This one girl thought that she could wax her armpits on her own. It would be fine to just use a store-bought kit, she rationalized. I have sisters! she triumphantly reminded herself. One of them is perfectly capable of pulling the skin taut and yanking ruthlessly. Probably the 13-year-old one.
So she bought the kit and made like the karate kid. A few hours later, she brought her waxed-on armpit to her 13-year-old sister's attention.
A few days after that, I arrived. And found this:
|A leper. Sarah tried to soothe the armpits with some ukulele serenades, but I don't think it did too much.|
The horrible burn? Rash? Abrasion? Infection? Only got worse from there.
On the day she flew back to Maryland, this anonymous person discovered some tea tree oil ointment thing that smelled terrible, but apparently helped the pain. She then proceeded to glob it all over the affected areas, and lift her arm so I could take a picture.
|Still not naming names, but isn't she cute? Staph armpits and all.|