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Have you ever gone to get your eyebrows waxed and walked away with little red bumps? One of our loyal BeautyStat readers wrote in telling us of her recent waxing fiasco. We quickly got in touch with our brow expert Ramy Gafni of RAMY Cosmetics who gave us the lowdown on the situation at hand.
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Read on to find out what causes little red bumps to form after a waxing job, which products will best soothe the irritated and inflamed area and how to prevent them from happening again!
“This is one of the reasons I’m opposed to waxing the eyebrows,” exclaims Ramy. “I’m an advocate of tweezing and trimming, which I feel is the most precise method. I often say, ‘Waxing is for cars’ and ‘Dread the Thread!’
Little Red Bumps
“The little, irritated bumps on the skin are the hair follicles that were traumatized by the waxing job. Either the wax was too hot, or it was ripped off too aggressively. Very often people tell me they stopped waxing because, ‘It made me break out.’
Those red bumps are not pimples or blemishes, but rather inflamed hair follicles. Sometimes when this happens, the hair follicle dies and the hair stops growing altogether.
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Products to Use On Newly Waxed Eyebrows
You should apply aloe vera gel or RAMY Elixir Skin Conditioning Primer ($40.00), which has cucumber and st. john’s wort, both anti-inflammatory ingredients. I use the elixir on clients after a brow shaping to soothe the skin and help reduce redness.
It is important NOT to use any moisturizer, skincare or makeup on the affected area that has active ingredients, which may further irritate the skin.
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If you apply aloe or any soothing product to the area and let it breathe, it should clear up in a couple of days. If it persists for more than one week, then it is advisable to see a dermatologist.”
Have any of you lovely ladies suffered from a brow-waxing mishap? What did you do to relieve the red, irritated bumps?
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