(Closed) HELP!!! VERY sensitive skin reacting badly to face wax 1 WEEK TIL WEDDING!

posted 11 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1297 posts
Bumble bee

I would go to a dermotologist asap and see if he/she can recommend/do anything since your wedding is a week away. Good luck! If nothing works out, just remember people have photoshop for times like these. πŸ™‚

Post # 4
517 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I agree…call a dermatologist in the morning, explain the situation to the receptionist, and find one who can get you in.  You’ll be surprised what magic they can work.

Post # 5
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Agree on the derm! It seems like you had a reaction to the wax used. You can try aloe vera gel but test it on one little spot first. It should clear up before the wedding. Usually those reactions only last a day or so.

Post # 6
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Witch Hazel!! It works miracles… it’s anti-bacterial and it helps speed up the healing process and calm irritated skin. Put this on a cotton pad and use it as your compress as often as you can. Try not to touch the area with your fingers. Also, you could try Polysporin on it before bed. I swear by that stuff πŸ™‚

Good luck!

Post # 7
649 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with visiting the dermatologist. If he/she says it’s okay, you might try Mario Badescu Drying Lotion on them at night – it has calamine in it which I bet would help with the itching. I first heard about this stuff on weddingbee and tried it for the first time this past weekend on one of those deep, painful zits and it zapped it within a day or two.

Post # 8
846 posts
Busy bee


I just bumped up another post like this about someone that had hives.  It talks about medical advice, and seriousness of allergic reactions.  Stay safe.

Post # 9
71 posts
Worker bee

The same thing has happened to me after waxing.  If you can’t get in to see a derm, just go to the pharmacy and ask for cortisone cream – it calms it right down and removes the redness – worked for me.

Post # 10
43 posts

Oh my gosh this happens to me EVERY time I get my eyebrows waxed. I finally just switched to getting them threaded. How long ago did you get the waxing done? On average for me the bumps are gone in three – four days, so hopefully they’ll be gone by your wedding. Neosporin helps a lot too!

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