Now that summer is almost here, there are no excuse for not shaving your legs, ladyscaping your bikini line, minimizing your ‘stache or getting your eyebrows waxed. Warm weather is coming whether you’re ready or not, so get out those razors, tweezers, and waxing kits. No matter which products you prefer, we’ve got the scoop on the latest hair removal products and some helpful tips on how to prevent skin irritation and unwanted razor burn.
Shave it: Always on the go and don’t have time to Nair or make a salon appointment? Hit the drugstore and grab the Gillette Venus Breeze for $9.99. This new razor comes with a gel bar above and below the blade, and once it gets wet, a silky lather does all the work for you! For the best results, exfoliate your skin and then soak in the hot tub for a few minutes to let your pores open up before shaving. Always use a fresh blade, and when you get ou,t be sure to put on a moisturizer of your choice that’s appropriate for your skin type.
Wax it: When picking a kit or cream, look for products that have additional benefits such as exfoliates and moisturizers (we really like new Bliss Poetic Waxing At-Home Hair Removal Kit for $45.00). If you chose to do at-home waxing, make sure your hair is long enough (about a quarter-inch long) and apply a thin layer of baby powder before doing it to ensure the wax will really stick. In between waxing, you can prevent ingrown hairs and bumps by using creams such as Completely Bare Razor Bump Blaster for $32.00.
Tweeze and Pluck it: Look no further than the award-winning Tweezerman, which costs about $20.00. Be sure to exfoliate and moisturize, and don’t be the victim of over tweezing. It’s a bad habit that not only can lead to scarring and infection, but you also run the risk of over-plucking.
(Looking to splurge on your hair removal products? Check out Sephora’s No!No! hair removal product for $99. It uses heat to remove hair, decrease length, and prevent growth.)