If you've ever considered getting a full body waxing, chances are you've heard that it's one of the most painful experiences on earth. Well, I'm here to tell you that's not true. Yes, it can be a little uncomfortable at times. It's not anywhere near as bad as what some people say it is. In fact, if you follow my tips, there's practically no pain involved at all!
It's not as painful as you think
Waxing is not nearly as painful as you think it will be. In fact, most people find that they're able to relax during their first session. And once you get past your initial in-home waxing experience, it only gets easier from there!
You'll be numb after the first time and won't feel any pain at all. The sensation of being waxed is similar to having a bandage pulled off or getting your ears cleaned by an ear doctor. It's not like getting a tattoo where each line of ink feels like a needle stabbing into your skin again and again. The pain decreases with each new session until eventually, you don't even notice it anymore! Additionally, some salons offer numbing creams that can help reduce discomfort while getting waxed.
The waxing itself only takes about an hour
Waxing is really the best way to get rid of hair for good, but it's not a one-and-done sort of thing. If you want to keep your body hairless and smooth, you'll need to get waxed again every 8 weeks or so. This isn't a big deal if you're used to getting regular bikini waxes or Brazilian waxes.
But don't worry: with some effort and patience on your part, that hair will stay gone for much longer than eight weeks before growing back again! And if it doesn't? Well, then there are plenty more options available. In terms of how often you need to get waxed again before deciding whether or not this is something worth doing long-term.
It's a lot less expensive than you might think.
Unlike laser hair removal, which can cost upward of $200 per session and several sessions a year to maintain, male full body waxing is an affordable alternative. On average, it costs just over $50 per session.
It's also cheaper than joining a gym or spa where you'd pay upwards of $60-$80 per month for their services. Plus there aren't any monthly payments or contracts involved with male full body waxing. This means you don't have to worry about paying the extra money if you want a little off-season maintenance now and then!
You might get a little staph rash, but it's not a big deal
If you've never had a full body wax before, you might notice some redness and peeling skin. This is normal; it's called staph rash, but don't worry—it's not a sign of infection. Just wash the area with soap and water each time you shower, and if the redness continues for more than two weeks, see a doctor.
If you're worried about staph, here are some tips:
- Wear shorts or underwear until your skin heals completely (usually 1-2 weeks).
- Avoid hot tubs or other public pools during this time period as well.
And ingrown hairs aren't either
Some guys are worried they'll have ingrown hairs after their first full body wax. Don't worry—this is a normal part of the process. If you're feeling concerned or uncomfortable about ingrown hair, in particular, see your dermatologist. They will be able to treat it and make sure everything is okay.
You can learn to do it yourself
The first step is to decide whether you're up for the challenge of learning how to do your own full-body waxing. It may feel like a big commitment, but don't worry. You don't have to invest in expensive equipment or go through years of training before you get started! All you need is some time and patience. Plus a few supplies: a good pair of tweezers (for plucking ingrown hairs), an electric razor (for shaving), oil or lotion for moisturizing after waxing, an exfoliating cream (for making skin softer and less likely to break during waxing), a towel and some warm water (to clean up afterwards). I still recommend you to visit an expert.
You won't get as many skin blemishes afterward as you probably imagine
While it's true that you're going to get a few skin blemishes. They will usually clear up within a few days. If you feel that your skin is too sensitive for waxing, try using aloe vera gel on the affected area after the process and use a good moisturizer afterward to keep your skin hydrated.
It's easier to do than you think!
- Waxing is pretty popular these days, and it's easy to see why. It reduces the amount of hair you grow in the future. So you don't have to spend as much time shaving or plucking as you normally would.
- But not everyone has the guts (or stomach) for a full-body wax session. Men especially tend to shy away from them because they're worried about how painful or awkward it'll be.
- But did you know that there are actually a lot of guys out there who do get regular full-body waxes? What's more—they love them! And with good reason: they feel more confident and comfortable in their skin, while also saving money on razors and other products down the line.
So, there you have it. The truth about male body waxing. It's not as bad as you think, and it can be a lot of fun. You'll probably get some ingrown hairs and red bumps afterwards (which are really easy to treat with an exfoliator), but besides that, there are no real side effects to this procedure—and even those aren't serious enough that you should go ahead and skip it! So if you're looking for a new way to pamper yourself or just want a good excuse to get naked in front of someone else (who cares!) then male full-body waxing might be right up your alley!
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