Nowadays, most of us like to keep our body hair well maintained. In our endless quest to keep unwanted hair under control, we turn to some combination of shaving, waxing, plucking, lasering and even sugaring. Regardless of which option you prefer, there are certain steps that you can take to make getting rid of body hair easier, faster and generally less of a hassle. So before you reach for your razor or make your next trip to the beauty salon, keep these five tips in mind.
Keeping your skin properly hydrated will make the hair removal process easier. Since moisturizing makes your skin more supple and plump, it allows the hairs to slide out more easily if you wax or the razor to get in closer if you shave. Also, make sure that you moisturize after removing hair in order to rehydrate your skin and reduce irritation.
If your skin is bogged down with dead cells, then it can make the hair removal process less effective. Not only is your razor more likely to snag, but the waxing and sugaring process can also be hampered by dead, dry skin. Therefore, it's important to exfoliate at least once a week so that the hair removal process is unencumbered.
As you can probably tell by now, getting rid of body hair is easiest when you've got a clean, properly hydrated slate to work with. So before you start any hair removal treatment, take a bath or shower. This will help to decrease pain and irritation, as well as soften your hairs to make them easier to work with.
Although you probably don't realize it, your body is more susceptible to pain at certain times of the day. In general, most people's pain tolerance is at its highest in the late afternoon, so try and schedule your salon appointments for just after work. Also, avoid getting any waxing or lasering done while you're on your period, as this is a particularly sensitive time for your body.
Trying to shave particularly unruly hair can result in a lot of pulling and snags. So if you're a shaver, try trimming beforehand to make the process go more smoothly. On the other hand, if you're a fan of waxing or sugaring, be careful with how much hair you trim off. In order for those treatments to be effective, they have to have enough hair to grab on to.
Unfortunately, there isn't a way to make getting rid of body hair entirely painless or hassle-free. But if you take the proper steps, you can make the process significantly easier. Simply pay attention to your body both before and after treatment, make a note of what works for you, and plan your hair removal regimen accordingly.
If you or someone you know would like to learn more about hair removal, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!