Making sure you’re silky smooth during the warmer months can be a tedious task! Find out which hair removal technique will work best for you with our pros and cons checklist below:
In recent years, waxing has become the most popular technique for removing hair. There are DIY kits available but most women opt to give the spa a visit for their more intimate areas.
Pros: Speedy method with lasting results, plus it can be applied at home if you feel more comfortable doing it yourself.
Cons: It can be painful, especially for those with sensitive skin. If you experience irritation or bleeding, then change to a different technique.
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Sugaring is a more natural alternative to waxing. The paste is usually made from a mixture of sugar, lemon juice, and water.
Pros: Considered to be less painful than waxing and this technique removes the hair with less breakage (which means less chance of tweezers afterwards or ingrown hairs).
Cons: For best results, you’d have to book return appointments quite often. However, this could eventually lead to having hairless skin for longer stretches than waxing.
Hair Removal Cream
Out of all the hair removal options available, creams are the least painful. However, it is strongly advised to always do a patch test first before applying to the desired area.
Pros: You can apply these products in the comfort of your own home. Plus, it’s relatively inexpensive.
Cons: It doesn’t eliminate the risk of ingrown hairs. These depilatory creams are NOT recommended for people with sensitive skin.
Razors are common in almost every household and always on hand in the shower. But, regular touch-ups can make shaving the most time consuming.
Pros: The most affordable option on the list and relatively pain-free.
Cons: You’ll experience faster regrowth. Plus, the risk of ingrown hairs and razor burn doesn’t make shaving a good option for those intimate areas.
Epilators function as tiny electric tweezers all working as one. Sounds painful, doesn’t it? But there are some positives to this method…
Pros: You can use at home and you’ll be hair free for weeks to come.
Cons: You should be prepared that your first time could be quite painful, but the pain decreases with regular use. Your skin will most likely be red for a few hours after hair removal.
Laser Hair Removal
Out of all the hair removal techniques, a laser has the most long-lasting effects. After an average of 4-8 sessions, you’ll be left silky smooth indefinitely.
Pros: A long-lasting option for women looking to say goodbye to body hair for good.
Cons: The price per session is probably the biggest downside. Plus, the preparation process can be quite long-winded and you’ll have to double-check that the salon is using the correct laser for your skin tone.
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