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A Waxy Mess

Dear Sugar
My new boyfriend bought me a weekend getaway for Christmas and we are leaving this Friday. As a surprise for him, I've decided to get my first bikini wax. After picking the brains of all of my girlfriends, I knew exactly what to ask for from my waxer, but I was horrified when I saw the end result.

Not only do I look like a porn star, but my legs and bikini area now have serious ingrown hairs and huge red bumps that look awful. I wanted to look sexy for my boyfriend but instead I'm afraid I am going to scare him off! Do you have any recommendations to mend my situation before the weekend? Bearing All Beth

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Dear Bearing All Beth
Yikes, This doesn't sound good. When did you get your waxing done? The redness and irritated look should go away after a day or so and you should avoid hot baths or a jacuzzi for at least 24 hours. Rub some hydro-cortisone on the area for two days until the swelling subsides.

Unfortunately, every woman reacts differently to wax and some are more prone to ingrown hairs. Since time is of the essence, I would get yourself some Tend Skin which is a miracle worker on soothing the skin after any type of hair removal. Exfoliation is key to taking off the top layer of skin to let the trapped hairs escape, but make sure you wait a few days or else you will make the area even more irritated.

There is no way to re-grow the hair down there in time for your getaway, but the good news is I am sure your boyfriend will love the new look. Look on the bright side, this gives you an excuse to explore the inner porn star in you! Have a good trip.

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