I Can’t Stop Touching My Face

Many of you know, I have a furry face. It’s blond hair, so for the most part I ignore it. However, there are areas where the hair grows a bit long. I can occasionally resemble a catfish if I’m not careful. I have a hair razor (the Hollywood Browzer) which helps me keep the length from getting out of control, but sometimes I wish I could get rid of all of it.

Why can’t I, you might ask? That’s a perfectly good question. I’ve tried waxing on many occasions. I seem to be one of those people that inevitably ends up with red welts afterwards. They last for a week or so, and I have finally decided it isn’t worth it. How about threading? The last time I tried that, I ended up with a bad case of folliculitis. Painful and unsightly…never again. I had just about resigned myself to a life of Grinch-like fur, when my dermatologist (Dr. Lily Talakoub) suggested I try a dermaplaning facial.

 

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A dermaplaning facial consists of a sharp surgical like knife being used to gently scrape the top layer of skin off. Not only do you rid yourself of unwanted facial hair, but you get a wonderful topical exfoliation of dead surface cells. Not to worry, the myth that your hair will grow back faster or more coarse is just that…a myth.

After my dermaplaning facial I couldn’t believe how smooth my skin felt and looked. My makeup went on perfectly and didn’t need near the effort it usually does to blend. I should also mention that I can’t stop touching my face. It feels so smooth – I can’t get over it. I was told that this should last approximately six weeks before I’ll need to do it again. The facial wasn’t inexpensive and I don’t have an hour every six weeks for a luxurious facial as much as I might like it. The good news is there is such a thing as a dermaplaning lunchtime facial. In just 25 minutes you can get an express dermaplaning facial at about half the cost of a full facial.

With no down time, no red welts and no face fuzz for six weeks…this may hit the ranks of maintenance with the likes of getting my hair colored. I don’t think I can ever go back.

 

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I have been a beauty junkie for what seems like forever, but before I did anything about it, I went to law school. (Yes, my life is a little like the reverse of Legally Blonde.) Then, I worked as a prosecutor in Sonoma County after which I moved to the DC area with my husband in ’97. I served as Majority Counsel to the Senate Banking Committee followed by a year-long stint at a lobbying firm. You get the picture. It was then that I decided to act on my dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Finding my favorite beauty products proved to be impossible without stepping foot in a mall–the horror. So, I decided to bring my favorites to Alexandria. A few trips to New York and a flight to France and Bellacara was born in March 2000.

Located in historic Old Town Alexandria, for more than 17 years Bellacara has been Northern Virginia's preeminent boutique for high end cosmetic, skincare and haircare products. At Bellacara you will find premiere beauty products that have been carefully edited by the store’s owner, Angela Sitilides, who personally tests all the products sold in store. The boutique carries only the best product lines – Kiehl’s, Jouer, Dr. Dennis Gross, Christophe Robin, Moroccan Oil, Bumble & Bumble, Fresh, Molton Brown, Skinceuticals, Smashbox, Stila, Mario Badescu, Clarins, Dermalogica, Kevyn Aucoin, Kai, Child, St. Tropez, Smith and Cult, and many more.

www.bellacara.com

1000 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

703.299.9652

1 Comment

  1. Avatar Kristen E. Barker says:

    Dear Angie,

    Hooray! So this one hit home for me and thank you from your furry short friend here KB. I am going to try this facial you write about .

    I wanted to share with you what has been working for me. I came across a nice little device called: DermaFlash, It has been incorporated into my in- home facials and I love it. It was not too expensive around $175.00. It not only removes all my facial fur, but it also removes the dead skin leaving me with a smoother complexion. I am hooked on it. My skin turns red no matter what fur removal method I use; threading and waxing, but the Dermaflash has been a great little addition. ~ No pain no Gain is what I would tell myself every time I went for threading or waxing. Dermaplaning Facial , here I come!! Thank you for sharing this. Kristen

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