Post # 1
Sooooo 2 days ago I thought it would be a good idea to wax my upper lip myself (using Nads). I’ve done it once before, experienced some mild redness but nothing crazy. i don’t know what happened but I still have red marks and it seems like the skin may have ripped off?? Super painful, I have Aquaphor on it now. Has anyone experienced this? Is there anything I can do? My wedding is tomorrow and I’m freaking out!! Would cortisone cream help? I might cry and wear a paper bag over my head down the aisle.
Post # 3
I would actually suggest not putting any creams on it. I suggest rinsing it with cold water to calm the skin, and gently patting the skin dry. Do this every time it starts to burn, and hopefully it will calm the skin enough to let it be covered with makeup.
EDIT: And don’t worry about how it looks! I attended a wedding last year where the bride got a bunch of cold sores right before the big day. But on the day, it was concealed with makeup, and nobody noticed, not even her!
Post # 5
I would suggest aloe vera….
Can you get an emergency appointment with a dermatologist?
Post # 6
If it doesnt go away by tomorrow use a yellow primer on it to neutralize the redness.
Post # 7
Just keep putting water on your lips, I wouldn’t use creams because it’s burnt. Ouch, it must be so sore, just keep putting water on it until the burning feeling eases, like pp said.
Post # 8
@darkflame: good idea! I just left him a message.
Odd, but for some reason aloe gel burns, its 100% aloe too. I think I need to keep putting Aquaphor on it so the skin stays moist and doesn’t scab over, might be harder to cover up. Thanks bees!!! Hopefully the doctor calls back soon.
Post # 9
If your derm doesnt get back to you, here are my ideas. Aquaphor is great, put ice over it. If you are raw, get a silicone gel for scars, dab that on over the raw skin. I also use that if I have to put makeup over raw skin, to protect the skin. It also helps make up cover raw areas.
Post # 10
@mickle707: Oh good 😀
I’m more concerned about you scarring rather than how you look tmw (your photographer and makeup artist should be able to cover it…suggest cover FX to your make up artist)
Post # 11
@mickle707: Cortisone will help with the redness, but the best thing you could put on it right now is Arnica, you can find that in most drug stores. It’s the most unbelievable natural ingredient I’ve ever used. Works on bruises, hickeys, redness, etc. Also, preparation H is what people use for hemorrhoids, but it decreases swelling and redness in the tissues also, so try some of that also. I use it under my eyes if they are puffy in the morning, works like a charm!
If I were you, I’d alternate between arnica and prep H all day and then put some prep H on it in the morning tomorrow before your big day.
Post # 12
@mickle707: i’ve had this happen to me when i’ve waxed. i cool it down with a cool face cloth then i use cortisone. it works on me. don’t use too much, it make cause a few little pimples there. if it still feels tight or red, repeat the process a few times throughout the day.
Post # 13
You can use a cold chamomile tea bag…it’s a natural anti inflammatory and will help the redness go away….but make sure it’s cold! Hope this helps! Good luck tomorrow!
Post # 14
You can apply a hand towel soaked in cold milk to the area. The vitamin D in milk helps reduce the redness.
Witch Hazel also works really well. I always have Witch Hazel put on over the area that I have had threaded.
Post # 15
There is an after waxing dry oil in most at home waxing kits.. following that cold compress, advil for inflammation. If there are pieces of skin missing, I would call your doctor. If you are getting your makeup done, notify your artist. If there is damage to the skin the foundation is not going to bond properly, and she’s going to need some fancier tools to get it to sit. If there is a burn injury it’s going to be hard to cover without the right makeup.
As a PP has said Cover Fx is a good option. It was developed for burn victims actually. It’s unique, you can cover scars with it. I worked with it when I was a cosmetician. It can cover tattoos, hickies, you name it. I’m not sure if it’s available in the states….
Post # 16
@mickle707: Baby bum cream like bepanthen has helped me heal everything from upper-lip after waxing to tattoos. 🙂 Good luck.