Let’s face it, hair removal is a chore! Keeping stubborn stubble at bay isn’t easy, but there are ways to de-fuzz effectively in time for summer – check out these five tips.
Laser hair removal
The barbeque season seems to be drawing to an end but that’s no reason to shy away from being gorgeous, so book a course of laser hair removal and feel glamorous for the rest of the warmer months. This non-surgical procedure destroys the base of each hair follicle and can prevent hair from growing back. It’s relatively pain-free and requires little to no downtime (making it a highly convenient treatment). The laser works best if you have pale skin and dark hair, but new technology is being introduced all the time. A number of sessions are usually recommended, so arrange a consultation now ready for the warm weather.
If you’re heading abroad this year, why not get your eyebrows threaded? Many reputable beauty stores offer a hair removal service of this kind, so it’s worth looking around. A highly-trained beautician will pull each follicle out using a length of thread and will leave you with an immaculate brow. The procedure is incredibly accurate and is relatively pain-free compared to tweezing and waxing. Results can even last up to six weeks – so it’s definitely wise to get it done before the temperature rises.
Have you ever tried waxing at home? If so, you’ll know it can be a messy, painful affair. It’s much better to go to a professional salon and have your hair removed properly. Highly-trained beauticians will test your skin prior to treatment (to check you don’t have a negative reaction) before applying the wax. They’ll even moisturise the area and should make sure that all straggling follicles have been whisked away – plus you won’t have to deal with the sticky strips, meaning you’ll be able to have beautiful skin in no time and feel confident this summer.
If you can’t tolerate the pain of waxing and prefer shaving – always exfoliate first. Rubbing an abrasive shower cream over your skin will reduce rough patches helping the razor to glide without cutting you. Exfoliating will also open your pores and increase circulation – leaving you with beautiful legs and arms. Maintain this beauty regime throughout the year and you could also prevent ingrown hairs – a common side effect of shaving. If you find that exfoliating alone doesn’t help rid your legs of spots, lines, blemishes, or any other skin ailment, try a non-surgical treatment known as IPL laser. This procedure uses pulses of light to penetrate tissue and encourages the body to repair itself – genius.
Bella is a beauty editor at cosmetic surgery guru, where she writes about surgical and non-surgical treatments. So if you’ve been thinking about having breast augmentation, or maybe even a nose job procedure, Bella has your answers.