Bikini Wax Tips Posted by Tiffany Amorosino on January 4, 2014 in

What You Need To Know Before Getting Hair Removal “Down There”


The words "bikini wax" automatically send shudders down our spines. It's always painful, but this hair removal is how we avoid having embarrassing sunbathing mo-ments. To get physically and mentally prepared for bikini waxing, here are some tips about the dreaded subject of waxing "down there."

What are the most common mistakes women make before a bikini wax?

Trimming hair too short before waxing because they think the hair is too long. Or shaving between waxing services, which reverses the benefits of waxing, including removing hair from the root and having silky smooth skin.

How can you reduce bikini waxing pain?

Be sure to hydrate and moisturize the skin before and between waxing. Drinking wa-ter and applying a dry oil spray moisturizer on a daily basis is beneficial to your waxing experience and your overall health.

How long should hair be "down there" to achieve the best bikini wax?

In order to achieve the best waxing results, make sure that your hair is grown out to about one-eighth to one-fourth of an inch. This is the ideal length for hair to be be-fore waxing because it will allow the wax to better grip the hair and be released from the root, rather than just the hair above the skin being removed.

Can you get a bikini wax during your period?

Yes, you can have a bikini wax during your period. However, if you are sensitive dur-ing your menstrual cycle, you might want to avoid a bikini wax during those days.

What kind of wax does Bella Sante use for bikini waxing services?

Bella Sante implements a unique wax that is applied at body temperature allowing the wax to stretch and remove hair from large areas, without strips, causing less of a pull to the skin.

What are some of the dos and don'ts of pre- and post-bikini waxing?


Do: Exfoliate in between waxing to reduce the chance of ingrown hairs.

Do: Use sun protection when exposing your skin to the sun. It is especially important during the first 24 hours after waxing in order to avoid redness.

Do: Let your waxer know before your appointment if you have any allergies, health conditions, or are taking any medication, like Accutane, or if you are using any topi-cal lotions or creams like AHAs or Retin-A, which are not compatible with waxing.

Don’t: Use numbing products or pain relief medicine, such as Advil, as it is not neces-sary.

Don’t: Take alcohol (and other stimulants such as caffeine) prior to waxing, stimulants tighten the pores.

An experienced waxer is the utmost of importance - trust Bella Sante, Boston for all of your waxing needs.

- Tiffany Amorosino for Bella Sante Spas