Exfoliation is essential for effective waxing. Before your hair removal appointment at Unique Threading Salon, it’s important that you make sure that the area is exfoliated. This is because if you don’t, it’s far more likely for there to be ingrown hairs. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells and debris from the surface of your skin so the wax can better adhere to the hair, rather than your skin. If you are preparing for a waxing appointment at Unique Threading Salon, be sure to exfoliate beforehand. Fortunately, there are several ways you can easily do this at home!

Washcloth

If you would rather keep this as simple as possible and not look for new products to use, a simple washcloth will suffice for exfoliation. The key is to make sure it is rough enough to slough off the dead skin cells. All you have to do is soak it in warm water and gently rub the area where you will be waxed, using small circles. Make sure to keep the amount of pressure light to make sure you don’t cause irritation. This method is best if you are sensitive to skin products.

Exfoliating Gloves

Similar in method to using a washcloth, gloves take your exfoliating game to the next level. These gloves have a rough texture specifically designed to exfoliate. Simply put the gloves on, wet them with warm water, and gently massage the area. This is a faster method than a washcloth, so you might invest in gloves if you are waxing a larger surface area or multiple parts of your body. To take this to the next level, you can also use an exfoliating scrub with your gloves.

Exfoliating Soap Bars

If you’re trying to save time, an exfoliating soap bar lets you clean your body and exfoliate at the same time. These soap bars feature textured ingredients such as sugar, salt, oats, or microbeads to exfoliate while you wash yourself. Many also feature moisturizing ingredients, so you can clean, exfoliate, and moisturize all at once. If you’re worried about the time it will take to add another product into your hygiene routine, an exfoliating soap bar would be ideal for you.

Exfoliating Scrub

A scrub is also a highly effective way to exfoliate. There are many scrubs you can buy in stores, but you can also easily make an exfoliating scrub at home with things you may already have in your cabinet. Here is a simple recipe for an exfoliating scrub:

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup of coconut oil
  • A couple drops of essential oils

Simply combine all ingredients and store them in an airtight container. When you’re showering, use a scoop to gently massage your skin. Rinse thoroughly and enjoy the softness of your skin!

Dry Brush

Another great way to exfoliate is with a dry brush. You can find dry brushes at any beauty store. To use, simply gently brush your skin in a circular motion. Then you can hop in the shower to wash off any dead skin cells.

With all of these exfoliation methods in mind, you are ready to prepare for your waxing appointment. Whether you need hard wax, sugar wax, or threading, we have a hair removal method for you here in Chelsea. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!