I can tell you from experience, you can use the best wax available on the market, ingrown hairs and acne after waxing are harsh potentialities where hair removal is concerned. No skin type is exempt from these issues because the accumulation of dead skin cells on the skin’s surface is a reality for everyone. So, what can you do to help avoid these annoying and often painful circumstances? Exfoliate. Exfoliate. Exfoliate. Yes, the answer seems simple, but exfoliating before waxing is a great step toward eliminating ingrown hairs. Among diet, hydrating, and other pre-wax care methods, exfoliation is at the top of the list.
As new skin cells develop, the older ones rise to the visible surface. While some of those skin cells shed naturally, many of them get caught up in a blend of sweat, dirt, and sebum. Exfoliating the skin at least once a week can stop this skin layer from clogging pores, a dull complexion, and dry, scaly skin patches.
If you’re skipping on exfoliating your skin before waxing it inhibits wax’s ability to do its job, increasing hair breakage and acne after waxing and ingrown hairs. An exfoliant prepares the skin for a successful waxing service, but it also helps improve skin tone and texture, revealing the younger, more even skin underneath.
There are many ways to exfoliate, and many methods can be practiced regularly, especially at least a day before a waxing appointment.