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by Elonah B March 10, 2018

It's going to be summer around the corner soon, and that means your hair removal game should be front and center -- pronto. From preventing ingrown hairs to our tips on how to have a silky smooth waxing sesh, there's no better time to wax your private parts than now. Especially your armpits, dear ladies. You’re going to be in a bikini all summer long, and you don’t want to have to
shave every other day just to keep up with your routine.

Below, we delve into the do’s and don’ts of waxing your armpits so you can be beach-ready anytime (and anywhere!) regardless of the season:

Do: Exfoliate
The first step to clearing your skin of dead cells is to exfoliate. This is especially important before having your waxing session at home; it helps the wax have a proper grip to your hair when “pulled” out. Exfoliating the skin also keeps ingrown hairs at bay, and nobody wants ingrown hairs this summer!

Do: Wash and Dry
Did you know that the build-up of sweat (and deodorant) under your arms can affect how your
waxing session will turn out? So before you experience the “unlikely”, wash your armpits with soap and water before waxing ‘em out. For best results, wash yours with hot water as it softens the hair and makes for an easy waxing.

Don’t: Wax the Same Area Twice
In case you notice that your armpit hair grows in different directions, then you will need to wax your armpits in sections. One thing to note is to apply the wax in the same direction where the hair grows, and then pulling the strip off in the opposite direction. And if your hair grows the same way, you can remove it all in one full swoop. However, if you put hot wax on the same area of your skin over and over, it will definitely cause irritation.

Do: Make Sure to Lift Your Arms High
A little tip when waxing your armpits, do lift your arms all the way up! Doing this will prevent your loose skin from being damaged during the entire waxing process. The step is to lift the arm where you will be waxing and then use the hand of that same arm to pull the skin of your armpit before removing the wax used.

Don’t: Forget to Test the Wax Temperature
No one wants to get burned from an overheated wax. So before you get going with your waxingsesh, make sure that you test the temperature of the wax on any other part of your body. The tip is to take a little drop of water and apply it to your wrist, making sure it’s not too hot for the skin. Let's not burn armpits, ladies, especially the sensitive ones!

Do: Trim If Necessary
The best way to achieve good results when waxing your armpits is to make sure that the hair is no longer than a quarter of an inch long. Longer hair helps reduce the pain when being waxed as it is “pulled” out easily.

Who’s ready to wax their ‘pits for summer?

Elonah B
Elonah B

Elonah is a creative type from the Philippines, writing all sorts of stuff from fashion tips, beauty how-tos to lifestyle bits. If not writing, she loves to take photos, style people and drink coffee on the sides.

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