(Closed) Retin-a + Eyebrow Waxing – Possible?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Will your eyebrow lady tweeze your brows instead? I used to use RetinA and I would just get my eyebrows tweezed instead.

Post # 4
1664 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I wouldn’t recommend it.  Retin-A thins your skin.  I’ve heard that you can wax off too many layers of skin and get very red or bleed.  Have you ever had your brows threaded?  I much prefer it to waxing anyway.

Oh and one more thing- I wouldn’t stop and start Retin-A once you are on it.  That could lead to break-outs.  You may even break-out (or break-out worse) when you first begin using Retin-A also.  If this happens, you just have to give it some time.

Post # 5
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I was going to suggest the same thing. When I was using Retin- A the only way to get my eyebrows done was stringing (same thing as threading). It hurts more but you get used to it. When I did get my eyebrows waxed (once) it ended up ripping some of my first layer of skin off which didnt look good.

Post # 8
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I definitely wouldn’t recommend waxing while using retin-a.  I was naive and had no idea such a reaction could occur when I first started using retin-a and had a regular eyebrow waxing appointment and left with 2nd degree chemical burns under both of my eyebrows.  It took about 4 days for them to return to normal and was extremely painful.  Instead, the next time I went I had them do some plucking and shaping and trimming and they actually looked really great.

Post # 9
1664 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011


I don’t think anyone uses Retin-A on or near their eyebrows… there might even be a warning against it, but the reaction still can occur.

Also, you really don’t want to start and then stop and then start using Retin-A.  It is not like over the counter products that you can do this with.  It could wreak havoc on your skin, which is the last thing you want before your wedding.

I say better safe than sorry.  iI’d either tweeze or try threading.

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