I can remember when I was in middle school I was always bothered by the fact that I had more facial hair than I would like. I didn’t realize at the time that there were products that could lighten or even remove the offending hair from my body.
Years later, in my late twenties I remember watching an episode of “Caroline in the City” starring Lea Thompson. The episode I ran across was one where she was staying at home on a Friday night dateless. Across her upper lip there was a thick white cream and she was curled up watching her TV. Suddenly there was a knock at her door. Her friend had brought two handsome men with her so they could double date.
Quickly, Caroline excuses herself as she’s trying to wipe off the cream and close the door at the same time. All this, to give herself a minute or two in order to compose herself and head out for a night on the town.
As I was giggling through the comic episode, I realized that I might consider a product like this for myself. Something I had never thought of in the past. The one thing about myself that I truly dislike I could possibly change with a simple purchase.
Needless to say, the next visit to the store I purchased a hair bleacher designed for use on the face. I used this for several years. In many ways I was still frustrated. I’m not sure it really hid my facial hair. It just turned the hair a lighter color and seemed more visible in sunlight.
I’m not sure why, but I never truly felt comfortable purchasing these items, but over time I felt more comfortable in that aisle. Comfortable enough to actually look at each of the products to see what they did rather than grabbing the one I was used to and quickly moving away!
One afternoon, I took the time to read each label and decided to go a step further and purchase the Sally Hansen Creme Hair Remover Kit. I was pleasantly surprised and reminded again of that episode of “Caroline in the City” when I opened the package and found a similar cream formula that is just placed on the upper lip over any areas with excess hair. In less than 10 minutes, all the hair was gone.
To this day, I still use this product and still find it amazing. I find that once a week is more than enough to take care of my needs. I’ve learned that using Kleenex or toilet paper to wipe off the cream works better than a wash cloth in removing the hair. Sometimes you need to wipe a second time and any stray hairs that you missed with the first wipe will come off.
If you are embarrassed by facial hair as I was, I think you may really like this product. I feel more confident and attractive every time I step out the door. Take the time to pamper yourself.