Waxing is a proven method for hair removal on the face and body. There are always questions about safety, especially when it comes to minor side effects such as redness or inflammation. These temporary discomforts may be a reason to avoid facial waxing for your eyebrows. We will tell you a few things before you decide that facial waxing is not safe.
The most common side effects of waxing are temporary redness and swelling. This can occur immediately after the hair is removed or later in the day. It doesn’t matter what the cause is, and there are usually a few things to blame. Let’s begin by looking at the facts.
What Causes Reddened and Irritated Skin from Waxing?
These side effects can be expected if your skin is naturally sensitive. Your skin will react to any beauty treatment. This is normal and is a sign that your body is healing.
Second, even if your skin isn’t sensitive or irritable, it is possible for the redness to occur, particularly when waxing specific areas of the body. These reactions are more common in areas with thinner skin, such as our bikinis and face.
Although it can seem scary to think of redness or inflammation, this is not a sign of skin damage. Waxing, unlike shaving, which cuts only the hair’s surface, targets unwanted hairs from their root. It is applied to your skin and pulled against your hair-growth direction, removing all hairs from the follicle. Although this method can cause some redness and sensitivities due to its aggressive nature, it has many benefits, such as slower hair growth and better long-term results. These minor discomforts can be used to achieve flawless skin and hair growth.
Ingredients – What Facial Wax Is Made From
Most facial wax blends are usually made of resin. There are also oils that contain natural oils such as cocoa oil and lavender oil. Some wax combinations may also contain artificial colours or fragrances. You may experience skin irritations and allergic reactions if you are allergic to these ingredients. Our skin is more sensitive than other body parts, and our eyebrows are more sensitive than others. This could even cause problems with our eyes.
Before starting any treatment, ask your beauty therapist what kind of wax they use. To ensure that your eyebrows are safe and clear, ask your beauty therapist to perform a patch test on your skin. You should also include any after-care soothing products.
Waxing: The Right Way
Inexperienced waxers can cause skin irritations, even with safe ingredients. You may burn your skin if the wax gets too hot. It may also not be able to detach safely from your skin if it is too cold. Additional redness and inflammation can be caused by multiplexing over the same area. These seemingly simple steps can cause more damage than you realize, especially if they aren’t done correctly.
Relaxing and Soothing Your Skin
- During your recovery, wear loose clothes. You will avoid accidentally touching your face while changing clothes.
- Aloe vera gel can be used on your eyebrows as often as you like, provided that it is safe for facial use. Aloe vera is known for its healing and cooling properties. This will soothe any skin irritations and reduce the redness caused by waxing. You can also use any cooling gel to soothe the skin if you don’t have aloe vera. Teabags can be used, but they must be cooled after being brewed. To reduce the reddening of your eyebrows, place them on both ends. You can also try ice cubes, ice packs or bags of frozen vegetables as soothing options. You should not apply the ice directly to your skin. Instead, use a piece of gauze or thin cloth between.
- You can use light makeup to cover the areas if you have to travel immediately after treatment. The powder is better than concealer or foundation because it allows the area to breathe.