It starts from the sides of my forehead and goes all the way down to the sides of my cheeks and then sprinkles across my chin, and on my top lip.
The good thing about being of Italian descent is that I’m ageing pretty well but there is a price, and that price is that I’ve had to remove more hair than most from my face using a variety of techniques. Some of which have left me with facial burns, injuries and acne.
This is why I’m considering shaving.
When I first discovered my hairy face issue I raced off to the beautician and asked for my entire face to be waxed. It hurt like a son-of-a-b and my face felt red, raw and swollen for the remainder of the day.
To add insult to injury I woke up the next day covered in painful acne, the kind that is red and swollen and capped off by pus-filled eruptions that are impossible to cover with makeup, that I wasn’t meant to pop and that I could only deal with by cancelling my week and hiding at home until they healed.
(These celebs have been known to flash some pit hair. Post continues after gallery.)
I didn’t know what to do. If I couldn’t wax, how would I deal with my hair issue, aside from seeking hormonal treatment which may or may not work. What if they hair disappeared but I became moody, or I replaced one hormonal issue with another?
I decided to resort to plucking the most obvious and obnoxious of hairs during my eyebrow plucking sessions, focusing on the ones on my temples and chin.
Plucking hairs from your face is eye-watering and the fact I was constantly flinching with fear resulting from the pain didn’t help. I decided to try hair removal cream.
It worked, it stank and it left burn marks on my face. Had I left it on too long? Still, it was better than nothing so I switched to the hair removal cream for sensitive skin and the results were better, except it’s pretty hard to remove all the hair from my face using hair removal cream, plus it scares my children.