If you've been looking for an alternative to shaving and waxing, then you've probably heard about the revolutionary new hair removal pads. In numerous online videos and beauty magazines, users have been raving about this new method for getting rid of unwanted hair.
For sure, the old hair removal staples have their downsides. Shaving has to be done every day in order to keep up with constantly growing hair, and it can leave your skin nicked and irritated. Waxing, on the other hand, can last for weeks on end, but some people find it to be prohibitively painful and it can get expensive if you're having it done regularly. So a new alternative is certainly needed, but do these hair removal pads actually work?
Most hair removal pads function in the same basic way. They come in the form of small hand-held buffers that you rub against your skin where you want hair removed. The pads contain crystalline material that weakens the root of the hairs, causing them to break and fall out. In a general sense, it's sort of the same as using sandpaper to smooth-out the surface of a piece of furniture. Except in this case, you're using it on your skin.
Sounds painful, right? Well, the truth is that most users report a pain-free experience with hair removal pads. Not only do they get the hair out without causing any irritation or inflammation, but these pads are also exfoliators, removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and leaving a smooth, shiny polish behind. And, because of the ways the follicles are extracted, there is almost no chance of developing ingrown hairs.
Unfortunately, these pads may not be a hair removal cure-all. With more sensitive body parts, such as the underarms or bikini areas, they can be either ineffective or abrasive. In fact, many people who have sensitive skin claim that they don't work for them at all, causing splotches of redness and irritation. So for more sensitive hair removal jobs, another method may be required.
Additionally, some users have complained of slight arm fatigue from working too hard to buff away the hair. Not only that, but it can be a major time-suck, spending the better part of an hour rubbing all of the hair off of your legs. Most of us don't have time for that.
So what is the final verdict? Well, depending on your skin type, it seems that hair removal pads can be a simple, effective way of getting rid of unwanted hair. So if you're feeling adventurous or you want to change up your hair removal game, then pick some up and see if they work for you.
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