WFMW: The best secret I ever told
Y’all are truly my people. My buds. My mostly non-commenting lurking readers. But I still see you there and will put all that aside to share with you my very biggest and best “beauty” secret. You can love it or hate it, just don’t make fun of me until I’m done reading my new Beth Moore book. I get asked about what skin care regime I have from time to time, so here goes. This might make your day.
I have been going to the Spa for waxing since I was 16. As soon as I could drive, I got myself right over there to get some fuzz waxed off my self-conscious little teenage face. I loved that for a while, minus the sound it made, but thought the permanent removal route sounded better.
Well, that got expensive pretty quick.
So I resorted back to wax and did it myself at home with a kit from Sally Beauty Supply. And I lost a bit of skin and spent hours getting wax off everything it and I came in contact with. What a disaster.
Then, one day I was surfing around the “Budget Living” section of My Total Money Makeover and came across a lady who posted that she had cut her spa spending by using something she found in the men’s shaving aisle. A product called “Magic Shave” made for black men to reduce shaving bumps. Well, I’d never seen that before, but the word “Magic” was appealing. And the less than $2 price tag was too, so I ran out and got me a magic can myself!
Now, she didn’t SAY to use it on her face, but I thought, why NOT use it on my face? So I did. You know, just in one little spot. And I did this once a month or so and noticed how smooth and soft my skin was for a while afterwards.
After using it for about a year, it occurred to me one morning that I should use it on my ENTIRE FACE. Uhh, you know, just for kicks, to see … what happened … to my face. That is what happens when you have too much time to yourself.
Well, it’s like my most favorite thing because not only do I feel, in the long cold dead of winter the wonderful physical stinging love of a sunburn for an hour or so, but my pores are completely cleaned out.
Granted, this is not what this product was intended for.
I take that back. It kind of is.
I just like being soft faced and feeling like I had a facial. And it all takes less than 10 minutes and costs less than 10 cents.
Yes. LESS than 10 cents. Live like no one else, baby. Oh, and afterwards, I rub Vaseline on my face. But I do that everyday regardless. I use it as moisturizer. I’m sure skin care people are running around ripping their hair out and clawing at their eyeballs this very moment. So sorry.
Please, please… if you run out and get this stuff and use it like I do … please be careful. I am the polar opposite of my fair haired and fine skinned friends. I am not responsible for … anything. hugs.
PS., If I ever told you a BETTER secret than that, please don’t tell me in the comments!