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How to exfoliate after waxing

2 Min Read Tuesday 26th December 2017

Exfoliating the skin after waxing helps reduce the risk of developing ingrown hairs.

By exfoliating your skin after waxing, you are reducing the risk of clogged pores and ingrown hairs. As a result, the natural process of shedding your outer layer of skin is sped up.

Here’s our guide on post-wax exfoliation:

  1. Firstly, wait at least 2-3 days after your waxing treatment (either via a trained professional or yourself) before exfoliating. Additionally, this will allow the redness and soreness on your skin to dissipate and give any open pores time to close up. Exfoliating over freshly waxed skin will cause inflammation over existing irritation. Be sure to give your skin time to heal and get back to normal before making a start.
  2. Next, after waiting several days, gently massage waxed areas of your skin with an exfoliating glove. Try the Sienna X Eraser Self Tan Removal Mitt, a highly effective and non-abrasive tan exfoliator mitt that’s perfect for removing dead skin cells. For a touch of luxury, choose our Prepare Exfoliating+Priming Scrub Sachet. A blend of fine Pumice, sloughing away impurities and dead skin cells, and nourishing Shea Butter, this gorgeous exfoliator will leave your skin feeling smooth, soft and silky.
  3. Don’t just stop after one application! Continually exfoliating the skin regularly encourages fine hairs to grow back up through the skin. Consequently, this prevents them from turning into those annoying ingrown hairs that can feel especially itchy around the bikini line.
  4. Lastly, moisturise well! Choose a hydrating moisturiser for your skin after exfoliating. Thus, skin will be left feeling nourished and protected from dryness.

Note: The early stages of hair re-growth can begin a week or two after waxing. Occasionally, softer hairs can begin to curl in on themselves if faced with a barrier, like a clogged pore, because their tips are so fine.

Perhaps you have your own method of exfoliating your skin to prevent in grown hairs? Let us know on social media or tell us in the comments.

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