Please help me! I tried using Sally Hansen’s Cream Facial Hair Remover and left it on for the directed amount of time. After I tried wiping off the hair on my upper lip it didn’t seem to work so applied more on two spots. It started to burn so I wiped it off. Now I have two big dark red blotches on the two spots where I re-applied. I have put on Aloe Vera but it burns horribly when I apply it! Any suggestions??? The blotches look horrible!
Sorry to hear about your chemical burn.
Readers, this shows why it’s very important not to leave depilatory products on too long and to follow manufacturer’s instructions. Reapplying immediately after a treatment is a big no-no. If it didn’t dissolve the hairs in time (a common problem), your hair may be too coarse for a depilatory, or your skin too sensitive.
Do not attempt again for at least a few days after a treatment. And any time you start to feel burning with a depilatory, wash it off IMMEDIATELY and apply baby oil to the area to help neutralize the burn.
anonymous1, your quick removal probably saved you from a much worse burn. Be sure to apply lots of 100% aloe gel (not lotion) with no additives or coolants like menthol. If the skin blisters or scabs or forms a weeping sore, you should consider going to a dermatologist. Even these more serious burns usually resolve themselves well, so red blothiness should clear up much faster.