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Face Waxing For Women - Step By Step Guide 

Do you experience irritation after face waxing? Try these home remedies. Read on!
  • Krati Purwar
  • Editorial
Published -15 Apr 2022, 09:00 ISTUpdated -20 Apr 2022, 17:06 IST
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Most women feel conscious about facial hair. However, whether to remove them or not is a personal choice. There are many options available in the market that can help women get rid of unwanted hair on the face, chin, upper lips and forehead. One of the most common processes that women go for is face waxing.

In this article, we will learn about the process of face waxing, a guide to doing it at home and how to prevent irritation after. Take a look!

Process Of Face Waxing

face waxing of upper lips

The process starts with preparing the skin for waxing. In a salon, the beautician usually ensures that your skin is not greasy. Hence, they apply powder to the hair area before applying wax.

Women must also remove any makeup prior to removing hair. One must ensure that the wax is neither too hot nor too cold. In such a case, it can either hurt your skin or might not give effective results. 

Another thing that any beautician keeps in mind is the length of the strands. If your facial hair is at least 1/4-inch long, you can proceed with the procedure. The beautician will then apply the face wax of your choice and use strips to pull it off along with the hair. Some kinds of wax harden upon cooling and can be pulled off directly.

Waxing Tips If You Are Trying At Home

waxing forehead

Many parlours charge a good amount for facial waxing. Hence, women choose to do it at home while looking in the mirror. You can do it too. Here are a few tips to follow when waxing at home,

  • Keep the face clean
  • Remove makeup
  • Apply some talc-free powder to keep the skin dry
  • Try the temperature of the wax on a smaller area and pull it off.
  • Always apply the wax in the direction of the hair and pull it off against the growth.

The last step will ensure that your skin is not sensitive to the quality of the wax, and it will also help you achieve the desired results. 

Ingredients Require For Waxing Facial Hair At Home

  • Wax of your choice
  • Wax heater
  • Pellon or muslin strips
  • Tweezers to pull left behind hair
  • Talc-free powder for all kinds of skin
  • Metal or wooden spatula for application
  • Soothing gel or ice

Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Skin Irritation After Waxing The Face

women getting face waxed

Many women experience redness, bumps or irritation after facial waxing. You can get relief from it without much hassle. Take a look at a few ingredients at home that will help you experience relief from the after-effects of face waxing.

Aloe Vera Gel

It is a fact that aloe vera has cooling properties that help offer relief from redness, sometimes instantly. If you have its plant at home, you can cut off a leaf and remove the surface and thorns on the side.

You can either apply it directly to your face or keep it in the fridge to cool down. You must apply it gently to the affected area to soothe the inflammation. 

Apple Cider Vinegar

Only a few people know that apple cider vinegar has antiseptic properties. But before you apply it to the face, you must try it on a smaller area to see if it does not make the condition worse.

Soak the cotton pad in the apple cider vinegar and dab it softly on the redness or irritated dermal layer. Repeat the step twice or thrice a day until you experience relief. 

Sugar Scrub

Another homemade solution to get rid of redness and irritation after face waxing is a sugar scrub. Not only does it offers benefits from the after-effects of waxing, but it will also help to prevent the issue of ingrown hair.

To prepare the mixture, you will mix sugar and coconut or olive oil in equal amounts. Apply some to the affected area and rub it in a circular motion. It will help with exfoliation and soothe the skin. Do not scrub the skin every day or it can be too harsh.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil can also help you get rid of redness; however, it can also clog the pores. Therefore, you must use this remedy after you have exhausted all your options.

You must mix tea tree oil with coconut or olive oil and dab it smoothly on the skin using a cotton pad. You must try the solution on a smaller area before applying it all over your face.

Ice Or Cooling Pad

Many people experience irritation along with red bumps on the skin. Such women can try ice or cooling pad that offer effective cold compressions. You can also run a cold shower and not apply any soap or body wash for at least 24 hours to 48 hours.

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A woman can also try chemical-free cream or moisturisers for the face after waxing. It will help with the irritation and reduce inflammation of the skin. 

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If the irritation persists, women must consult a doctor for expert advice. It could be a reaction from waxing that only a dermatologist or physician can assist. 

Stay tuned with HerZindagi for more such stories. 


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