Arm Hair Removal

It is usual to have hair on the arms, but sometimes it is so thick and dark that it makes you feel uncomfortable and hide your arms with long sleeves so nobody will notice it. If you want to get rid of undesired hair in that area you need to keep reading and find out which are the best hair removal methods for your arms.

Unless you are a man with thick hair in your arms, we strongly recommend that you don’t shave that area because it can cause the hair to grow coarser and darker and you have the risk of suffering cuts and irritation.

Arm Hair Removal Methods

Epilation

This method consists of using an epilator which is an electronic device that pulls the hair from the root. It looks like a razor and works like waxing with the difference that it has a mechanical system that plucks the hair. To remove arm hair, position the epilator at a 90-degree angle to your skin and slowly move the device in the direction of hair growth. Epilators have different speed settings, start with the lowest one if you are a beginner and increase the speed until you reach one you can tolerate. Always clean the epilator after each use.

Pros

  • It provides long-lasting results
  • You can do it at home
  • The hair will take a long time to grow back
  • It can remove even the shortest hair
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • It leaves the skin smooth

Cons

  • Since the hair is pulled from the root, you will feel pain and discomfort
  • You may experience redness and irritation after the treatment

Depilatory Cream

This method is painless. It involves using a depilatory cream that contains effective chemicals that break the bonds of keratin to weaken the hair on your arms and make it easier to remove. You just apply the cream over the area of undesired hair, wait a few minutes and rinse with water. These creams are formulated with ingredients that keep your skin smooth after the hair removal.

Also see our articles on Nair and Veet Depilatory creams

Pros

  • It is painless
  • You can do it at home
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Your skin will be smooth after using it

Cons

  • You can develop an allergic reaction
  • The hair is not pulled from the root so it will grow fast
  • You can experience side effects like redness and irritation
  • Never leave the cream for longer than indicated in the package otherwise, you can suffer a skin burn

Sugaring

This is an ancient hair removal method that consists of applying a sticky paste made of sugar, lemon, and water over the area of undesired hair. It is similar to waxing but it is more gentle since it doesn’t stick to the skin cells. Sugaring can be performed at home but you need some experience and knowledge to get the right consistency of the mixture otherwise, it could end in a disaster. It is better to go to a qualified place with estheticians who know how to apply the mixture.

Pros

  • The procedure is faster than waxing
  • It is gentle on the skin and since the mixture is hypoallergenic and organic there is no risk of allergic reactions

Cons

  • Your hair needs to have at least a quarter-inch of length to get this procedure
  • Although it isn’t as painful as waxing you will still feel discomfort

Waxing

You can either use cold wax strips or hot wax to remove hair from your arms. If you are thinking about doing it at home use cold wax since it is less messy and you have less chance of suffering side effects like skin burns but hot wax is more effective in terms of removing hair. Hot wax involves applying warm wax over the areas of undesired hair and pulling it with a paper strip. It is better to get it done by a professional.

Pros

  • It can remove short and fine hair
  • The hair will take longer to grow
  • Once the hair grows again it will be finer
  • It doesn’t only remove hair but also dead skin cells

Cons

  • You will experience pain
  • There is a risk of side effects like kitchens, redness, and irritation
  • If the wax is too hot it can burn your skin which is why it is important that you go to a qualified place
  • This procedure isn’t fast
  • You have to avoid direct sun exposure after waxing

IPL Hair Removal

This is a permanent arm hair removal method. The IPL system uses energy from light waves and targets the melanin in our hair. Once the energy hits the dark pigment it is converted into heat which damages the hair and prevents the hair regrowth. There are several IPL devices that you can buy but we strongly suggest you go to a qualified place because the IPL needs to be adjusted depending on your hair color, and thickness. Going to a professional ensures that you will have the desired results.

Pros

  • Once you finish the treatment you won’t need to worry about getting rid of your hair anymore
  • The process isn’t painful and won’t damage your skin

Cons

  • It is expensive
  • You will require a certain number of sessions before the hair stops growing
  • It doesn’t work for light hair

Electrolysis

This is another permanent arm hair removal method. AKA electrology, it is a fine needle is inserted into the hair follicle and uses heat energy to destroys the hair root to prevent regrowth. To get this treatment done you need to go to a qualified place.

Pros

  • It is permanent and you won’t need maintenance sessions
  • Suitable for all skin types and hair colors

Cons

  • It can be expensive
  • You will need a lot of sessions to finish the treatment

Final Thoughts

It is time to show off your arms with pride and get rid of that undesired hair with these easy ad effective methods. Just choose if you want a permanent or temporary arm hair removal method, what is your skin type and pain level tolerance to find the best treatment that will provide you the desired results.

How To Remove Ear Hair

Everyone has ear hair, only that we don’t get to see it in some people. Ear hair usually acts as a protective barrier, preventing debris from reaching the sensitive ear canal. However, it can sometimes grow extensively due to aging and hormonal changes. Having protruding ear hair can cause you embarrassment and regain your confidence, you might want to consider various hair removal techniques.

So, what are some of the methods which you can apply to remove ear hair?

1. Tweezing

Sometimes it’s just a few hair stragglers that are bothering you in your ears. In this case, tweezing can be an effective method to remove ear hair. This technique provides an easier way of pulling out those few hairs. However, you need to use a high-quality pair of tweezers. The tweezers should be blunt at the head to minimize the chances of injuries.

When using tweezers, simply place them on the outside area of your ears. Avoid inserting them in your ears since you risk damaging the sensitive eardrums. Tweezing usually hurts because it involves plucking protruding hairs with force.

Pain Level: 9/10

May cause some tears to form around your eyes!

2. Shaving and Trimming

Shaving and trimming are one of the most used methods of ear hair removal. Shaving and trimming ear hairs are effortless, and anyone can do them. The technique is also very cheap, and that’s why a lot of people prefer it.

While you can easily use a razor blade to shave the protruding outer ear, part of the inner ear canal will remain with hair. In addition to that, you could easily cut yourself while using a razor. So, trimmers are recommended instead. They facilitate the same removal of hair right from the top part of the canal.

The best thing about using trimmers is that they are efficient and significantly reduce the risk of injuries. It doesn’t matter whether you have a few protruding hairs or a bush of hair coming from your ear. This device can effectively handle it.

Pain Level: 4/10

As long as you don’t have any accidents, you are unlikely to have much if any pain.

3. Waxing

If you want to remove ear hair that’s on the outer ear section, then waxing is a good alternative. This is a long-lasting solution that removes the hair follicles from the root, thereby inhibiting hair growth for weeks. Although you might sometimes need a professional to do it for you, you can also DIY.

