This post was sponsored by Sensodyne® as part of an influencer activation for Influence Central. Sensodyne® compensated me in connection with statements made in this post. All opinions express in this post are my own.
As women, we want to look, feel, and be beautiful. Often times we're willing to do just about anything for that feeling. Sometimes anything comes at a cost, whether that price involves money or pain.
According to a poll of 1,000 women by the makers of Sensodyne® TrueWhite®, 1 in 4 women strongly or somewhat agree that they will suffer through painful beauty regimens because the end result is worth it.
I am that 1 in 4.
I've done so much in the past, and continue to do things, in the pursuit of beauty. As I've gotten older, I've learned that I no longer have to make sacrifices in the name of beauty. It doesn't have to hurt or cost a fortune. Sometimes it's the little things that make the biggest impact in our appearance.
In my 30 something years pursuing beauty, I've done quite a bit for the sake of looking beautiful. Laser eye surgery, burning my gums with whitening gel from the dentist, burning my skin from tanning beds, using chemicals to color and highlight my hair (not to mention that one dreadful perm when I was 8), and hands down the most painful…getting breast augmentation surgery.
Hair removal has also been a common theme in my life. I color my hair blonde but am naturally a brunette (although I'm not even sure of my natural color anymore because I haven't seen it in so long) so my body hair is dark. Just like the hair on my head, it's thick which means lots of stubborn, coarse hairs in need of removal. Shaving is a daily part of my routine and has involved nicks, cuts, scars, and razor burn. For the areas I don't want to shave but don't want permanently removed, I've tweezed. Yanking hair from the root, especially near your eyes is not for the faint of heart. And for my bikini areas and places I hope the hair is removed permanently, I've done laser hair removal. If you've never had this done, it's the equivalent of hot rubber band snaps in rapid-fire succession over some tender spots for 15 minutes.
The things we do for beauty hurt pretty bad sometimes. And I can only imagine how many more painful routines I would have, and still might, go through with more money to spend. All of those procedures that celebrities are getting that seem to be effective come at a price…monetary and pain-wise.
Now, you can turn to Sensodyne® True White® for a whiter smile and sensitivity relief, without the compromise. Sensodyne® True White® is 10x less abrasive than many leading whitening toothpastes*, providing gentle stain removal and active stain protection. With twice daily brushing, Sensodyne® True White® provides sensitivity relief and helps whiten your teeth.
*Based on Relative Dentin Abrasivity testing against 15 products in the top 80% of the whitening toothpaste market.