Summary: Can you get a Brazilian while on your period? It’s a question that many women have wondered about. The short answer is that it’s possible, but there are some factors to consider. In this article, we’ll explore the topic of getting a Brazilian wax during your menstrual cycle, including the potential risks, benefits, and tips for managing any discomfort.
1. Menstrual Cycle and Waxing
Many aestheticians will perform Brazilian waxes during a woman’s menstrual cycle, but it’s important to inform them beforehand. The menstrual blood does not interfere with the waxing process, but it can lead to more sensitivity. Hormonal shifts during menstruation may cause increased pain or skin sensitivity during waxing. Some clients report that their skin feels thinner, which can make the treatment a little more uncomfortable. However, other women experience less pain during their periods since their pain receptors are already activated by cramping and other menstrual symptoms.
It’s important to remember that everyone has different experiences with their periods, so listen to your body. Pay attention to how you’re feeling and don’t hesitate to communicate with your aesthetician if you need a break or want to stop the treatment altogether. Additionally, if you use a tampon or menstrual cup, be sure to remove it before waxing.
To reduce discomfort, schedule an appointment at the beginning or end of your period – when flow is lightest – to extend the post-waxing irritation time. The next day, crank up the self-care. Ask your aesthetician to help you find acalming cream or oil designed to soothe the area post-treatment.
Two days before your appointment, gently exfoliate the area with a loofah or washcloth to slough away flakes and rough patches before they’re ripped off painfully. The day of the appointment, avoid caffeine and take an Ibuprofen — it has anti-inflammatory properties that can ease post-appointment swelling.
Research suggests that women have a higher pain threshold during their menstrual cycle’s ovulation phase, which typically happens two weeks after your period. If you want less discomfort, consider scheduling your appointment then. Conversely, just before or on your period is when your skin is usually the most sensitive, so if you’re used to getting queasy during waxing, now’s not the moment to try for tolerance.
It’s important to maintain a regular waxing regimen to prevent ingrown hairs or other problems associated with hair removal. For best results, plan your waxing schedule to avoid getting a Brazilian during your period if you’re looking for the least painful experience.
3. Hygiene Concerns
Many women are concerned about hygiene when getting a Brazilian during their period. However, professional salons have precautions in place to ensure cleanliness and safety. Most aestheticians will use fresh gloves throughout the waxing process, and they’ll also sanitize the area before applying wax.
If you prefer to be extra-safe, you could wear a tampon during the procedure, you can also opt to wear disposable underwear that the aesthetician provides, just to avoid any accidental staining on your own clothing. Don’t worry too much though, you’ll be covered from the waist down with towels, only exposing what’s necessary to be waxed, so little chance of anything happening there to begin with..
Overall, it’s essential to choose a salon that takes hygiene seriously and to check ahead for any health precautions and rules from your salon or spa.
Getting a Brazilian during your period may pose an increased risk of infection, especially if you’re wearing a tampon or menstrual cup. The blood can introduce bacteria into the waxed area, which could cause irritation, inflammation, or other complications.
One particular risk is the spread of bloodborne infections such as HIV or hepatitis B during the wax process. In Brazil, for example, law requires salons and estheticians to take bloodborne pathogen training and be licensed in order to offer waxing services responsible.
If you’ve ever experienced problems with vaginitis or bacterial vaginosis, or if you have a history of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), avoid getting a wax if on your period altogether, or wait until after your cycle
5. Aftercare Tips
After your Brazilian wax, it’s important to take care of the area to prevent infection and irritation. Avoid touching or scratching the area, as this can introduce bacteria and cause inflammation. Wear loose, comfortable clothing that won’t rub against the area. Wearing breathable cotton underwear for the next week is also recommended.
To soothe any discomfort, apply a cool compress to the waxed area or a non-irritating, fragrance-free moisturizer like aloe vera cream, if needed. Avoid taking baths, hot tubs, or going swimming for at least 24 hours after a Brazilian wax.
If there are still any bleeding or cramping symptoms, it’s important to use caution. Overall, listen to what your body has to say and use the necessary caution when dealing with your monthly menstrual cycle
Getting a Brazilian wax while on your period is possible, but it may be more uncomfortable. It’s important to communicate with your aesthetician about any discomforts and take steps to ensure hygiene and safety during the process. Remember to listen to your body and prioritize your own comfort above all else.
Ultimately, the choice of whether to get a Brazilian wax during your period is up to you. Consider the factors discussed in this article, weigh the pros and cons, and make the decision that works best for your personal situation.
If in doubt, always consult with your doctor or medical professional before embarking on what may be a less than comfortable treatment while menstruating.