WHAT GROOMING METHOD SHOULD YOU GO WITH?
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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