help!!! I got mt eyebrows waxed for the first time and eyelids are swollen

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

it will go down. If it’s really bothering you, a compress of cold, full-fat milk usually helps ease the inflamation as well 🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Don’t scratch. If it’s your eyelids that are swollen, it’s likely that you are allergic to the glue used with eye lash extensions. My mom does that ‘Xtreme lashes’ professionally and she had to switch glue for some clients. Also, that glue expires so make sure they use stuff that isn’t expired. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

@Khalessi3:  if they get any worse or don’t go done in 24 hours its probably the eyelash glue and you may have to get them removed. I really hope that this is not the case. 

Cucumber works well to:)

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

When did you get them waxed, just today??  Is it your actual eye lids, or the part where your eyebrows got waxed. My eyebrows are usually a little more swollen for the day that I get them done, by the next day its fine.  

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Go to your doctor if it doesnt start going down within a day. You could be having an allergic reaction or could have gotten an infection from the wax. Also, if they used latex lash glue you could be reacting to that. Or, they may have burned or otherwise injured you. Maybe pop an antihistamine and an an advil and see how it goes. Good luck!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

If it is your eyebrows by where they waxed them – this happens to me every single time I wax my eyebrows.

I wash my face with cold water. Then apply aloe to my eye lids. If they are itching very bad, I’ll put an ice cube wrapped in paper towel on them too.

It should go down in a day or so.

If it doesn’t though, I would see a doctor to make sure it isn’t an allergic reaction or something with the eye lash glue.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Cold compresses!!  Don’t panic — the tissue around the eyes is very prone to swelling and cold will help reduce the swelling more quickly.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ve been waxing my browns for yeeeeears, and I still get swollen and red every. single. time. It goes away after a few hours for me, but I have friends who stay puffy for a day or so. Using a cold compress helps, and so does aloe. Hope this helps!!

Post # 13
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Wannabee

How long it took to reduce? same thing happened to me after eyebrow waxing. Please reply with any suggestions. 

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