Ever Ask Your Barber for an Eyelid Shave?

Ever Ask Your Barber for an Eyelid Shave.

EYELID SHAVE IS ALL THE RAGE

So do you go to barber for a haircut?  Maybe you’d be interested in a shave?  An eyelid shave to be more precise.  That’s right!  Freak you out?  Well, it’s becoming more and more popular in China.  Chinese street barber Xiong Gaowu offers it for customers who want to feel refreshed.  So just flip your lid and hopefully he sterilized his needles.

BARBER TRAINED IN EYELID SHAVE

The sixty-two-year-old, Xiong Gaowu, trained in eyelid shaves back in the eighties.  He skillfully scrapes a straight razor along the inside of his customer’s eyelid.  But the barber explains the importance of being very gentle on the eyelid.  Very gentle.  But customers tend to refer to this practice as “blade wash eyes” (translated from Mandarin).  His customers swear by this practice and have complete faith in Xiong Gaowu.

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NOT DANGEROUS, JUST NEED CLEAN TOOLS

But is this dangerous? Xiong Gaowu’s customers feel that it is not dangerous at all.  They always feel very refreshed after a shaving.  And, this barber charges a mere twelve dollars per shave.  He found the training and practice very challenging in the beginning.  But it became a piece of cake after several years of shaving people’s eyelids. He shaves the eyelids with a silver stick.  By doing so, he is helping to unblock moisturizing sebaceous glands along the rim of the eyelid.

OPHTALMOLOGIST EXPLAINS HOW CUSTOMERS FEEL

An ophthalmologist from a nearby hospital in Chengdu explains that patients often feel that their eyelids are dry and uncomfortable once the glands are unblocked because he is shaving the opening of the glands.  Most customers insist their eyes feel better, but cringe when watching the barber shave other people’s eyelids.  If you decide to shave your eyelids, make sure you find an expert barber like Xiong Gaowu.  You want to make sure the person who performs the shaving has sterilized tools. After all, you don’t want to lose an eye.

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