Many people develop post wax infections on the skin. If waxing doesn’t suit the skin, there are chances of itchiness, redness and bumps.
How to prevent redness and waxing bumps?
Cold compress or apply ice
After waxing your skin becomes sensitive. It is important to apply cold compress. This is what I usually prefer. It helps to settle the irritation. Alternatively, you can rub an ice cube over that area.
After waxing, you should apply an antiseptic cream. The natural moisturizers are aloe vera, tea tree oil, etc which soothes the skin. I usually apply aloe vera gel which gives a soft texture to my skin.
Avoid 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.
Check menstrual cycle
You should always check your menstrual cycle. Waxing around your date is big NO NO because your skin is most sensitive during that time. It causes redness along with a lot of additional pain. So why put yourself through that?
You should avoid chlorine for 24 hours. Skip your swimming pool visit for a day after waxing.
Avoid tight clothes
Tight clothes can cause irritation so I usually wear loose clothes after my waxing session which lets my skin breathe.
Homemade Remedies for waxing bumps
Aloe vera is my personal favorite remedy. It hydrates my skin and makes it feel soft. It helps in treating the waxing bumps. It soothes the inflammation and itching. Extract get from 1 aloe vera leaf. Apply it on the bumps before going to bed.
Tea Tree oil
It has anti-fungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties and helps in speeding up the natural healing process. I would suggest not to over use it as it can dry out your skin. It is not suitable to everyone so if it doesn’t help you, you should switch to another option. 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.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider helps in balancing the pH level and reduces inflammation. It is another great remedy for 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.
It reducing rashes, itchiness and waxing bumps. It accelerates the recovery process. I feel this is the best solution as it is easily available in the market and works great for me. Apply coconut oil, wax your skin than use a cleanser. Later, massage your skin with coconut oil.
Dead Sea Salt
It has antibacterial properties. I would advise not to use on cuts as it will burn a little. Mix salt with water and apply on the intimate areas to get rid of bacterial infection.
Witch hazel is an excellent coolant and acts as an antiseptic. It soothes the skin. 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.
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. 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.
Mint and green tea
Mint is a natural cooling agent and green tea heals the damaged skin. 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.