To do waxing, get a good earplug to close your canal. Using a heated wax strip, apply it on your outer ear flap with a stick. Note that wax strips offer you safety; hence you don’t have to worry about the wax dripping deep into your ear canal.

Pain Level: 9/10

If you are a man, then this is likely to cause you more pain than you have ever had before. You are allowed to cry. Advise against watching any YouTube videos about it, or you won’t do it.

4. Depilatories

It seems when it comes to hair removal, depilatories (AKA epilation or depilation) are going to make an appearance. But are they suitable for ear hair removal? Well, this only works if the hairs are found on the outer section of the ear.

Depilatories provide an efficient and pain-free way of removing outer hairs. You just need to apply a little amount of the cream, wait for a couple of minutes, and then wash it off. The result will be clean and hairless ear flaps.

Caution! Do not put a depilatory inside your ear canal. You might end up exposing your eardrum and internal skin to chemical burns. When applying the cream to the outer section of the ear, make sure that you use a good earplug. Lastly, be careful when you are using depilatories. Do a test patch first on another less sensitive area of the body before applying it to your ear.

Also, see our articles on Nair and Veet Depilatory Creams.

Pain Level: 6/10

Unless you misplace the cream, you shouldn’t have any pain at all. One wrong turn, though, and all could go to pot.

5. Sugaring

If you can’t try the techniques mentioned above, there is still a home-based alternative that you can apply. Sugaring works in the same way as waxing, but it’s less painful. What makes it painless is that it doesn’t stick so much to the skin. Mix a little amount of sugar with water and then apply it with a cotton swab to the outer section of the ear. Wait for a few minutes before washing it off.

While this technique seems ideal for those with sensitive skin, users are also at a high risk of developing severe ear infections.

Pain Level: 8/10

Not as bad as waxing, but you still may cry!

6. Laser Treatment

Sometimes you just want to get done protruding hair from your ears once and for all. You can permanently remove them by using laser treatments. The process that is usually done by a professional typically involves the use of pulsed lights as well as other treatments that cause damage to the hair follicles. As a result, the hair will stop growing permanently. In case the hair still grows back, it will only be very light and thin.

However, this is a costly method of removing hair from the ears. Even though the FDA has approved it as a permanent way of reducing hair, not everyone can do it. Factors such as your skin color and hair type play a crucial role in determining if you are the right candidate.

Pain Level: 3/10

Little to no pain.

Factors to Consider When Removing Hair from Your Ears

If you are ready to remove ear hair from your ears, then here’s what you should know:

Hair Type

Know the type of ear hair you want to remove. Is it the outer or inner ear hair? If you are dealing with inner ear hair, you have to be very careful to avoid damaging your eardrums.

Methods And Equipment Required

Most of these techniques are very simple to implement, as long as you follow the right instructions. Apart from the laser treatment, the other methods involve the use of readily available equipment.

Discomfort

Level of discomfort: with laser treatment, pain is not usually a big deal because it involves the killing of hair follicles at once. On the other hand, waxing, trimming, and sugaring can cause some level of discomfort or pain, depending on the amount of hair you are removing and how frequently you do it.

Conclusion

Developing ear hair is something that we experience as we grow up and age. The fact that there are techniques and equipment for ear hair removal means that this is a common issue with which a lot of people deal. Depending on your needs and the severity of the hair growth, you can use one of the techniques mentioned above. Just make sure that in all cases, you protect your ear canal. If you are not sure of doing it yourself, then seek the services of a professional.

Tattoo Removal Methods And Their Effects

Even knowing that a tattoo is a life long commitment, some still sit in that chair for all the wrong reasons. More ethical artists refuse to work on anyone who is not sober, or at least they try to persuade clients not to etch their current partner’s name on their skin. And this is not taking into consideration all the bad art that’s floating as well.
Up until recently, the best option to get rid of a bad tattoo was to cover it up with another one. There are even numerous artists that specialize in creating designs that can hide bad work as an alternative to tattoo removal.

Laser tattoo removal has been available for decades, but more often than not, the skin would still be marked to some extent.

Luckily, technology is always advancing, and now we can expect better results. And not only that, there are more methods and products available now that can get the job done. We will take a look at those methods and their short and long term effect on the skin.

Laser Treatments

Since the introduction of Q-lasers in the 1990s, laser treatments have become the most reliable method for tattoo removal. Lasers target the ink particles in the skin and cause them to fragment into smaller particles that can be cleared away by the body’s immune system.

Procedure

The procedure is least invasive in comparison to others but is still quite painful. In the case of large and elaborate designs, it could take over 10 sessions to completely remove the tattoo. However, based on the type of ink and the age of the design, there is still a chance that some pigment will remain.

This procedure will leave a wound that will need to be cared for to prevent infection or additional damage.

After The Procedure

It will take up to a week for the wound to heal after each session, and before you can have the treatment again.

After the course is completed, the skin will be more sensitive for a while. You should keep it clean and protect it for the sun. Even without visible changes, it would not be a bad idea to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist two or three months down the line. However, if everything was done properly, there should not be any scarring or long term irritation.

If you plan to get a new tattoo in the recent future, laser removal is the only gentle enough option. Some clients would have one or two sessions to lighten their old design, so they have more freedom with their cover-ups. In this case, you still need to leave ample time between the last laser treatment and a new tattoo. The wound may heal within a week, but your skin will not be ready for new work for months.

Dermabrasion

In the plainest of terms, the dermabrasion method could be described as scrubbing the tattoo away.

Procedure

This procedure is very painful and will have to be done under either local or general anesthesia. A medical grinding tool removes the outer layers of the skin in a controlled manner. The tattoo is removed by removing the layers of skin that contain ink.

Dermabrasion will also take multiple sessions to show results. But, it might not be suitable for anyone with sensitive skin or dermatitis.

After The Procedure

Just like in the case of laser removal, there will be a wound left that needs to stay clean and protected. However, dermabrasion wounds will take around two weeks to heal between sessions.

After the course is completed, the skin will be very sensitive. It will have to be protected from the sun and harsh chemicals for a long time. There is a chance of discoloration, but it should not be permanent. However, there should not be any permanent scarring.

Avoid any new tattoos in the area for at least a year. Even then, talk with the professional first. If done too quickly, there is a high risk of injury and infection.

Chemical Peels

Dermabrasion and chemical peels are identical in their premise – layers of skin with ink are removed, therefore the tattoo is removed. The main difference is the tool used.

