Say goodbye to ingrown hairs and unwanted little bumps, because I have just the solution to all your pesky hair troubles! Hair removal can be a tricky(and often, extremely painful) game, let me tell you. Waxing may seem like the magic answer(hairless for three weeks, c'mon!), but it's not exactly painless. Basically, it feels like your skin is being ripped off. Ouch! But ofc, there are so many hair removal methods! I mean, your skin is obvi more sensitive in certain areas and not in others, so save yourself the pain and listen up!
For those places where the skin is sensitive, you have to be extra extra careful. But it's no fuss. Just adpot a few pre-care rituals before you go ham on the hair follicles. Your skin will thank you.
Up first, eyebrows. The perfect arch is hard to achieve, and you def don't want to end up with shaved-off brows like Voldemort (save that for Halloween). So, for eyebrows, skip the shave, ditch the wax, and pick up the thread. Not only is threading super precise (for all those hard-to-reach creases and crevices), but it also takes just 10-15 minutes! Most important thing to remember? Your face is delicate, and so is the skin around your eyebrows. Which means preventing unwanted bumps is of optimal importance. So before hitting up your fave threading salon, you gotta make sure your checklist is all checked off! No makeup? Tick. Properly washed? Tick. No moisturizer? Tick tick. Perf. Last thing? Remember to calm down your angry brows after the procedure and opt for a light rosewater or aloe gel. Trust me, it will be your saviour.
Hands and feet. They say your hands age faster than any other body part. Yikes! If that's not a wakeup call to hydrate and appreciate your skin, IDK what is. And yes, that includes ripping out your hairs like you care (see what I did there). I tried and tested some hair removal methods to find the OG technique, and I have to say, epilating wins by a landslide. Sure, it feels like a thousand pinches on your skin, but hear me out. Epilating gets rid of hair from the root, which shaving does not do, and is also less harsh that waxing, which leaves your skin tomato red and like sandpaper. Umm, no thank you! This method will last weeks (no shaving everyday, yay!) and is perfect for your delicate hands and feet. Want to keep them looking young, now, don't we?
Upper lip. This is probs the trickiest area and most acne-prone, but don't worry, I have just the hair-removal method for you. Sugaring. If you've never heard of it, don't fret, I promise you it's legit. Sugaring is basically like waxing without the strips. All you gotta do is slather the wax directly on your skin (but make sure it's not too hot) and rip it off. Not gonna lie, it is pretty painful, but it's also super hygenic and easy. For the most sensitive area of your face, you're def not gonna want to sit in that chair for more than 10 minutes, so sugaring is the best way to ditch the more lengthy methods. Done and done.
Arms. Admit it, you use the same hair removal method for arms and legs. Don't worry though, I'm totes guilty of making that faux pas too. But what a lot of people don't know is that your arms are more sensitive than your legs. Waxing and all those tough hair removal methods you use on your legs, maybe aren't the best for your arms. Since arms don't have much surface area, the best way to get all that hair removed is shaving. Just pick up that razor and whack those weeds. It will take a far shorter time than shaving your legs. So, quick? Check. Painless? Check. And best of all, your arms aren't as sensitive as your face, meaning, no fear of unwanted bumps (which we know far too well from our shaving adventures).
Here's an easy demo if you need a lil' guidance:
Legs. The toughest and least sensitive part of your body, your legs are basically the school bully of your body. For them, it's best to just get it done and not worry about redness or bumps (at least until after). Because your legs aren't likely to have a major reaction to hair removal, the best method is just to wax. It lasts weeks and doesn't take even half as long as shaving. All you have to remember is to shower with cold water for up to 48 hours after the wax and do not, I repeat DO NOT, use a scented body mosturiser. Made that mistake way too many times smh.
Underarms. Of the larger areas, underarms are the most sensitive for sure. But even so, shaving your underarms is def a go-to. Because of the small surface area, just like arms, shaving doesn't take long. And even though it is sensitive and suspectible to redness and ingrown hairs, taking just a few preventative measures can go a long way. For example, make sure to use a lubricant(this is crucial!) to shave like shaving cream, or conditioner if you're in a pinch. After the deed is done, sprinkle on a little baby powder or honey and voila, the irritation is no more!