Numbing Cream for Waxing

Many women who have a bikini wax find that the waxing process is far more painful than they expected.  This is because most people avoid getting a bikini wax due to their fear of pain, and then when they actually get one, it’s even worse than they imagined.  To make life easier for those going in for a bikini wax, numbing cream is a great way to reduce the pain.

When it comes to numbing cream, there are a few different types that you can choose from.  There’s topical anesthetics like lidocaine or benzocaine, which are available over the counter and can be applied directly to the skin before the wax is applied.  While this works, the downside of topical anesthetics is that they tend to wear off quickly, so not all of your pain will be taken away by it. Another type of numbing cream are prescription-only creams like Emla or EMLA, which are usually compounded with prilocaine and lidocaine. These creams work a bit better than topical anesthetics, but they also have to be applied ahead of time and can cause some skin irritation.

The best type of numbing cream to use for a bikini wax is a spray-on numbing agent like Dr. Numb or LMX 4. These types of numbing cream are better because it is sprayed onto the skin before waxing is started, which means that the cream is able to cover a larger surface area.  This helps make sure that you are fully numb, making for an overall more comfortable experience. Additionally, most sprays will last up to two hours on average (and potentially up to four hours), which means that you can get your wax done and then go about the rest of your day pain-free.

Best Numbing Creams for Waxing

When you’re looking for a numbing cream, there are a few things to look for.  For example, you want the numbing agent itself to be medical grade and compounded by a compounding pharmacy.  This ensures that it works well and is safe to use on your skin. Additionally, you’ll want to make sure that the numbing cream is safe for use on sensitive skin, even if you’re prone to breaking out or suffering from allergies.

When it comes down to it, it’s really up to you what type of numbing cream you choose.  There are so many different options out there that it’s easy to find one to meet your specific needs.  For example, if you need something fast-acting and long-lasting, a spray is your best bet.  If you haven’t had much luck with other types of num

A couple of our favorite numbing creams for waxing include:

Dr. Numb

Dr. Numb Numbing Cream to Waxing

Dr. Numb is a rub-on cream numbing agent that works instantly for those who need a fast solution.  It can last up to two hours or more, which makes it great for people who need something that’s going to work all day long. Additionally, Dr. Numb is safe for sensitive skin and is perfect for those with allergies as well as those who are prone to breakouts.


LMX 4 is another cream numbing agent that is popular among those who get bikini waxes.  It’s made with lidocaine and prilocaine, both of which are medical grade numbing agents.  This means that it works well and is safe to use on your skin.  LMX 4 also lasts for up to two hours, making it a great choice if you need something that’s going to last throughout your entire waxing appointment.

LMX4 Numbing Cream to Waxing

How to Using Numbing Cream when Waxing

Before applying numbing creams and heading off to your Brazilian wax appointment, it is important to consulting with your esthetician. Some creams can complicate the waxing process when certain waxes will not stick to hair to which cream was applied.

You will typically want to apply a thin layer of the cream 30 minutes to an hour before your appointment. This will ensure maximum effectiveness for your bikini waxing appointment, without the risk of the effects dulling prior to your procedure.

Your nerves will thank you.

A Word of Caution

Always be sure to read the product instructions before applying numbing cream. Additionally, consult your licensed esthetician before a bikini area waxing appointment, and consult your dermatologist if you notice any unexpected redness or swelling.