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How to Maintain a Smooth Bikini Line This Summer

July 10, 2023

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Woman with Bikini WaxSummer is the perfect season to show off that beach look you've been working on all year long. The weather gets hotter in the summer, so most people choose this time to plan a weekend getaway at the beach, the local pool, the spa, and other popular summer spots. Of course, the last thing you want is to waste time dealing with unwanted body hair, and few things sound less appealing than constant shaving sessions just to keep a smooth bikini line.

What's the Bikini Line?

The bikini line is basically the skin that frames the lower piece of a women's bathing suit. Most people know it as the inner thighs right below the intimate area, but when it comes to bikini wax treatments, it can also include the happy trail and any body hair on the lower part of your belly.

For many people, getting rid of the hair around the bikini line is what allows them to feel truly comfortable in a bathing suit. They want all the visible skin to look smooth and feel soft to the touch.

Some beachgoers simply shave this part of their body when there's not much hair to deal with, not knowing that the new hairs will grow coarser and more abundant. Waxing is by far a better option, especially if you want to avoid mistakes that could potentially break the delicate skin around your thighs.

Hard Waxes: The Best Option for Your Bikini Line

Estheticians favor hard waxes when working on the most sensitive parts of the body.

The bikini line is very sensitive to the pain of waxing because all sensations are felt very intensely around this area. For this reason, estheticians always apply a bit of wax to the skin of their hands or arms before spreading a wax layer on the thighs The wax will always feel hotter down there.

The good news is that professional hard waxes have a low melting point to prevent any burns, and this is only one of the advantages that make hard wax safer for the bikini area. Hard wax formulas only adhere to the hairs; they don't stick to the skin, so the pain of ripping off the wax will never become unbearable. This also means that you can spread more than one layer of wax if some hairs are left behind on the first try. The inner thighs don't allow much room to work so having the option of repeating the process can help estheticians get the best results.

Lastly, hard waxes have a creamy, honey-like consistency that's very pleasant, often combining natural oils and fruit extracts to soothe the senses during a treatment. The end goal of waxing is getting smooth skin for weeks, but you'd be surprised by the number of people gushing over the luxurious experience of a high-end wax service.

Hard waxes are both safe and pleasant, but you can always go over different options at the salon or spa of your choice. If you're very averse to pain or suffer from rare allergies, your openness can help estheticians make a more informed decision.

Tips To Keep a Smooth Bikini Line During the Summer

The bikini line is one of the areas where the body is most sensitive, along with the skin around the face and the pubic bone. As such, you can't just wax the skin and call it a day; you need to monitor the skin in the days following a wax treatment and moisturize it with the right skincare products.

A professional wax service will always include a thorough post-wax treatment to protect the skin from germs and bacteria after the session. Still, it's up to the clients to care for the skin in between appointments so that the bikini line remains smooth and healthy-looking.

Woman Applying Cream to legMake a habit of keeping your skin hydrated: Natural creams and lotions are a must after each shower. Beyond that, here's a short list of things to keep in mind:

  • Avoiding sunburn and exposure to heat: Estheticians will always tell clients to avoid exposing the skin to direct sunlight for 48 hours after a wax. For this reason, you need to be smart while booking your appointment so it doesn't overlap with your summer outings. The skin stays smooth for weeks after waxing so there's no need to wait until the last second.

    Even after the post-wax period has passed, people need to avoid overexposure to UV rays. You might not get severe burns, but the skin can still be tender and more vulnerable to injuries. More permanent cases can cause dryness, trigger premature aging, and ruin the skin's smooth texture.

    Apply sunscreen before hitting the waves, and don't forget that most sunscreen formulas only protect the skin for around 2 hours. You can take some time to rest under the shade in between different activities and cover the bikini line with a beach wrap while sunbathing.

  • Give the skin time to heal:There are other reasons why you need to be careful with your schedule. Large bodies of water (pools, rivers, saltwater, etc.) are also off-limits during the healing period. These spaces are a hotspot for germs, and the skin pores are too vulnerable to infections after spending hours underwater. Hot temperatures in general can also give you grief.

    In short, many parts of a traditional summer vacation can turn against you if you don't give your skin time to heal after a wax.

    The general rule is to wait for the hair to have grown at least 1/4 before waxing, but it can be hard to time things properly if you're going on a long vacation and don't want to worry about body hair in the meantime. If possible, try to have your skin waxed at least 4 days before your first day outdoors.

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  • Don't shave if you're following a waxing regime: We understand the temptation of a quick shave under certain circumstances. Maybe your work schedule didn't leave room for a wax appointment before the start of your summer vacation; maybe you found a couple of hairs growing in an otherwise smooth section of your bikini line.

    If you've been waxing for a while, you know that shaving these hairs will only create more problems later on because the hair will start growing unevenly after its regrowth cycle has been disrupted. Then, it will be harder to find the perfect time for a new wax session.

    Concealing these errant hairs is a real challenge when you're stripped down to your bathing suit as traditional skin concealers will fade away once the skin touches water. Your best option is to use a pair of tweezers to pluck out these hairs. This will take little time, remove the hair from the root, and provide more precision to leave the smooth parts untouched.

  • Enjoy your summer to the fullest without worrying about a bushy bikini line! Beauty Image USA has all the best wax formulas in the market, so you can show off smooth, silky skin for weeks on end without having to put your plans on hold every couple of days. We have a product for every skin type and all the ingredients to ensure a comfortable experience. There's a reason why many salons have made our products part of their brand. Find out all there is to know about our body waxes by calling TOLL FREE 888-513-8815 or filling out our website's contact form. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest news and tips straight to your inbox. We'll give you the best tips to bring out the perfect summer look!

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