If you have Sugaring with me you will be given the exfoliation talk.
I cannot stress enough how important this is in between your treatments. Exfoliation is simply the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the skin’s outermost surface. When I trained as a massage therapist we covered the skin in a lot of detail but being so young at the time I had no idea how important looking after your skin really was. I thought it was something only pampered bored girls did who had nothing better to do… how wrong I was.
When I went on my training in 2010 we studied the skin in detail and exfoliating cropped up again. This time I paid a lot more attention, being 40+ I realized that my skin needed more help.
The Egyptians realized that Sugaring removed hair and also acted as an exfoliation. We now know that the more you exfoliate the better your Sugaring experience will be. As it keeps the dead skin cells cleared away allowing the hair to pop out of its follicle and therefore you prevent ingrown hairs.
The dermis is the lowest layer of skin and this is where new skin cells are created. Cells move up to the surface of the skin and become more acidic, they then die and become filled with keratin. Keratin protects the skin from outside elements so is very important but (and this is what I did not understand when I was 20) through the ageing process (and after menopause) the natural skin erosion becomes uneven, which gives the skin a dry and rough character.
As Sugaring weakens the hair it is less able to push its way out and if dead skin cells are clogging the way it just runs sideways – causing ingrown hairs, bumps and sometimes infections.
Exfoliation removes this uneven outer layer to reveal the newer skin beneath. This shedding of the outer layer unclogs pores, keeps skin clean, and helps reduce acne breakouts.
You will need
- Exfoliating gloves
- Dead Sea Salt.
Take a handful of Sea Salt in the shower and gently rub it all over your body in circular movements.
Be sure to moisturize afterward.
Within 7 – 10 days you will be seeing and feeling the difference.
Ingrown hairs will be eliminated and your whole body will glow.
- Exfoliation should always be done after cleansing the skin.
- Exfoliation helps exposes the hair follicles
- Over exfoliate and you will get dried and irritated skin.
- The face is the part of the body most sensitive to exfoliation.
- It is very important to moisturize the skin otherwise dry skin can lead to wrinkle development.