Waxing is a part of your monthly beauty to-do list. No, let me rephrase it. Waxing is torture that you have to endure every month.
Hot wax, excruciating pain and redness—is there anything good about this so-called ‘beauty’ treatment? Yes, it gives you smooth and hair-free skin. But before you can flaunt your smooth skin, it’s covered in tiny red bumps that are anything but pretty. And, oh, they itch.
Enough cribbing; now, let’s talk about the solution! After-wax bumps are the most common skin problem, especially for those with sensitive skin. These tiny red bumps develop due to inflammation and may last up to a week. But there are ways you can get rid of them sooner and show off your smooth skin. Here are 3 quick ways to get rid of this bumpy, after-wax rash.
1. Try cold compress
Since the rash is a result of inflammation, you can counter it by treating it with a cold compress. Apply an ice pack directly or dip a washcloth in ice-cold water and press it against your waxed skin. It will help get rid of bumps and swelling, calm the irritation and reduce the redness. Do it for at least 10 minutes, twice a day, to heal the skin completely.
2. Apply aloe vera gel
Aloe vera gel has cooling as well as healing properties, and that’s why it’s considered a godsent ingredient for sensitive skin. If you experience post-wax bumps after every hair removal, keep aloe vera gel in your beauty shelf. Right after the wax, rub aloe vera gel on your skin and let it get absorbed. It will also relieve you from itching and irritation.
3. Exfoliate and moisturise
Do away with the irritants by cleansing and exfoliating your skin.
It helps sooth lingering sensations and inflammation. Use warm water and a mild scrub to gently exfoliate your skin and follow up with a lightweight, nourishing moisturiser. Keep your skin moisturised and avoid tight-fitting clothes to keep further irritation at bay.