Post # 1
ok… so i get my eyebrows and underarms waxed at a beauty salon… but i do my upper lip myself because i guess i’m a little embarrassed to get to done there lol.
anyway… i try to hold out for as long as i can with waxing my upper lip and pluck in between these times because when i wax i have a horrible breakout…. does anyone else have this problem? it’s like tiny little white pimples… sometimes some are a little bigger then most.
any suggestions? Should i just suck it up and go to the salon next time? i mean it could happen if i go there too….
stupid upper lip *shakes fist at her upper lip*
Post # 3
I have no suggestions and am curious to see what others say. I went to a salon once to have my ‘stache waxed and I broke out just as you described. Now I am looking for a way to wax without the breakout, too… Bees – any help?!
Post # 4
I did! It was horrible, so I switched to threading and have never broken out again! I don’t even get red or splotchy, I love it!
Post # 5
I think a good salon has seen it all…. dont be embarassed!
Post # 6
Two words: Tend Skin. For post-waxing, razor burn, etc. Fiance uses it after shaving. Even works to dab it on a blemish.
Post # 7
@JennyChicago what is threading?
Post # 8
Check out youtube-there’s some people on there who teach you how to do it yourself-that’s what I went and did-learned how to do it on myself, that is. I live in a smaller town and anyone at the salons would probably look at me like I had a third eyeball if I went in inquiring about threading lol!
Post # 9
@ Pebbles I didn’t realize you were in Australia! I don’t know if they have it over there lol It’s hair removal with a thread. Weird concept but it totally works and no breakouts what so ever. I had the most horrible reactions to waxing so it was awesome once I discovered threading.
Post # 10
i second threading. Also, a true professional will be able to wax any part of you without you breaking out. My waxing lady has told me about how long it takes to truly understand hair growth and how to properly look at it and know how to wax it. She does my brazillians and never leaves breakouts or rashes. so maybe going to the salon is a good idea.
Post # 11
You just need higher quality wax. I only get my eyebrows waxed, but I had a horrible first two times getting it done – my skin does the same thing if I go somewhere a little lower end (think Ulta) but when I go to my usual salon or most reputable salons, I’m fine.
Post # 12
I would try threading, which should be done by a professional or try DIY sugaring. Just in case the wax you use have ingredients that make your more sensitive area break out
Post # 13
threading sounds worse then waxing… waxing in general doesn’t bother me… it’s the aftermath of my upper lip… no where else does it just my upper lip… i think maybe it would have something to do with my wax.
any suggestions on what i can use now? i waxed saturday arvo (tuesday now) and i have little pumpies… i don’t want to pick and pop them because then they will look worse… ARGH!
Post # 14
Oooooo….so it is a low quality wax and a low quality person that leads to the massive white head break out?
I did my first bikini wax like 3 weeks ago (TMI otw) and the day after totally had white heads everywhere, it was really kind of gross and scary and made me not ever want to get it done again.
I think next time I’ll go to the slightly more expensive salon that is a little upscale instead of the nail place…they are ok for eyebrows and legs, but I’d rather not have whiteheads on my inner thighs…
Post # 15
I’ve never done an upper lip wax, but I will occasionally get some pretty deep, painful zits in my eyebrow area when I have my brows waxed. I think my skin might have been irritated by the oil used to clean up post-wax? My esthetician started using this electric wand thing over the area once she was done waxing/cleaning up, and I haven’t had a break out since then. I don’t know its technical name, but I’ve only seen it at this particular place, which is a Juut/Aveda salon. Sorry, that probably isn’t much help…
Post # 16
I get those around my bikini line. or rather, I used to! I started dabbing this on a cotton ball and swiping it on the area and they are all gone =]
it’s meant for your face anyways. keeps my pores clean and i notice it does a great job of keeping my face acne-free. It’s like a super mild liquid exfoliant and feels like it has the same effect over a month that a VERY mild non-irritating peel does. No dry skin, but the smooth benefit of it