Tuesday Tip: Don't Drink This Before Getting a Wax

Tuesday Tip: Don't Drink This Before a Wax(Source: Thinkstock, Art by Tanya Leigh Washington)Whether it's your first time getting waxed or your 500th, the experience can be a bit nerve-wracking—just the anticipation of pain is enough to make you want to take a shot. But that's actually about the worst thing you can do before depilating, according to Noemi Grupenmager, who is the founder and CEO of Uni K Wax Centers. In fact, if you have a wax appointment scheduled the morning after a big night out, you'll definitely want to grab a bottle of water and listen to her advice.

Tuesday Tip: Don't Drink This Before a Wax(Source: Noemi Grupenmager)
Do not drink alcohol before a wax. It may seem like a good idea but you will tighten the pores, which will make the hair more difficult to remove. In order to have the best waxing results, it is best to keep your skin healthy and hydrated all of the time. This entails drinking lots of water to hydrate from the inside out, and using skincare products that prepare the skin for a great hair-removal experience. The more you hydrate your skin both internally with water and externally with moisturizer, the better your waxing result will be and the more your skin will glow. The alcohol is a stimulant so you need to abstain from alcohol for at least a couple of hours in order for it to be out of your system."
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