How to Treat a Wax Burn

Updated April 17, 2017

You can remove hair by cutting, shaving, plucking, waxing and creams. All these methods work well but waxing is the most painful. Using hot wax also raises the possibility of getting burnt. According to Skin Biology, waxing it the lowest-costing and most effective way to remove unwanted hair. It removes hair from the root.The procedure takes three to eight weeks for the hair to grow back. If you wax regularly, much of your hair will be gone permanently.

Pour cool water over the burn immediately. This will soothe the pain.

Take aspirin. This help reduce the pain and swelling.

Apply aloe vera to the burn. Gel is better than most creams because creams often have added ingredients that could irritate the burn.

Wrap some ice in a wash cloth and hold it to the burn. This will hold down excessive swelling and redness.

Apply an oil-based ointment. The oil will soothe the burn and keep it moist.

Apply an allergy medicated cream as the burn starts to heal to keep the burnt area from itching.


Get medical help if your pain or redness increases or you develop fever or chills.

Things You'll Need

  • Cool water
  • Aspirin
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Ice
  • Cotton wash cloth
  • Oil based ointment
  • allergy medicated cream
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