Let’s agree. We all love sporting smooth, silky skin sans that unwanted hair on the arms and legs but there is no other easy and affordable way to do it, than waxing.

Ouch! And for some waxing is a painful procedure that leaves the skin red and inflamed. In severe cases, it may even cause skin allergies.  

DIY creams for skin rash

During the process of waxing, hair follicles are forcefully pulled from the roots, making the skin sensitive and irritated. The excessive inflammation might also cause folliculitis i.e. a red, bumpy, inflamed, pimple like rash in some women that required immediate care.

But don’t worry. You can naturally treat skin allergies and soothe your skin post waxing, thanks to these DIY soothing creams. These homemade creams are not only easy to make but also will leave your skin softer, reduce inflammation and allergy free for a long time. 

1. Aloe Vera Gel And Coconut Oil Paste:


3-4 tbsp of freshly scooped aloe vera or aloe vera gel from market

1-2 tbsp coconut oil


Mix the coconut oil and aloe vera gel into a smooth paste.

Apply it all over the skin where you have waxed.

Massage the affected part for 10-15 minutes.

Wash off with cool water.

How It Works:

The nourishing and soothing properties of both aloe vera and coconut when massaged gets absorbed by the skin and provide immediate relief from redness and inflammation

2. Cucumber and Milk Pack:


6-7 tbsp cucumber pulp or juice

7-8 tbsp cold milk


Mix the milk and cucumber pulp and place it in ice trays in the freezer.

Once it solidifies, apply the cucumber-milk cubes on the waxed inflamed skin.

Slowly rub the cubes on your skin till the inflammation soothes down.

How It Works:

The antioxidant and cooling properties of cucumber help in healing the inflamed skin whereas the moisturising properties of the chilled milk cubes attenuates dry, inflamed sore skin.

3. Witch hazel and Peppermint Oil:


5-6 tbsp witch hazel essential oil

3-4 tbsp of peppermint oil

2-3 tbsp cold water or as per requirement


Mix the witch hazel oil and peppermint oil and dilute it with cold water.

Soak a cotton ball in the diluted oil and slowly dab it all over the inflamed area.

How It Works:

Being a natural astringent loaded with tannins, witch hazel oil is extremely beneficial for soothing dry, red, inflamed skin after waxing, whereas the cooling properties of peppermint oil alleviates swelling and pain from the waxed area.