While you may like the smooth skin you get from waxing done in your favorite salon, the pain that you may have during the process itself can create reluctance about having it done. Luckily, if you attempt a few of these pre-waxing tips, you may feel better after the hair removal session. Exfoliate Skin In the days before going in, it's wise to exfoliate the skin to be waxed. Exfoliation rids the skin of any dead skin cells, scrubbing away the very top layer of cells.