The Best Exfoliation Tips Before and After Your Bikini Wax

A Brazilian wax involves removing all hair in the pubic area. You might have heard that you need to care for your skin prior to and after your hair removal process. One of the things you can do is exfoliate, which will prepare you for the best Brazilian wax of your life. Even if you have the best waxing services, your Brazilian wax won’t be impressive if you don’t exfoliate before and after. Let’s look at some exfoliation tips you should follow prior to and after a Brazilian wax.

Exfoliating Tips Before Your Bikini Wax

Gently Scrub the Bikini Area

You need to exfoliate your bikini area to remove any dead skin that has collected. Why? Because dead skin can block your hair follicles, causing redness or irritation in that area. It is a good idea to start a solid exfoliation routine leading up to your wax. We recommend a chemical exfoliant, like glycolic acid, over a physical exfoliant (scrubs, brushes, etc.) as they can cause micro-tears in the skin. We recommend using our product Prevent. Avoid exfoliating the day of your waxing appointment. Wax is an exfoliant as well, so it is important to avoid over-exfoliation or irritation. Exfoliating properly can make your visit to the best waxing services in your area more effective.


Moisturizing your bikini area on the days leading up to your Brazilian wax can help keep your skin stay hydrated and soft after exfoliating. This makes wax application easier and prevents irritation from the wax. As a result, the wax can remove hair from your skin more easily and comfortably.

Let Your Hair Grow a Little

The hair in your pubic area should be a certain length for the waxing to be most effective. According to Healthline, your hair needs to be a quarter of an inch long, roughly the size of a grain of rice, to get a smooth finish.

Exfoliating Tips After Your Bikini Wax

Avoid Soaking or Steam Baths

Empty follicles are prone to bacteria, so don’t get into any kind of pool after waxing because the bacteria in the water can cause some redness in your pubic area.

Don’t Exfoliate Too Soon

Exfoliation is beneficial prior to and after a Brazilian wax, but you need to wait 2-3 days after your wax before getting back to your exfoliation routine. Waxing too soon can be abrasive to your skin.

Stay Away from Direct Sunlight

Many people go for bikini waxes so that they can bask in the sun. Don’t expose your skin to the sun for at least 48 hours after your Brazilian wax so that the redness can disappear.

Exfoliation is essential before and after a bikini wax, even if you have the best waxing services. To book a Brazilian waxing session, contact us today!