(Closed) Ouch! Why did I just do this?!

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ummm not for me, but once Darling Husband asked me to wax his back.  NOT a good idea.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Attempted to wax my upper lip years ago, ended up tearing the skin off. Took weeks before it looked normal again! 

I hope your lip goes down!

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@ahigg396:  What did you use? I’ve used the Sally Hansen wax strips…. They don’t require heating up. They worked great for me….. I use them from time to time with no issues.The kit I have comes with little strips in different sizes and also this gel you apply afterwards to soothe it. Hopefully yours clears up by tomorrow! 

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

There’s not really details… I’d waxed my own legs a fair bit with no issues.  Used the same strips and everything on Darling Husband, but when I pulled off, a few of the follicles were bleeding, and then he got a terrible bumpy rash that took a couple weeks to go away.  He was so mad at me.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@ahigg396:  i’ve been waxing my own lip for years.  i use the cold wax strips.  they work well.  even after all of these years, my lip still swells a bit and turns red.  i do it at night before bed so that the swelling/redness goes down overnight.

one tip is to make sure that after you pull it off, put your other hand on the area right away.  waxing is shocking to the skin so when you put your hand on it, it calms it down a bit.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I wax my own lip, eyebrows, and have even done my own bikini wax. I’ve been doing it for years. I think the wax was probably too hot. Do you have blonde or red hair? Your skin would be more sensitive that way. They have special wax for that, it’s typically a pink creamy color. I’ve never tried the cold wax but I my hair is too course for that.

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