Unlike shaving, other facial hair removal methods like threading and waxing involve a lot of pain; it can be pretty intolerable at times. No matter if it’s threading or waxing, both the processes are quite painful, and while the process only lasts for a few minutes, the pain associated with them can last for a really long time. Apart from sensitizing your skin, they also result in a stinging sensation that tends to last for hours, especially if you have sensitive skin. It is no secret that dealing with irritated skin is not easy, it can be quite a task. But when you have got us, you have nothing to worry about.
If your skin always feels irritated post-waxing or threading, then instead of leaving it on its own, you should do certain things that may help soothe your irritated facial skin. Apart from washing your face with cold water, we have got a couple of useful tips that might be able to help you. And if you are wondering what those tips are, then continue reading.
Rub ice on your face
Rubbing ice on your face is easily one of the most common yet effective ways to soothe your irritated skin and make it feel calm. Not only this method is incredibly cheap but also offers quick and amazing results. You can either apply ice all over your face or stick to rubbing it on affected areas. It will help offer a cooling effect to your skin, which won’t only help calm and soothe your irritated skin but will also reduce redness. Also, you should never apply ice directly on your skin; always cover it in a clean cloth before rubbing it on your face. Be very gentle while rubbing it on, it will start to show results in a matter of few seconds or minutes.
Apply aloe vera gel
Aloe vera is one of the most sought-after skincare ingredients out there; it is loaded with a myriad of skin-benefiting properties and is therefore considered an excellent ingredient for the skin. Its incredible properties help to address a plethora of skin woes, including irritated skin. Take a small amount of aloe vera gel and apply it gently on your face. Since aloe vera is known to contain skin soothing and repairing properties, it makes for an excellent ingredient to treat irritated skin. You can either apply freshly extracted aloe vera gel or use a store-bought one. Rubbing aloe vera gel on your face will offer quick relief from pain and will also help reduce redness.
Don’t exfoliate your face for a few days
Considering waxing and threading can leave your skin highly sensitive and irritated, it’s better to skip exfoliation for a few days as exfoliating your skin will only aggravate the problem by irritating your skin further. If you want to avoid additional issues like redness and peeling, then you should avoid exfoliating your face for a couple of days post-waxing and threading. Once your skin has healed completely, you can exfoliate it.
Give anti-acne treatment a skip
If you are someone who has oily or acne-prone skin, then you are probably using anti-acne products to keep acne at bay. Since these anti-acne products are known to contain ingredients like benzoyl peroxide which can irritate your skin further and might cause your skin to burn too, you should avoid using these products for a while and give your anti-acne treatment a skip. If you don’t want to end up much worse than you are already dealing with, then you should avoid using anti-acne products for a couple of days until your skin has completely healed.