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How to exfoliate before waxing

Thursday, July 18, 2019

While many people don't realise it, the skin is the largest organ in the human body. It is also responsible for protecting us from infections and all sorts of impurities. Your skin is constantly battling it out with the elements which is all the more reason to take extra special care of yourself. Taking the time to enjoy a skincare routine pays off immediately and in the long run. When it comes to hair removal, waxing is a popular option for many women and men. One common question that people ask is how they should go about exfoliating before waxing. Here are some important tips to keep in mind.

Why exfoliate before waxing?
Exfoliating is beneficial even if you are not planning on waxing right away. It removes all those dead skin cells and gives you a beautiful fresh glow. Exfoliating increases circulation, softens the skin and reduces the chances of pimples and ingrown hairs. That said, it is important that you do not exfoliate immediately before waxing. There should be a gap of at least 24 hours between exfoliating and your waxing session.

Types of exfoliating methods
There are several different types of exfoliating methods. Here are some of the most popular:

Body scrubs: These can be purchased at many shops and they are ready to use. The downside is that they might not all be suited for your skin and they do not necessarily use natural ingredients.

Natural scrubs: There are several great recipes online for body scrubs that you can make at home using natural ingredients. Some of which include honey, brown sugar, coffee grinds, ginger, or oatmeal. Each ingredient has its own benefits so choose a recipe that suits your needs and skin type.

Loofahs: Natural sponges and loofahs are great for giving your body a good scrub all over. You can use yours in the bath or shower and enjoy the relaxing sensation as well as a thorough exfoliation. You can do this every other day or at least once a week to keep your skin looking and feeling beautiful.

Dry brushing: This technique is best done before you shower. It is important that you brush towards the heart with every stroke since this technique also helps stimulate the lymphatic system.

If you are ever unsure about exfoliating before waxing, ask your natural beauty professional for their advice, tips on the best products and techniques. Their understanding of your skin type will play a significant role in their recommendations.


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