At-Home Waxing Tip #7: Be Careful When Tackling the Bikini or Brazilian area
No surprise here — bikini and Brazilian waxes are the hardest to navigate at home, but not impossible. "Be sure that you are using a product that specifically states that it's suitable for the bikini area, as these formulas are gentler to the skin," said Ismiel. "Before waxing, find a position you are comfortable with and gives you good visibility."
When you're ready to get started, she recommended you work in small areas, and start from the outside and work your way in to the more sensitive areas. "If using a hard wax, let the wax cool on your skin for about 30 seconds until it is still soft and pliable but no longer sticky to touch," said Ismiel. "If wax is left on the skin too long it becomes hard and difficult to remove (after approximately one minute)."
Now for the really not-so-fun part. "Hold skin taut with one hand and then lift the end of the wax with the fingers of your free hand," said Ismiel. "Grip the wax and with one quick motion, remove the wax close and parallel to the skin in the opposite direction of hair growth."