Self Care: The Benefits of Getting a Brazilian Wax
Brazilian is in.
Research shows that 62 percent of surveyed women remove all their hair down there. Going full bare is more popular with younger women under 24 years old. Especially among the college-educated.
Self-care is a growing industry. Keep reading to see what you need to know.
This world seems to increase the amount of stress in our lives on a regular basis. Stress can have adverse effects on our physical and mental well being. To help combat the negative effects of stress, self-care is essential.
It’s not just about keeping up with your appearance. Although that is a bonus. It’s more about taking care of yourself inside and out.
Self-care helps in more ways than you may realize. It helps maintain our mental, emotional and physical health.
First, taking a break from technology and obligations is a welcome reprieve. The time you take to get a manicure or attend a waxing appointment is well spent. It’s time you aren’t focusing on stress.
Alone time can be positive, especially when spent taking care of yourself. Solitude can spark creativity and boost mental strength.
But they go further to report that self-care actually increases our productivity!
Back the truck up. Indulging in self-care can make us more productive?
A licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in productivity explains. Dr. Thackeray says that practicing regular self-care increases cognitive ability. Those who look after themselves can enjoy better concentration and improved focus.
But where do we begin? Keep reading for some self-care ideas.
We often get consumed with life’s demands. The never-ending to-do list. The deadline for that project.
But you are your ultimate project. There are many ways to put in some me-time. Woman’s Day says you might just heal your mind and soul.
- Exercise for endorphins
- Practice gratitude
- Knit or crochet
- Get pampered at the salon
A good pamper session can ease physical tension and melt emotional stress. Visit your local salon or spa to take advantage. There are endless treatments to help you look and feel your best.
A hot stone massage can relieve muscle tension and aches. It will also calm you, reducing stress and anxiety.
Get a deep conditioning treatment on your hair. While revitalizing your locks, you can enjoy a scalp massage. After relaxing, you walk out looking and feeling fresher.
A Brazilian wax will keep your skin smooth for weeks. This cuts down on grooming time. And gives you more me-time.
Benefits of a Brazilian
Of course, there is the obvious. Smooth, soft skin on your most delicate parts. But there is more.
Safely removing hair also exfoliates the skin, sloughing off dead, dry skin cells. This lessens the risk of in-grown hairs, often a result of shaving.
Speaking of shaving, the nicks and cuts can be a nightmare. They hurt more than they have any right to. And they bleed for ages.
No matter how careful you are, cuts are part of the deal. Any cut opens the skin and adds a risk of infection.
And the unsightly irritation bumps must go. The last thing you want is to be rocking your beach bod with a shaving rash.
Healthline describes Brazilian wax as one of the least irritating forms of hair removal. Plus, as hair is pulled out from the root, it grows back thinner and weaker.
Further, Brazilian waxing will encourage the growth of healthy skin cells. Along with removing hair, the process of removing damaged skin cells. This allows healthy tissue to grow.
Any debris, oil, or dirt clinging to pores is also removed. This is a great side-benefit as it reduces acne flareups down there.
Your most delicate skin is soft and smooth for weeks longer than shaving.
So, go bold. If it’s your first time, you’ll want some waxing tips.
A Brazilian wax is not a DIY project. It doesn’t matter how great you are at yoga or how many mirrors you use. You will miss parts.
Go to a pro who will take care of you.
First, start by doing your research. Make sure the spa is certified and reputable. Read online reviews for inspiration.
Training required to become certified varies by state. Most cosmetologists can also perform waxing. While a licensed esthetician specializes in skincare.
You want someone who specializes in wax hair removal. Once you’ve found your person, it’s time to prepare for waxing.
Prepare yourself mentally. Leave modesty at home. A stranger will be seeing you naked from the waist down.
This is no cause for concern. They see countless people naked down there.
It’s understandable to feel a bit shy. But know what you are getting into before the appointment.
Being as clean as possible can help eliminate any potential embarrassment. Showering before your waxing is a good idea. Better still if you exfoliate a few days before.
It’s also a good idea to schedule the waxing when you aren’t menstruating. While some pros don’t mind, some do. And your discomfort is always a consideration.
Contrary to popular belief, you should not shave before your appointment. The wax needs hair to grip. Please don’t remove or trim it ahead of time.
No surprise, the waxing process can hurt. How much depends on your pain tolerance.
To minimize the discomfort, consider taking ibuprofen shortly before you arrive. And apply numbing cream about 30 minutes before your appointment. Both will help dull the pain.
Wearing loose-fitting comfortable clothes to your waxing appointment.
Avoid tanning within a day of your appointment to lessen skin sensitivity.
Reduce alcohol and caffeine intake the day of your waxing. Both substances can tighten pores. This will make the process more painful.
So, now you’re sensationally smooth down there. What next?
Your professional will give you waxing aftercare instructions. Follow them.
Ask if they recommend any topical ointments. Some such as hydrocortisone or aloe vera gel can help soothe the area.
It’s a good idea to exfoliate the newly waxed skin every few days. This will help prevent any ingrown hairs or irritation. But be gentle with your sensitive skin.
Avoid strenuous exercise, sun exposure, sweating profusely, or having sex. Just in the time immediately after getting waxed. Public pools and jacuzzis are best avoided as well.
Self-care is more than beneficial. It’s essential. Add some me-time to your to-do list.
Take care of yourself to reap the benefits. You are your ultimate project. If you’ve found this helpful, please visit our blog.