How To Remove Wax Marks From Face?
Removal of body hair will always be a bane of any women’s existence. There are several ways of hair removal and waxing is one of the most effective. It’s inexpensive and lasts for at least a few weeks. But waxing can also have its drawbacks especially if you have sensitive skin.
Waxing can leave scars, burning marks or some bruises too if pulled wrongly. Initially, a little irritation and redness if not done properly. Proper waxing techniques can help circumvent all this especially the areas that are visible like your “philtrum” (upper lip) for instance.
Don’t spend your money on cheap hair removal creams yet!Cause there are plenty of treatments and at home, remedies to deal with waxing scars and burns.
Before we jump into this, please bear in mind that this a process that requires a little patience on your part. Depending on how old your acne scar is, it can take a little time for it to fade it. Likewise, not all scars and burn marks can be treated.
If the wound is too deep and leaves a scab, it’s better to have a skin specialist look at it before you start treating it by yourself. Now that we’ve cleared the air about this lets read on the head. This TryArticles article will walk you through some competent ways through which you can fade waxing scars and burns.
Prevention Is Key
The best way is to prevent scars from happening in the first place.
If your skin is sensitive and dry, it’s best to use a wax that caters to that need. Also, opt for fruit waxes as they are less harsh and less likely to leave scars or burn marks.
Don’t Try This At Home!
If you do not know how to wax, it best you get it done by a professional rather than try it at home by yourself. Your inexperience may result in painful bruises and scars especially for areas that are visible.
Ice plays a pivotal role in keeping wax scars and burns at bay. This requires immediate care though! Apply ice cubes directly after waxing. This will reduce redness and provide relief to your irritated skin. Along with minimizing the sting of waxing and protecting your skin from scarring.
You Had Me At Aloe!
Applying a refrigerated or cold Aloe Vera leaf to your waxed skin has the same calming effect as rubbing ice cubes. Not only does it calm the irritated skin. It provides hydration and moisture. Making your skin satiny smooth! Peel of the skin of the leaf to reveal the gel-like side and apply directly to the waxed skin. Leave it on till it dries. Wash it off when you take a shower.
Have A Smooth Life!
Buy a hypoallergenic lotion. This will reduce the risk of any further irritation on your teased skin. As your skin is already sensitive after waxing. It’s best to be cautious and play it safe with a hypoallergenic lotion. Moisturizing your body with lotion will keep your skin hydrated, soft and silky smooth.
If you cannot find a hypoallergenic lotion, look for one that has “alpha hydroxyl acids” (AHA). Lotions with AHA stimulate new skin growth and get rid of the dead dry skin. This way it reduces the occurrence of scars more quickly!
When Life Hands You Lemons…
Squeeze them and add glycerin to your waxed skin. That’s right, this DIY concoction is super useful in dealing with waxed, irritated and scarred skin. Furthermore, these ingredients aid in fading away any waxing scars. For use, bring water to boil. Add equal amounts of glycerin and lemon concentrate. Mix thoroughly and pour into a glass container for storage. Apply this twice a day to gain maximum results.
Onion extract whether as a fluid or a gel is very effective in fading away waxing scars. This requires a little patience as it is a slow process but the wait is worth it. You can easily buy onion extract as a gel or purchase a scar removal cream with onion extract as the main ingredient. You can also make a paste at home and apply that to your scar.
Oil Be There For You
The safest option to use on your face is the ever friendly coconut oil, the vitamin A doped almond oil and the universal olive oil. All these oils keep the scarred area hydrated and moist eventually fading it all together.
Essential Lavender oil has also been known to reduce waxing scars. Simply dip a cotton swab in it and apply to scar daily till scar fades.
Never take your scars lightly! It is best to seek a physician’s advice before you start treating your scar by yourself. The severity of your scar may require a different attention; medical attention. Consulting a dermatologist is ideal as he will choose the right medication and procedures for your scar. Procedures may include microdermabrasion, collagen injections, and chemical peels to name a few.
Microdermabrasion is a process that removes the skins’ outer layer by using a rotary tool. This tool blasts crystalline particles on your skin removing the outer skin layers. It is an aggressive method to get rid of scars, so to each there own!
Similarly, chemical peels contain chemicals like glycolic, trichloroacetic and AHAs that remove dead cells and enhance the growth of new cells.
All these methods are highly effective in dealing with scar marks but we still advise you see a dermatologist before you try things at home. Also when treating scars its best to protect them from the sun. Apply sunscreen to reduce the further damage to the skin.
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