Procedure

During chemical peel treatments, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is used to remove top layers of the skin. TCA is a mild acid but is still not suitable for amateur use. Make sure that you are getting this treatment from a tattoo removal licensed esthetician, a dermatologist or a cosmetic surgeon. There are some instructions on the internet of how to DIY this treatment, but it would be better not to try it.

After The Procedure

TCA treatment wounds heal within a week. If they are kept wrapped and clean, there should be no infection or scarring.

Though the wounds heal faster than the ones from dermabrasion, all other warnings apply. Skin will be very vulnerable for a long time and you will have to be diligent with sun protection. Any acne-fighting skincare products should also be avoided because they will irritate the area.

Tattoo Removal Creams

Here is something that has some popularity on the internet, but not many artists or dermatologist would readily recommend.

In short, tattoo removal creams are supposed to work like chemical peels. So, if a cream works, it contains a lot of harsh chemicals. Not the best idea for use at home.

If you want to try one out, make sure to do it under the surveillance of a dermatologist. Otherwise, you could damage your skin.

Surgical Removal

This is the cutting off of the tattoo. The skin containing the design is removed, and the remaining skin is stitched together.

It is only suitable for smaller designs. The main benefit of the method is that everything is completed within one appointment.

As it is a surgical procedure, it will likely require full anesthesia.

After The Procedure

There will be scarring. The size and the shape of the scar depend on the design that should be removed. It can be minimized with small stitches or skin glue, or laser treatments after.

You will probably have to wear bandages 48 hours after the surgery, and it might take between 6 to 8 weeks or the wound to heal. During that time you will have to avoid any heavy physical activity, harsh chemicals, and sun exposure.

If you are planning a new design, the skin will not be ready for years for it. Even then, the texture will affect the way skin holds onto the ink.

Tattoo Cover-up

Not a removal method, so we are going to give it just a quick mention. If you are considering this instead of removing the tattoo altogether, keep in mind two things.

First, then the new tattoo will have to be bigger and darker/brighter than the old one. And second, if you entrust this job to just anyone and not someone who knows what they’re doing, it could end in tears. Again.

If you are working with the right artist, you will end up with something that looks seriously beautiful.

Nair Hair Removal Review: What is Nair?

If you’re tired of shaving regularly, then you’ve probably looked at alternate options. One method that isn’t new to the market is depilatories. Depilatories are cream or lotions that remove unwanted hair without a razor. You can find Nair For Men and also Nair For Women.
One of the more well-known depilatories available today is Nair. Nair hair removal became popular in the 1990s, and the product is still available today. You can find it at most local shops and buy Nair online. The way that it works is fairly simple. You apply a layer to the skin wherever you have unwanted hair. It dissolves hair so that it can be wiped away easily.

What Is Nair?

Nair is a type of chemical depilatory. It primarily works by removing the hair shaft rather than the root of the hair that is located below the skin’s surface.

This product certainly isn’t new, though. Before this product was available, some people had used lye or calcium oxide. These other methods came with some risks, though. To get an idea of how well this product works and if it’s right for you, this review covers what the average person should know before using.

How Does Nair Work?

A chemical hair remover works by targeting the structure of the hair. The hair on your body is made up of protein compounds known as keratin. They are twisted into bundles like yarn and form a structure with chemical bonds. The chemicals target these bonds directly. The result is that the hair is dissolved.

Nair works in about 10 minutes or less. The makers recommend that you apply the cream or gel with a spatula in the areas where you have unwanted hair. Typically, it’s left in place for five minutes, and if the hair is still intact, then wait up to 10 minutes. You can then wipe away or wash away the hair.

Ingredients

Nair contains both active and inactive ingredients. Some ingredients are responsible for the actual hair removal, while the inactive ones may work to dilute or provide structure to the gel or lotion. The active compounds in Nair include the following:

  • Potassium or calcium salts or thioglycolic acid
  • A base of sodium hydroxide, calcium, or potassium

The base chemicals in Nair work on the hair shaft, causing it to open or swell. This allows the chemical salts to actually enter the hair follicle and break apart the chemical bonds that allow it to stay together. Nair attacks the sulfur bonds, which may cause an unpleasant smell. People who use Nair often notice that they notice an egg-like smell by using it.

Studies showed that it does not affect plant fibers. Cotton, rayon, and polyester all kept their structure when Nair was applied. This is likely because both synthetic and natural fibers don’t contain any sulfur bonds. The good news is that if you get Nair on your clothing, you won’t have any damage.

Nair may also contain the following ingredients:

  • Water
  • Fragrance
  • Calcium carbonate
  • Cetyl alcohol
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate
  • Sodium silicate

Where Can I Use Nair?

Although you should always read the back of the packaging, the most commonplace to use is on the legs. It can be easily used to cover larger areas in just several minutes. If you happen to have thick or coarser hair on your legs, then you may want to leave in on for 10 minutes. Also, consider Nair Leg Mask.

Nair Face Cream is a milder version for facial hair. This usually contains a tool to apply Nair in only the desired area. Since the hair on the face is more delicate, you should not use other types of Nair on your face as it may irritate. Nair Face Cream should also not be used to remove hair in your nose, eyebrows, or any areas around your eyes.

Nair can be usually used on pubic hair, but this is also a sensitive area. It’s a good idea to remove it by using a non-irritating cloth rather than a plastic spatula. It may also be worth speaking to your partner before going through the procedure, as they may prefer hair in the pubic area!

This is the same for men that want to use Nair on their balls/testicles.

You are advised NOT to use Nair on sensitive areas such as your nipples.

Additionally, Nair is often used on stubble but sometimes with limited results. Nair can only work on hair that’s grown above the skin. For stubble, that is short, or just at the skin’s surface, it may not be very effective.

How Often Do I Need to Use Nair?

Nair’s effectiveness may vary from person to person. It ultimately depends on how quickly your hair grows. In most cases, it will get rid of unwanted hair for a week up to a month. Since it removes the shaft and not the root, it is comparable to shaving, although you won’t be cutting hair with a razor. If you find that you shave once a week, you’ll probably find themselves using Nair once a week.

Potential Side Effects

Although Nair can usually be used safely, there are some possible side effects. This is why the makers of Nair recommend that you test a small area of skin before using it on a larger area. Side effects can include:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Chemical burns
  • Irritation
  • Blisters
  • Rash

Depending on your skin’s sensitivity, it may be a good idea to use the mild formula on your entire body. People who are allergic to perfumes have sometimes found that they are also allergic to Nair. It’s also recommended that you avoid using skin products immediately after using a depilatory. This may lead to irritation when using multiple products at a time.

