On Dermablading

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Hello and happy Sunday. Let’s talk about something that is not fun, and that once you’re aware of will haunt you wherever you go. I’m talking about facial hair, more specifically upper lip hair. Yeah, I’m talking about mustaches here because, at least for me, it’s been a struggle to find an effective method to remove it that actually lasts.

I’ve tried wax, and the thing is, it hurts like hell, and also, I feel like in my case it doesn’t remove all the hair at once, but then my skin is sensitive and I can’t go over again with it, so I’m basically left with a red rectangle over my lip and patches of hair. Sexy.

I’ve also tried using tweezers because I use those for my eyebrows, but it’s such a painful and time-consuming process that I ruled it out the first time I tried it. Nope, sorry, I’m not going to pull at my mustache for an hour while tears run down my face from the pain.

What really messed everything up for me and my sexy upper lip was that hair removing cream, the one that’s meant specifically for facial hair. That stinks alright, but it’s supposed to take you like three minutes and then you’re done. It doesn’t hurt and it removes the hair alright. The problem? A week after using it, scratch that, three days after using it, I could already see hairs growing, and they were coming out thicker than before.

It was so discouraging I literally decided to just let my mustache grow wild and free, and I don’t know for how long I stopped trying to remove it. That is, until I watched this video in which Tati talks about Dermablading.

Now, the real thing is done at specialized places and it involves blades and basically getting dead skin scraped off your face or whatever, which sounds creepy and not fun at all. However, by the end of the video, Tati talks about how you can get those blades that are used for shaping your eyebrows to remove peach fuss if you’ve got very light, thin facial hair.

That got me thinking, if those blades work for peach fuss, they might work for my mustache, so of course, I bought myself a pack of three and proceeded to shave. The process itself didn’t hurt and didn’t leave any marks on my skin, so it was immediately better than wax. It took me like two minutes, but I was able to go back and remove more if I saw that I’d left some hairs, so it beat the tweezers.

Here’s where it wins all the hair-removal prizes in the world: it lasted a freaking month! Okay, so originally I was going to wait a week and then do a check-in post and let you know about me trying this new method (at least new to me), and my thoughts on it. The week was over and I had no visible hair, so I thought “okay, let’s do a two-week update,” and, you guessed it, two weeks later I had some very short and fine and not at all noticeable (unless you were literally pressed against me, looking at my upper lip) facial hair. I was kind of nervous to wait out two weeks because usually with my mustache one day I have nothing and then the next day I see myself and I’m looking like my dad, but the hairs actually grew so slowly and so thin, that I survived a whole month and fell great through it all.

This is a cheap method for removing your facial hair, it takes no time, it doesn’t hurt or cause any discomfort afterwards, and at least in my case, it lasts longer than other methods I’ve tried. I, however, have light and thin facial hair, but I honestly wouldn’t know if it works for people who have thicker, darker hair. I would advise you to try using the blades and do weekly checks and see if this method works for you, and if it does, please let me know because I love to give people helpful advice!

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

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