Q: I was wondering if I should avoid putting on lotion before waxing? Sadly, I get waxed infrequently since I travel for work. I heard that after a shower, not to put on lotion because it will make the hair easier to pull out. Help!
- Lotion Man
Dear Lotion Man,
At Waxing the City, we advise our clients to avoid putting anything on their skin before getting waxed. Lotions and/or oils can coat the hair and make it difficult for the wax to adhere, making it difficult to wax. I would, however, recommend exfoliating before your wax. You can do this easily in the shower a couple days before you are going to get waxed. This will help loosen the hair from the dead skin around the hair and make it easier to remove. Once you get waxed continue to exfoliate several times a week to avoid getting ingrown hairs. The easiest way to exfoliate is to use an exfoliating glove with body wash.
I hope this helps! Have any other questions? Feel free to email comment below or send us an email! Happy Waxing!
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