As a woman, getting unwanted body hair in certain visible spots can be really icky. Some of the spots include: the armpits, arms, and legs. It makes you feel unattractive. All you want to do is just get rid of it. Shaving and waxing regularly are two things that you can do. However, getting the skin bumps after waxing is another problem.
So, how to get rid of after-wax skin bumps? Of course, it is even better if you can do that naturally at home. Still, we need to identify how bad the skin bumps are first before we take any action.
Types of bumps:
Generally, the bumps can look more like pimples or acne after waxing. If they are small and painless, you might not need to do something about them. However, some people may have different, physical reaction to the waxing materials. Their skin suffers from irritation and sometimes a bad case of rashes. If this happens to you, please take this matter seriously and visit your dermatologist right away.
There is also another clue that you can pay attention to regarding these bumps. If they only exist for a couple of days before disappearing, then you have nothing to worry about. If they are on your skin much longer than that after waxing, you might want to try getting rid of them first while you are at home.
How to get rid of after-wax skin bumps naturally at home:
- Use mild soap when washing your skin after waxing. Soaps with thick aroma tend to be harsher and can cause skin irritation. Wash and scrub your skin gently.
- Wear cotton clothes for a while to protect the waxed skin. Dirt and pollution that stick to clothes tend to also affect the skin underneath.
- Avoid being around areas with extreme heat after waxing, as much as possible. For example: you might want to stay away from the heating oven for a while.
- If the pain worsens and bothers you so much, try over-the-counter medications from the pharmacist’s. For example: ibuprofen, naproxen, and also acetaminophen. (Still, before you try any of these, make sure that you are not allergic to them.)
- You can also use a cotton ball to rub the bumps with hazel liquid solution. Hazel liquid has the ability to cool and soothe your infected skin.
- Moisturizing lotion is not only perfect as a basic foundation before you put some make-up on. Since this lotion works well in hydrating your skin, you can also use it to heal your swollen skin after waxing.
Other factors to check before waxing:
Of course, some people will say that it is easier to prevent than to cure. After knowing how to get rid of after-wax skin bumps naturally at home, you must also know how to prevent the same thing from happening again.
Here are other factors to check before waxing:
- During menstruation, your skin tends to get more sensitive than usual. This is why it is not suggested to do any kinds of waxing, especially in your bikini area.
- Not only during your period, but being pregnant also means taking some serious time off from waxing. Your health should come first before looks.
- Suffering from skin exfoliation? Skip waxing to avoid causing more bumps.
- If you are still on certain medication, like: accutane or Retin A, for example, avoid waxing for a while. Wait until six months when you are off of the meds, then you can do that.
- Do not panic during the waxing process. Try to relax and breathe slowly. The rise of adrenaline within can cause contractions on the hair follicles. It may hurt your skin more easily.
- To avoid the rising panic, take some painkillers an hour before waxing. That way, you can lessen the pain during the waxing process and also reduce your worry.
- No matter how careful, even an expert at waxing can cause an accident. If your skin bleeds, even just a bit, put some ice cube on it. Not only it will stop the bleeding, but it can also reduce the pain and comfort you so much.
- Do not let your beautician forget to put some after-wax lotions. They function as a reducer for the pain and discomfort on your skin. Make sure the lotions do not contain mineral oil. Why? Because it can help to clog your skin pores. Do not use them if that is the case.
- Hopefully, your beautician has got grape seed oil. You can also buy it yourself at the pharmacist’s after waxing.
What if the after-wax skin bumps do not go away after you have tried all these methods above? Then it is time to visit your dermatologist for further medical treatment.