In Summer, we need to be extra conscious of hair removal, with all the skin on display! Strappy dresses and tops and shorts mean that we can’t get away with the extra fuzz that you can in Winter! So, extra attention needs to be paid to underarms, legs, bikini, face and anywhere else you can think of that might sport some hair that you don’t quite care for!
Fortunately, there are loads of ways to get rid of it! It all depends on your preferences, budget and the length of time you want results to last!
Here are some of the most common methods for getting rid of that pesky hair and revealing your soft, smooth Summer skin!
Shaving is super quick, super easy and super cheap, and especially great for legs and underarms. You can just whip your razor across the area that needs de-fuzzing and you’re done! However, shaving slices each hair bluntly across, so regrowth comes quickly, and feels much coarser. NEVER use a razor on any facial hair, rather tweeze or wax (we’ll chat about those later.)
It’s important to keep skin well exfoliated before shaving (this stops painful ingrown hairs) and well moisturized after shaving. For a thirsty skin treat after shaving, check out La Roche-Posay Lipikar Lait 48HR Lipid-Replenishing Anti-Dryness Body Milk. It’s enriched with 10% Shea butter for lipid-replenishment, and its hypoallergenic formula is designed to be used daily by the whole family, from babies to seniors. Will soothe skin without any irritation after shaving!
Hair Removal / Depilatory Cream
You apply a layer of cream over the skin and wipe the hair off. The hair is not cut sharply as with shaving so it lasts a little longer and hair regrowth is not as rough. Just be careful when using on the face because hair removal creams contain chemicals and can burn your skin, especially the delicate area of the face.
A great method for removing hair for up to 4 weeks, with ever-softening and diminishing regrowth. Waxing services can be found in most salons and spas, and home kits are available too. Just make sure you follow instructions and be very careful of burning yourself with wax that is too hot. Waxing is a good option for any area, including the face.
Use a great moisturizer afterward to soothe the skin as it can become red and sensitive after waxing. Try the classic Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant (Fragrance Free), which is perfect for an après shave or après wax treatment. The cream calms any irritations, reduces redness and leaves legs super-smooth and silky-soft.
A great quick, on the go method for areas with only a few stray hairs, such as eyebrows or chin. Make sure you get a good quality, angled set of tweezers that makes it easy to grip each individual hair!
This ancient hair removal method using a string is highly sought after for precise eyebrow shaping and facial hair removal that can last up to six weeks. It’s quick, uses no chemicals, and is generally inexpensive.
There are two types of sugaring: a paste and a gel. Both types are made with natural ingredients like lemon juice, sugar, and water. This method leaves you hair-free for up to six weeks. Many people prefer sugaring to waxing because it’s less painful and gentler on the skin, and hair does not have to be as long as it needs to be for the wax to grip.
This is a method that is usually carried out in a salon and uses pulsed light to disable the hair follicle. It works best on people with light skin and dark hair. Over time, hair becomes thinner and lighter and eventually does not return at all. While expensive, this can work wonders for a more permanent solution.
And next time we chat, we’ll be doing a DIY Manicure tutorial! Yippeee!
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