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#38147 - 12/30/06 01:47 PM severe after wax pimples..help..
lasagne Offline
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Registered: 12/30/06
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im a male and just had my full back shoulders and arms waxed.

my hair was quite coarse and after 1 day i am totally covered in severe pimples/ white heads...i kid you not i must have atleast 3000 pimples all over my back!!
i have been using all the lotions and moisturies they gave me, but it aint helping. the tea tree lotion which im using isnt helping at all.

how long will this last for?
should i pop the pimples?

whats the best remedy to releve the aches and redness of the pimples?

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#38148 - 12/30/06 03:29 PM Re: severe after wax pimples..help..
lasagne Offline
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as ive been reading through all the posts trying to find some answers while hoping someone would reply to mine (which doesnt look like it lol)

ive discovered tend skin would be the best option.

im from australia.
tend skin aint available in australia! dam.

so im gonna order it from a site.

can i apply this to my pimples?

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#38149 - 12/31/06 02:39 AM Re: severe after wax pimples..help..
lasagne Offline
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Registered: 12/30/06
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what about this witch hazel stuff?

what can this do for me?

can i apply it directly to the whitehead pimples?

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#38150 - 12/31/06 09:09 PM Re: severe after wax pimples..help..
rachelle Offline
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oh you poor thing, am sorry i didnt see your post sooner.

dont pop the pimples. this unfortunatly does happen with waxing. they will recover on their own.

witch hazel is like an antibacterial substance. you could use it if you like. do a search on it, alot of ppl use it after electrolysis hair removal.

but just keep the area clean and dont scrub so hard in the shower. and DONT pop the pimples, could days they will disappear. your a first time waxer right? and your hair is thick so am not surprised at the reaction. Depending on thickness and sensitivity of the area you will get this reaction.

i get it when i wax my arms, but i dont get it when i wax my legs. my arms right after i wax, will run them under cold water for a bit and put alea vera gel on them. and i'll still get one or two pimples here or there.

good luck.
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mediterranian skin. blk hair. started dec04 electro on chin, sideburns and chest bone.nipples aug05. how it began: http://www.hairtell.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/18706/page//fpart/1/vc/1

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#38151 - 12/31/06 09:13 PM Re: severe after wax pimples..help..
rachelle Offline
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by the way, tend skin you can make yourself. it involves aspirin and alcohol. do a search on it in this website, somewhere i remeber seeing a recipe for it. tho i never used tendskin, but some ppl love it.


Edited by rachelle (12/31/06 09:27 PM)
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mediterranian skin. blk hair. started dec04 electro on chin, sideburns and chest bone.nipples aug05. how it began: http://www.hairtell.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/18706/page//fpart/1/vc/1

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#38152 - 01/01/07 09:54 AM Re: severe after wax pimples..help..
lasagne Offline
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hi thanks for your input.

4 days later and i still have the back and shoulders of freddy kruger!

Ive tried witch hazel and it seems to help in drying them out...perhaps i was putting too much teatree lotion on them, which wasnt drying.

Im asking if there is possibly a stronger astringent to witch hazel i could use. Tend skin is not available in australia and i have a feeling this would be much better and stronger than withc hazel.

How long do you think this will go on for?
Should i wax again?
Will the sun help out abit?

I leave for a holiday to surfers paradise in 2 days, and honestly cant beleive this is happening to me. Wearing a tshirt will make me feel more self concious now as to wearing one with my hair still present.


shit happens i sposse.


can you or anyone else possibly suggest something to me?


what does the aloe vera cream do? will it help dry out the skin??

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#38153 - 01/01/07 11:53 PM Re: severe after wax pimples..help..
rachelle Offline
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Registered: 06/25/04
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
hi there,

you know what, just go on your vacation and have fun. take off your shirt and just enjoy yourself! too be honest i know what those pimples look like and in two days they will calm down significantly. from now on till then, (and if you can tolerate it) shower in somewhat cool/cold water to bring down the redness on your back. dont touch the pimples, they will resolve on their own but probably by the time that happens, the hair will be coming back out.

for next time that you decide to wax. take a shower before, make sure your clean and fully dried. wax under a professional, and apply witch hazel and then aleo vera GEL. Witch hazel helps in healing and bacteria, aloe vera helps to cool down redness and stuff like that. and keep applying it when it dries like maybe 2 or 3 times throughout the day. and keep the area cool and sweat free. thats all i can tell you cause thats what i do.

the sun isnt great if you pick at the pimples and leave a scar. the sun might lead to darker pigmentation. but i wouldnt worry so much, put alot of sun tan lotion and keep good beach hygiene.

good luck!
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mediterranian skin. blk hair. started dec04 electro on chin, sideburns and chest bone.nipples aug05. how it began: http://www.hairtell.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/18706/page//fpart/1/vc/1

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#38154 - 01/02/07 07:50 AM Re: severe after wax pimples..help..
lasagne Offline
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Registered: 12/30/06
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rachelle thankyou so much for your help.

you seem to know a hell of alot more about this problem than most of the professionals i have been calling.!

Next time i get waxed i definatley will smother myself with witch hazel right afterwars, pain or no pain, i just hope my reaction wont be as severe.

Do you think withc hazel works better than tend skin?

because if so i think i might order a few bottles over the net (tend skin is not availbale in oz) for next time.

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#44488 - 08/07/07 01:09 AM Re: severe after wax pimples..help.. [Re: lasagne]
TravisMT81 Offline
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Registered: 08/07/07
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Loc: Orlando FL
I know this is an old thread but I just found this website and having the same reaction. I am freaking out and I am not sure where to even start.

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#44489 - 08/07/07 01:23 AM Re: severe after wax pimples..help.. [Re: TravisMT81]
jes Offline
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Registered: 09/09/06
Posts: 112
Loc: Montana
Well, keep it clean and dry. Try phenolated calamine lotion or witch hazel to dry the area out. Keep your hands off the area. Avoid tight clothing or garments that will rub. Avoid hot water: showers, saunas, hot tubs. And PFB Vanish works better than Tend Skin imo.

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