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#AskPOPxo: “Post Waxing Redness... What Do I Do About It?”


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Today’s question: “How do I get rid of bumps post waxing?”

Reader 1: “I have sensitive skin and whenever i get my hand waxed,i get little red bumps on my hand and it pains n exists for many days. How to solve this problem?”

Reader 2: “Hey guys I needed some advice. I just got waxing done from a parlour, but so many red bumps have formed on both my arms. I have applied ice 2 times but they just don't go away. What should I do?”

post waxing redness

Answer from the POPxo Team

Hey, guys,

Getting red bumps or blotches on your skin post waxing is more common than you may imagine. It is nothing to be particularly worried about. However, there are some ways to deal with these annoying and sometimes itchy patches. Here are a few ways to solve your problem.

  1. Take a long (warm water) shower before getting yourself waxed. It will soften your pores and allow your hair to come out easily. Hair that is harder to come out usually cause such rashes.

  2. Pay attention to any ingrown hair that you might have before hand. Ingrown hair causes additional redness post waxing. Exfoliate on the regular to take care of this issue.

  3. Apply a generous amount of cool aloe vera gel post waxing. You can keep it in the refrigerator to keep it cool. It helps ease irritation as well as swelling of the skin and follicles.

  4. You can also try using some tea tree oil. It is an excellent soothing agent and will help ease any irritation or rash after waxing. Coconut oil will also work wonders.

  5. Lastly, try not to wax the same area more than once. Tugging on hair that won’t come out in one go is bound to cause that redness.

Hope this helps!


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