Waxing with acne?
January 17, 2013 7:11 AM Subscribe
I have been looking forward to today's bikini wax for over a month. Yesterday, I noticed a large pimple down there. Is is still ok to get waxed?
posted by sockermom to clothing, beauty, & fashion (8 answers total)
A few details: my aesthetician does not have a receptionist or answer her phone, and she charges full price if you cancel within 24 hours. I would be out $70, which would really hurt - this is my one luxury right now, and I could really use it. (I just left an abusive relationship, am battling PTSD and depression, and finances are right after moving away from my ex hastily and stressfully - please trust me when I say that I need this right now, as silly as that sounds.)
The pimple is on the outside upper labia and is near where my leg and thigh touch. It is very big and cystic, much like the acne on my face. Warning - this is gross: it popped easily in the shower yesterday and leaked a ton of pus (I washed with antibacterial soap after that), but is still red and swollen and slightly painful to the touch.
Is it safe to wax anyhow? If not, any tips for talking to the aesthetician about not charging me? I can drive in for the appointment to talk with her.