Like a lot of women, I’ve struggled with improving my appearance and my self-esteem. Sure, I go to the gym, I take care of my skin and I get my teeth cleaned and even occasionally whitened. But there is always something you just can’t ever seem to get a handle on. For me, and a lot of people, that’s body hair. Yeah. I’m a hairy chick. Or rather, I was.
Why it effected me
My appearance has always been kind of a thorn in my side, especially the amount of hair I have on my body. I never really understood it, it just seemed to happen. When I was a teenager and puberty hit, so did the body hair. My leg hair in particular was always the hardest to deal with. I started shaving my legs when I was 13. And I don’t mean just to try and feel like a grown up, I mean I was seriously shaving and was stubbly by the afternoon. By the time I got to college it was even worse.
Because of this I was always really self-conscious, especially in warm weather. I never wore shorts or skirts for fear of being stared at or laughed at. And to be fair, yeah thick leg hair is pretty gross, especially on a woman.
As you can imagine, I never really dated anyone and my sex life was just some random hook ups and one night stands. In hindsight, it was probably more me than them. I didn’t really know it at the time but I was mildly depressed and withdrawn from society. All because of my stupid leg hair!
When I graduated from college I decided to try and get a grip on things. I needed to get a job and I needed to feel more confident about myself. So, I went to a salon and got waxed. The whole shebang. Yep, a full leg and Brazilian wax. Now, before you start to snicker and think I turned into a sex goddess or something, let me tell you it was the most painful thing ever in my life! Again, it was because my body hair was so thick and prominent. Even the waxing technician was surprised.
I tried a few more sessions and honestly, it just didn’t seem to do anything that shaving couldn’t do. And, it was a whole more expensive and EXTREMELY painful! So I gave up on it and went shopping for trousers.
Time for Plan B
About a month ago I came across this site, luxbeautie that has a whole page about hair removal. I found it because I had seen some cream at Target and was Googling for reviews about it. As usual, it seemed too good to be true. Then that little voice in the back of my head said – laser. So I Googled it and read up on how many beauty clinics are now using lasers to remove body and even facial hair. I was really surprised. I thought they only used them for treating wrinkles or weird moles and things.
I took the plunge and I have to say – laser hair removal really works. After only three sessions of 15 minutes each I’m as smooth and hair free as ever. And yes, it feels amazing! One thing that really helped was reading all the information on that site. It was helpful because it wasn’t just another beauty clinic trying to sell their services, it was actual real information written by real people. That’s pretty hard to find these days.
So, the point is, if you’re feeling down or have been struggling with feeling confident about how you look, give some serious consideration to a cosmetic laser treatment. This site has a ton of really helpful information and really helped me out a lot. I hope other people can benefit from it just like I have.