How to Treat Bumps, Redness & Rashes After Waxing

Every girl loves the soft smooth skin revealed after a wax but the after wax bumps work as the true spoilers. These bumps can come up due to many reasons and you need to treat them with patience if you happen to have them after waxing.

FAQs about Waxing bumps

What causes bumps and pimples after waxing?
These bumps and irritation are due to different reasons. When the hair is forcefully pulled out the skin, there can be inflammation, & swelling. The pulling of hair in the wrong direction or the use of harsh chemicals also causes pimples on the skin. If somebody has sensitive skin, she is also prone to have bumps.
Can Witch hazel toner is good for preventing bumps and pimples?
Yes. It is an amazing coolant that soothes the skin. The antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and astringent properties minimize the bumps that form mainly on the upper lips after waxing. Take 1 tablespoon of witch hazel toner and a cotton ball. Dip the cotton in the solution and apply it to the affected area. Let it dry.
Does apple cider vinegar and honey mixture reduce waxing bumps?
It is a great remedy for bumps on the face and bikini wax bumps. The antiseptic and astringent properties not only reduce inflammation but also control the pH balance of the skin. Honey also reduces the inflammation of the bumps. Take 1 tablespoon of vinegar and 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix well and apply the blend on the bumps with a cotton ball. It will dry naturally in 10 minutes and then wash with water.
Can I use a green tea face pack on bumps of waxing?
Green tea is an amazing inflammatory ingredient that can heal the inflamed and irritated skin. Seep 3-4 green tea bags in hot water and let the liquid cool down. Then transfer it into a spray bottle and sprinkle all over the affected areas for instant relief.

Types of Waxing Rashes

Red bumps after waxing

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These are red pores from where the hair follicles have been plucked away. The red bumps are a natural phenomenon in women’s fair and sensitive skin. The skin is sore, irritated and bit inflamed. Although, the signs will fade away in -3 days.

White pimple after waxing

When the Red bumps become even more sore, inflamed and quite largely irritable, they result in the formation of huge white pimples that have the bacteria trapped inside them. This is called as follicultitus, an infection developed inside the empty hair follicle and can be treated effectively with home remedies including application of aloe vera extract or even salt.

Bumps post brazilian waxing

Fancying about the smooth and supple pubic area and hygienic genitals after a session of Brazilian Waxing. While this sounds very dreamy, results are not always the same and this can further lead to pain, irritation, bleeding, followed by red bumps and white pimples. However, home remedies will come handy to treat them.


  • One of the most common reasons of having bumps after a wax is the wrong technique of waxing. If you are pulling the hairs out in the wrong way, it can give rise to bumps after waxing.
  • Use of harsh chemical filled waxing material or ingredients that do not suit the particular skin type can also be a cause of getting these bumps. For some, none of the above goes true.
  • They get bumps on the skin after a wax only because their skin is too sensitive to the pulling and tugging of hairs caused due to waxing.

However, if you get bumps after waxing, that does not mean you should stop waxing, rather you should start taking the right precautions and follow the right ways to deal with the after wax bumps. Here are some of the best ways that you can use for preventing pimples and bumps after waxing.

After waxing bumps remedies

25Use of warm compress

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Run a fresh and neat piece of clothing under water or use a hot pad as a compress on the areas of your skin that are popping up with pimples or bumps after waxing.

Keep it for at least a few minutes. This will help to bring the ingrown hair out that are causing the pimples after waxing.

24Don’t touch pimples

Don’t even think about touching the areas affected with pimples, popping them is totally out of the question. When you end up prodding and poking the pimples or bumps on your freshly washed skin you end up inviting bacteria and germs to cause more damage than you can imagine.

23Apple cider vinegar

The properties of Apple cider vinegar can help treat the bumps and pimples on your waxed skin. It has anti-inflammatory, antifungal, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial antiseptic, and anti-viral properties.

Take two tablespoons of Apple cider vinegar in a bowl and apply it on your affected area by dipping a cotton ball in it. Do this a few times everyday to soothe the skin and heal it from rashes, allergies and bumps.


  • Mix apple cider vinegar and water in 1:1 proportion.
  • Apply this to the affected areas with a cotton ball.
  • After 10 minutes, rinse with normal water.
  • Use it daily to get smooth skin.


Cucumbers are brimming with cooling and healing effects. That is why Cucumber can take care of the irritation, inflammation and pimples that waxing causes. Peel a cucumber and chop it up roughly.

