Waxing sensitive skin can get you bikini-ready, but it can also strip away your skin's protective hair and sometimes the top layer of your skin, which can increase your risk for inflammation and infection, explains Linda K. Franks, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the New York University School of Medicine, in "Women's Health" magazine. Be sure that your hands are clean, and don't double-dip your wax during application to reduce the risk of infection.
Bliss Poetic Waxing Kit
"Spa" magazine rated the Bliss Poetic Waxing Kit--which contains a pre-wax cleanser and a post-wax skin soother in addition to the wax itself--a good choice for waxing sensitive skin. The wax heats up easily in your microwave and has a relaxing lavender scent, according to the magazine. The wax can get hot pretty fast, so "Spa" recommends testing a small patch on the inside of your wrist before using the wax on more sensitive skin.
Nair Salon Divine
Nair Salon Divine wax is a good option for sensitive skin spots like your bikini line, according to "Marie Claire" magazine. It's as effective as a real salon wax at a fraction of the cost, and the fact that it's microwave-heated makes it easy for most people to use. "Marie Claire" notes that you may need to touch up between waxes with a moisturizing razor or hair removal cream if you want to keep your skin perfectly smooth.
Veet Salon Line Ready to Use Wax Strips
"O, The Oprah Magazine" recommends Veet Salon Line Ready to Use Wax Strips as the best bikini line waxing option. The single-serving wax strips heat up from the friction of you rubbing them together, so they're less messy than big pots of wax. You can use the strips for your regular waxing or to keep your skin smooth between professional salon waxes. The strips do leave a waxy residue on your skin, but it cleans up easily with the included skin wipes, according to "O."
Holly Roberts is an award-winning health and fitness writer whose work has appeared in health, lifestyle and fitness magazines. Roberts has also worked as an editor for health association publications and medical journals. She has been a professional writer for more than 10 years and holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in literature.