time I drove home, it was completely fine, no tenderness or irritation.
  • Don't soak in a bath with fragranced products the day of, that again will irritate your skin.
I have pretty fine hair but I found that compared to shaving, the hair has grown back a lot softer and finer so I imagine that with more frequent sessions it would help the hair growth in that area and it's made me start thinking about waxing my legs and underarms now. I exfoliated the area that the night before so the skin wasn't too irritated the morning of and then left the exfoliation for a week or two afterwards so that I didn't irritate the skin. After having it done, I honestly think it actually hurts more having my eyebrows waxed! Now I don't know average prices for bikini waxes by me but Suzanne offers the Brazilian service for only £2o which I thought seemed like a great price.

Are you a fan of bikini waxing?

Speak to you next time!
Danielle Levy, Wirral blogger, Liverpool blogger,
Danielle Levy

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