Hey guys i just wanted to share my story with you.
I'm 17 and female. I am brunette. I've been shaving the sides of my top lip for about 3 years.
It all started in year 9 when somebody came out with "ohh if i look at you from this angle i see you have a moustache!"... this came as a shock to the system and as soon as i got in from school that day i used my mums hair removal cream. it burnt my skin and i had a rash the next day and my mum knew in an instant what i'd done. it still didn't stop me from shaving with a razor once it grew back.
you have nooo idea how deeply i regret this day, i was so so so stupid. girls please DO NOT START SHAVING because to this day it has been on my mind 24/7. you get so paranoid thinking to yourselves 'oh my god, can anybody tell'. i honestly cannot keep eye contact with anybody for longer than a second and i hate non-artificial light because i feel it allows people to see me better.
how rediculous do i sound? this is only the start of it.
i shave EVERY night without fail. takes only a minute. i use warm water to dampen the part i'm going to shave, grab a disposable razor and rinse it and then do the job. i then wash my face as usual, cleanse it and then use a huge amount of moisturizer on the parts i've shaven.
i also moisturize first thing in the morning, repeatedly. it's a nightmare when it comes to putting on foundation in that area because the skin goes dry.
it's not 100% obvious i shave... i mean, the skin is smooth and there is no visable stubble. but i do not need to shave the whole thing, just part of each side. Therefore i have fine hairs around the center of my upper lip but not on the sides and i feel like this is visable. if this makes any sense?
anyway... i am so scared. Petrified infact. Scared that when i grow older i will have the stubble of a man and it will be COMPLETELY obvious that i do this. I know what you're thinking... JUST WAX IT. JUST BLEACH IT.
If only it was that simple! I've attempted wax once before... i ended up burning my skin and causing damage. I've never really let the hair grow because i've always shaved it without fail but i am guessing that if i just let it grow it would be extremely visable and rather coarse. therefore i think bleaching is out of the window because the individual hairs will be thick. they would be bleached, yes, but still somewhat visable because of their thickness? also waxing... if i let the hair grow, even if it will be thick, would i be able to get it waxed? i don't know if it will work because of the thickness it will be?
Emotionally i am a wreck because of this. When people tell me i am pretty i secretly think "if only you knew the truth!". I am so so so self-conscious it is unreal. I would give anything to go back in time to that day in year 9 and stop myself. i feel like my life would be a hell of a lot better if i hadn't have done it. My mistake, i know, but i was young and felt forced to do something i didn't know anything about.
All i can say is... DON'T SHAVE. please. It's really made me feel so depressed.
anybody who is going to reply taking the mick please think twice.
thankyou for reading