Brazilian Begone!

Posted on May 14th, 2009 by Michelle

In Massachusetts, the only Brazilian we want banned is Gisele Bundchen, aka Mrs. Tom Brady. (He’s OURS!)  We probably won’t have any more luck than the New Jersey legislators who tried to put an end to the popular waxing process after a couple of women were hospitalized with infections (see New York Magazine.)  The measure failed, and that’s because waxing – be it down there or anywhere – can go smoothly if you follow a few simple rules. Find an establishment where you’re comfortable – high end doesn’t necessarily mean high quality. Speak up right away if the wax feels too hot, burns are more common than you think. Always ask for fresh wax. I, for one, don’t want it slathered on my face (or anywhere else) if I don’t know where it’s been. Wax, like talk, is cheap — if the esthetician declines, go somewhere else.  Be aware that your skin may be too sensitive for waxing if you’re using Retinol (Gina note here:  I once had my lip waxed while I was using Retin-A.  The top layer of skin came off and left me with a scab above my lip that looked like a caterpillar.  My family laughed at me for a week.)  Also, an MSN Health item noted that FDA warns about some drugs used in numbing agents , so check with your doctor.

Bikini season is coming? Do you do the brazen Brazilian? What do you wax and why or why not? Sassback!

One Comment on “Brazilian Begone!”

  1. Ex Back

    Hey, cool tips. Perhaps I’ll buy a glass of beer to the man from that forum who told me to go to your site :)

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