I have sensitive skin. I break out in a rash using the strangest things. For instance, everyone else in the universe apparently can use Mary Kay cleanser because it is hypoallergenic. Well, not for me! My face gets bumpy and swollen. Very attractive. I also am a woman of a “certain age” and have developed an upper lip hair issue. No, I am not joining the circus but still it is annoying and unattractive. Generally I wax my upper lip once a month or so and it if anything appears in the interim I yank it out with tweezers. One of my sisters uses a Nair product for her upper lip.
I gave it a shot. OMG! I now have chemical burns on my face. It is so bad that there are places with a layer of skin missing. Did I mention you cannot wash Nair off with soap – water only? I used ice to reduce the swelling and redness but that hurt like the dickens! I tried an aloe cream and that made me scream. I tried first aid burn cream. Holy smokes! The only thing that gave me any relief at all was petroleum jelly. Sooooo soothing.
Now I have a redness and swelling where the Nair had been located, spots of raw skin AND little break out spots from the Vaseline. I cannot leave this house. Seriously.
I am now going to dig around for some scarves that I might be able to wrap artfully around my head and lower face. If you see someone walking around looking like one of Michael Jackson’s kids (only taller) it will probably be me.