Have you ever wanted to numb your skin for whatever reason, but weren’t sure how? Well look no further, dysfunctional one! This guide will give you all the juicy details on how to make your skin as numb as a sleeping sloth.
The Benefits of Numbing Your Skin
Before we dive into the various ways in which we can achieve numbness nirvana, let’s first discuss why someone would want to numb their skin.
- Pain Relief: If you’re undergoing a painful procedure like waxing or getting a tattoo, numbing cream can help relieve some of the pain.
- Itching and Burning: Sometimes itchy or burning sensations on the skin can be unbearable. Numbing creams provide immediate relief from these discomforts.
- Laughing Gas Not an Option: Perhaps you’re too poor for laughing gas at the dentist office (who isn’t?), so numbing cream is a cheap alternative.
DIY Methods for Achieving Numbness
Method 1: Ice Ice Baby!
This method is great because it’s easy and accessible – everyone has ice cubes in their fridge/freezer!
- Put some ice cubes in a baggie or wrapped towel.
- Place it over the area of skin that you want to feel less alive and hold firmly.
- Wait until your appendage becomes red and painfully cold before removing.
Pro tip: Try not remove excessive layers of epidermis whilst frantically rubbing yourself down with ice cubes (unless that’s what floats your boat)!
Method 2: Capsaicin Cream
Capsaicin comes from chili peppers (“I put that s on everything”)! Believe it or not, this spicy remedy actually helps alleviate any sort of nerve pain by confusing those pesky sensory neurons! You can purchase capsaicin cream at your local pharmacy.
- Apply a small amount of the cream to the affected area.
- Wait for up to an hour and voila! Your skin will start feeling quite numb!
Pro tip: Avoid applying too much or else Dracula’s next victim might be you…
Method 3: Benzocaine-based Products
Benzocaine is a topical anaesthetic that numbs the skin on contact by reducing sensitivity as it blocks the conduction of nerve impulses in sensory nerves.
- Look for over-the-counter products containing benzocaine; such as Orajel (“the toothache medicine”) or – better yet – industrial-strength Saniderm.
The Risks Associated with Using Numbing Creams
As with practically everything, there are risks associated with using numbing creams:
- Allergies and Itching: Be aware if any topical product has ingredients known to affect allergies, rashes or general itchiness.
- Impaired sensation can lead to injury so you could shoot, stab, punch or otherwise mutilate yourself without realising what just happened (fun times all around)!
- An alternative side effect could be anaphylaxis resulting from chemical reaction within body due topical applications causing allergic reactions leading swelling throat severe breathing difficulties dizziness thus posing health risks
Go Out There and Get Numb!
We’ve covered some pretty great methods for making your skin feel nonexistent (like Kylie Jenner’s original lips)! While these methods aren’t exactly recommended by medical professionals (“doctor schmoctor!”) they sure work wonders when you need them. So go ahead dysfunctional one, make your body completely insensate like a sleepwalking sloth (“they actually sleep 18 hours per day!”)!
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