Waxing is a form of exfoliation. It removes dead skin cells from the surface of your skin (skin care) but also in making sure that you don’t over do it with these products.
Gentle Exfoliation (1 day BEFORE waxing):
Gentle exfoliation ought to be carried out by either using a body scrub such as:
Queen Helene, Scrub, Oatmeal ‘N’ Honey (also has various skin combinations); or Auromere, Ayurvedic Mud Bath & Mask for Face/Body.
If trying to find a certain product containing salicylic acid, then something like:
Exfoliation (2 or 3 days AFTER waxing):
Exfoliation products such as:
Any sort of exfoliating will scale back ingrown hairs, any build up of dead skin cells that clogs pores, trapping hairs under your skin.
Using a steroid &/or retinoid cream to exfoliate a area with an ingrown hair ought to be avoided for a period of time before you wax. Retinoids will create the skin being extra sensitive therefore best avoided.
Moisturising with Essential Oils such as Tree Tree or Witchhazel oils. These have medicinal properties to calm your skin and may take away any wax residue.
You can, additionally use aloe vera gel on your skin, applying a cold compress soaked in a mixture of one part (half) milk and one part (half) water. Lactic acid in milk can additionally work as an exfolliant.
Using hydrocortisone cream helps in reducing redness, swelling, itching and irritation.