Though many of us might not admit it, we’ve done some risky things in the name of beauty. Sometimes they pan out, and the risk becomes worth it, but for these women they ended up becoming their biggest beauty regrets.
As a teenager, my mum let me start using make-up pretty early. One day I discovered that I looked nicer with my eyebrows shaved off and replaced with a thin line, drawn by an eyebrow pencil and I did this constantly. Of course I didn’t look nicer, but by the time I realized it, it was too late and there was barely anything left of my eyebrows.
I spent a year in Ife, and came back quite sunburnt. Instead of waiting for it to pass naturally, I started using a cream my friend recommended for me. After using it for a month my face went from the even sunburnt tone I had gotten -which I really miss now-, to Joseph’s coat of many colours. It’s much better now, but I doubt it’ll ever go back to what it used to be.
Mine has to be cutting my hair. I had nice long hair, which I used to relax and I cut it to go natural. It has been a couple of years and I still haven’t been able to get that length back. Maybe I’m doing something wrong, but I haven’t given up on my hair yet.
I’m not sure this counts as a beauty regret, but I regret getting my belly button pierced. I have nothing against piercings, in fact I love them but mine got a very nasty infection that I tried to hide for way longer than I should because of my conservative parents. It ended up being leaving a nasty scar, and I never wear clothes that reveal my stomach.