March 25, 2013

Fast Fixes For Hair Removal Accidents


Whether you do it yourself at home or prefer having a professional do it in a beauty salon, hair removal can come with a string of accidents. Here’s how to fix them:

Razor Burn

To calm the rash caused by a razor burn, gently dab a bit of hydrocortisone cream onto the skin, which will get rid of the inflammation. Then, you may spray some thermal water which will get rid of both the irritation and the unsightly redness.

Ingrown Hairs

Resist the urge to scratch or, even worse, pop the hair out of the skin, which can leave a nasty scar. Instead, apply a washcloth soaked in warm water to the area a few times for a few days, until the skin softens and the ingrown hair will reach the surface of the skin on its own.

Razor Cut

If you accidentally cut yourself while shaving, stop the bleeding by applying pressure with a cotton ball over the cut. You may then apply a thin film of antibiotic to prevent any infection, or just spray some thermal water over it.

Wax Burn

The best way to treat a wax burn is by applying pressure to the burnt skin area for about 10 minutes with a washcloth soaked in ice-cold water. Soothe the skin with a coat of moisturiser afterwards (bonus points if it contains aloe vera).

Wax Rash

To soothe the skin after a waxing session, apply a cream containing aloe vera to the area. If you don’t happen to have any, a washcloth soaked in warm milk will have the same calming effect on your skin, as the lactic acid works as a natural disinflammatory agent.

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