(Closed) HELP Eyebrow breakouts from wax AND threading!

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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
3421 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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 # 7
490 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

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
8044 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@edgebee:  Benzoyl peroxide.. same stuff as you’d use for zits. It’ll dry it out fast.

Post # 9
11239 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
1891 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
855 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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.

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