Last summer I got a terrible sunburn. My whole body was covered in second degree burns. I peeled off enough skin I thought I was beginning to lose weight due to the amount of skin I was shedding. (I wasn’t out in the sun that long - I am just Extremely white.) I kept garbage bags next to my bed just to put all the skin into it was so gross.
I couldn’t walk for 5 days and had to have my mom help me to the bathroom and bring me food twice a day.
My legs were PURPLE. Not red, not maroon, but Purple.
Since my sunburn, I have a noticed a drastic reduction in hair growth on my legs. I used to shave at night and I’d have stubble by the next morning. Now I shave at night and when I come home from work the next night sometimes my legs are still smooth! This is 9 months later.
It was just something I noticed and thought I would share. Of course I would never recommend this but it seems to fit with the whole theory of laser/pulsed light sheer hair removal, etc. Clearly excess light/burns will reduce hair growth.
[ April 16, 2004, 05:40 PM: Message edited by: marie24 ]