Taming unwanted body hair is a never-ending chore. Because it has to be done so often, most of us have gotten pretty good at it. Sadly, however, we all make hair removal mistakes from time to time, and these mistakes can be embarrassing, unsightly and incredibly painful. Check out the list below for four of the most common mishaps and simple ways to avoid them.
Exfoliating is an often-overlooked part of the skincare and hair removal regimens. But if you want your hair removal to be as effective as possible, then you need to exfoliate regularly. If you shave, exfoliating will help to ensure that bits of dead skin and oil buildup don't gum up your blades and cause razor burn. If you wax or sugar, then exfoliating will ensure that the treatment gets maximum contact with the unwanted hairs.
If you're in a rush, it can be tempting to attempt a dry shave. After all, razors nowadays are incredibly safe, and they routinely come with those little lubrication strips. So what's the harm, right? Wrong. Dry shaving can cause severe irritation, painful nicks, and it's not even particularly effective. So if you're in a pinch and you need to shave, use some lotion or body oil to help the process go more smoothly.
In the pantheon of hair removal options, threading still doesn't get the respect it deserves. Threading is an amazing way to remove small spots of unwanted hair for weeks on end. And if you have sensitive skin that reacts badly to wax or the chemicals used in depilatory creams, then threading can be an incredibly effective alternative. Plus, it's way faster than plucking out hairs individually.
We're all guilty of it from time to time. We look at the trusty razor on the lip of the bathtub and think, "Sure, it's time to swap that out for a new one, but let's just use it one more time." And that's when disaster strikes. In order to get the cleanest, smoothest shave possible while avoiding painful cuts, make sure that you swap out your razors at least every two weeks.
When it comes to getting rid of body hair, it's easy to go on autopilot. But by keeping a close eye on your regimen and making sure that you're practicing good habits, you can largely avoid hair removal mistakes.
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