Put it inside a blender and form a smooth paste. Using a muslin cloth extract the fresh juice of cucumbers. The presence of Vitamins and minerals will help to heal the pimples caused by waxing. Do this as soon as you feel irritation on your skin. Apply the juice two to three times a day with a cotton ball.


The presence of skin-soothing properties in milk will help to take care of the pimples and bumps. Dip a cotton ball in cold milk and apply it on the affected area of the skin. After five to seven minutes wash off your skin using cold water.

Don’t apply milk on unwashed skin. Make sure you cleanse the affected area before applying milk. Milk hydrates the skin from deep within and closes the clogged pores after cleaning it. Soreness, redness, pimples, inflammation is taken care of by milk.


Post waxing tips for skin care

Banana is rich with soothing and healing properties. It is a source of antioxidants, minerals and Vitamin C. Use a ripe banana for this. Mash it in a bowl and apply it all over the area where pimples have popped up. After five minutes wash it off.

19Ice Cubes

If you are prone to getting itchy bumps after waxing, it is important that you take proper aftercare as soon as the waxing is over.

After the hairs have been removed, first wash the skin with excess lukewarm water. This will remove any remaining trace of the waxing gel from the skin. Now follow with washing the skin repeatedly with cold water before you rub some ice cubes on.

You should wrap the ice cubes in a wash cloth before rubbing them on the freshly waxed skin or they might irritate the skin. Use the ice for as long as possible. You can also use it with breaks in between for as long as 1 hour after waxing to reduce the chance of getting after wax bumps. Finally apply pure Aloe Vera gel on the freshly waxed skin, to soothe it.

18Rinse off

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After the completion of waxing on the face gently wash your face with a quality cleanser. It is not good to choose a harsh scrub or soap at that particular moment.

17Cover it

Take a cotton cloth and cover it utterly on the waxed skin. It is nothing but protecting the skin from external dirt and pollution.


After waxing, you should apply an antiseptic cream. The natural moisturizers are aloe vera, tea tree oil, etc which soothes the skin.  Apply moisturizing cream or lotion on the affected waxed skin to heal the swollen skin.

15Witch Hazel

Witch hazel is an excellent coolant and acts as an antiseptic. It soothes the skin.

Take a cotton swab and dip in the liquid hazel solution. Apply it on the waxed skin to cool your skin and to soothe it as well. Also stay out from hot temperatures.


  • Take 3 tablespoons of hazel.
  • Apply it on the affected areas using a cotton ball.
  • Let it dry.
  • You don’t need to rinse it.

14Avoid heat or sun

You should not expose your waxed skin to the sun as it will irritate it and cause redness. After waxing, I use high SPF moisturizers to protect the skin against the sun.

13Avoid Chlorine Water

You should avoid chlorine for 24 hours. Skip your swimming pool visit for a day after waxing.

12Wax the right way

Often the reason of appearance of pimples and bumps after waxing is nothing but improper tugging and pulling of the hairs.

When the hair, from a sensitive area of the body is pulled in an improper way or with maximum force it can agitate the root of the hair giving rise to small bumps and later on pimples due to bacterial infection.

So, make sure that you get waxed only from an expert who has the right knowledge and experience about it.

11Use the right wax

This is certainly one of the most important points that you need to keep in mind to prevent the appearance of bumps after waxing. Even cold waxes nowadays come filled with chemicals to give a smoother and fairer look to the skin.

The end results of these waxes are really great if you are not prone to getting bumps. However, if you are worried about the after wax bumps, it is best that you stay away from these waxes and opt for homemade cold wax with honey, sugar and lemon juice, that now you can get even in some parlors.

10Lemon juice

The bumps are painful and infectious and this is the reason it is important that you apply something which will not harm the skin. At home you have so many things to use in order to eliminate conditions of severe bumps.

When the bumps are not extremely painful and infectious you can try applying lemon juice on the same. This is rich in Vitamin C and this is the reason it can cure the bumps in the right way. The juice will help the bumps dry up faster.

For this you need to apply the fresh lemon juice and not the artificial juice that comes in bottles.

9Tea tree oil

You can also apply tea tree oil on the after wax bumps. This is an excellent solution for the pimples and the acnes. The oil has the antibacterial properties and this makes the stuff ideal for the bumps.

The oil will help to fight the bacteria and in the way it can eliminate all the skin related issues and problems in the wink of an eye.

You must take a cotton ball to dip in the oil and then you can apply the ball in all the bumps to make the skin less sensitive and free of infection.


  • Mix 2-3 drops of tea tree oil with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Apply this on the affected areas.
  • Massage for 2-3 minutes.
  • Leave it overnight.
  • Use it every night.

