What is Exfoliation?
Exfoliation is the removal of the dead skin cells on the skin’s surface. You can exfoliate by using abrasive brushes on the skin, or by using exfoliating scrubs that contain Micro-pearls or beads which gently exfoliate the skin using your hands or a cloth.
Why is exfoliation important when it comes to waxing?
Exfoliating before hair removal is essential for the treatment to work at its best. It gently loosens the dead skin cells and improves the texture of dry, rough patches and prepares the skin for hair removal.
Proper exfoliation removes dead skin cells which clog the skin and uncovers fresh new cells below. This allows for treatments, such as waxing, to lift the hair from the root, preventing hair breakage and producing a much better result.
It also helps prevent ingrown hairs. An ingrown hair can occur when the hair follicle becomes clogged with dead skin cells. This clogging can force a hair to grow sideways, but regular exfoliation will help prevent that build-up of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin.
How to exfoliate
No matter what part of your body you’re exfoliating, you can exfoliate safely by moving a brush in small, circular motions. To exfoliate your body, start at your legs and slowly work up to your chest, back, and arms.
For your face, start at the nose and move up to your forehead, then continue in a circle around the rest of your face. If your pores are clogged, open them up before exfoliating by taking a warm shower. If you don’t have a brush, or you’d rather an exfoliating face and body scrub, apply a generous amount to dry skin and massage in circular motions, concentrating on areas of hard skin and ingrown hairs. Rinse off under running water and repeat 2-3 times per week.
By exfoliating regularly, it allows products to penetrate the skin deeper, which makes moisturising more effective. In short, a regular exfoliating routine will leave your skin looking fresh and healthy as well as preparing your skin for hair removal treatments.
We would recommend our Face and Body Scrub. It is a gentle, non-abrasive face and body polish in a moisturising cream base which contains biodegradable jojoba micro-pearls, which provide an effective exfoliating action without scratching or irritating the skin. The scrub deeply cleanses and refines skin texture to restore a healthy-looking complexion, and is suitable for use on all parts of the face and body.
If used regularly at home, it can help in the prevention and treatment of ingrown hairs after waxing or shaving. It can be used as a pre-waxing salon treatment to loosen dead skin cells and lift the hair for better results. We recommend this, particularly for the legs.
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