Post # 1
It’s 5 days to the wedding and I have never had my eyebrows waxed (very light colored hair and thin). So the salon lady recommended it…. so I figured, why not? So then she proceeded to ask if I wanted to ‘clean up the hair on my face’ so I said OK. I didn’t think she meant WAX MY ENTIRE FACE! She waxed my lip, chin, cheeks, side of cheeks, eyebrows, unibrow part, etc… It’s been 6 hours and my cheeks still look like I was slapped fifty times and they burn a little. Anyone experience this? What do I do? Aloe? Antibacterial ointment?
I know….I’m a dumb*ss and should have told her no thanks. Ugh I wasn’t thinking!
Post # 2
I’m very fair skinned as well. I stay red for a few days after a wax but it ends up going away. I stopped doing it though as my eyebrows are too thin as it is now from years of getting waxed by different people, etc. I believe they say lotion or aloe.
Post # 3
I use Derma-E tea tree cream after a brazilian, and no redness or swelling! I believe CVS and Walgreens both carry it. Try Aleve, if you aren’t allergic. Cold compresses help too. Be on the lookout for small blemishes that can follow facial waxing. Your face has plenty of time to calm down before your wedding, so you should be fine.
Post # 4
It’s normal for your skin to be a little sensitive for a day or so. Don’t use moisturizing lotion as it may clog up your pores. Apply polysporin antiseptic cream instead, it’s mild and heals fast.
Post # 5
Do not put anything on your skin. Honestly, just let it heal. Plus, so close to the wedding you may not want to risk a break out or rash from some random skin healing shit.
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2021 - Goshen, NY
It will calm down. I’m an Esthetician so waxing is one of the main things I do. If you really need something in the beginning, use a cold compress or a wet washcloth with apple cider vinegar.
Since you don’t normally get waxed, you have a higher than normal chance of breakouts afterwards – get some face pads that have salicylic acid on them and use them at least every night (morning too, if your skin runs oily). That will help mitigate it by killing the bacteria that is trying to sneak into your now exposed pores. Good luck!
Post # 7
It should go away after a day or two. I was red for at least the rest of the day after having a bit of lip and brow waxing done. Not much of it mind you, but the areas did stay red for a while. 5 days should be more than enough. Just try ice / cold water for the day and see what happens.
Post # 8
Mine was threading my entire face, feels like being slapped for an hour ugh!!! It will go away a day or two, and I just use cold wet cloth.
Post # 9
ah dont put ANYTHING on it. Just leave it to heal it will heal. This is why I tell people not to do anythin gthey have never done before an important event (beauty wise.)
Post # 10
Definitely neosparoin but being so close to your wedding maybe go to a dermatologist see if they can give you anything.
Post # 11
I second everything that PP’s said about NOT PUTTING ANYTHING ON IT. Your pores are open and the skin is very sensitive. Anything you put on your face could exacerbate the redness or even cause a rash. Cold compresses are my go to when my skin is irritated from waxing, threading, and Nair-ing.
Post # 13
I wax all the time and I get hives and redness after waxing for about 12. Hours. Should be fine today. If not, go see a dermatologist.
Post # 14
I would also use something with salicylic acid starting in a day or two to prevent any clogged hair follicles. Good Genes is my go to after threading.