The Truth About “Painless Waxing”

You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again, but painless waxing does not exist. We know, we were heartbroken when we figured it out, too. But the good news...

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The Truth About “Painless Waxing”

There’s nothing like the smooth, silky touch of freshly waxed skin. It feels brand new as if it’s just seeing the world for the first time. No prickles, no dead, rough texture.


You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again, but painless waxing does not exist. We know, we were heartbroken when we figured it out, too. But the good news is, there are plenty of ways to keep waxing from being painful.

What is “painless waxing”?

If you’ve heard buzz around the “painless waxing” phenomenon, bear with us. And if you haven’t heard anything at all, keep doing exactly what you’re doing!


The process of waxing itself, with warm, sticky wax and wax strips galore, is inherently going to stick. It will dry, and it will pull when it’s time to strip your body hair away. The truth is, painless waxing is a gimmick that lots of businesses use to entice people that are worried about the sensation of getting waxed.

Why do studios and products claim to be painless?

Some esthetics and waxing studios have determined that the only way to get people in the door who wouldn't normally schedule a wax appointment, is by misleading them to think that there’s no pain with their waxing services.

Real tips to reduce pain and irritation from waxing 

The association of pain with waxing comes from a lot of unknowns. Reducing pain and irritation from waxing is a quick fix and it’s all in the name of prevention.

Always leave waxing to the professionals

We all love the revolution of DIY. And there are some things that you can do yourself that you pull off without a hitch. Just as well, there are plenty of things you should leave to the professionals. A licensed esthetician is well-versed in skin health, aftercare, and all best practices associated with waxing. If you want a waxing experience that is tolerable and not painful, make sure to schedule an appointment with your local esthetician!

Never wax sunburns, irritated skin, or open cuts

We love nothing more than helping you protect your skin and offering you high quality wax services. But if you’re sunburnt, have a rash, inflamed or irritated skin, or even open wounds, please do not attempt to get waxed. You can put yourself in a vulnerable and dangerous situation if you decide to get waxed when your skin is in a state of high sensitivity.painless waxing

Exfoliate 24 hours before a wax

We love exfoliation. We taught it all the time because there’s so much truth behind the magic it works. Around 24 hours before your wax appointment, if you gently exfoliate while you’re in the shower, you give yourself a much better chance of easier hair pulling straight from the follicle. Not only is this tolerable, But you also set yourself up to diminish the chances of ingrown hairs.

Take a painkiller 30 minutes before

If you know that your pain tolerance is exceptionally low, it might be time to consider taking an over-the-counter painkiller around a half hour before your appointment. By the time your esthetician gets to work, your acetaminophen or ibuprofen will be doing his best work, curbing the sting sensation that can sometimes happen while you’re getting waxed.

Skip out on caffeine and alcohol

If you really want to have an enjoyable wax experience, you’ll skip the caffeine and alcohol 24 hours prior to your appointment, including the day of. The truth is that when your skin is in a stressed, dehydrated state, it becomes far more sensitive and will not respond well to external stimuli. Show up for your appointment rested and hydrated for the best results.

Book regular appointments; get on a schedule

One of the best things you can do for your skin health is to book regular appointments and get on a consistent schedule. 


Not only does this help your skin acclimate to the experience and sensation of waxing, but over time, you also may not even notice any sensation at all. Many people compare getting waxed to a pinch or a quick sting. Even though we’d love for it to be a painless experience, there’s simply no such thing.

For estheticians: shop gentle hard wax for your studio at Bare Beauty Wax Supply

Whether you’re a client or an esthetician, loading yourself with education about waxing is the guaranteed way to have the best experience. If you’re ready to stock your shelves at your studio, head on over to our website and place your order.

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