Writing this in a middle of a pandemic, when we all have zero access to beauty salons to be waxed is strange. However the show must go on as they say, and they will one day be open again. Nevertheless, my love for epilating and waxing is still strong and I wanted to share that with you all.I remember writing a post a long time, and it was very much an ode to epilating. If you would like to read the post from a much younger Jodie, then here is the link, however, excuse me if I cringe at my past self. I’ve always had an off again, on again relationship with epilating. I really do believe shaving is a chore, especially in the bikini region and under my arms. I can just about tolerate shaving my legs, but one thing I don’t love about shaving anywhere else is the black shadow it leaves under my arms. This was my main motivating factor to epilate and purchase the Panasonic ES-ED93 Wet and Dry Epilator as an upgrade for its predecessor. I’ve been epilating my underarms since October 2019, and let me tell you, it has changed my life in a small way. To begin with, it was very much a painful chore, and what I imagine it would feel like to give yourself third degree sunburn under your arms. Nonetheless, I am persistent and here I am six months later. Epilating my underarms is no longer painful, takes about five minutes out of my day, I only have to do it once every three weeks, and not only is my hair regrowth thinner and sparser but that black shadow is non-existent now. Here’s hoping I can build up the courage to move onto my legs.
The main theme of this post is how I find shaving certain areas of my body a chore, and my bikini line is one of those. Since I started going to my local beauty salon to be waxed, I have never looked back. Even now, during lockdown with very limited options, I still am not looking back and am waiting with bated breath to return to regular waxes. I always find the first question I’m asked is how painful it is. To answer that question simply, it’s definitely no massage and isn’t comfortable, but it is tolerable and is over quickly. Each time you get waxed the pain isn’t the same, and by that I mean the pain diminishes each time as you would expect. Much like epilating, waxing also means that regrowth is sparser and slower, with longer periods of time between each session. Now I’ve started, I definitely won’t be returning to full time shaving, however anything goes at this moment in history.
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