VegasBride
Super September 2009

Rash from Waxing... Help!

VegasBride, on September 18, 2009 at 8:19 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 13
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Ok so yesterday I went to get my eyebrows and lip waxed. Not a big deal done it a dozen times. Well the esthetisian (Sp?) convinced me that it would be a good idea to go ahead and do a full face wax. Well when I left I was broke out in a horrible rash on half of my face. So when I got home I put a cold compress on it and then followed that up with neosporin. This morning I woke to find its actually getting worse!!! I have been continuing to put neosporin and sensitive skin healing lotion on. Does anyone else have any ideas. My wedding is in 6 days and I have a horrible blistering rash on my face.

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Latest activity by Konichiwa, on September 24, 2009 at 11:45 AM
  • Linda
    Super April 2010
    Linda ·
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    VegasBride that's horrible. I'm so sorry that happened to you. I'm not familiar with treatments for this, but I would stop putting any more "creams" on your face until you talk to a physician, nurse, etc. Putting lotion on it may be making it worse. I'm sure someone on here has experience and will be able to offer some help.

    Good luck.

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  • bay
    Expert November 2009
    bay ·
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    So sorry you're going through that. Call the salon and speak with the manager. I am also a certified esthetician and would never think of waxing someone's entire face nor have I heard of such a practice. In the meantime don't put anything else on it and call a dermatologist and see if they can squeeze you in. Hope you're feeling better soon!

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  • Alexis
    Super September 2009
    Alexis ·
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    Holy crap! Just do not put makeup on it what so ever and get to the dr. Asap. It could get infected if u don't treat it...

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  • Alexis
    Super September 2009
    Alexis ·
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    Who would recommend that!!! Bad esthecian! Way bad.

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  • VegasBride
    Super September 2009
    VegasBride ·
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    First of all I went to a Student Salon for one of the major salons here in Vegas. Facial waxings are semi common here in Vegas and is something that is taught at all the major beauty schools here. Its mostly suggested for special occasions. Supposedly helps make up go on smoother. I currently don't have insurance or the money to see a Dr. or a dermotoligist. I just gave my face a good washing with one of those messaging face wash things. Hopefully this will clear up soon. There are a few open wounds on my cheek so I am really hoping this will all clear up soon. Like I said I am putting neosporin on my face right now to help with any possible infections. I just feel like such an idiot for trying something new a week before the wedding.

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  • VegasBride
    Super September 2009
    VegasBride ·
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    Ok so a quick update. I was looking at my face and to be honest it just looks chapped very badly. So I started looking at stuff I have and I found a tube of Carmex chapstick. Since my face is essentially chapped I went ahead and put it on my face and I must say this is the best my face has felt. We will see how it works out.

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  • Donna Puma
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    Baking soda and water will calm your down....

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  • Donna Puma
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    Neosporin will help to help with the irritation good luck

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  • Mrs shdvl
    Master July 2012
    Mrs shdvl ·
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    I love carmex. If its chapped try the little jar style on carmex you can get your finger into it and might spread easier.

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  • VegasBride
    Super September 2009
    VegasBride ·
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    I have the squeeze tube stuff right now. Its been working great. I just squeeze a bit onto my finger and then spread it on my face. It feels weird though putting chapstick on my face. lol.

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  • Denise Hutter
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    It is not a rash. You should use a bump out or something for ingrown hairs. This is common when ever you wax a new area. Never wax new areas just before a special event vacation or wedding this includes bikini/Brazilian, armpits, even the lip 'cause you're going to get bumps. You should follow up with the school for two reasons one to have them show you how to solve your problem second is so the students will know what happens when they do to much waxing at one time and how they should inform their client what may happen.

    Good luck

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  • AHairston
    Dedicated September 2009
    AHairston ·
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    Ohh no Vegas that sucks, I would try just a warm washcloth and if that dont work then try neosprin...and today is the big day!!!! So good luck and I hope evertyhing truns out wonderful on you big day and since you right up the street i might stop in and say "hay"...lol j/k CONGRATS!!

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  • Konichiwa
    Master January 2010
    Konichiwa ·
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    If it was an allergic reaction I was going to say try some benadryl but it sounds like your skin is just super irritated. I'd stick with the carmex and neosporin for the wounded areas.

    I sure hope this clears up before your wedding!

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