8Baby powder

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Baby powder is specially made for infants and toddlers, because they are good for sensitive skin. These are known to have more benefits than regular ones we use, which is why they can be used for more than one purpose.

Baby powders helps in reducing the rashes from skin. Diaper rashes are one important reason to use baby powder, and on the other hand, it can help you preventing bugs after waxing.

After you are done with the waxing process, sprinkle some baby powder on your hands and legs. This is also good for ingrown hair, to smooth them down, while removal.

7Coconut oil

Coconut oil, in its purest form, is good to treat skin conditions including after wax bumps. After you have waxed the desired area, it is good to apply pure coconut oil. This not only soothes your body but also prevent bumps from occurring.

So, rub some good quality coconut oil on your body and let the oil soak in. It not only smells good but makes your skin moisturized and supple.


  • Apply coconut oil, wax your skin than use a cleanser.
  • Later, massage your skin with coconut oil.

6Coconut oil sugar scrub

Another recipe with pure coconut oil would include sugar, and together they can be turned into a scrub! This is an amazing treatment for women who always have bumps or pimples after waxing.

If you have been avoiding waxing all this while, it is time that you get back to it. This remedy will help you cure your condition, which was probably supposed to occur, post process.

  • Add 2 tablespoons of sugar and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, with 4 tablespoons of coconut oil.
  • It is better to add 1 tablespoon of honey to make the mix better.
  • Apply this on the specific zones and let it saok for some time. Rinse as you take a shower and feel your skin renewed!

5Dead sea salt

It has antibacterial properties. I would advise not to use on cuts as it will burn a little.


  • Dead sea salt


  • Mix salt with water and apply on the intimate areas to get rid of bacterial infection.

4Sugar scrub

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This is best for soothing irritation and ingrown hair. I have tried it for getting rid of ingrown hair and it works like wonders. When you apply this over a waxed area, be gentle.


  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup of coconut / olive oil


  • Mix ½ cup of sugar with ½ cup of coconut or olive oil.
  • Apply it to the affected area and gently scrub in circular motion
  • I prefer to do it on alternate days to avoid over scrubbing.

3Mint and green tea

Mint is a natural cooling agent and green tea heals the damaged skin.


  • 5 green tea bags
  • 3 cups mint leaves


  • Dip 5 green tea bags in 950 ml boiling water.
  • Add 3 cups of fresh mint leaves.
  • Let the mixture cool for 1 hour.
  • Apply on the affected areas using a cotton ball.
  • You can substitute green tea with black tea.

2Aloe vera gel

Different types of skin problems can be cured with the help of Aloe Vera Gel. Prevention of premature signs of aging, skin moisturizing, acne reduction, skin lightening, helps sunburn and treatment of inflammation is all done by Aloe Vera Gel.

After waxing the redness and irritation left behind can be get rid of by using this. Your skin remains hydrated and soft due to this gel. Using the gel directly from the aloe vera plant is more beneficial than the ones found in the market.

How to use aloe vera gel after waxing

Use it five times a day for curing the after waxing bumps or rashes. It is a very beneficial home cure of rashes and skin problems caused by waxing.

1Vitamin E

Vitamin E can cure the bumps, redness and rashes which are caused due to waxing and help in healing your skin. It helps in disinfecting the skin and keeping it soft and smooth. It has a whole lot of goodness to offer to your skin. It goes deep in to the skin to remove harmful dust particles and keep it cleansed.

How to use 

After waxing to cure the rashes you can easily opt for vitamin E oil and then apply it on the affected part of your body such as face, back, arms, hands, etc. Apply it three times a day for effective results.

Quick Beauty Tips for after Wax Care

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  • Gently and softly wash your skin after wax.
  • Ignore usage of any harsh soap or scrub for washing.
  • Use cotton clothes to cover the waxed skin as skin can be affected directly by the outside dirt and pollution.
  • After waxing try stay in a place which is comfortable away from extreme heat like oven.
  • To heal the pain you can try non-prescription drugs such as ibuprofen, naproxen, and acetaminophen.
  • Rub the affected area with solution of liquid hazel using a cotton ball. This will keep your skin cool and will also soothe it.
  • To hydrate your skin, use a quality moisturizing lotion. The natural healing process of your swollen skin is accelerated by this method.

Prevention is always better than cure. So, before we go to the ways for treating these bumps, we will point out how you can actually prevent these bumps from appearing. However, for some women with super sensitive skin, it might not be actually possible to prevent these bumps completely, but these ways can certainly reduce the intensity.