Can You Wax On Top of a Sunburn?

Can you wax over a sunburn?

Hi friends, Fairy Waxxmother here! As we head into summer, I wanted to make sure to respond to this very important Waxx Me Anything question:

Can you wax on top of a sunburn?

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Dear Fairy Waxxmother,

Is it true you can’t wax with a sunburn? Not even my brows?


Hairy in Gahanna


Dear Hairy,

Can you wax on top of sunburn? That’s a hard no.

True Waxx Specialists (make sure to go to a professional salon like Waxxpot!) won’t wax if you have sunburned skin. This goes for other skin irritations such as any additional burns and rashes as well. Waxing skin when it’s still recovering could cause further irritation (and would be painful!).

I know it’s a bummer to put off a wax, but here are a few tips that might help your sunburn heal more quickly:

  • Apply aloe vera to moisturize and prevent peeling
  • Use hydrocortisone cream to reduce swelling and pain
  • Drink plenty of fluids to rehydrate skin
  • Try an oatmeal bath or essential oils

Once your skin is fully healed, then by all means — book a visit to Waxxpot!

More questions for me? I’m here, so waxx me anything! Comment or DM on social and use #fairywaxxmother and #WaxxMeAnything.


Fairy Waxxmother

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