Today’s post is about some tried and tested hair removal hacks that I want to share with all of you. For most of us, hair removal is a part of our regular beauty routine. And while there are several options out there- waxing, shaving, laser hair removal, epilating, tweezing, threading– we’re all forever looking for better, less expensive and less painful ways to remove unwanted facial and body hair. These hair removal hacks that I have included in this post range from across the many methods of hair removal, so no matter which method is your preference, you’re likely to find a hack that will make this cumbersome procedure a little easier and less painful for you.
Here are some of these hair removal hacks that work well for me:
1. Always shave with an oil:
Shaving regularly can cause your skin to get dry and irritated. To avoid that, it’s always a good idea to shave with an oil (such as coconut oil or almond oil) instead of a shaving cream. While it’s easy and tempting to use a soap or shower gel to shave, you must always avoid doing that!
2. Moisten your face before tweezing:
This is a hack that I accidentally discovered, and it has worked wonders for me. If you tweeze your eyebrows, upper lip or chin hair regularly, then you will know that it can often be a very painful experience. I find that if you dampen your skin with a little bit of lukewarm water before you begin tweezing, not only does it make it easier to tweeze but it also becomes a lot less painful.
3. Make your razor last longer with oil:
You can make your razor blade last longer by cleaning it with oil. Once you are done shaving, all you need to do is remove any hair from the blade, rinse it with water, let it dry and then wipe it with an oiled tissue or cloth. This will increase the longevity of your razor blade, giving you better results for a longer time.
4. Exfoliate before waxing:
To get the maximum results out of your waxing session, make it a point to always exfoliate your skin—especially your legs—before your waxing appointment. This will prevent ingrown hairs and bumps and will make the results last longer.
5. Don’t tweeze or wax between laser sessions:
If you have opted for laser hair removal, the periods in between sessions where your hair grows back can be very annoying. Typically, your dermatologist will advise you not to tweeze or wax your hair in between laser sessions as this interferes with the growth cycle of your hair. The best thing to do for these in-between periods is to shave with a good quality razor or to invest in a trimmer.
6. Trim the long hair:
If you are waxing or shaving after a significant interval, then it is a good idea to trim the length of the hair to about a quarter of an inch before you start waxing or shaving.
7. Always use sun protection:
After any process of hair removal—waxing, shaving, epilating or laser treatment—your skin becomes sensitive and therefore more prone to damage. It is all the more important for you to make sure that you are protecting it by wearing adequate sunscreen on all exposed parts.
8. Avoid using deodorants:
If you are shaving or waxing your underarms, it is advisable that you avoid using any deodorant, body spray or perfume directly on the skin. If body odour is an issue, you could opt for a DIY natural deodorant.
9. Protect any moles/bumps/rashes:
If you have any moles, bumps or rashes on your skin, make sure that your waxing/threading/shaving processes don’t interfere with the same. This can cause further damage and can potentially be harmful.
I hope you find these tips helpful!
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