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Natural Anesthetics in Aesthetics for Hair Removal

Updated: Jul 5

Natural Anesthetics in Aesthetics for Hair Removal

Natural Anesthetics in Aesthetics for Hair Removal

The list below gives options to timid waxers who want to avoid medications such as numbing creams with lidocaine. The downside of using numbing cream is your body can’t feel the temperature of the wax, and the skin can burn. Some options below are more subtle with pain relief and much more affordable. Some are edible. Some are topical applications.

1. Cherries and tart cherry juice

Strong Cherry or tart cherry concentrate, rather than whole fruits, may act as natural muscle relaxants.

2. Blueberries

Blueberries contain antioxidants and polyphenols, which have anti-inflammatory effects. Reducing inflammation can help the muscles relax and recover after waxing.

3. Magnesium

Magnesium is vital for nearly all bodily functions. It is essential for proper muscle contractions. It helps relax the mind as well as the nerves. Magnesium-rich foods include almonds, cashews, spinach, black beans, edamame and pumpkin seeds. People can also take magnesium supplements before a waxing session to make it a better experience. Soaking in an Epsom salt (Magnesium Sulphate) bath before waxing can help prepare the muscles for the process. Ensure to do it at least 3 hours before because you don’t want the skin to be too warm.

Celtic Sea Salt has three different types of magnesium and many other minerals.

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4. Curcumin

Turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger contain curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory properties. Apply topically before or after a session. They also speed up blood circulation, which helps with the skin’s recovery.

6. Pomegranate juice contains large amounts of polyphenols, which are anti-inflammatory. Reducing inflammation can help the muscles relax and recover after waxing. It has three times as many polyphenols as green tea.

7. Witch hazel will soothe the skin and close pores, preventing ingrown hairs and removing any waxy residue.

8. Arnica Montana has analgesic effects. Apply before waxing in sensitive areas. It’s helpful in swelling and bruising as well.

8. Capsaicin

Capsaicin is in hot chilli and cayenne peppers. Capsaicin, which causes heat in your mouth, has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.

9. Cannabidiol (CBD) oil

CBD oil is in hemp seed oil (it is legal in Canada), but it is not legal in all areas. It hydrates and is anti-inflammatory. It is ideal for dry and sensitive skin for facial and body waxing.

10. Peppermint oil

Peppermint essential oil is a popular home remedy for muscle pain. The menthol provides a cooling effect, relief of pain, and muscular relaxation. Peppermint oil is unsuitable for some people, including those with problems affecting the bile duct, liver, or gallbladder.


11. Lemongrass

Lemongrass essential oil has anti-inflammatory properties. Try using a dilution of it before waxing to make the experience better.

12. Clove essential oil has eugenol, which has substantial pain relief. It successfully numbs the skin temporarily for the short term. It only lasts a few minutes. Apply immediately to get the best results.

13. Tea Tree essential oil has anesthetic properties. Apply it before or after water.

A dilution of tea tree oil will prep and help the skin heal better.

14. 14. Lavender essential Oil has anti-inflammatory properties. Use it before waxing to make the experience better.

15. Chamomile tea consumption or diluted chamomile essential oil topically before waxing can help relax the muscles and reduce discomfort.

16. Valerian Root tea consumption or taking valerian root supplements is known for its calming effects before waxing, which may help calm the muscles.

17. Passionflower tea consumption or taking passionflower supplements before waxing can aid muscle relaxation because of its calming effects on the body.

18. Rosemary Essential Oil diluted and massaged onto the skin before waxing can help relax the muscles and reduce pain. It has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.

19. Frankincense Essential Oil Topical application before waxing can help relax the muscles and create a more tranquil atmosphere. It has a calming scent and anti-inflammatory properties.

20. Calendula Essential oil or cream has a calming effect on the skin and can help reduce redness, irritation, and inflammation. Apply it before waxing to soothe the skin and prepare it for hair removal.

Common factors with these products are that some speed up the circulation, and some have relaxing ingredients to calm the nerves.

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