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How can i stop breaking out after removing facial hair by threading?

I always broke out after waxing so i just stopped doing it. i recently tried threading and i still broke out. the only way i can remove facial hair and not break out is by tweezing, but obviously i do not have the time to tweeze every single hair on my entire face. does anyone have any suggestions or tricks to prevent breaking out after threading (i prefer threading to waxing)? i have tried several different types of wax and different people have waxed/threaded my face and i had always broken out.

 
ericadrian

Asked by ericadrian at 3:19 AM on Mar. 25, 2009 in Beauty & Style

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  • ok so I'm only breaking out on my upper lip and i waxed my whole face. i guess maybe that's the area i'm most sensitive...i'll try something else next time. the person who threaded me said that many people put vaseline on the are that was threaded...maybe i'll try that. she also suggested putting neosporin on it but i already tried that and i still break out.
    ericadrian

    Answer by ericadrian at 5:02 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • What's threading? I haven't heard about it, but I need some kind of hair removal! You break out for a few reasons. Breakouts can be from bacteria, or from simple clogged pores. I hope you clean your face really well before threading. You can try using an antibacterial soap before and after.
    Buffie95

    Answer by Buffie95 at 8:05 AM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • I have this same problem, so I would love to hear an answer!
    sariejack

    Answer by sariejack at 4:41 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • Threading is a Middle Eastern way to remove facial hair. They use a thread and wrap it around their fingers and use their teeth or something (like when you floss) and roll it on the face. it causes the hair to tangle into it then some out as they are rolling the string around your face. It works very well. I think I break out because the hair follicle gets irritated or something. Some people recommend using neosporin, a skin toner (witch hazel) or washing with anti bacterial, which I have tried to no avail.
    ericadrian

    Answer by ericadrian at 10:41 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • I just went and got my entire face threaded and i washed (Purpose, very mild cleanser from target) and toned (DDF 10% glycolic acid from Sephora) my face before and after (used Vivant moisturizer afterward) getting it done. I'll keep you posted, sariejack :)
    ericadrian

    Answer by ericadrian at 7:48 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • ok, so im breaking out! does anyone have any tips?
    ericadrian

    Answer by ericadrian at 2:58 AM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • I would suggest your talking to a dermatologist. He/she could probably help you more than anyone, as everyone's skin reacts differently.
    etexmom

    Answer by etexmom at 7:49 AM on Mar. 28, 2009