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You Will Need
- Exfoliating gloves
- Rubbing alcohol
- Talcum powder or baby powder
- Hot wax or pre-waxed strips
- Aloe vera lotion
Exfoliate the shower
Use exfoliating gloves or a loofah while you shower to exfoliate the area you will be waxing.
Towel off and swab with alcohol
Dry the area you will be waxing and swab the area with rubbing alcohol to remove bacteria and skin oils.
Dust with powder
Dust the area with talcum or baby powder to absorb any remaining moisture.
Prepare and apply wax
Prepare and apply the wax or wax strips as directed by the package instructions.
Hold skin taut and pull
Hold the skin taut and rip away the wax or strip at a 40-degree angle as quickly as possible. Remove it in the direction of hair growth.
Continue to remove the hair until you have reached the desired effect.
Treat with aloe vera
Treat the area with aloe vera lotion to soothe irritation and remove redness.