To be honest there is no such thing as a pain-free Brazilian waxing, as you’re ripping off hair from your body. But being an aesthetician myself, I can tell you that you can reduce or numb the pain during waxing session with certain numbing creams available over-the-counter or online.

Use of numbing cream                

There are various types of bikini wax numbing cream available. Most of these topical anesthetics are applied no less than 45 minutes before the waxing. These creams work by temporarily paralyzing nerves on the skin and incapacitating neurons from transmitting pain impulses to the brain. All thanks to these anesthetic creams, you can easily tolerate the pain during waxing.

So, no need to be scared now. You can get any type of Brazilian wax and feel free to wear your favorite swimwear. Just take out your two-piece swimming outfit and show off your perfect beach body without the stresses of unattractive hair around your bikini line.

You may ask your waxing professional to apply a bikini wax numbing cream before the actual hair removal process. If you yourself want to pick a suitable numbing cream but confused with plenty of options available in the market, here are some of the most popular products used before waxing for painless hair removal. The best part is that none of these interferes with uplifting the hair and is easily available without any prescription. However, you need to follow the manufacturer’s directions and keep the product on the outside of your body only.

  1. No Scream Cream:

Manufactured by Relax N Wax, a professional company founded by a licensed Esthetician, Deborah Merhar. It contains benzocaine 20% as the active ingredient and reduces the pain up to 80% during the waxing session. You need to apply this cream 30- 45 minutes before waxing in a somewhat thick layer on the areas you’re getting hair removed. It should not be rubbed in though, the cream will absorb on its own within five to ten minutes.

  1. Bare Ease:

This is another good quality topical anesthetic to be used before Brazilian wax. The complete kit is available along with pink latex thong panties (available in two different sizes) and numbing cream. In case, you want to get rid of hair other than your bikini line, you can only purchase the cream without the panties. This cream contains lidocaine 4% as the active ingredient and it must be applied 30 – 45 minutes before waxing. Plus, follow the given instructions in the manual.

  1. Dr Numb:

Dr Numb contains lidocaine 5% as the active ingredient that blocks the nerve impulses to send pain signals to your brain. It is the only water-based numbing cream on the market. It should be applied 20-30 minutes before the Brazilian wax. It is very effective in numbing the skin for preparation in any type of procedure. This cream is proven to numb the skin for more than three hours. To use this cream, firstly wash the area receiving treatment with soap and water. Apply a thick amount of numbing cream to the area and rub in thoroughly. Place an additional, thin layer of cream over the area. After that, cover the cream with plastic wrap. The heat under the plastic wrap helps activate the cream and keeps the cream form drying off.


Numbing cream for waxing