Side effects of waxing won’t always just leave you hairless. Hair removal sometimes comes with the price of redness, breakouts, ingrown hair and more. But don’t let that stop you from seeking hair-free results. Being educated on when you shouldn’t be waxing, and how to prevent these problems, brings you a step ahead of the game.
Does waxing have you seeing red? You’re not alone. Although you may not be able to completely avoid it, there are some things you can do to take the shade down a couple levels and soothe skin.
You’re so happy the hair is gone, but now you’re greeted with a breakout. Go figure! Read on so you can have both clear and hairless results.
They seem to pop up a lot with a lot of different hair removal methods. Because waxing doesn’t always remove the entire hair follicle from the root, you’re more prone to see them.
Uh-oh! You look at your freshly waxed skin a couple hours later to find red bumps. A very common side effect that happens when you wax an area the first couple times. Find out what you can do.
Does it look like someone just beat you up rather than just rid your hair? It’s not normal, and you shouldn’t be turning black and blue.
The waxing really hurt, and not only is your skin extremely red it looks burned, scraped or has started to scab. Unless the wax was heated up and applied too hot, something else is to blame and you need to take extra precaution or try another hair removal method.
A side effect of waxing that may only be while it’s happening, but can be quite annoying. Granted, your hair is being pulled out from the root, but it doesn’t have to hurt that much.
So you waxed off the hair, it hasn’t grown back but it looks almost like it has. The skin is darker or looks like there’s a shadow. It sounds like your skin may be sensitive to the sun after waxing.