In terms of hair removal methods, special attention is needed. If you are unable to find the right hair removal technique and don’t perform it correctly at the same time, you will have to deal with unpleasant consequences, such as hair growth under the skin, bad odor, redness, and cutting. These are the unpleasant ‘side effects’ associated with hair removal, no matter what the method is that you choose for eliminating unwanted hair from various parts of your body.
- Blade: new waxing blades have lubricating layers with glycerin or other substances that have the effect of softening the skin as well as play the role of anti-inflammatory agents. This method is indicated for your legs because it can be performed quickly and it allows you to eliminate unwanted hair from larger surfaces at a time. The only problem is that this hair removal method lasts for only one day. In order to perform the hair removal process with a blade, wet your skin for at least 7 minutes before performing, because this is how the hair will get softened. If you let it wet for a longer or a shorter period of time, unfortunately, the skin will get swollen and this won’t allow you to perform the hair removal process properly.
- Wax: a lot of women consider that hair removal with wax is painful. Even if it is hard to get used to it for the first time, because it would seem to be painful, hair removal with wax shouldn’t be a ‘struggle’. Choose less sticky products because the stickier the wax, the more intensive will be the pain and your skin irritated. It is recommended to use ‘harder’ products that need to be fixed strictly on the hair. This method is indicated for the pubic area and under the arms because these are two areas where the hair is thicker and if you use the blade for removing hair from these surfaces, you risk that the hair will grow back under the skin. You must do your best to avoid this situation, because in some cases when hair grows under the skin it may be needed to intervene surgically. This method will last from 4 to 6 weeks. One week before hair removal with wax, exfoliate your skin so that it could be soft. Pay attention before your menstrual cycle, because pain is more intensive, so it is best to remove hair between two cycles.
- Cream: from now, hair removal creams are less aggressive, unlike traditional ones. The new products also contain substances that reduce inflammation and pain. Hair removal with creams is indicated for the pubic area, compared to the blade which irritates the skin very much. This hair removal technique will last from 3 to 5 days. In this case, try to look for products that have calcium on their label (not potassium).
- Laser: the new hair removal technology with the laser is not quite painless, but there are gels and sprays that can attenuate pain. Hair removal with the laser acts on a large surface but it lasts for a short time. Approximately 6 treatments are needed for the complete result. This hair removal technique lasts for years, but you need to meet up with the specialist who performed this method every 12 months for maintenance. In this case, the results are cumulative, so you have to follow the treatments once you’ve started the procedure. The price depends on the body area on which you want to perform it. Each treatment eliminates 15% of the unwanted hair.
Now that you became familiar with the recommended hair removal methods from cosmeticians and dermatologists, it is up to you to decide which best one is for you.