Does Nair Work?

Some users swear by Nair hair removal. They like that it’s easy to use and also fast-acting. They also find that it works well for all skin and hair types. Unlike waxing or laser hair removal, Nair is an inexpensive option that is even easier than shaving.

Takeaway

Nair works to remove hair by functioning as a chemical depilatory. It’s both effective and economical for anyone who is looking for hair removal. Some people may find that they develop irritated skin, but this is fairly rare. When using Nair as directed, it works well for hair removal.

Also, see our article on Veet hair removal product

How to Remove Nose Hair Without An Accident

Nose hairs, just like hairs from other parts of the body, serve a purpose. They act as natural defense mechanisms in protecting the nostrils against debris and allergens.

Nose hairs also help to regulate the moisture content in the air we breathe. However, without maintenance, they can grow excessively, and you might end up with protruding hairs. To avoid embarrassment, you may want to remove your nose hairs.

But how do you go about this?

Methods Of Removing Nose Hair

Two effective methods can be used to remove nose hair:

Trimming

This is the most common method to remove nose hair. Trimming is simple and less painful. You only need an electric nose hair trimmers or manual trimming scissors. Note that when you are using trimming scissors, make sure that the room is well-lit and has a mirror. This helps to reduce the risk of internal cuts.

nose hair trimmer
You are advised to try a nose hair trimmer. If you buy the best nose hair trimmer that you can find on Amazon then it will last for many years.
Also comes with protection against injuring your sensitive nostrils.

Electric trimmers normally fit the nostrils perfectly and have less risk of injuring the internal tissues. These devices have rotating blades on the end that cut nose hair. These blades are small, and they are protectively placed inside a guard. So, there will be no direct contact between them and the skin.

using a trimmer
It is probably best that you don’t use a nasal trimmer in front of other people as it really doesn’t look so attractive.
And also don’t take any photos as evidence!

Trimming is the most recommended nose hair removal technique because of the way it works. It normally removes or shortens just 2 or 3 protruding nose hairs. So, this means that your nostrils will still have hairs needed to protect them.

This is not a permanent hair removal solution as the hair will eventually grow back.

Laser Nose Hair Removal

This seems to be a safer and more effective alternative than trimming. A laser is normally used to remove hair permanently. The technique normally focuses on nostril hairs that are visible from outside. They are those that are found right on the entrance of the nostrils. By permanently removing them, your nose hair will not be visible from outside. The technique heats up and destroys nose hair follicles from the root.

Note: this method doesn’t target all the nose hair. It only works on the edges of your nostrils. One side of the nostril is usually held up slightly while the laser is shot into the sides. Before you consider this type of treatment, be mindful that you need at least six laser sessions for this method effective. In addition to that, the treatment can only be done by a certified dermatologist or cosmetologist. Make sure that you consult extensively and enquire:

  • How to prepare for laser treatment for nose hair
  • Type of treatments required before and after laser hair treatment
  • The total number of laser sessions you need and the cost

Possible Side Effects

While this seems to be an effective permanent solution, you need to consider it before seeking treatment. Your nostrils are still at a high risk of ending up with injured mucous membranes. In addition to that, this is an expensive treatment option.

thin nose hairs
When cutting nose hairs, also remember that they do have a practical purpose to stop germs entering your body

How To Safely And Effectively Remove Nose Hair

Regardless of the technique you use, safety and effectiveness are the key factors you need to consider. But all these depends on how you prepare beforehand.

Blow Your Nose

It would help if you blew your nose to make sure the trimmer or laser effectively removes the nasal hair. Blowing out your nose facilitates the removal of debris and accumulated mucous. 

Be Gentle When Trimming

The mucous membrane that covers the nostril is very sensitive. So, it would help if you were very careful and gentle. If you randomly insert the clippers or scissors and then start scraping around without proper alignment, you can injure your nose.

Ingrown Nose Hairs After Trimming

Sometimes after trimming, you risk the chance of developing ingrown nose hair. This condition occurs when the hair shaft reenters and grows back into the nasal membrane. Possible signs of ingrown hair include:

  • Itching and pain
  • Skin redness
  • Tiny bumps – sometimes the bumps are pus-filled

To treat ingrown hair, use a warm washcloth to clean the skin. Then using your hand, massage the affected area in circular motions. If the condition doesn’t get better, then you need to seek clinical treatment.

nose hair trimming
No matter how much you want it to, nose hair will not magically disappear.
You do need to do something about it.

What To Avoid When You Want To Remove Nasal Hair

People experiment by using other techniques to remove nose hair. The internal membrane of the nose is extremely sensitive, so you need to avoid:

Plucking the Hairs

Don’t be tempted to pluck your nose hair. You increase your chances of ending up with injuries and ingrown hair. Also, it hurts enough to make your eyes water!

nose hair and tweezers
As tempting as it may be to pluck nose hair, you are strongly advised not to do it.
Apart from anything else, it hurts enough to make your eyes water!

Waxing

Instead of trimming, some people think waxing is a good idea because its results usually last longer. However, you risk hurting deep skin tissues.

Depilatory Creams

Depilatory creams such as Nair and Veet are not recommended for use in the nasal cavity. These hair removal creams are made with potent ingredients. So, applying the cream in your nostrils means that you risk inhaling toxic substances and affecting the health of your lungs.

Pointed Scissors

Some scissors have been specifically designed for removing nose hair. They have rounded ends to protect your sensitive skin membrane. Pointed scissors can cause injury, pain, or infections by puncturing the skin.

Some Organic Products

There are organic products that have been designed to facilitate the removal of nose hairs. But the nose has a delicate membrane. Hence you need to read the product label and instructions before using them as some products are not suitable for nasal hair removal.

beautiful nose
Here is a beautiful nose that we can all aspire to!
However, if you look closely you will see that there are also little hairs on her nose.
After all, did you really want to see another photo looking up someone’s nasal passages?

What You Need To Know

Protruding nasal hair can make you feel uncomfortable. But as you grow older, you realize that although you might be losing hair on your head, your nasal hair starts to grow at a rapid rate. So, it’s only right that you remove it.

However, nasal hair has protective properties. They are responsible for protecting dust particles and any other form of allergens from entering your lungs and interfering with your breathing.

If you remove too much nose hair, you are at risk of suffering from frequent respiratory allergies. So, if you are going to remove them, avoid methods that may damage the delicate membrane within your nose.

The safest option is trimmers because hair is not completely removed, and it will grow back. If you are going to use laser treatment, then consult with a certified medical practitioner.

