Tips To Reduce Redness And Calm Your Irritated Skin After A Waxing Session
Even if your skin isn’t irritation-prone or sensitive, it is common to experience a mild burning sensation and irritation after a waxing session. But there is nothing to fear — your skin is just a little agitated — and it can be treated at home.
Waxing helps eliminate all the unwanted hair on our bodies. However, apart from leaving our skin feeling and appearing silky smooth, waxing comes with some redness, discomfort, and irritation. These skin reactions are caused by the force applied to the hair follicles to pull out the hair from its roots, leaving the skin inflamed. Here are some tips to reduce redness and calm your irritated skin.
Apply Witch Hazel
This plant has healing and medicinal properties. Witch hazel is considered a natural astringent — this chemical helps body tissues to constrict. Grab a cotton pad, and pour a few drops of Witch Hazel onto it and gently rub it on the affected areas of your skin.
Use Aloe Vera
You can apply natural aloe vera gel derived from the plant to calm your irritated skin after the waxing session. Allow your skin to absorb the aloe vera gel, and the pain and redness will slowly reduce. If you don’t have an aloe vera plant at home, you may also use store-bought aloe vera gel, but ensure that the product is free of alcohol.
Prepare a cool compress of ice, milk, and water — mix all the ingredients in equal parts and gently apply it on the inflamed area. Cool compress your skin for about 5 to 6 minutes and repeat the process thrice to reduce the appearance of inflammation and redness.
Mix lavender oil with your moisturizer or skin cream
Lavender oil is rich in anti-fungal and antiseptic properties, and applying it on your skin with your moisturizer can remedy your irritated skin. Lavender oil also helps in the formation of scar tissues, in case you have damaged skin.
Prepare a green tea and mint solution.
The application of green tea and mint will relieve pain and cure the affected area as mint works as a natural cooling agent, and green tea has tannin, which helps ease the pain. To prepare this solution, you will need 3 cups of mint leaves, 5 green tea bags, and 950 milliliters of boiling water. Allow the concoction to steep for an hour at least. Then soak a cotton pad in this solution and dab it gently on your skin.
Use these easy remedies to soothe your skin after waxing to get flawless-looking skin.