Fuzzy Faces: A Shocking Reminder That Natural Daylight Can Be A Maje Beauty Bummer
OMG x a billion…
So I’m in my new master bathroom in my new house (we recently moved to roomier digs in St. Pete, out of the flood zone for added peace of mind), gazing in the mirror on “my” side.
Because it’s adjacent to a huge window, that particular patch of countertop is flooded with natural light.
Friends, I’m hear to tell you it wasn’t pretty. Not only was all my accumulating sun damage front and center, I had so so so sooo much facial fuzz. I mean, I knew I’d been slacking off on my Dermaflashing, but I had no idea it was this bad.
And for some reason, it was much worse on the right side of my face than the left. I’m so perplexed and weirded-out by that; like why would I give one half of my mug the defuzzing TLC it so desperately needs and not the other?
My first thought: “I seriously need to step up my skincare game and start taking better care of myself.”
My second thought: “How many people have looked at me and whispered to themselves, ‘Jesus, look at all that peach fuzz’?”
And here’s the worst part: I’d been silently judging a woman who shows up at our weekly tennis Clinic about the very thing I’m guilty of myself - not de-fuzzing sufficiently to meet the needs of Florida’s extremely unforgiving natural daylight.
Listen, I’m a total fan of Dermaflashing. But A, the replacement blades (actually, they’re called “Edges,” not blades…) are pricey, and B) I don’t always have the gizmo charged-up and ready to go when I want to use it.
So that’s my excuse.
But now what am I gonna do about it?
I have a two-pronged, short-term / long-term strategy:
1. I’m Dermaflashing as soon as I hit “publish” on this blog post. I’ve fished all of the accoutrement out of the many cardboard moving boxes still lining the perimeters of our rooms, so I’m ready to rumble.
2. I’m researching cheaper - and maybe less time-consuming? - methods of facial de-fuzzing. There are a ton of peach-fuzz blasting tools on Amazon, ranging from lowly razors to less-pricey knockoffs of Dermaflash. FYI, I’m only talking physical removal, not chemical, à la Nair or some such. The chemical options are gnarly, IMO. Also, I’ve never had great results with waxing, so that’s out, too. Oh - and the DIY threaders that pull the hairs out at the root won’t be making the Dana Cut either; while I used to go to a fantastic threader in NYC, I shudder at the thought of trying to perform that particular beauty task on myself. So with all those hair-removal options eliminated, I’m leaning toward this super-cheap Shiseido facial razor. I’m a super-fan of Shiseido, and you can’t beat this price. I’ll report back after I’ve given it a shot.
(BEAUTEOUS) PHOTO ABOVE: JULIEN BORIAN