Eyebrow Hair Removal

Getting rid of unwanted hair in your brows is a key to show up a precise and perfect brow shape that will help to stand out your eyes and complements your favorite facial features. There are several ways to remove eyebrow hair and the right one for you depends on your skin type and if you want a natural or defined look. Here’s a guide for you to know all about eyebrow hair removal.

Eyebrow Waxing

This is the most popular procedure. To get this procedure done you need to go to a salon with specialists who have extensive knowledge on how to achieve the best brow shape according to your facial features. Trying to wax your brows at home can end in a disaster and damage your brow shape permanently.

This procedure is performed by applying warm wax over the areas with undesired hair and removing it with paper strips. It pulls the hair from the root which provides a long-lasting result and hair will grow finer. This hair removal method is ideal for those who want a defined brow shape.

Benefits

  • It is the faster eyebrow hair removal method
  • The hair will take longer to grow
  • It can remove even the tiniest hair
  • No risk of ingrown hairs
  • Professional result

Considerations

  • It is not suitable for people with sensitive skin
  • You can develop an allergic reaction
  • Your skin will experience some redness after the procedure
  • If the wax is too hot it can burn your skin
  • Your skin will be more sensitive to the sun
  • Go to a qualified place otherwise, you can suffer undesired side effects and end up with a bad brow shape

Eyebrow Threading

Threading originated in Iran, India, and central Asia. This method involves using a thread that is held between the specialist’s hands and grabs the hair to pull it from the root. Unlike waxing, threading gives you full control over which hairs are removed and results in a more natural shape. It doesn’t pull the skin like waxing which makes it suitable for sensitive skin and doesn’t involve the use of heat or chemicals.

Benefits

  • It is a gentle eyebrow hair removal option
  • There is no risk of allergic reactions
  • Reduce the risk of irritation and redness
  • Provides a precise and more natural look
  • Long-lasting results
  • Removes even the shortest hair
  • Works on all skin types

Considerations

  • It tends to be more painful than waxing
  • The pores will be open after the procedure so avoid touching the area
  • Avoid direct sun exposure after the treatment
  • If you go to an unqualified place where proper hygiene rules aren’t followed you have the risk of suffering an infection
  • Avoid applying makeup for the next 24 hours
  • You may experience some redness
  • The specialist can nick or cut the skin while threading

Eyebrow Plucking

This is one of the few procedures that you can perform at home. It involves using tweezers to pluck individual hairs until you reach the desired brow shape. To successfully pluck your brow hairs, grab them from the base and pull the hair in the direction it grows. Pluck the brow hairs after going into the shower because the hair follicles will be open.

Benefits

  • It is the most affordable option
  • You can perform it at home
  • Control over the hairs that you will pluck
  • It doesn’t involve the use of chemicals and if you know how to use the tweezers it won’t harm your skin

Considerations

  • When it comes to eyebrow plucking, less is more. Avoid overplucking your eyebrows or you could end up with an undesired brow shape
  • Avoid using old pairs of tweezers
  • Apply aloe vera after plucking to prevent any redness
  • If you let your brows grow to much it will take a long time to reach the desired shape
  • Don’t use a magnifying mirror to avoid overplucking your brows
  • Avoid pinching your skin while plucking your eyebrows to avoid doing any harm to your skin
  • Outline the desired shape of your brow with a brow pencil and only pluck the hairs out of that line

Electric Trimmers

It feels like shaving your brows but a precise and fine trimmer that is specially designed for small areas like eyebrows or to get rid of peach fuzz. You can easily perform this at home. The best electric trimmers have a micro-blade technology that is able to remove the shortest hair.

Benefits

  • The procedure is fast and painless
  • It doesn’t irritate your skin
  • Easy to use and most electric trimmers are portable meaning that you can get rid of unwanted hair anywhere and anytime

Considerations

  • It doesn’t pull the hair from the roots so it will grow faster than with other hair removal methods
  • Not suitable for people with very thick hair

Electrolysis

Aka electrology, is a method to remove individual brow hairs. It works by destroying the growth center of the hair with heat or chemical energy. This is a treatment that needs to be performed at a professional place and you will need several sessions in order to get rid of undesired hair. It is a permanent hair removal method.

Benefits

  • You won’t need maintenance sessions
  • It is safe and doesn’t damage the skin
  • Provides a precise result
  • The technician has plenty of control over which hairs are going to be removed
  • No more need for other eyebrow hair removal methods

Considerations

  • May require several sessions to finish the treatment!
  • It is more expensive than other options
  • May cause pain and discomfort
  • If you go to an unqualified place you may end up with skin discoloration

Final Thoughts

Having the perfect brow shape isn’t hard if you know which hair removal method is best for your skin type and preferences. Before making a choice, consider the type of shape you want (natural or defined), your pain level tolerance and your budget. If you decide to get your eyebrows done, then you should visit a qualified salon to ensure you get the best results.

See our articles on Nasal and Ear hair removal

Laser Tattoo Removal

Want To Get Rid Of Unwanted Tattoos? Try Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser tattoo removal is a medical procedure that aims at permanently removing unwanted tattoos. Getting a tattoo implies that you will have an indelible mark that will never fade away and the removal process should be well thought of. Laser tattoo removal utilizes skincare technology that facilitates permanent discoloration or tattoo removal. Utilizing this technology allows victims to have tattoos of different colors, shapes, and sizes removed. Compared to some creams that claim to remove tattoos, laser tattoo removal is one of the most reliable options that can promise some good results.

Be Clear With Your Expectations

Before securing a tattoo removal procedure, you should know that laser tattoo removal is not fully guaranteed. You need to find a plastic surgeon who will help you come up with realistic goals and treatment expectations. In some cases, the tattoo can only clear partially and leave a faded appearance. Depending on your skin type and other factors you can even form marks that may look like a scar. Therefore, you should contact the best cosmetic surgery clinic to minimize or mitigate the risks of fetching some adverse side effects.

How Does Tattoo Laser Treatments Work?

Laser tattoo removal is now becoming a common procedure and the ideal solution to individuals who want to remove their tattoos permanently. Before considering the treatment you should get a better understanding of how the treatment works, the benefits and risks involved. Laser treatments could typically take two to four sessions to achieve quality results. In some situations, tailored treatment plans may be required to eliminate the tattoo. A cosmetic surgeon determines the number of laser treatments required based on the size, pigmentation, and position of the tattoo.

The treatment uses light pulses from a laser to break any kind of pigmentation under your skin. If the color pigmentation disintegrates, the tattoo begins to fade and a repeat of the procedure ensures that the tattoo is no longer visible. Doctors use different lasers for different pigment colors and different skin types. Dark colors such as black and brown respond better to treatments, while lighter colors may take a little longer to completely discard the pigment.

