Afternoon beauty fix / How to solve your face waxing woes:

Hot wax and cotton strips are great for removing facial hair from the cuticle, but they also leave pores wide open in their wake. Aestheticians often press a finger over raw skin before finishing with a dusting of baby powder, and both are to blame for blocking your pores with zit-forming impurities. Hedge that risk by treating the area with witch hazel, nature’s finest anti-impurity asset. Weleda‘s bottle of Refining Toner ($22, has loads of it, plus lemon juice and vitamin C to clarify and calm the hostile situation.