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#57679 - 11/18/08 07:57 PM Re: 1st waxing, horrible break out...advice anyone? [Re: James W. Walker VII]
shyguy23 Offline

Registered: 11/08/08
Posts: 8
Loc: Seattle

I was thinking now that all the whiteheads are practically gone, is now when I want to start exfoliating?

I was thinking of going to buy a loufa especially for my back and start this a good idea?

And if so what is a good exfoliating soap?

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#57681 - 11/18/08 09:02 PM Re: 1st waxing, horrible break out...advice anyone? [Re: shyguy23]
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Registered: 10/27/03
Posts: 9689
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
If you are healed, you can proceed with exfoliating. I use an Aveeno product for daily use on my face, but it is very mild and may not work well for the body. Other's are welcome to recommend what they use with satisfaction and results.

Dee Fahey, R.N., C.T.
Licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio for Nursing license and Cosmetic Therapy/Electrolysis license

British Institute & Association of Electrolysis

Do not give up, the beginning is always the hardest.

#57683 - 11/18/08 10:43 PM Re: 1st waxing, horrible break out...advice anyone? [Re: dfahey]
Arlene R. Batz, CPE Offline

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Don't use a loofa, they harbor harmful bacteria. Give your skin at least a week after waxing, before you exfoliate.

Get yourself a synthetic scrub brush with a long handle or if you can find these long synthetic towel srubbies that have handles on both sides, they are especially nice. The tea tree is great, add a little to a liquid body soap, mild soap is actually a good idea as long as you add in the tea tree oil.

Hyperpigmention, the dark spots, will fade with time. The younger you are, the faster they fade.
Arlene Batz, CPE: Educator, Board Certified Electrologist, NYS Licensed Esthetician.

#58809 - 01/05/09 01:43 AM Re: 1st waxing, horrible break out...advice anyone? [Re: James W. Walker VII]
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Registered: 01/05/09
Posts: 10
Hi, I have a few questions:

1)So is it correct that we shouldn't apply lotion to try to sooth the skin after waxing or any epilation?

2)Also, right after the waxing job is done, we should apply either pure aloe vera, witch hazel, or tea tree oil? Or is it aloe vera or witch hazel right after the waxing and tea tree oil if you see dark spots?

3)Is it recommended that we shower right after to keep skin clean?

4)Should we not exfoliate the skin with a bath sponge or loofah afterwards to remove pepper spots and inhibit ingrown hair?

Thanks so much everyone!

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