Skin care after waxing and threading is a must | Photo credit: Instagram
- Post-facial pimples can be bothersome
- Make sure the area of the face that will be waxed is free of lotions and cosmetics
- If you have sensitive skin, use a mild wax
Waxing or threading can be painful, especially on the face, which is more sensitive. Of course, the waxing process isn’t the only thing that can go wrong. Post-waxing pimples, in particular, can be bothersome, and the nasty side effects of the procedure can continue to irritate you. Fortunately, there are techniques to reduce and avoid this problem. Keep reading to learn how to master the process.
Before hair removal: Make sure the area of the face that will be waxed is free of lotions and cosmetics. A gentle exfoliator will also help remove dead skin cells and reduce inflammation.
Choosing the right wax: If you know you have sensitive skin, use a gentle wax. If you are having your hair removed by a professional, be sure to let them know that your skin is sensitive and if you have any allergies.
Cool compress to the rescue
The cold naturally reduces inflammation, which can help heal pimples and post-waxing roughness. Simply apply an ice pack to the affected area for up to 20 minutes and the area should begin to relax.
Avoid the heat
Inflammation may be aggravated by heat. Therefore, you should stay away from hot places as much as possible after facial waxing and avoid hot baths or showers.
Say no to perfumed products and makeup
Freshly waxed or waxed skin can be irritated by scented lotions and creams. If your skin is very sensitive, you should wait at least 24 hours before applying cosmetics to the waxed area.
After waxing, use a simple sugar scrub to soothe sore skin and prevent facial pumps and pubic acne. You can buy one or make your own by combining half a cup of sugar and coconut or olive oil.
Aloe vera offers incredible anti-inflammatory effects that are completely natural. If you have an aloe vera plant at home, simply open the leaf, being careful not to damage the tips, and squeeze the inside into the affected area three times a day.
tea tree oil
Tea tree essential oil is excellent for cleansing and soothing inflammation caused by freshly shaved skin. Simply combine a few drops of tea tree oil with olive or coconut oil, or look for a cleanser that contains tea tree oil as one of the main ingredients.