baby wipes - small pack
ibuprofen (motrin, advil, store brand)
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Timing is everything.
plan for waxing around ovulation - a few days prior is ideal- ....you're significantly less sensitive to pain.
1)timing is everything. plan for waxing around ovulation - a few days prior is ideal- ....you're significantly less sensitive to pain.
2)trim everything you want waxed to about a 1/4 inch
3)so an hour before:
take 800 mg ibuprofen with enough food to protect your stomach. (a hb egg, marrow and/or nko are perfect - the phosophlipids bond with the ibuprofen which both makes it more effective and keeps it from damaging your gut.)
4)dry off, apply several large pea sized blobs of LMX to every bit of your bikini area that will have hair removed....every bit. Use a mirror if necessary. Don't use more LMX...you absolutely can OD on lidocaine. It takes 60 minutes to reach max effect to reach max effect - so be meticulous with your timing
5)sit or lay on towel on floor until it's very throughly dry. I usually wait about 10 minutes.
6)gather baby wipes, cortisone and head in for the apt.
At the appointment
• when she leaves the room for you to undress, use baby wipes to wipe off any lmx residue and to freshen up.
• keep talking during waxing...use techniques like 'non-focused awareness' ....keep breathing slow and low. very slow and low.
• when she's finished, apply cortisone 1x fairly liberally.
• soreness is unlikely to persist after she's done....but a nice 'sensitive' sensation is present....good time for great sex
If you have have issues with ingrowns - or even if you never do - use bha or an rx retinoid once a week to encourage cell turnover and reduce the possibility of ingrowns.
Since it takes about 6 weeks for each hair to begin to grow back, weekly epilation will be removing only 1/6th of what you'd be pulling out normally. Thus, it's much less painful. Honestly, to me, it no longer hurts....it's just sensation. However, if I let it go past two weeks...ugh. It's not fun but now that I've been doing it a long time, I can manage it.
Mine - braun silk epil epilator:
Also have heard great things about the panasonics: