Kate Hudson Just Revealed She's 'Mastered' The DIY Bikini Wax

Emily Shiffer

From Women's Health

  • Kate Hudson just revealed she's a master at DIY bikini waxes in a new interview.

  • The conversation came up with Kate's brother, Oliver, on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.

  • You can also become a master at-home bikini waxer with these 5 expert tips.

Fun fact about Kate Hudson: She's super good at giving herself a bikini wax. The 41-year-old actress spilled all the deets on her new DIY waxing skills during a recent appearance with brother Oliver Hudson on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.

During the interview with host Andy Cohen, both siblings got real about their hair removal techniques during a segment called "Hounding the Hudsons." It all started when Andy asked a question from a fan about if Oliver "still waxes his junk," to which the Rules of Engagement alum responded "No, but I do shave."

That led Kate to share about how she handles her own hair situation down there. "I wax myself," she said. "I can wax myself. I mastered it."

Andy looked surprised and asked, "Wow, and do you enjoy the process?"

AKate quickly added, "It’s not about enjoying it! I just… I enjoy the aftermath of it."

Granted, that could be a reference to pretty much anything, but Kate did also tell Andy that quarantine has been amazing for her sex life with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa.

"I think it’s positive for knowing that I’m with the right person," she said. "There’s nobody else I’d want to be quarantined with right now. He’s just the best."

If you're looking to also master (or at least, attempt) a bikini wax during quarantine Kate Hudson-style, here are a few pointers to make the process as painless as possible:

1. Trim first.

"Hair should be a quarter to a half inch long before waxing," Dr. Al-Niaimi, Group Medical Director and Dermatologist at sk:n, previously told Women's Health UK. "Make sure your hair has grown to the right length, so the wax can attach to the hair."

2. Exfoliate ahead of time.

Try exfoliating one or two days before you layer on the hot wax. And don’t go to town on your skin with rough scrubs, either. A gentle rub with a washcloth will do just fine.

3. Don't clean your skin right before waxing.

Why? The body produces a natural oil that acts as a barrier between your skin and the wax, and a thorough clean beforehand will soften the skin, making it more prone to irritation. That said, the area does have to be clean. Just not two-minutes-out-of-the-shower clean. (Don't try a post-workout wax, please.)

But if you do attempt to wax right after showering, grab a bottle of talc and make sure the bikini area is covered before you start. It’ll soak up any leftover moisture and make for an all-round more pleasant experience. Otherwise, exercise patience and give it a few hours.

4. Pull the wax off of tight skin.

"Make sure you’re pulling the skin taut with one hand whilst waxing with the other, or you could end up with bruises," said Dr. Al-Niaimi. "Not holding the skin tight enough when waxing can cause waxing bumps."

5. Clean your bikini area afterward.

Use a gentle cleanser to disinfect the area and then baby oil to remove excess wax and soothe and moisturize the skin. "Applying a hydrocortisone cream or aloe vera gel after waxing can reduce redness and stop inflammation," Dr. Al-Niaimi suggests. "Also, try and avoid wearing very tight clothing straight after as this can irritate the skin."

And there you have it, folks, a professional bikini wax—in the comfort of your own home.

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