WHAT GROOM­ING METHOD SHOULD YOU GO WITH?

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TWEEZING

PROS

First off, it’s free! But, more im­por­tant, pluck­ing al­lows you to eas­ily tar­get sin­gle stray hairs. It’s also the most gen­tle be­cause

your tweez­ers only come into con­tact with the hair, not your skin—

which means it’s the safest if you’re on acne med­i­ca­tion (like Retin-A or Ac­cu­tane), which may

cause sen­si­tiv­ity.

CONS

It’s easy to go over­board.

You pluck one wrong hair, then pluck an­other three or four to even

out your shape. “You should not be do­ing

it daily,” says Christine. “If you find your­self do­ing that, hide

your tweezer.”

WAX­ING

PROS

Wax grips the hair and pulls out the root, mean­ing it takes longer to grow back and often is thin­ner and softer

when it does. Most peo­ple can go 2–3 weeks in be­tween. Just leave it to the pros—DIY jobs

can go wrong.

CONS

Be­cause the wax lies di­rectly on skin and is ripped away, some peo­ple ex­pe­ri­ence red­ness that usu­ally sub­sides in 1–2 hours.

Pro tip: “Al­ways use sun­screen af­ter be­cause skin is fresh, mak­ing it sus­cep­ti­ble to sun dam­age,” warns Me­lanie Coba, Euro­pean Wax

Cen­ter na­tional brand am­bas­sador.

THREAD­ING

PROS

This method, which in­volves a pro­fes­sional

us­ing a loop of cot­ton thread to lasso hairs and pull them out, is the “least in­va­sive

and most pre­cise method of re­moval,” says Parti. The straight

line of the thread al­lows the pro to cre­ate

re­ally sharp lines and, like wax­ing, re­sults

last for 2–3 weeks.

CONS

De­pend­ing on your

pain tol­er­ance, you may find this to be the most ouch­in­duc­ing method—

mostly be­cause more hair is pulled out

at once and it’s a slower process

than wax­ing.

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