Which Tattoos Respond Best To Laser Removal?

Most tattoos can be removed using the laser treatment option. There are some factors you need to consider such as the age of the tattoo. A mature tattoo has settled perfectly which might make the process quite easy. Over the past decade, the inks that have been used are much stronger which makes the removal process somewhat more difficult. Regardless of when the tattoo was done, some colors are easier to remove than others.

The darker the ink, the easier it is to remove. Shades of red and yellow are more difficult to remove and may require more treatment sessions than tattoos with dark colors. A multi-colored tattoo always requires multiple treatment sessions because different ink colors respond to different laser wavelengths. Another problem to consider is the position of the tattoo on the body. Areas with more body fat such as arms, buttocks, legs or chest would give better results compared to areas with less body fat such as ankles or fingers.

Find A Good Laser Tattoo Removal Clinic.

Be careful when choosing a clinic to perform the laser tattoo removal procedure. You should never compromise when it comes to quality. If the procedure is performed by incompetent practitioners with little or no experience you may be at risk of contracting serious skin infections and diseases.

Your first consideration should be working with professionals who are best suited to perform the treatment procedure. We recommend that you seek extensive inspections and examinations from qualified professionals such as dermatologists. You will have the chance to work with a team that has adequate experience and skills to perform the tattoo removal procedure. It is also important to pay attention to the level of hygiene and hygiene in the clinic.

Make sure that the clinic you selected maintains a high level of cleanliness and that the devices are in perfect condition. Another factor you need to consider is the legitimacy, registration, and licensing of the clinic. Also, make sure that they have the necessary permits to work as a clinic that offers services such as laser tattoo removal. It is recommended that you obtain a recommendation from the local medical association regarding the quality of the services provided by the various clinics in your area of jurisdiction.

Let’s Take A Closer Look At Some Of The Risks & Costs Involved

Although you can’t classify the cost as a risk you should be wary about the price you have to pay to get the procedure done. The total cost of removing tattoos through laser treatment can be very high. If your budget is tight, this option may not be within your reach. The total cost may range between $ 300 and $ 600 per session. All tattoos require multiple treatment sessions to effectively achieve quality results. Therefore, get prepared and look for financing options that can help you get the cosmetic procedure done.

The first drawback or side effect associated with this procedure is pain. Some people may suffer more than others but it depends on some factors. Some individuals claim that the removal procedure is more painful than the actual tattoo application procedure. Others report that it hurts less mainly because everyone has their pain tolerance threshold. However, the cosmetic surgeon who performs the removal procedure can minimize the pain by administering a topical anesthetic before the treatment. You need to prepare to endure a certain level of pain during the procedure as well as the healing process.

Lastly, you need to be aware of the possibility of scarring after the procedure. However, this depends on the tattoo and skin type, permanent scars can appear at the treatment site. You need to practice proper aftercare can minimize scarring, but there is no guarantee that it won’t. The next risk associated with this method is hyper-pigmentation or hypo-pigmentation which might happen in the treatment area which tends to become lighter or darker after it has healed completely.

Also read our article on other Tattoo Removal methods

Veet Hair Removal

There are several ways to remove your hair. Some are permanent like laser which requires several sessions and trips to a qualified practitioner (which means you need to spend some cash), but it is permanent. Others are semi-permanent like shaving but you are prone to irritation and it isn’t suitable for sensitive skin. If you have already taken the choice of getting rid of your body hair we are going to talk about a brand that almost everyone knows: Veet. This brand specializes in different hair removal products and promises to get rid of undesired hair while keeping your skin smooth. We are going to talk about each product the brand offers and which is more suitable for you.

Veet Hair Removal Cream

This is by far one of the most popular products from the brand. It is a cream that contains chemicals able to break the structure of the hair. The application process is pretty easy. This cream work for several areas:

  • Armpits
  • Arms
  • Abdomen
  • Bikini zone
  • Legs
  • Any area where the razor can’t reach

Just apply the cream over the desired area, wait for 3 to 6 minutes and rinse with water. This cream works due to two ingredients: potassium hydroxide and potassium thioglycolate which help to break disulfide bonds of keratin molecules and reduces the strength of hair.

Benefits

  • No need for salon appointments
  • Painless
  • It contains nourishing ingredients like aloe Vera, shea butter or vitamin E to keep your skin soft and smooth
  • Long-lasting results
  • Works of short and thick hair

Considerations

  • There are different types of Veet hair removal cream that work for normal or sensitive skin
  • The time you need to leave the cream varies on the thickness of your hair
  • Exfoliate the skin 24 hours before applying the cream
  • Wash your skin with water before applying the cream. It will open up the pores and the hair will be removed easier
  • Test the product in a small area before applying the cream to make sure there are not going to be bad reactions
  • Do not exceed the 10 minute application time
  • Don’t apply over skin with sunburns, breakouts, or irritation
  • Do not expose your skin to the sun after using the cream
  • Don’t use this cream to remove facial hair

Veet Cold Wax Strips

To achieve depilation with more precision waxing is the best choice. But to do this you don’t need to schedule a salon appointment, you can easily do it at home with the Veet cold wax strips. There are several methods of waxing and cold waxing is one of the safest and most effective to get rid of stubborn hair. Hot wax is another popular option but it isn’t easy to apply it at home and if the wax is too hot it can burn the skin.

The cold wax is pre-applied to pulling strips that are able to remove the hair quickly and easily. The strips have nourishing ingredients that will leave your skin smooth and soft.

To use it prepare your skin first. Exfoliate your body so the strips can adhere easily. Press the strips on dried skin down in the direction of hair growth. Pull the strip in the opposite direction of hair growth. Repeat until all the hair is removed and clean off the excess wax.

Benefits

  • You get rid of hair fast unlike the hair removal cream which you need to leave on for certain minutes
  • It is less painful than warm waxing
  • Comfortable to use and less messy than warm wax because you can dispose of the strips easily
  • It is able to pull out hair as short as 1.5 mm
  • You can use it in hard-to-reach areas
  • Pulls the hair from the root so it takes longer to grow back

Considerations

  • To get rid of facial hair use the cold wax face strips
  • They work for different skin types
  • Avoid exposing the skin to the sun after waxing
  • Don’t use it on the vagina, back, or chest
  • You can cut the strips to reach small areas
  • Do not apply to irritated skin
  • Your skin needs to be dry before applying the wax
  • Do not use the wax strips for more than two times

Veet in Shower Cream

This product is similar to the hair removal cream but with the difference that you will use it on the shower. This cream contains chemicals that are able to dissolve the keratin and make it weak to help you get rid of hair easily. It is formulated with water-resistant ingredients so they can stay in your skin while you are on the shower.

