Hi all! I’ve been lurking here for well over a year. I noticed that I had more facial hair at about age 11 and I started to use nair on it. BIG MISTAKE! It became darker and coarser over time and at age 15 I began shaving my face (oh the horror). I’m now 21 and continue to shave EVERY SINGLE DAY! It has stopped me in many ways in my life because I’m absolutely horrified someone will notice (which I’m sure they do, it’s quite obvious even after shaving and makeup!). At first I was all about thelaser, but after reading many posts and doing a lot of research I decided it wasn’t for me. At that point I began looking in to and liking the idea of electrolysis. Something that really IS permanent! So, for the last year I’ve been researching, saving money, and working up the nerve to go. Today I called one place and set up a free consultation for next tuesday. She will leave some extra time to do a sample treatment. She is state certified and works out of her basement, which I have learned isn’t something to be afraid of! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> It’s just the first consultation but I plan on visiting at least 2 more that I’ve found. I live in a small area and am limited I have to drive at least 45 minutes to get to this woman, she’s the closest so far. She was wonderful on the phone. Very reassuring and made me feel comfortable so that’s a good start, but I will take the advice and try out more so I can compare.
I am going to take some before pictures and follow my progress. I’ll also keep track of my appointments, experiences, and progress and post it here so others can see how it’s going. I know I certainly appreciate that.
I had just a couple of questions. I currently exfoliate every other day and use a moisturizer at least once a day, but try to do morning and night. Is this too much or will this be a good amount (maybe not exfoliating right after an appointment!) I drink a lot of water as it is and stay away from soda for the most part so I think I’m ok there. I have aloe vera that I use quite often as it is so I’ll use that but I’ve also read to use tea tree oil and witch hazel, which is better and are they easy to find? Is neosporin one of the better things to use?
I’m really nervous but really excited. If anyone has any advice, I’m all ears! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
Thanks for listening,