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Hair removal is a necessity for most of us, so here’s how to make it purse-friendly and less painful
Waxing, shaving, creams – what’s the best advice to get the job done with the least amount of fuss and pain? These tips are the golden rules to follow...
Don’t plan a wax to remove any hair when you are premenstrual. It will hurt more due to the fluid retention.
Double-check the wax temperature on the inside of your wrist. You only want to take the hairs off – not your skin!
Make sure the hairs aren’t too long, or trim them first.
Change your blades regularly. It doesn’t matter how many blades your razor has – if they are not sharp, you have a problem. Dull blades drag on the skin.
To prevent nicks when shaving, lather up first with a shave cream or gel – not a body wash that can gunk-up blades.
If you want a silky, bump-free shave, make sure your tool is not rife with rust and bacteria. Don’t keep it in the shower – store it in your beauty cupboard.
Did you know depilatories are not as messy as they once were – or as smelly? New formulas are designed to stay put for around 10 minutes while they work. A light tingling is OK – if you feel burning, your skin is too sensitive.
Remember to use it towards the end of your shower, as hydrated hair is easier to remove than dry hair (since it’s harder and takes longer to dissolve).