Let's see...am I caught up?
mention my most recent waxing experience? I don't think so. It was
horrendous. Just a week ago, I got my full legs and bikini waxed (like usual).
My underarms too. That wasn't as painful as usual. Probably because a lot of
my hair stayed put. For my face, I asked for threading - as suggested by one
woman over a month ago when I was last in for waxing. Unfortunately, she wasn't
working the day I went to have it done.
Let me tell you right now
... threading HURTS ... way more than waxing! To give
you an idea...she tried to yank all the hair off my entire face with dental
floss. I had no idea I had facial hair in some of these torturous places.
Imagine a long thin rubber band. Hold and stretch it using both hands. Twist
it as tight as it will go. Now stretch it back like a slingshot and put pins
and needles in it. Imagine there are a hundred of you with the same
pin-infested rubber-band slingshot. Take aim directly at your face. Shoot.
Again. And again. And again.
I wanted her to stop and give me a numbing
agent. That wasn't even the worst of it. She said she needed to wax
my lip and eyebrows because threading them would be more painful. I didn't
believe her - and I still don't.
I reminded her of my skin's
sensitivity. I rarely get my face waxed anymore because my skin
usually burns. She did a good job of taking extra care of me one time before.
But I don't think it really registered just how sensitive my skin is. This was
the worst I'd ever burned. Not only was my upper lip numb for the entire week,
but I had burn-blisters around my mouth and surrounding my eyebrows.
Within hours, the areas of my face
that were threaded began to bubble up with irritation. So, basically there was
not one part of my face that was blister-free all week!
It was so bad, my facialist refused to
touch my skin until it 'calms down'. She suggested ice-cold water and Neosporin
for a week. Nothing else. No makeup. No sunscreen. No lotion. Nada.
Nothing. Zip. Zilch.
Ah yes, a good week to start