Throughout history, people have removed body hair for a variety of religious and aesthetic reasons. In terms of aesthetics, body hair goes in and out of fashion; in the 1970s, body hair was much more socially acceptable for both men and women, but the current fashion is to remove hair through shaving or waxing. While many women remove hair from the legs, underarms, and and bikini area, some men and women prefer full body hair removal treatments. If you are contemplating getting a Full Body Waxing Service in Maui, there are a few things you should do to prepare before your appointment.

First of all, it’s important to make sure that your skin is free of abrasions. Any unhealed cuts, rashes, or other wounds must be fully healed before you wax. The hot wax can further injure or irritate your skin and slow down the healing process.

Cut your hair to about a quarter of an inch before getting waxed, or just grow it out to that length, depending on your starting point. If your hair is too long or too short, the wax will not be able to grip it well.

While it’s important to keep your skin moisturized, don’t use lotion of any kind on the day of the wax. If there is lotion in the hair, the wax will not be able to grip it.

Prepare for the pain by taking an analgesic, like Tylenol, half an hour before your waxing appointment. You can also try a numbing cream on your skin, but check with your esthetician as some numbing ointments can prevent the wax from taxing hold.

Deal with the pain after waxing by applying cold compresses to your sore skin. Put a cool lotion in the refrigerator to use after your appointment. You’ll also need to avoid using any product that contains alcohol or fragrance on your skin for at least a week while your skin recuperates.

Be prepared to make waxing a regular habit. After your first wax, the hair will grow back less dense, so your next wax won’t hurt as much. For more information about Full Body Waxing Service in Maui, visit Theskincenterwailea.com or their Facebook page.