Want an immediate confidence booster? Get an eyebrow wax. It shapes your brows. It results in slower hair regrowth. It can essentially sculpt your face and make you appear more youthful. Simply put, waxing makes your eyebrows look fantastic. But what doesn’t look so fantastic? Inflamed, irritated brows post-wax. (There goes said confidence.) However, just remain calm: We recently read a story from our beloved Shape magazine, Singapore edition, with 5 superb tips on how to eliminate redness after an eyebrow wax. We share Shape‘s advice here.
how to Eliminate Redness after Eyebrow Wax
- Nix exfoliation: Redness-prone? Scrubbing can absolutely irritate skin further. (Think dryness and/or red bumps.) If you do have to exfoliate, be mindful about avoiding your eyebrow area.
- Moisturize: Soothe the skin around eyebrows and make up for any moisture loss. Shape suggests applying moisturizer post-shower.
- Cool off: Itchy, aggravated skin following your wax? Turn to aloe vera or lavender oil. (We also recommend our Soothe by Waxxpot After Wax Relief solution.)
- Say no to tweezing: Stray hairs? Embrace them. At least until your skin is no longer red or inflamed. (Tweezing immediately post-wax can cause breakouts to already irritated skin, Shape reveals.)
- Skip product overload. Now is so not the time to coat your skin with makeup (no matter how much you love your concealer and bronzer). Why? Because of the potential for clogged pores (plus, you shouldn’t pile on products when skin is irritated and freshly waxed anyway). We think this tip from Shape is genius for those who can’t live makeup-free: …”opt for eyebrow tints to lightly fill in brows without having any contact with your skin.”