At-Home Waxing Tip #2: Prep the Skin for Waxing
Many of the same rules apply here as they do for professional waxing — exfoliate is key. "It's important that your skin is clean and free of oils, dirt, and moisturizers," said Ismiel. "A well-timed scrub has plenty of benefits. It removes dead skin cells that block the hair follicle (the cause of undesirable ingrown hairs). Exfoliating also boosts circulation, encourages cell regeneration, and improves skin tone and appearance."
At-Home Waxing Tip #3: Treat Ingrown Hairs Before They Appear
As for those pesky ingrown hairs. This is an unfortunate side-effect of even the best salon waxes, but you can help minimize your chances of getting ingrown hairs by taking a few precautionary steps. Ismiel recommended applying a hot compress for 15 minutes a few times a day after you remove hair and exfoliating regularly — but only after your skin has healed from the wax.