I got my eyebrows waxed at the nail salon & loved the results at first… but when I got home I realised my grave error | The Sun
A BEAUTY fan was left with a brutal rash after getting her brows waxed whilst on strong medication.
One of the go-to remedies for treating severe acne is Accutane – but like most medicaments, the popular treatment comes with a list of Dos and Don'ts patients have to follow.
One person who knows a little about this is TikTok user Andrea, 24, from the US – and now she's taken to social media to reveal what can happen when you don't follow the instructions.
Posing with bright red skin around her eyebrow area, the PICU nurse [Paediatric Intensive Care Unit] explained that she had gone to get her nails done at a salon.
''Oh my gosh, I messed up,'' Andrea exclaimed in horror in a video shared on TikTok.
''I was at the nail salon and they were like 'Let me do your eyebrows'.
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''And I was like 'Great' – cause I can't say 'No' to people.''
The aftermath was hair-rific – the skin of her face was severely red and there was a burning sensation, Andrea said.
According to experts at Sugar Lifestyle Spa Boutique, getting your brows done when on the strong medication can lead to various issues.
They said: ''It is not recommended to have any areas sugared or waxed when on Accutane, as the drug shuts off all of your oil glands.
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''This can cause severe lifting of the skin that could damage and scar the skin.''
To make matters worse, the 24-year-old was also scheduled to start her new job the following day.
Warning others to not end up in the same situation, Andrea wrote in the caption: ''PLEASE DONT DO THIS!! [sic]''
After a painful night of trying to fall asleep, she woke up looking slightly better – however, insisted the skin was brutally swollen.
''I usually sleep on my belly […] – every time I did that, it burned so bad.
''Woke up early this morning, at like 4am and had to reapply Aquaphor.''
As well as using an agent to help the skin recover, Andrea was also applying ice – and luckily, the tricks seemed to have done the work, as by day three after the tragedy her brows were back to normal.
Uploaded on the platform less than a week ago, the clip has already gone viral, winning a whopping 11.5million views.
Just as horrified, thousands flocked to comments, where one said: ''This is why you don’t go to the nail salons to get waxing!
''Always go to a aesthetician or cosmetologist bc [because] they definitely would have checked first.''
''Omg dude. Brows are killer tho [sic],'' someone else added.
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''This literally happens to my skin everytime I get my eyebrows done and I am not on accurate [sic],'' another penned.
''Get them threaded! Got em [them] waxed on accurate and literally could never go back,'' a fourth advised.
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