December 12, 2023
If you deal with acne regularly, you may wonder if you should avoid waxing until your breakouts clear. Acne and waxing can seem like a risky combination. However, waxing with acne isn’t necessarily off-limits. Here’s guidance on how to decide if waxing is right for your skin.
By: Alison, Licensed Esthetician
With that said, there are proper ways to go about waxing when dealing with above-active acne breakouts and avoiding new ones!
In general, it is recommended to wait at least 2-4 weeks after stopping the use of topical acne medications such as retinoids (like tretinoin) or oral medications like isotretinoin (Accutane) before getting waxed. These medications can make your skin more sensitive and prone to irritation, and waxing during or immediately after their use can potentially cause skin damage or adverse reactions.
However, the exact waiting period can vary depending on the specific medication, its strength, and your skin’s response.
Remember, it’s always important to prioritize your skin’s health and safety. If you have any doubts or concerns, it’s best to consult with a professional who can give you personalized advice based on your unique situation. You can also learn more about waxing services here at Atalo Aesthetics in Cincinnati, Ohio!
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