Post # 1
I am desperate for a solution to this problem 🙁
I have sensitive skin on my face that is also acne-prone.
I was finally getting my complexion under control with a great cleansing and moisturizing regimen, then I made a DUMB mistake.
Got a wax on my chin and sides of my face.
Now my face is covered with itchy, irritated, UGLY red bumps and I’m freaking out!!! They are acting like zits, all whitehead-ish…sorry if that is gross. 🙁
I am hoping and praying that it will alleviate and get back to normal by my wedding NEXT WEEKEND, but it looks like I have given myself a red bumpy face for my wedding and I’m so upset!!!!
Any suggestions to help me get this under control?
I took some Benadryl and have done some warm and cool compresses, but the compresses just make it itch more right now. HELP!!!
Post # 3
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. 🙂
Post # 4
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
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
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 🙂
Post # 7
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
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
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
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!