So if you've seen me in person, you might or might not have noticed I have about a dozen little moles on my face. Some are barely noticeable, some just look like beauty marks, but a lot of them.
Calling them beauty marks might make you assume I like them, but no.
Some women like them, some women don't. I don't like mine. I have one between my brows, I have one under my eye, on my cheeks; you get the picture. (Literally, don't zoom in on my picture, but if you do, feel free to count them).
Anyway, was having a stroll with Peanut and one of his Godmums, there was one of those Chinese stalls set up for fortune-telling, palm reading and moles removal. It's about Rm10 per mole (a little over $2), and we thought, "meh, why not?)
So then the Teacher proceeded to just use a simple toothpick, and gave our skin some scratches just to allow the traditional paste to be able to adhere. Then about 5 mins after the paste dries, he scratches them off and put some numbing cream, and applied more paste.
Now this is where it stung for me. I had tears welling up from the pain. It felt more like hot needles. Not too too bad, but definitely not pleasant. The price for beauty, I suppose.
It really still is pretty bad. Even my husband could see it over shitty FaceTime connection. Right now, the scabs itch and I'm doing my best not to scratch it.
Then again I think I did once or twice in my sleep.
Basically it kinda kills the cells and it just wither up and die, then when the scabs fall off, they will be gone.
The scabs are itchier and losing its grip on my skin. Sometimes I accidentally wipe them off with my bath towel or I forget and just used my nails. (Big no no!) Let's just hope it doesn't scar.
Well it has been two weeks now, the scabs are gone, but there are little "bumps" but not too obvious even without make up. I guess it's a success but I dunno, there are times that these bumps will become red I suppose due to the skin being thinner there so if I get flushed it'd be more obvious.
Honestly, I tried this form of mole removal out of curiosity. I really cannot tell if it was the best idea or if it was even medically appropriate.
So try it, don't try it, it is entirely up to you.