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Exfoliation before Waxing!

Exfoliation before Waxing!

When it comes to getting rid of unwanted hair, we all want to take the front seat to a luxurious depilation. But before taking a front seat, did you know your waxing session’s comfort depends on exfoliation? Waxing may never be completely pain-free, but there are ways to minimize the pain and discomfort, whether you choose to wax at home or at a salon.

While pre and post-wax care treatments to protect your skin are highly spoken of, there is an additional step you can take to maximize hair removal and minimize pain during waxing sessions. One of the easiest and most beneficial measures you can take before a waxing appointment is exfoliating your skin.

Getting a wax treatment is only half the battle. Equally important as a successful wax treatment is a meticulous prep and aftercare. While pre-wax care provides for the most effective hair removal; Post-wax care reduces the stress caused to the skin due to waxing and also soothes and calms the skin, making it look lustrous and feel hydrated. So let’s break down all that you need to know about exfoliation.

How does exfoliation work?

Exfoliation helps remove dead skin, oil, dirt, and debris, making it easier for the wax to adhere to your hair, rather than your skin. This ensures that the wax will work efficiently and also hurt less. How amazing is that, right? Hence stating that exfoliation before waxing is key!

If you’re not sure how to exfoliate properly, don’t worry. The following tips shall ensure that you exfoliate your skin in the best way!

Tips to Exfoliate your Skin!

  • At least a day or two prior.
    You surely summarised that you need to exfoliate prior to a wax, but if you are not sure when is the right time? Then you must know that it’s preferable to exfoliate your skin a day or two prior to a waxing appointment and also remember to skip it the day of the appointment. Most importantly make sure not to exfoliate after a wax as your skin has already been through a lot of friction and stress.

  • Exfoliate Gently.
    Remember your skin is tender and you do not want to damage it. So you must gently exfoliate your skin. Using your fingertips or an exfoliating tool, exfoliate your skin in small, circular motions. ‘For how long?’ you might ask. Exfoliate for about 30 seconds to a minute and then rinse with lukewarm and not hot water.

  • Avoid extensive exfoliation and use of chemical exfoliators.
    Exfoliation is great! But exfoliating a bit too much or a bit too often might just damage your skin, rather than helping it recoup. It is necessary to keep it light, but chemical exfoliants on the other end are stronger and work differently on the skin that may leave the skin extra sensitive to wax. So remember, you do not want to over-exfoliate.

The best ways to exfoliate your skin

Do you feel baffled in an aisle full of exfoliating products? Then these exfoliating methods could be a perfect guide for you.

A rough wash towel

Yes, you read it right, you could exfoliate with a towel! Let’s get back-to-basics. You can use a slightly rough towel, soak it in lukewarm water and then gently rub the skin. By controlling the pressure you use to exfoliate you can avoid irritating and damaging the skin cells. This is a great method for anyone who doesn’t want to shell out on fancy products, or even for anyone who prefers to keep it simple.

Exfoliating gloves

These cute-looking, high-tech gloves, serve the purpose of exfoliating your skin to the T! It not only helps to exfoliate the skin but also helps in blood circulation. All you need to do is put on the gloves, wet them, and gently massage your skin.

Loofahs and sponges

May it be vegetable sponges that are organic or just a loofah that you can buy at any store, they have a rough touch to them, making them a great exfoliating tool. A loofah is normally used during a shower, which doesn’t just help to lather up the soap, but also helps exfoliate your skin.


This innovative tool, yet as simple as a brush helps exfoliate and also has many other skin benefits. But you cannot use just any kind of brush. You have to use a Dry brush that has soft bristles to ensure gentle exfoliation. The best time for dry brushing is before the shower. Try it! It's a diligent way to exfoliate, reduce cellulite, and improve the condition of your skin.

Other drug-store and super-market products:

There are countless options for exfoliating products in the market for every skin type. From variants in flavors of body scrubs to variants in formulations, there are so many products out there! You got to just lay your hands on the right one and make it your favorite until you want to try another. And if none of these exfoliating methods above fascinates you, the last method might be what you are looking for!

Make your own scrub:

If you love to DIY, you will enjoy making your own scrub by using a combination of products as per your choice. Some of the ingredients that stand out when talking about exfoliation are sugar, honey, oil, coffee, oatmeal, and even essential oils.

If you didn’t, now you know that you have multiple exfoliation methods to choose from. So, you can try them all and stick with whatever suits you the best, and maybe later you can switch to another method! But by exfoliating your skin, you’ll surely notice that waxing seems easy more comfortable, and less painful too.

Once you figure out your exfoliation routine, for a luxurious waxing experience, you need a wide range of waxes, pre-wax gels, post-wax lotions, and other waxing accessories and for all these needs, Biosoft has you covered! Our range of premium Italian waxing solutions offers a distinct blend of nature’s goodness and scientific research. For more information visit