What is a bikini wax?


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A bikini wax is a cosmetic procedure that removes unwanted hair from a female’s pubic region. The procedure removes hair that is exposed while wearing a bikini for aesthetic, cultural or hygienic reasons.

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Bikini waxes can be performed at home or at a salon. Cloth strips with hot wax are applied to the skin, and after the wax hardens, the cloth is yanked away from the skin. This hair removal process provides longer-lasting and smoother results compared to shaving the area.

A bikini wax is painful to some and may leave the skin irritated for a few days after the procedure. Avoid alcohol and caffeine before a bikini wax, as these stimulants tighten the pores and make the wax more painful.

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