Be warned that while waxing may be quick, it definitely isn’t painless.
“You might feel a little sting,” Melanie admits, though it only lasts “half a second.” To combat this, keep up a regular waxing routine. If you have a history of cold sores, skip this procedure, as the wax might reinfect you. (Ouch!)
When you leave your appointment, you might have a little, red mustache, brought on by skin irritation. If you're especially sensitive, there's a chance you might get a pesky ingrown hair post-waxing.
There are a few calming serums we reach for to reduce the chance of this, or at least treat the ingrowns. Whish Flawless Post Wax & Shave Serum ($23) uses aloe to calm and de-stress skin. It doesn't hurt that this formula smells like rich cucumber, especially since you'll be applying it right below your nostrils.