hello! i’m sam, i’m new to this forum, and i think there is something wrong with me. since you are all complete strangers who may be able to relate, i will tell you my problem.
my skin is possibly the most sensitive skin to ever exist on this planet. i would love to tell you that this is an exaggeration, but it’s not. i have the most difficult time with my “downstairs” area, which i have objected to years of shaving, hair removal creams, at-home bikini waxing, and occasional plucking, with consistently painful and horrible results.
so i recently decided to try brazilian waxing, and i went multiple times. my waxer listened to my every concern. she even gave me free samples of treatment creams for sensitive skin, but this was all to no avail. while i understand that irritation, itchiness, redness, and “raised bumps” are normal to experience after the waxing, mine seemed to last an abnormal amount of time. each time i got waxed, it got worse. i carefully followed each instruction she gave me, but my “raised bumps” would last for almost a week and even turned into disgusting, painful whiteheads. my skin would remain red and sore for the majority of this time. i was afraid to let my boyfriend near that area until at least a week or two after the waxing, and by then, some of the hair had already grown back. unsightly bumps + whiteheads + mini stubble hairs = not sexy.
after more research, i tried sugaring, which i heard is the best thing to do for sensitive skin. but almost 2 weeks later, my skin is still bumpy, raised, and to my delight, i have developed a few ingrown hairs. my skin’s consistent anger, inflammation, and rebellion throughout every hair removal method i have tried has lead me to the conclusion that there is probably something wrong with me.
i realize that it’s possible that i’m just being dramatic and that these results are a typical thing to experience, but from everything i’ve read online, irritation is supposed to subside within 48 hours after waxing/sugaring, and mine lasts for at least triple that. not to mention the pain. honestly, i am at a loss, and i don’t know what to do. i think i’ll probably see a doctor, but until then, i would like some insight from other people with super-ultra-mega-hyper-sensitive skin like mine. what should i do?!
thanks for reading, hope to see some replies…