Are you tired of heading to the salon every time you want to get rid of unwanted body hair? It’s totally understandable. Between the drive time, the cost and the pain of being waxed, there’s not much fun about it. So if you’re fed up, maybe it’s time to give DIY hair removal a chance.
Sure, treating yourself at home does come with some risks. Many DIY options can cause irritation or unsightly red bumps, and shaving is notorious for causing painful nicks. Still, if you go about it the right way, taking care of your own hair can be easy and effective, and here are three helpful tips to get you started.
For ease of use, you can’t do any better than depilatory creams. With this option, you simply rub on a little cream, then wipe the hair away with it. In years past, these creams could be particularly abrasive, but manufacturers have been pushing to make depilatories more sensitive and gentle. Many offerings nowadays are packed with aloe vera and vitamin E to help fight irritation and calm the skin, and some options, such as Veet, claim that results last up to four weeks.
Sugaring is similar to waxing, but it’s a bit easier to do by yourself at home. Plus, it doesn’t involve those annoying waxing strips that you have to corral and dispose of afterwards. With sugaring, you use an all-natural gel made up of sugar, lemon juice and water, spread it over the skin, and then rip it off. Like waxing, this method removes the hairs at the root, so the results last for weeks, and since there are no harsh chemicals involved it doesn’t tend to irritate the skin.
While it may not be as exciting as the other hair removal options, shaving certainly has its perks. It’s simple, quick and cost-efficient. Typically, the problem isn’t the method itself, but rather the razors that people try and use. In general, you want to find a razor that has multiple blades, which will help the shaving go noticeably smoother. Also, a lubrication strip will keep pesky nicks to a minimum. And if you find a gel or a cream that works well with your skin, then you’ve got a winning hair removal option.
Removing hair at home may not offer the same pampering experience as the salon, but it is quicker and cheaper. And if you do it right, the results can be just as good.
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!