Post Wax Upper Lip Pimple
Waxing is a type of hair removal method that provides semi-permanent results. The follicles are removed instead of the hair. The hair will grow back six to eight weeks after.
Causes of Bumps after Waxing Upper Lip
- Bumps that can appear as pimples after waxing the upper lip happens when the follicles are so strong that when they are plucked out with a strong force will disrupt the skin and cause bumps.
Treatment for Bumps after Waxing Upper Lip
To avoid having bumps, you can follow these steps:
- If you have thick hair, you should exfoliate it for a few days first or use a softening lotion. It will soften the hair follicles and will make the waxing process easier to do.
- Apply cold compress on the upper lip to avoid swelling. Pat dry after the compress.
- You can also apply tea tree lotion twice a day.
- Keep your upper lip dry as possible.
- Try to avoid heavy exercise as it will cause sweating to the upper lip. If you have to do such activities, be sure to have a quick shower afterwards.
- Bumps will also be lessened if you wax regularly.
- You can also apply a cotton ball soaked with hydrogen peroxide. This will control the inflammation caused by microorganisms.
- Apply a blemish control cream or solution to release clogged pores from the wax itself. It is believed that clogged pores cause the pimple-like growths.
- Apply a mild steroid ointment on your lip available over the counter. Do this twice a day.
- You can also use a moisturizer with aloe vera.
- Avoid using finacea as it may cause dryness. Instead, you can apply rosacea.
- Consult your dermatologist if the bumps last for one week.