By the Hair of my Chinny Chin Chin Chin

One of my chores when visiting with my elderly grandmother as a young adult was to aid her in the removal of unwanted chin hairs. Her sweet arthritic hands and failing eyesight kept her from adequately doing the job herself. While I was always happy to help her in any way possible, I do remember thinking to myself, “This is NEVER going to happen to me!”

As you know how pride almost always goes before the fall, I find myself in my middle ages dealing with unwanted chin hairs, making me feel decidedly not-so-feminine and a little bit frumpy. My husband has been known to call me Jed Clampett, just prior to his world going dark.

And as my middle aged eyes are failing me as well, I find myself sporting TWO pairs of reading glasses to be able to remove the offensive hairs, which are NOT IN THE LEAST BIT SUBTLE. In years past, here have been a few of my hair removal options:

Which I have to say are not nearly as barbaric as say, WAXING. As far as I’m concerned, a rite of passage into womanhood is the dreaded bikini wax. I attempted this at a spa about 20 years ago. Once. And it was the one and only time in my life that this little Christian girl said the four dollar bad word. I cannot imagine doing that to my face.

Recently I was asked to review the New Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo. Olay has never steered me wrong, so I was game.

The two step process involves applying the Olay Skin Guarding Balm (which is a protective coating you apply and gently massage into the skin to be treated). Then I used the actual Olay Hair Removal Cream, which is applied thickly over the area where the hair is to be removed. This remains on for 8 minutes, not to exceed 10.

I left mine on for the full 10 minutes because my hair follicles are rather stubborn. Not unlike the entirety of me. I’m happy to report there was no stinging or burning sensation whatsoever. In fact, I forgot it was even on my face until an alarmed Fiddledaddy jolted me out of my fog, “WHAT IS ON YOUR FACE?” He thought I was foaming at the mouth. Again. As it was that kind of day.

After the allotted time, I wiped the Hair Removal Cream away using a tissue, rinsed, and applied moisturizer as usual. There was absolutely no redness. And no Jed Clampett hairs either. My chin is silky smooth with not a trace of ghastly facial hair. This new system so simplifies my beauty routine. Gone are the barbaric methods of hair removal torture I’ve had to endure these last few years.

A Giveaway!

I have an opportunity to give away a $50 gift card, courtesy of BlogHer and Olay.

All you have to do to be entered for a chance to win is answer the following question in the comments section of this post:

“Since confession is good for the soul, do you have to deal with unwanted facial hair, and if so, what lengths have you gone to remove it?”

The Rules:

This sweepstakes runs from 1/3/2012 – 2/3/2012

•  No duplicate comments.You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

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•   This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.
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I will leave comments open until 2/3/2012.

 

While we’re on the subject of looking good, you might want to check out the Looking Your Best posts in the Life Well Lived section of BlogHer.com. There are some great tips and expert posts!

January 3, 2012

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