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Removing Wax from your Eyebrows
You're at home, the Sally Beauty Supply wax strips or jar in your hand. With trepidation, you smear the sticky depilatory onto your eyelid, between your eyebrows, under your nose, on your chin.... wherever you have coarse little hairs you don't like.
You press down with the paper. Taking a deep breath, you yank, like peeling off a bandaid--
Only, if you're me, this is where you fail to pull the wax off cleanly and in one swipe. You rub at it with a washcloth and succeed only in transferring lint to the sticky patches on your face. Rubbing alcohol is like putting out a fire with gasoline. You suddenly regret saving $15 on a salon visit to have this done by a professional. You wonder if you can face the rest of your life with a nickname like "Lintface."
You despair. How do those salon jerks get this stuff to come off so cleanly and effortlessly? What is that magical product they use? Does it cost $200 a bottle?
There's no secret to wax removal. Go to your kitchen and pull out a bottle of olive oil. Dab some onto a cotton ball or cosmetic pad. Wipe it over your eyelids, face, or anywhere else you've attempted to remove hair with wax.
The wax will come off quickly, easily, and completely painlessly. Quickly washing your face will remove the oil. It's counter-intuitive to most women to delberately put oil on our faces, but hair-wax removers are usually exactly that. Olive oil, mineral oil, or some other oil-based fluid to bond the wax off of your face and get it outta there!