• Prep your skin with a body scrub beforehand. “Exfoliate once a week and up to two days before a wax. Exfoliating will remove dead skin cells and allow for a better waxing experience,” says Noemi Grupenmager, founder and CEO of Uni K Wax Centers.
  • Find the right type of wax. “Hard wax is much less painful, more efficient, and better for the skin than the typical soft wax that uses paper strips to remove,” says Courtney Sheets of Marie-Lou & D Maison de Beaute. “Cirepil is an excellent brand, for example, and most salons and spas will advertise if they use a hard wax.”
  • Avoid getting waxed the week before your period or during your cycle. “Your skin is generally more sensitive, hence your pain threshold is much lower during those times,” says Sheets.
  • Drink lots of water the day of before your appointment. “Being well hydrated will plump up the skin and make the hair easier to remove,” says Sheets.
  • Grow your body hair long enough. “Hair needs to be 1/4-inch or longer for wax to catch otherwise it’s just painful. If you can grab hair with the tips of your fingers you’re golden,” says Nandi Wagner, lead aesthetician at Bliss SoHo.
  • Wax later in the afternoon. “Try to schedule your appointment or do your own wax between 3 p.m and 5 p.m., since it’s when your pain threshold is the highest.” says Sheets.
  • Remember to breathe. “Take regular deep breaths, and take a big exhale right as you or your wax specialist remove the strip. It’ll help calm your nerves to focus less on the pain and more on your breathing,” says Sheets.
  • Try to avoid shaving in between waxes. “It reverses the benefits of waxing, as shaving encourages the hair to grow back thicker and more coarse,” says Grupenmager.
  • Instead, stick to a regular waxing schedule. “I recommend every 4-6 weeks. Hair grows at different rates and when you wait too long between waxes, the more hair you have, the more painful it is,” Wagner.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise after your wax. “Whether it’s hot yoga, spinning, your long run — you’ll want to put it off until the next day. Friction from exercise can irritate the skin and cause bumps,” says Wagner.

source: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/how-to-make-hair-removal-less-painful