by Barry Eichner, Spa Industry Expert

It’s almost become comical. The stories we see in movies and on TV about the most painful waxing experiences. The world we live in loves to sensationalize just about anything.

Waxing always gets a bad rap. Of course there’s some discomfort – but it’s not the most insane pain. There’s so many ways to make waxing more comfortable. The single most important — find a wax technician who knows the ropes.   Nothing is a substitute for education, training and experience.

There are several ways to add to the level of serenity in the wax room. One that very few people talk about or discuss is the use of a topical anesthetic. It’s simply the smartest thing that a waxing client can use to make sure the experience is pleasant. The most popular type is one that contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic that provides fast relief from pain and discomfort.

PRE-WAX Treatment
There is simply no reason that anyone should endure any discomfort when they can simply apply a topical anesthetic such as Numb IT to dramatically reduce the level of discomfort. Numb IT has 5% lidocaine, the highest non-prescription lidocaine strength available. It does not interfere with wax and leaves no greasy film on the skin. Physicians have trusted lidocaine for decades as a local anesthetic during minor surgeries. You can trust Numb IT to reduce your discomfort during waxing.

POST-WAX Treatment
The skin requires soothing; nothing is more soothing than the calming effects of pure essential oils Chamomile Flowers and Rose Petals. While Sweet Almond Oil and Aloe, Leaf Juice cool and nurture the skin.   Bikini Mask (don’t let the name fool you – it’s great for the entire body) is ideal for immediate application after a wax. It’s also perfect for after shaving at home.  We also have a Man Mask; it’s made especially for men who dare to get waxed. Guys also love it for after shaving every day.

Don’t let a trip to the Wax Room stress you or your skin! Take control of your waxing and shaving needs and use products that will de-stress you and your skin!