Post # 1
Uggh. I’m in a pretty undesirable dilemma. I’m a blonde with relativley light hair, but I’m super fuzzy. Hahah! I know that sounds wierd, but my face really is covered with this thin layer of fuzz, for lack of a better word. Its not at all noticable in pictures, (you can see some on my blog) but makeup goes on smoother when I’m fuzzless.
Tweezing is an absoloute nightmare (it would take FOREVER) and I’ve found that hair removal creme does the trick. Except for the down side. I have REALLY sensitive skin. I get rashes all the time, and using the hair removal creme I have right now from AVON is no exception. Usually I just live with the cheek, chin and forehead fuzz, but looking forward to the wedding, I decided I’d give the creme a try today so I could get used to it. Bad decision. THE BURNING! THE REDNESS! Never again.
I’ve seen a lot of new Veet and Nair hair removal cremes on the market, and I know some are marketed for people with sensitive skin, but I’ve been to chicken to test them out. Has anyone used them? Do you have a gentle hair removal reccomendation? I’d really like to use some sort of creme but I can’t stand having a crazy rash for 24 hours afterwards.
Post # 3
I have used the new Veet for sensitive skin with good results, but I have never tried it on my face. I used it on my arms and put lotion on right after. I did not have any kind of rash, and I have very sensitive skin.
Also, you could have the areas waxed, unless that would give you a rash too. If that won’t work, my esthetician has a tiny little tool that looks like a stick with a pumice stone on the end. You can run it over your face and it takes off the hair. I know you can get them at beauty supply stores, but I am not sure what you would call that kind of tool. It works well on some people, but I have heard that people with coarse dark hair (like sideburns) sometimes have the hair grow back wilder than before. Since you are fair and blonde, shouldn’t be a problem.
Post # 4
I have used Veet and Nair, both for sensitive skin. They’re okay, but there’s 2 huge downsides:
1. If you don’t leave them on long enough (even by less than 1 minute), the hair isn’t removed.
2. If you leave them on too long (even by less than 1 minute), I get a horrible rash.
Plus, logically, these creams are a chemical designed to disintegrate your hair. It’s sooo hard not to irritate skin. I’ve given up on them, because the rash really sucks. But I’ve never even used it on my face. I have very pale peach-fuzz in the sideburns, so it doesn’t bother me. f it was everywhere, it might bother me, but it’s just the sideburns.
Since the rashes suck sooo much, I would recommend going to an esthetician to get it waxed or sugarred. Yeah, it hurts, but at least it’ll be gone quickly (unlike tweezing, which takes forever). And, if done properly by a trained person, irritation and rashes are less likely.
Post # 5
I tried a Nair product for my face last night while Fiance was out, and now I have a red rash on my upper lip 🙁 I’m trying to avoid looking at him directly, but its getting tough! I guess I should just fess up to what I was doing, and shouldn’t be embarrassed about it as this is the man I am going to marry. Does anyone else get embarrassed about these types of things?
Any ideas how to calm the rash or cover it in the meantime? I’m put some makeup and powder on it, but it looks a bit caky/flaky now!