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We’ve all heard the phrase “beauty is pain”. We put ourselves through a lot for beauty. According to a survey by the makers of Sensodyne®, 1 in 4 women strongly or somewhat agree that they will suffer through painful beauty regimens because the end result is worth it. I will willingly raise my hand and say, I am that 1 in 4. My most painful beauty sacrifice? A monthly Brazilian wax.
At my bachelorette party in 2014, one of the topics my group chimed in about was the importance of keeping yourself up. They stressed that it was important to do these things for yourself and that in the long run both me and my husband would benefit from it. Clearly my take on that advice was distorted.
Several days before my May wedding, I made an appointment at a local waxing place. I got there early and I waited for 15 minutes as I saw chipper young college girls traipse to the back one by one. My nervousness must have been palpable because when my waxing specialist called my name she said, “is this your first Brazilian, honey?”
I nervously giggled, “first Brazilian? This is my first time to be waxed – ever.”
The waxing specialist and the greeter exchanged uncomfortable grimaces as I made my way back to room number 3.
Stripping from the waist down in front of a complete stranger isn’t something I’m used to doing. That was awkward moment number 1. I laid down on the table and tried not to make eye contact. Luckily my waxer was super talkative, so she distracted me with conversation. She smoothed the wax on and pulled the first strip. *Ouch* Ok, not so bad… I can do this. Then again – Rrrrrip! *ouch*
Around halfway through the 15-minute procedure I started to really question my sanity. It was around that time that another strip was ripped and my legs involuntarily squeezed together forcing my waxer to jump out of the way matrix style, lest be locked between my legs forever. That was awkward moment number 2.
I made it through that appointment and ironically I’ve made it back every month since. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Every time I make that appointment there’s a voice in my head that says, “this won’t be so bad” and with every rip of hair I curse that little voice and vow to see the light. I never do. Because beauty is pain… or is it always?
Luckily maintaining my beautiful white smile is not painful. Now, you can turn to Sensodyne® True White® for a whiter smile and sensitivity relief, without the compromise. And trust me – pain for beauty isn’t a sane compromise to make. Do as I say, not as I do… ok?
Painful Beauty Alternatives
1) Pour yourself a glass of wine – you care much less about torturing yourself in the name of beauty after a bold red.
2) Take time out of the day to pamper yourself (pain-free) like soaking in a bubble bath, or slathering on a moisturizing face mask.
3) Take good care of your smile! Sensodyne® True White® is 10x less abrasive than many leading whitening toothpastes, providing gentle stain removal and active stain protection based on Relative Dentin Abrasivity testing against 15 products in the top 80% of the whitening toothpaste market.
Even for those of us with sensitive teeth – a healthy white smile is possible, without pain. With twice daily brushing, Sensodyne® True White® provides sensitivity relief and helps whiten your teeth. Score one for painless beauty, am I right?
I’m thrilled to not have to compromise healthy white teeth because Sensodyne® True White® has my back.
Do you put yourself through torture for results, or are you one of the logical women who choose to be pain-free with Sensodyne® True White®?
Inquiring minds (mine) want to know! Tell me about a painful beauty experience you had or why you’d never put yourself through something insane like that.