How To Remove Waxing Residue from Skin

Waxing is one of the best weapons any woman has. You can wax your legs, arms, armpits, eyebrows and bikini line. But let’s face it: it’s not all sugar and spice and everything nice. Yes, it removes unwanted hair, but it’s painful and wax can still remain on your skin even after you are done with waxing a part of your body. This happens all the time. Whether you use hot wax, cold wax or strips, there is still that stubborn wax that remains on your skin and refuses to come off. There are several ways that you can remove any waxing residue on your skin. This article will show you how. Read on.

  • Vaseline. Rub a generous amount of Vaseline on the patch of skin that has wax residue. Leave on for about a minute and wipe off with a clean cloth. The wax should come off easily with the Vaseline lotion.
  • Baby oil, mineral oils and other skin-safe oils. This should also remove wax quickly. Rub a generous amount on your skin and leave on for a couple of minutes before wiping off with a towel or clean cloth. Make sure not to rub excessively or else you will burn your skin. Just rub to spread it on the entire area and leave it alone.
  • Warm water. Get a washcloth and dip it in a basin of warm water. Rub gently onto skin and repeat a few times until the wax comes off completely.
  • Petroleum jelly. Rub a generous amount and spread thoroughly onto skin, using a cotton swab. Leave on for at least five minutes and wipe off with a clean cloth.
  • Fresh wax. The principle to this is that wax sticks to wax. Get a new wax from your kit and roll it into a small ball. Rub onto your skin and the wax residue on your skin will stick to the ball of wax. Repeat for a few times until you notice that there is no longer any wax left on your skin. Wipe off with a towel. Discard the ball of wax after use.
  • Wax residue remover. You can buy this at any health and beauty section in a department store. One such product is the Jibere Wax Residue Remover. It costs about $10 for a 12oz bottle. It is a post-waxing cleansing oil designed to remove wax residue on skin. This product is oil-based so it should be easy to use. Rub a generous amount on the affected area and leave on for about five minutes to give time for the wax to adhere to the oil. Wipe away with a cloth. It doesn’t only does what it’s supposed to do, but at the same time it cleanses and moisturizes the skin. Keep a stash in your medicine cabinet so you can use it anytime after waxing.

Since you wax every few weeks, you probably have this dilemma every time. You no longer have to worry about leftover wax on your skin after waxing because you have ways on how to remove it effectively and painlessly. It is important to remember that whatever you use on your skin to remove any waxing residue to always moisturize after. Apply a generous amount of skin lotion with moisturizer to avoid it from getting dry. Do this every time.


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