Protecting Your Hair From Heat

This Wax Was Too Hot! Three Great Ways To Repair Damaged Skin Right At Home After Waxing

Waxing at home comes with its own set of possible accidents. One of the most common accidents that occur from home waxing are burns. It is hard to tell if you overheated your wax until it is too late, leaving you with mild burns, redness and swelling. You don't have to deal with the pain because there are several home remedies you can whip up that reduce the pain and mild burns while also minimizing the redness and swelling.

Cucumber Paste

Cucumbers are known for being a natural analgesic, meaning they reduce pain. They are also full of antioxidants which means they help reduce the amount of redness and inflammation that occurs after hot wax is applied to your skin. Baking soda can also be used to neutralize the pain that is associated with waxing.

Place one cucumber and one-eighth cup of baking soda in a blender or food processor until the ingredients are well mixed and create a paste. Massage the mixture into your skin and let it sit for five minutes before rinsing away with cool water. As an added measure, be sure to use cool cucumbers so the swelling and pain is reduced faster.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar can be used for a variety of homemade remedies because it is full of healing properties. It can be used to treat mild burns and swelling associated with using hot wax.

This solution is very simple to use. Dip a wash cloth or a cotton ball in a bowl of apple cider vinegar and apply it directly to the problem areas on your body. Let the apple cider vinegar dry on its own and don't worry about rinsing it away.

Mint Tea

Mint tea works wonders for mild burns associated with hot wax. Mint has natural cooling properties by itself. Tea is full of tannic acid, which helps reduce pain while repairing skin that has been damaged. Boil a pot of green tea on the stove and let it cool until it is warm to the touch. Place the tea bag on the parts of your body that are burned and red. Hold the tea bag in place for about two minutes and repeat on each part of your body that is in pain.

Accidents happen when it comes to waxing at home. Sometimes the wax will be too hot and will leave you with mild burns and redness. By using one of the helpful tricks listed above you can help the mild burns heal naturally while reducing the pain and redness. If you are worried about hurting yourself, you can go to a professional like Laser Works for hair removal instead of doing it yourself.