May 15, 2022

Why you should exfoliate before sugaring or hair removal?

Exfoliating is an essential step in skin care that some people miss.  
Exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, using a chemical, granular substance or exfoliating tools. Exfoliation helps to keep the skin soft and smooth by buffering away and removing dead skin cells. Our skin naturally shed dead skin cells every 30 days or so. New skin forms on top layers of skin and if the dead skin cells do not shed away, you get a dull, dry and flaky skin. This means your skin care routine that costs lots of money would most likely not be effective as it cannot penetrate your skin. That is thousands of whatever currency down the drain. No one wants that. 

Exfoliating before you sugar would help loosen hair trapped under layers of dead skin cells making them easier to pull from the root. This would help your sugaring process be less uncomfortable. 

The sugar paste would work its energy into pulling the hair from the root instead of lugging away at excess skin cells. 
Exfoliating before you sugar would also help in preventing ingrown hairs as the hair is less likely to break while its being pulled since it is not being obstructed by excess skin cells.
It is also important to exfoliate after any hair removal process be it sugaring, waxing or shaving. This would help scrub away dead skin cells and prevent the new regrowth from getting stuck under layers of dead skin. Exfoliation is a great way to prevent ingrown hairs.

It is advisable to exfoliate at least two days before you sugar and wait for another two or three days before you start exfoliating again after sugaring.

We have compiled a list of exfoliators in our post or you can shop our own exfoliating scrub with With 2% salicylic acid, tumeric, papaya enzyme powder,and honey,  you get exfoliation and hydration packaged in a cup.

Remember sunscreen is your friend. You should always wear sunscreen before stepping out into the sun.