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03-06-2015

Hair Removal And Treatment Options

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The tights have been put away and the summer dresses pulled out. You’re ready to show off hair-free legs and armpits. All you have to do is make sure they’re fit for the rest of the world to see. Hair removal can be a pain (literally) and isn’t top of most people’s fav things to do list. So what are the best ways to do it? There’s a range of methods to suit different needs from ancient to modern techniques and from quickie emergency solutions to longer lasting systems. Here are 10 pieces of advice for a lasting depilation:

1. Shaving

Shaving is a popular and cheap form of depilation (hair removal above the level of the pore or follicular opening). Hair is cut off the skin’s surface with a razor. It’s a quick fix and if done correctly can get rid of unwanted hair with satisfactory results – but only in the short term. Hair will grow back within a few days. Use a sharp razor because a blunt blade can leave stubble and cause redness.
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A good way to avoid this is to use a lubricant between the blade and the skin and to move the razor in the direction the hair grows, pulling it evenly over the skin. Even done correctly, shaving won’t give you perfectly smooth skin because the hair root will still be visible just under the skin. Shaving works best on light and fine hair and is not recognised as a first choice for people with very dark hair. Be careful when using a razor because you can get cuts and razor burn. After shaving, apply a fragrant-free moisturiser to help calm the skin and reduce redness. If this is your chosen method, look out for razor blade sharpeners that can extend the life of blades.
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