Face burns can occur during many methods of hair removal. Men may experience face burns after shaving, while women may be subjected to burning after using hair removal creams on the facial area. The skin may become very red, inflamed, sore and can even bleed from face burns after using hair removal methods. Luckily, you can easily treat mild face burns that have been caused by hair removal with a few inexpensive items.
Identify the Severity of Your Face Burns
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, "first-degree burns are usually seen as mild pain and red like in color that just affect the top layering of your skin whereas second degree face burns may exhibit blistering and fluid oozing." Make note of any blistering on your skin. If your pain is unbearable and you have blistering or oozing, then seek medical attention as soon as possible for treatment to prevent scarring of your skin tissue. Second degree burns, just as third degree burns, can result in permanent scarring.
Buy a bottle of aloe vera gel or cream, a bottle of ibuprofen and a container of vitamin E gel capsules at your local pharmacy. According to Wilkes University, "aloe vera has a reputation for treating skin irritations and burns. Aloe vera can speed up recovery of third degree burns six times faster than other medical medications that are commonly used."
Read the directions on the back of the bottle of your ibuprofen. Take an ibuprofen to help reduce inflammation and pain per the instructions with a glass of water. Apply aloe vera to the affected and surrounding areas on your face. Allow the aloe vera to soak in for up to 15 minutes. Break open one of your vitamin E capsules and smear the liquid all over your face burns. Apply the aloe vera and vitamin E two to three times daily until your face burns from using hair removal methods have dissipated. According to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, "vitamin E provides a significant role in the healing of wounds."
Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated, healthy and to promote the healing of your skin tissue. Get 8 to 10 hours of sleep a night. Lack of sleep takes an unhealthy toll on the immune system and slows down the healing process of the body. Stay away from lotions, perfumed products and cosmetic makeup to help prevent infection to your face burns. Resume using cosmetic makeup and other beauty products after your skin has healed completely. If your face burns begin to ooze strange fluids or become much worse in appearance, seek the advice of your family doctor or dermatologist.