(Closed) TMI (maybe) Pale skin + dark hair = 5 o'clock shadow HELP

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Getting a professional wax a few days before the wedding will take care of this issue.  If it’s in your budget, laser hair removal is a miracle.  You can usually watch for a WagJag deal for about $100 for one body part, 4-6 treatments (which is enough to get 90% of the hair gone).

I have medium brown hair and fair skin and had the same issue, though not quite as dramatically.  When I shaved my underarms there was just a slight shadow.  After laser, the shadow is completely gone and the skin is just like the rest of my arm.  

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t have this problem because while I have very very pale skin, my hair is also pretty light. A couple ideas though…

1. Have you tried professional waxing? It may irritate your armpits, etc less than at home

2. Laser hair removal. Expensive, but lasts longer and may be worth the splurge for the wedding

3. I have heard of girls with dark hair bleaching body hair before, but it runs the risk of also irritating skin because of the harsh chemicals

Hope this helps!

Post # 5
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10571 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I have similar colouring to you and have been doing laser hair removal.  It’s the best colouring for it!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@cdncinnamongirl:  +1 on laser hair removal. It is easy, convenient, next to painless, and it’s easy to find good deals. Then, forget the wedding, you won’t have to worry about this EVER again.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I don’t know what a tach is… if you mean mustache, then laser that bitch. Best decision I ever made. I no longer wonder if people are staring at my upper lip while talking to me.

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