Ladies and gentlemen, that was me. Last week.
Except it wasn't a chemical peel, but an upper lip wax I impulsively decided to get during my lunch hour. The wax was too hot, and my skin responded with a red, bumpy rash. And yes, I had to walk into the office with my upper lip lit ablaze. Thankfully it blended into the crimson shade that was my face.
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To make sure this never happens again, I talked to Sharon Elizabeth, a California-based skin care expert and freelance makeup artist who has seen the results of many a well-meaning beauty treatment gone awry. She shared which treatments are most likely to backfire, as well as her best tips on how to prevent a beauty emergency.
Saboteur No. 1: Waxing
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