The vast majority of us have had to shave our bikini area at least once in our lives. Whether it is to wear smooth skin in a swimsuit, for the wedding night or any other occasion, it is most likely that you have tried to remove that hair in one way or another in order to achieve a perfect body for the summer.
Unlike shaving - which simply gets rid of visible hair - waxing plucks them out at the root, allowing for a longer-lasting result.
To understand a little more about waxing and how it is applied, we spoke with a beauty expert and ambassador for the European Wax Center chain, Melanie Coba.
There are different types of waxes on the market, how do I know which one works best for my skin?
At EWC, we carefully choose the sources of our natural wax, which is a blend of beeswax and other ingredients from Europe, to ensure smooth hair removal through a virtually pain-free experience. The days of honey and muslin wax are over! Having said that, you should pay attention to how your skin reacts and adjust the process depending on your results.
What is the most popular hair removal style in the bikini area?
Definitely the Brazilian. Women of all ages, nationalities and lifestyles love the benefits of a Brazilian wax.
[“A Brazilian waxing starts at the front, and goes to the back with an added wax strip on the butt. This is perfect for a completely nude look, "explains the procedure description on the EWC website.]
Are there ways to make it hurt less?
You should shave every 3 to 4 weeks. Booking your appointment in advance helps you to follow your routine. Between visits, you should exfoliate and hydrate each day. Exfoliating helps you remove excess dead skin and hydrating yourself helps keep skin healthy and nourished.
How can I make my results last longer?
Maintain your skin and hair by exfoliating and moisturizing between each visit. The results of our guests who are maintained with our Strut365 products are much higher than those who do not use them.
What is the difference between going to a professional to shave and doing it myself?
Waxing should definitely be done by experts. The goal is to remove each hair from the root without breaking it, which requires technique, hours of training, and the ability to remove each wax strip at the correct angle.
Should I trim my hair before my appointment?
No. A specialist will cut it for you if necessary.
How can I prevent buried hairs?
Buried hairs can be avoided by taking the proper steps to avoid them. First, use EWC's Smooth Me Ingrown Hair Serum twice a day, every day. Use scrubs regularly and stick to the epilating routine every 3 to 4 weeks.
How far in advance should I shave before a big event, like going on a beach vacation or before my wedding?
If you are someone who waxes regularly - every 3-4 weeks for a minimum of 4 months - then you can probably wax the same day of the event. If you are just starting to wax or do not have a regular routine, I would recommend waxing 24 to 48 hours in advance to avoid irritation or any other problem.
What is the best way to care for recently plucked skin?
Avoid touching the skin. Touching it will clog the pores and transfer the bacteria that is on your hands to the other parts of your body.