While waxing could also be your safest bet so as to urge obviates unnecessary hair, for some, especially for those with sensitive skin, smooth and silky skin may come at a price. There are few side effects of waxing that many people face which includes redness, bumps and irritated skin. If that’s your case too, here are some home remedies which will help the soreness, pain or discomfort to subside over the course of the day.
Aloe vera and calendula oil
The soothing and cooling properties of burn plant make it an honest natural moisturizer. In a bowl, add some freshly extracted burn plant gel and keep aside. To this, add a couple of drops of calendula oil and blend well. This oil has antioxidant properties which will help reduce pain and swelling. Make sure you clean your hands and apply a good amount of aloe vera gel over the affected areas after the waxing is done and let it dry and wash thereafter. Apply a moisturizing lotion.
Take a bag of frozen peas or ice and wrap during a soft towel. Massage the affected areas with this for a couple of minutes. Repeat a minimum of twice or thrice till the pain and swelling reduce. The cool compress helps further in the healing process of the waxed area if any damage is done or not.
Cucumber helps soothe red and inflamed skin, because of its antioxidant and cooling properties. Simply cut cucumber slices and freeze for an hour. Rub these slices directly over the affected areas for a couple of minutes. You’ll also blend the cucumber into a paste and apply directly over the waxed area.
Witch hazel acts as a natural astringent, and may therefore help soothe inflamed and dry skin post waxing. The tannins present within the oil further help reduce redness of skin. Soak a cotton pad during a bowl crammed with three tablespoons of witch hazel and apply on the affected area.