I applied the Nair face removal cream for sensitive skin earlier today. Upon applying it, my skin began to burn, however I overlooked the pain as a usual side effect to complete the recommended three minutes. When I washed the cream off with a damp cloth, my upper lips were red and burning like no tomorrow.
Immediately, I washed it off using water and then using my 'Tea Tree & Aloe Vera' Face Wash which further induced the burning sensation. I, then, sprayed rose water on my upper lips at very frequent intervals as it minimized the pain. I also applied fresh aloe vera gel which significantly reduced the redness.
On the 5th hour, I purchased some 1% hydrocortisone cream which has reduced the burning sensation.
I am currently on my 6th hour. My upper lip skin is slightly discoloured (dark + light in some areas) and the burning sensation is still persistent, however much less from what I was originally experiencing.
I would really, really appreciate if you could tell me what else I can do? How long will it take to heal? Will this leave a scar?
Also, I have to leave to the beach tomorrow - will that cause further complications? What precautions can I take?
Thank you for your time and concern.