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The do's and don'ts of bikini waxing
Candice Johnson offers tips on what you should and shouldn't do
 
Published Thursday, April 18, 2013
by Michaela L. Duckett

Candice Johnson, owner of CJ Wax Studio, a waxing boutique that specializes everything from brows to Brazilians, offers the following tips for manicuring your bikini area before hitting the beach this summer:

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Candice Johnson

Do check for cleanliness

ďCheck out the environment and make sure that your esthetician is clean. Make sure the trash is covered and where it needs to be. Make sure they donít double-dip. They should use a different stick each and every time they apply wax, even to your eyebrows.Ē

Do mention your medications

ďAny medication that you are on, you need to let your esthetician know, whether or not she asks, especially If you are on any type of type of topical or oral medication to treat acne because it can cause the skin to pull off.Ē

Donít tan or sweat

ďDonít do anything that is going to cause you to sweat in that area for at least 24 hours. Sweat is excretion of toxins in your body. After you get waxed, your pores are open and sweat can get back down into your skin, causing a reaction or infection.Ē

Donít shave in between waxes

ďWaxing removes all the hair at the same time from the root so that itís on the same hair growth cycle. Shaving disrupts that. It can also make waxing more painful because you are roughing the hair with that razor.Ē

Do try something new

ďA lot of people are trying skin jewel applications. Itís like rhinestones for the skin. Once you get the hair removed, I can apply designs and shapes. Itís cute, and guys go crazy over it. They love it. A lot of women do it for special occasions. It lasts for about a week or so, even in the shower.Ē

Do be courteous

ďIf you know you are going to get a Brazilian or bikini wax, please make sure that you are clean and fresh. Donít go work out at the gym for hours and then come get waxed. Be considerate of your esthetician.Ē

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