How to Calm Your Skin After Having Your Eyebrows Waxed

Having your eyebrows waxed is easy, cheap and the results are INCREDIBLE. 

Unfortunately, what’s not incredible is the red, sore skin you get after you have had your eyebrows waxed. 


So how do we calm your skin above and below your eyebrows?

It’s simple to help calm your skin, you can moisturize, cool your skin, avoid any contact with the irritated area when cleaning your face and skip any products on your face for a few days. 

Take a look at our guide to learn all the tricks of the trade. Learn how best to treat your skin and calm them the quickest possible way. 

Side Effects from Eyebrow Waxing – 

Most people don’t suffer from many side effects after waxing, but simply a little red and sensitive area around the eyebrow. But just in case you have had a reaction, take a look at which side effects are normal and nothing to worry about. 

  • Redness 
  • Inflammation 
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Dryness 
  • Spots
  • Hives (Less common)
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How to Eliminate Redness after Eyebrow Wax

Having your eyebrows waxed is one of the best feelings in the world. However, if you are unfortunately one of the unlucky ones who have sensitive skin and suffer from bad side effects (always me) then be sure to follow our guide to calm your brows. 

  1. Moisturize – Be sure to moisturize the irritated skin around your eyebrows that have just been waxed. We would suggest moisturizing after you have showered to open your pores from hot water (to help the moisturiser soak in). Read our guide on wether you should shower before or after waxing.

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  1. Avoid Exfoliation – If the skin around your brows is red and sore it’s recommended to avoid scrubbing or any type of exfoliation as this could irritate the skin further. 
  1. Cool, The Skin – You can help relieve the itching and sore skin following your wax by soothing your skin with aloe vera or lavender oil. Take a look at which product we suggest applying after waxing. 
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  1. Avoid Tweezers – We all have the habit of missing that one stray hair. Well then learn to embrace it (don’t let it bother you). It’s essential you leave it alone at least until any irritation has gone as getting the tweezers on your freshly waxed skin will seriously cause breakouts on top. 
  1. Skin Products – We all have our daily skincare routines which are essential for the care of our skin but this can, unfortunately, damage your freshly waxed skin from product overload. 

Whether it’s cream for your face or makeup this will clog up the pores on your face and therefore irritate the skin even more. 

  1. Touch – Try not to touch your brow area constantly because this can bring bacteria to this area, which will then clog the pores which will then increase the risk of infection. 
  1. Sun Exposure – Avoid sunbeds, saunas, and even spray tans. Sunbeds and saunas raise your skin’s temperature and make it sensitive, as well as open more your pores. Give your skin at least 48 hours to rest.
  1. Ice Pack – To help reduce the inflammation try using an ice pack on irritated skin. 
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Is Swelling Normal After Waxing Eyebrows? 

Swelling after waxing your eyebrows is normal if it is very slight swelling, it is recommended to take an anti-histamine. If you have severe swelling then you should see your GP. 

How Long Does Waxing Redness Last? 

Redness around your eyebrows could last anywhere from 24 hours to 36 hours. Typically 24 hours is the normal time you will have any side effects. 

Read Here: Should you moisturize after waxing?


Hopefully, by reading our guide you understand how best to calm your skin after having your eyebrows waxed. 

Be sure to follow our steps for the best results; moisturize, cool off, avoid exfoliation, dont use tweezers with the waxing and avoid all products for at least 24 hours. 

How did you find our guide to calm your skin after eyebrow waxing? Do you have any unanswered questions? Please feel free to contact us to ask any questions as we love to hear from our readers. 

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