Why exfoliating before a wax appointment is so important

Experienced beauty therapists and waxers within the industry understand the importance of prepping the skin before a wax. However, many clients believe that essential skin prep is something which happens once they have arrived for their appointment, when actually this is something, they can start themselves at home.

The Outback Organics team explains why exfoliating the skin before waxing is such an important step to your clients' wax prep: 

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 which gently exfoliate the skin.

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, 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 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.

Outback Organics’s recommendations

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 that 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. 

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