For many brides, a smooth Brazillian is a firm favourite waxing preference ahead of their special day and honeymoon.
Whether you love the smoothness against your bridal lingerie or just feel more confident and comfortable in your own skin, a Brazillian wax is one of the most popular pre-wedding treatments available. Unlike a luxury massage or relaxing manicure, any form of intimate waxing will be significantly less de-stressing but over almost in a jiffy.
For some brides, their wedding is the first occasion for which they’ve booked a wax and as such, you may be a little bit apprehensive about the treatment. Fear not, our team of mobile waxing specialists have over 20 years of experience and will answer all your queries before the end of this blog.
How Long Before the Wedding Should a Bride have Her Intimate Wax?
As a general rule, ensure you book your treatment a minimum of 24 hours before your wedding, if you are able to book in sooner, two to three days will work best.
It is important to book your wax a few days prior as after waxing our skin can be a little sensitised and red and can often take around 24 hours for after effects to subside.
FYI, avoid wearing clingy clothing or tight underwear after your intimate wax as you do not want to irritate your bikini line with a seductive but scratchy material…
How Long Does a Brazilian Wax Take?
With an experienced waxing professional your appointment from start to finish should take no more than half an hour. Once you’ve had a few strokes of wax removed you won’t believe how quickly you get used to the sensation and a skilled therapist knows exactly how to make the treatment as pain-free as possible. Half an hour is a seemingly small commitment to multiple weeks of hair-free smoothness.
What’s the Difference Between a Brazilian Wax and a Bikini Wax?
A common misconception amongst customers can often be assuming bikini waxing removes all the unwanted hair from our nether regions.
However, a bikini wax simply removes the hair that would be visible outside your bikini line and many clients are able to leave their underwear on for this wax. If you are particularly apprehensive about pre-bridal waxing but are eager to get booked in then why not sample a bikini wax first a few months prior to your special day? Waxing is a fairly inexpensive treatment and great value thanks to long-lasting results so why not give the whole process a trial run just like you would your make-up.
How Much Does Waxing Hurt?
Anyone who says waxing doesn’t hurt is a liar, put simply. However, with years of practice, your therapist will not only make you as comfortable as possible, their technique will probably surprise you and feel more like small but swift scratches. Hard waxing is the best wax for your intimate areas as it doesn’t remove the top layer of the skin like soft wax formulas so be sure to ask for this wax. Find out the difference between soft and hard wax. Due to the obvious dread, many women have before an intimate wax, many women do leave pleasantly surprised with the sensation and subsequent pain.
Looking After Your Skin After a Wax
Like with all beauty treatments there are several things you can do post-wax, for optimum results. In addition to foregoing tight clothing around the area for 24 hours, you should also avoid getting intimate with your partner as friction can also cause rashes and irritation.
If you are partial to a swim be sure to avoid the pool or strenuous exercise for 24 hours too.
Sweating can actually irritate the newly opened pores on the skin and as a result, cause bumpy in-grown hairs.
How to Deal with Ingrown Hairs
If you find that despite thorough and careful aftercare you are experiencing ingrown hairs, sadly you are not alone. It can often be tempting to pluck, tweeze or scratch at little bumps but there are several better options to get rid of these pesky hairs.
An acid toning solution such as glycolic acid or salicylic acid can help relieve ingrown hairs or purchasing an over the counter cream specifically formulated for post-wax bumps such as an after wax balm can be a girl’s best friend.