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    Eeep skin help!?

    Is anyone around in the next couple of hours that can maybe answer this for me?

    I am going out in a few hours, and like many dark haired ladies, I have some hair on my upper lip and wanted to remove it. Normally I wax, but since I'm going out in a bit I decided against it because usually it's red for a while after. So I got out what I thought was bleach, but then I remembered it's actually Nair, AFTER I put it on. I took it off and it had done its job, but now the ENTIRE lower half of my face is red. Seriously, it would have been better if I waxed. I mean, at least it's not just my upper lip, but still, it's like really icky looking. I put ice on it, and a warm compress, but neither worked. I tried a burn cream, didn't work. Any suggestions?
    I have lavender, rose, jasmine, sandalwood, peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary and geranium essential oils. And I have almost every common dried kitchen herb known to man....mostly from the garden but also a few from the gourmet market (still whole).

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    Re: Eeep skin help!?

    You could try lavender cut with some carrier oil--if you are already that red, I wouldn't use it straight.

    Is it a chemical burn, or is it just a skin reaction?

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    Re: Eeep skin help!?

    I don't know...based on past experience, it's a reaction because it usually goes away after a day....I just don't have that long.

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    Re: Eeep skin help!?

    You *could* try lavender and geranium oil in a carrier--those are the only ones out of your list that are good for problems like this, but I don't know if it will work in your timeline...
    “You have never answered but you did not need to. If I stand at the ocean I can hear you with your thousand voices. Sometimes you shout, hilarious laughter that taunts all questions. Other nights you are silent as death, a mirror in which the stars show themselves. Then I think you want to tell me something, but you never do. Of course I know I have written letters to no-one. But what if I find a trident tomorrow?" ~~Letters to Poseidon, Cees Nooteboom

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    Re: Eeep skin help!?

    Yikes!

    Mint with cold, to try to sooth it might help, too.

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    Re: Eeep skin help!?

    [quote author=thalassa link=topic=295.msg3136#msg3136 date=1287167098]
    You *could* try lavender and geranium oil in a carrier--those are the only ones out of your list that are good for problems like this, but I don't know if it will work in your timeline...
    [/quote]

    Thanks! That helped...it's still a bit red but the irritation is gone so I can use some foundation to even it out.

    I just want to feel pretty because I've been feeling like such a troll lately. Now what to wear....

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    Re: Eeep skin help!?

    Cucumbers help.
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    Re: Eeep skin help!?

    nair is evil. I used it once on my chest and followed the directions to the letter because I'm anal like that, and got a huge chemical burn. I used a small amount to see if I would have any reaction and all that jazz on the bottle, but it lies. All these chemical things don't do crap for me. It's like with my acne, all acne medication lies; never did jack except make me sick and burn walking to school.

    but nair was a horror story ;_;

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    Re: Eeep skin help!?

    [quote author=Hoho link=topic=295.msg4170#msg4170 date=1287394831]
    nair is evil. I used it once on my chest and followed the directions to the letter because I'm anal like that, and got a huge chemical burn. I used a small amount to see if I would have any reaction and all that jazz on the bottle, but it lies. All these chemical things don't do crap for me. It's like with my acne, all acne medication lies; never did jack except make me sick and burn walking to school.

    but nair was a horror story ;_;
    [/quote]

    I really don't know what I was thinking. I should have known by the smell alone that it wasn't bleach.

    Waxing would have been better!

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