Post # 1
Hi, every time I get my eyebrows done the whole area gets all red and I breakout from it. I have tried putting hand sanitizer on immediately after, and usually if I put neosporin on right when I get home and leave it on overnight it isn’t AS bad, but its noticeable for at least a few days, longer with no neosporin. Please help! Tweezing isn’t really an option, and I can’t be the only one with this problem!
what do you do to stop and or treat this?
Post # 3
I just recently heard that if you put milk on them after it helps with the redness. Havent tried it just yet but wouldnt hurt to.
Post # 4
I have that same problem. I use hydrocortizone cream, and it really helps! I’ve also noticed if I wash my face as soon as I can after, it tends to help too. I try to avoid anything too harsh (like toner or astringent) on my face for at least a day.
Post # 5
Get a good astringent/toner (I use Clarins, but Clean&Clear also works) and use it right when you get home after getting it done. and nothing oily on your face for at least 48 hrs.
I suffered the same thing, I would grow in the mono-brow, get waxed or threaded, look good for about 24 hrs then for 2 weeks break out horribily.
TONER is your friend.
Post # 6
ETA – @angelalsmith3: haha. different strokes for different folks!
Post # 7
The place where I get threaded always uses witch hazel. I always break out too. Waxing is worse than threading but I’ve just learned to do it a few days before I have something important to do.
Post # 8
@edgebee: Benzoyl peroxide.. same stuff as you’d use for zits. It’ll dry it out fast.
Post # 9
Oh god, please do not use either hand sanitizer or Neosporin! I would use aloe (the pure stuff) to calm your skin (this is what the ladies at my threading place use) and then witch hazel when you get home, followed by your regular moisturizer.
Post # 10
Definitely do NOT put hand sanitizer on the sensitive, chemical-burned area around your eyes. It’s mostly alcohol so all it’s doing is making the pain worse. Hydrocortizone is a good idea, or even just applying a cool washcloth over the area afterwards to reduce inflammation.
I would get my eyebrows waxed/threaded every week if it didn’t leave such a bad mark, but I can manage to stretch it 2 weeks if I’m diligent about tweezing daily. I also try to get them waxed on a weekend morning when I know there’s a solid 6-8 hour window before I actually have to be out in public afterwards.
Post # 11
I’ve tried everything and I still break out. I had to go back to tweezing and trimming. I haven’t found an alternative yet.
Post # 12
I work in a beauty salon called Visage. Canadian company throughout ontario mostly. What we do is use a calming toner after or a bit of alcohol on the area. For some clients that still doesn’t work so we use something called a ” Derma Wand ” that uses ozone to kill bacteria in the skin. You can purchase these but they are a bit costly ( over $100 ). The Visage salons sell them. As far as getting ingrown hairs , use VERY GENTLY AVOIDING THE EYES a gentle facial scrub about a week after waxing . Do NOT do just before waxing or right after! Make sure you use a gentle cleanser before hand. Some will turn into white heads and you have to very gently get them out. But don’t force it ( it may push bacteria, etc. in deeper ). I would recommend going to an easthetician for that. The best way to prevent ingrowns before hand is to do once a week gentle exfoliation ( a long with cleansing, toning moisturizing ). Also, let your brows grow out longer and don’t pluck inbetween getting them waxed. When you pluck or don’t let them grow out long enough, this causes the wax to not grab the hairs as well and causes breakage of the hair right at the surface. Hope this helps bee’s !!
Post # 13
Oh and any products that you use try to make sure they are best suited for your skin type ( talk to a beauty specialist ). Also avoid products that contain synthetic fragrance / parfum. This will be listed in the ingredients on the bottle.
Post # 14
Witch Haze will not break you out and will actually help prevent you from breaking out. I would not put anything else on to avoid clogging pores.