The application process is simple and you don’t need to make time for depilation because you can easily do it while taking a shower. Apply a thick layer of the product to the skin with the soft side of the sponge that comes with the product. Leave the product for 6 or 10 minutes if you have sensitive skin. Avoid exposing your skin directly to water during that time. Use the rough side of the sponge to remove the product and unwanted hair. Rinse with water to get rid of excess product.

Benefits

  • Get rid of the hair with no effort
  • It contains nourishing ingredients that prevent irritation and leave your skin smooth
  • Gets rid of short and thick hair
  • The fastest way to remove hair
  • It is comfortable

Considerations

  • Always try a patch test before using the product to make sure there won’t be any allergic reactions
  • Do not expose your skin to the sun after using the product
  • After removing the product avoid rubbing the skin with the towel. Use soft movements to prevent irritation

Final Thoughts

According to your skin type, lifestyle, and preferences you can choose this product that is more suitable for what you need. No matter which one you choose, Veet hair removal products are an effective way to easily get rid of unwanted hair while keeping your skin healthy and preventing irritations.
For a complete list of Veet Hair Removal Products visit the official Veet website

To learn more about Nair (Veet’s competition), read our article here

Tattoo Removal – How Much Will It Cost

You might have gotten yourself tattooed when you were younger. But now, you may have a tattoo you no longer want and would like it removed. While there are many methods for tattoo removal, you may want to know how much removing your tattoo will cost.

Many factors affect the cost of having your tattoo removed. It will greatly depend on the type of tattoo that you have and the removal method you choose. There is a great tattoo removal price range.

A there are varying methods used for tattoo removal, it is difficult to tell how much it will cost to have your tattoo removed. You will need to consult with a tattoo removal practitioner to be able to find out. A tattoo removal procedure could cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars depending on many factors.

Factors Affecting The Cost Of Tattoo Removal

The Tattoo Removal Facility

Today, you will find many facilities offering tattoo removal procedures as tattoo removal is becoming very common.

You can have your tattoo removed by a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist. This could cost you in the price range from $150 to $1000 per treatment to remove a tattoo.

You can also have your tattoo removed at a medical spa specializing in tattoo removals. Medical spas have medical practitioners that perform tattoo removal. Costs may vary from around $100 to $700 per treatment. This is a popular option because the spa environment is more relaxing than the other alternatives.

Another specialized facility you can have your tattoo removed is a private tattoo removal clinic. These clinics offer laser tattoo removal. The price range per treatment offered by these clinics is from $50 to $500 per treatment.

An alternative to removing the tattoo is to cover-up the tattoo. Although, strictly speaking, this method does not remove the tattoo, it is an option if the reason for wanting to remove the tattoo is because of the nature of the tattoo and not the tattoo itself. For this option, tattoo parlors do cover-up tattoos. Before covering up a tattoo, they try to fade or lighten the ink of the old tattoo.

The Tattoo Size

The size of your tattoo will determine how long the removal process will take, so this will also influence the cost of the procedure.

The cost of removing a tattoo is calculated by its square inch coverage. Most removal clinics range from $50 to $70 per square inch of the tattoo. If the tattoo is small to medium-sized, it would usually cost from $80 to $500 per session.

The Tattoo Color

If laser removal is used, then each ink color is removed by a different wavelength. Colored tattoos are removed using different types of laser technology. Your tattoo removal clinic will inform you on which laser wavelength to use on your tattoo.

Treatment in the same area may be necessary based on the different colors in that area.

The Kind of Ink Used

There are different kinds of ink used for tattoos. Tattoos can be metal-based, plastic-based, organic-based, and more. Some types of ink are easier to remove than others. Whatever type of ink was used in your tattoo will determine how difficult it is to remove and thus will affect the cost.

The Ink Thickness/Density

Ink is saturated in a tattoo. Some artists use more ink than others. These tattoos will naturally have a higher ink density.

A tattoo with high ink density will be more difficult to remove and so the procedure will be more expensive than less dense tattoos.

The Age of the Tattoo

If your tattoo is fairly new, it will be much harder to remove than a tattoo which is done many years ago. The appearance determines the age of the tattoo. So, if you are going to have a newer tattoo removed, then it would cost you more than having to remove a very old one.

The Technical Experience

The price charged by a tattoo removal expert will depend on the level of training and experience that he has. Make sure to find out the level of experience your removal technician has. You might think of using the services of someone with less experience for financial reasons.

The Removal Method

Although laser removal is the most popular method for removing tattoos at present, there are several methods for removing a tattoo.

Laser removal is the most common. The price range for laser tattoo removal goes from $200 to $1000. The laser removal method is safe and effective. When it comes to side effects and overall quality, lasers are the best option.

Surgical excision is a procedure where the skin underneath a tattoo is removed. The remaining skin is then stitched back together. A surgical scar is left. Surgical incision costs from $1000 to $10,000.

Dermabrasion is a method where the skin is sanded away. It leaves a scar or a pale area. It is also known to be a painful procedure. This procedure costs from $150 to $350.

Chemical removal uses chemicals that are applied to the skin so that the tattoo can be rubbed off. This is quite risky since chemicals used for the procedure can harm a patient. And sometimes, that tattoo is not even removed. Removal by chemicals can cost you from $80 to $150.

Take-home treatments. You can use creams and lotions to make your tattoo less visible. These treatments can help your tattoo fade but it will not remove them completely.

Your Skin Type

It is easier to distinguish tattoo ink on lighter skin. If you have a dark skin tone, it will require more sessions to remove your tattoo so that side effects like hypopigmentation are avoided.

To prevent any skin reaction to laser technology, skin sensitivity and color need to be considered. Certain types of skin are highly sensitive to laser.

Tattoo removal lasers can be compared to the sun’s UV rays and so sensitive skin should not be exposed to it. When this is the case, skin experts can provide other methods of tattoo removal.

How Much To Remove A Tattoo

Medical insurance providers do not consider laser tattoo removal as something that can be covered by health insurance. The reason for this is that laser tattoo removal is a cosmetic procedure. What this means is that you are getting your tattoo removed because of personal preference. And medical insurance only covers expenses that are related to one’s health.

