How to Remove Hard Wax from Skin

How to Remove Hard Wax from Skin

Posted by Diana K. on Dec 21st 2022

Waxing is amazing and one of the most tried and true methods of hair removal. When things go as planned, everyone is happy. However, if you've recently had a waxing treatment or are in the middle of one and are left with hard wax stuck to your skin, don't worry! There are a few simple steps and two ways that you can take to safely and effectively remove the hard wax from skin that will reduce the pain and help leave your skin feeling healthy.


Here's what you'll need:
* A soft cloth or cotton pad
* Baby oil or coconut oil
* A warm washcloth

Step 1: Soften the wax

The first step in removing hard wax from your skin is to soften it up. This will make it easier to remove and will also help to prevent any unnecessary irritation or discomfort.To soften the wax, use a soft cloth or cotton pad to apply a small amount of your favorite pre/post oil such as BeeSmooth, baby oil, or coconut oil to the affected area. Gently rub the oil into the wax, using circular motions to help break it up.

Step 2: Apply heat

Once you've applied the oil, the next step is to apply heat to the wax. This will help to melt it, making it even easier to remove.To apply heat, simply place a warm washcloth over the affected area for a few minutes. Make sure the washcloth isn't too hot, as this could cause irritation or burns.

Step 3: Remove the wax

Once the wax has been softened and heated up, it should be much easier to remove. Use your fingers or a pair of tweezers to gently lift the wax off your skin. If the wax is still stuck, you can repeat steps 1 and 2 until it comes off easily.

Step 4: Cleanse the area

After you've removed the wax, it's important to cleanse the affected area to remove any remaining wax and oil. Use a gentle cleanser such as BeeClean and warm water to wash the area, and pat it dry with a clean towel.

Step 5: Moisturize

Finally, to help soothe any irritation or redness, be sure to moisturize the affected area. Use a gentle oil such as BeeSmooth in order to provide some hydration and soothing.


Step 1: Prepare Wax

Heat up a small amount of fresh hard wax in a wax warmer according as you normally would.

Step 2: Application

Once the wax is heated and melted, apply a normal strip on top of the wax stuck on the skin. This strip should cover the hard wax stuck on the skin by at least an inch.

Step 3: Removal

When the wax you are using is ready (this will depend on the brand, as Honeycomb's hard wax sets quickly), grab your tab and remove the fresh strip.

Step 4: Repeat

If step 3 was successful for you, repeat steps 2-3 as necessary until all of the old hard wax has been removed. NOTE: Excessive waxing can cause damage to skin and lifting or bruising. Please consult a professional if you are unsure.

Step 5: Cleanse

Cleanse the area with a gentle cleanser such as BeeClean to remove any remaining wax and disinfect the area. Pat the skin dry with a clean towel.

Step 6: Moisturize

Moisturize the affected area to soothe any irritation or redness. Use a gentle oil such as BeeSmooth to hydrate and nourish your skin.

Using fresh hard wax to remove old hard wax can be an effective technique, but be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for heating the wax and use caution when applying it to your skin. If you have sensitive skin or are unsure about using this technique, it may be best to consult with a professional or try the other method above.


And that's it! With these simple steps, you should be able to easily remove hard wax from your skin and keep your skin looking and feeling its best. Just know that you aren't the only one you has dealt with this, there are millions of others who have been through the same thing. We are here if you need anything!


Diana is the CEO and Founder of Honeycomb Wax Company. She formulated our depilatory wax and skin care line.