It is always that same old story. Whenever you wax yourself (or someone does it for you), soon, pimples follow. As if was not a process painful enough on its own, these damn bumps have to accompany it. So you want to find out how to get rid of pimples after waxing.
Some pimples can be small and painless; while others are nasty monsters that hurt like hell. To help you eliminate these pesky side effects of waxing as soon as they appear, I’ve scoured the internet and selected the ones that will be the most effective.
There’s nothing like good old prevention. It works well for diseases, and it will work well against pimples as well. So let’s take a look at some easy to apply steps which you will find can be very helpful in preventing the development and appearance of pimples after waxing.
Method No. 1 Dead cells
Before going on a waxing session, make sure you are clean. I am not suggesting that you do not normally bathe, far from it, but you should wash with an exfoliating sponge or loofah to get rid of the dead cells on the surface of your skin.
Some body scrubs can do great jobs also. You could even try making your own with added sea sand or crushed rice to exfoliate.
Method No. 2 Cleanse the skin
Pimples appear because the pores on your skin get blocked by oil, or other debris, and it cannot breathe normally and sweat, which is a part of the purging or internally driven cleansing process. Another cause may be not sanitizing your hands, or even the waxing tools properly before your treatment.
It is easy for infections to be caused this way. There are lots of products intended for cleansing the skin before waxing that possess anti-microbial properties which will solve the problem of how to get rid of pimples after waxing before they even appear.
Method No. 3 Always use latex or neoprene gloves
Gloves are a good way to keep your hands clean while waxing, and will help you avoid introducing bacteria to the surface of the skin you are waxing. If you have your waxing done by a beautician, ensure that they use gloves, or walk away.
Method No. 4 Do not reuse the applicator
To avoid contaminating the wax, do not use the applicator twice. Use it once to collect the required wax, spread the wax over the area to be treated and then thrown the applicator away. This is a standard in the beauty industry and your beautician should follow this as well.
Applicators are inexpensive, so it makes vey little sense to reuse them for the sake of saving money when the consequences can be quite painful.
If you have ended up here and you believe that the reuse of an old applicator may be the culprit for the pimples you are suffering, then you know all too well what I mean.
Method No. 5 Ice cubes
Ice cubes are a good way to stop bleeding, if bleeding after happens in an area you have waxed. This helps with controlling the pores also, as the cold causes the pores to close.
This same principle applies to the prevention of the appearance of pimples. By closing the pores with the cold from the ice, they will not be exposed to debris or bacteria which could cause the pimples.
If you have already waxed and the pimples have decided they want to join the party, despair not for all is not lost. Options to treat this can include pharmaceutical medication such as antibiotics, but these can be harsh on your body and result in a number of unwanted side-effects for women.
The next best options after ‘Prevention’ as described above, can be found in these handy treatments which are easy to follow and non-invasive and can help with how to get rid of pimples after waxing.
Method No. 1 Do not pop them
First and foremost, do not, under any circumstance, pop them. I repeat. DO NOT POP THEM.
I know for some of us this is almost impossible to avoid doing. You want to see the results of the waxing looking as good as possible, but popping the pimples will only spread the bacteria, causing more pimples to appear.
But you did pop them already, didn’t you? I told you not to do so. Oh well, onto the next method then.
Method No. 2 Clean the area again
After you get home, take a shower or a long bath, and use your preferred exfoliating method again. Be careful not to pop another pimple here. When using your preferred exfoliation method, be gentle, as the skin will be more sensitive than before the waxing, and you need to allow the skin to heal.
Method No. 3 Use Aloe Vera
If dogs are man’s best friend, then surely Aloe Vera is women’s best friend, that is, when it comes to waxing and pimples. To use this cute little green buddy to remove the pesky pimples is very simple.
Take an Aloe Vera leaf and cut it sideways. You will see a clear sticky inner that is a bit like gelatin. You can apply this directly to the affected area. This can be an inefficient way to use the leaf, as a lot of the gel will remain in the leaf, and you’ll contaminate the surface with the first use.
To get the most value from the Aloe Vera leaf, take the gel contained inside the leaf and put into a clean container. After that, take a small amount and put onto the affected area and massage it. Leave it overnight. Be careful not to pop the pimples.
Method No. 4 Apple cider vinegar
Dilute the apple cider vinegar with water in a proportion of 1:1. That means you need one cup of water to one cup of apple cider vinegar. You can use smaller amounts if you need to; just make sure the proportions are equal.
Apply using in the affected area with a cotton wool ball.
Let it dry for about 10 minutes, and then rinse it off.
Method No. 5 Coconut oil
Apply the coconut oil on the affected area and leave it as long as possible.
Depending on the affected area, you should consider using one of the methods above. For instance, the eyebrows are more easily treated with the Aloe Vera while you sleep than with the oil ones, as they will run down the face, and be a high risk of getting in your eyes. Trust me, you don’t want that!
Other areas like the legs, arms and the armpit may be treated with any of the methods mentioned above.
If the symptoms persist and you can’t find a solution for how to get rid of pimples after waxing, you should stop using anything that is mentioned here, or on any other website, and see your Doctor or a dermatologist as soon as possible.