Read our article on options for removing tattoos for free

Pubic Hair Removal

Removing hair from anywhere on the body needs care and attention, but this is especially true in the delicate pubic region. It is vital that you not only take care when removing the hair but also protect and soothe the skin before and after doing so. In this article, we are going to be looking at how to successfully perform pubic hair removal and maintain the area in between hair removals.

Method For Removing Pubic Hair

When removing your pubic hair, you first need to decide on the method you are going to use. There are a variety of ways in which hair can be removed, and it is mostly down to personal preference and the sensitivity of your skin. For example, some find that shaving causes an itchy, irritating rash while others opt for this method over all others. If you are new to pubic hair removal, it may be best to test a few different approaches to find the right one for you.

Some of the most popular methods include:

  • Shave the public hair
  • Waxing the bikini area
  • Epilate pubic area
  • Pubic hair removal cream

If you have sensitive skin, it is important to choose a method that will not irritate the skin. Most often, this will be pubic epilation, which is sadly the most painful.

Preparation For Eliminating Your Pubic Hair

After you have selected a method, it is vital to prepare your skin for hair removal. One of the most important things to remember when performing any type of hair removal is to exfoliate. This is a way of removing dead skin cells and will not only make your skin look bright and glowing but will also help in the prevention of ingrown hairs and other forms of irritation associated with pubic hair removal.

You can exfoliate using a body scrub, a massage sponge, or with a homemade exfoliating scrub. This should be done at least 24 hours before hair removal to avoid severe irritation.

You should also ensure that the skin is clean before removing the hair. One of the leading causes of infection after hair removal is an infection caused by bacteria getting into abrasions. These abrasions come from cuts or nicks made in the skin during the hair removal process, and if bacteria get inside, you can get a nasty infected lump.

If the hair is particularly long, you may decide to trim it first. This will make your chosen method much more comfortable and will take less time. You can use any scissors to trim the hair down, but hair or nail scissors will work best. When thinking about the hair, it is also worth considering how much of it you wish to remove. Are you going to take away the whole lot? Or would you prefer partial removal? There is no right or wrong, each person is different, and you should go with what feels best for you.

Tips For Shaving

Shaving is one of the most popular pubic hair removal methods, and that is because it is so quick and convenient. You can simply hop into the shower and be done minutes later. However, there are some downsides, such as fast hair regrowth and a high risk of itching or burning after shaving. This can be avoided by ensuring that the skin is kept exfoliated and moisturized. Good body lotion should be applied after shaving and at least once a day in between shaves to maximize the effects. Let’s look at some shaving tips.

Shave In The Same Direction

Shave in the same direction that the hair grows. This will dramatically reduce the chances of irritation and ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs not only look unattractive but also can be very painful. You may get a closer shave going against the hair growth, but you are much more likely to obtain a cut or burn this way.

Never Shave Dry

Never shave your pubic hair (or any other area) dry. You must use a good quality shaving gel or cream on wet skin to get the best and most comfortable results. If you do not have a gel or cream, the next best thing is the hair conditioner. Many people favor this due to the extremely smooth result. If all else fails, borrow your partner’s!

Use A Clean, Sharp Razor

Make sure that you are using a clean, sharp razor. It can be tempting to use the same razor for weeks on end, but this is not going to be beneficial and can increase the risk of cuts and razor burn. Throw those old razors away and break out a fresh one!

Tips For Waxing

There are a tremendous amount of home waxing kits that are quick and simple to use for pubic hair removal. The pros of this method are that hair does not regrow at a very fast rate, and you end up with a very smooth and clean result. However, this method is painful, and in some people, can cause skin irritation. It is always best to test on a small area before going in full pelt. Let’s take a look at how you can get the best result from waxing.

Don’t Overheat The Wax.

Be super mindful when heating the wax, it is possible to overheat it, and this can burn your skin. That being said, if you follow the pack instructions, you shouldn’t be faced with any nasty surprises.

Wax Dry

Unlike shaving, waxing should be done on dry skin. It is important to ensure that the surface is clean and thoroughly dried before beginning the process. This will get you the best results.

Grow Your Hair To Remove Your Hair

Because the wax needs hair to latch onto, you must allow the hair to grow to at least a quarter of an inch before waxing. If you are starting with full growth, you should trim the hair down to this length before beginning.

Tips For Epilation

An electric epilator can be a great way to have smooth, hair-free skin. However, much like waxing, this method can be painful. It can take some practice to get it right, but once you’ve got the knack, you can fully epilate your pubic area in around 15 minutes and be good to go. 

Hair Growth

Similar to waxing, your epilator will need some good growth to latch. It is important to have a quarter of an inch of pubic hair to get the best results.

Tweeze Stubborn Hair

Often, you may notice that some hairs are very stubborn. Once you have finished epilating, it is worth using a pair of tweezers to pull out any rogue hairs.

Warm Bath Before Epilation

To make the process easier, you might prefer to epilate after taking a warm bath. This will open the pores and allow for easier hair removal.

Numbing Creams

Some people make use of numbing cream before epilating. This is especially useful if you do not have a high pain threshold.

Tips For Hair Removal Cream

Perhaps the easiest method of pubic hair removal is using a depilatory cream. This handy method simply melts the hair away. This method is super quick and easy (we’re talking under 5 minutes in some cases) and will leave your skin smooth and hair-free. If you want to get the best results from this method, take a look at these tips.

Read our article on Nair and Veet depilatory creams.

Test For Allergies

Always test a small area of skin 24 hours before full hair removal. Some people, especially those with sensitive skin, may have an allergic reaction to the cream, which can be very sore and red. There are hair removal creams designed for sensitive skin. However, these should still be tested.

Avoid Burning

You should never leave the cream on for longer than the maximum time stated on the package. Doing so increases the risk of skin irritation and burning.

Don’t Rub

Once the timer is up, you should wipe the cream off in the direction of the hair growth. Many people make the mistake of rubbing the cream off, which will not give such good results.

Rinse

After all the cream has been removed, you should ensure that you thoroughly wash and rinse the skin to remove all traces.

Aftercare

Once you have finished removing your pubic hair, it is important to make sure that the area is given some TLC. After all, hair removal does cause some trauma to the skin. Here are some handy tips for keeping your skin in tip-top condition post hair removal.

Soothing Gels

Use a soothing gel such as Aloe Vera to give the skin a boost of moisture and added protection.

Skin Healing

Allow the skin to heal before performing another hair removal. For most of the methods here, you should only be having to perform them every few weeks. Shaving will require more frequent treatments, but you should aim to do it only twice a week.

Moisturize

Use a good moisturizer on the area every day to keep it soft and irritation-free.

Hygiene

Keep the area clean.