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Waxing Help, Please!

So, I have a rather hairy face for a woman. Combo of genetics (thanks, mother's side of the family!) and PCOS. Now, I'm on BC and it's getting better, but I still get annoyed by it.

Sunday night I decided to get some waxing strips and do my upper lip and sideburns. Side note: the redness from this made me look like I had an old timey beard, which was somewhat entertaining.


Redness went away pretty quickly, but now I have an acne breakout spread over the area I waxed. I probably have about 25 zits (ranging from small whiteheads to red bumpy, not yet erupted types) right now.

I used a physical exfoliator this morning in the shower and just used a gentle chemical peel tonight. Aside from the occasional white head, I thought I had cured myself from ye olden miserable bad breakout days, so I'm kinda freaking out right now.


Anybody else have this side effect? How long did it last? Since I am resolutely resisting picking, I suspect several of the whiteheads to clear up in the next 48 hours (please please please please) but I am worried about the deep ones that are reminiscent of the cystic acne I battled for years.

HALP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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