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Hair removal:the good basics

Eternal restart, hair removal is a burden for many women. And for good reason, it is difficult to find a method that is both durable and comfortable! Discover our hair removal guide and good practices to adopt to make life easier:preparation, different methods, advantages, disadvantages... We tell you everything!

Prepare your skin before waxing:obligatory exfoliation!

We can't say it enough, the secret of successful and lasting hair removal is good skin preparation . Our advice to be ready on D-Day.

Tips to prepare for hair removal

Avoid waxing in the hour following a shower or a bath, waterlogged skin is much more sensitive, which will make your hair removal (even) more painful . Also remember to apply a little talc to the armpits and bikini line before epilating, this absorbs perspiration and allows epilation to be more effective. Finally, last advice, be sure to moisturize your skin regularly:this helps prevent ingrown hairs and makes your skin softer.

Exfoliating:essential for successful hair removal!

Scrub is probably your best ally for perfect skin . It removes dead cells and reduces ingrown hairs.

By removing dead cells, exfoliation makes your skin smoother, allowing more hair to be removed during epilation, preventing ingrown hairs and get a much softer skin.

Before applying any scrub, you must make sure that it is suitable for your skin type:if your skin is dry or sensitive, you will have to opt for the scrub smooth skin. A quality product will allow you to restore, preserve and protect the natural ecosystem of your skin , to prepare it gently.

You can also make your own scrub, by mixing cane sugar or coffee grounds with vegetable oil, for example. You will find a plethora of recipes on the net, although we recommend relying on ready-made scrub recipes to properly prepare the skin for waxing. Also pay attention to the very sensitive area of ​​the jersey, we don't do anything! For maximum effectiveness, make circular movements on damp skin for a few minutes, about once a week.

Electric epilator:practical to be quiet

The electric epilator is a handy hair removal tool , especially for the holidays. It works by pulling out the hair, giving you two to three weeks of hair-free time. On the other hand, it does not always tear off the bulb like wax does, which explains the shorter regrowth time . On the downside, you should know that the electric epilator is a painful method, a bit like waxing poorly done, and that regrowth can be anarchic.

For which areas?

Today's epilators are suitable for all areas of the body:bikini area, legs and armpits. Most models include accessories suitable for sensitive areas , and others that reduce the pain a little. On the other hand, we do not use an epilator for very sensitive facial skin.

How much does an epilator cost?

Depending on the model chosen, prices vary between 40 and 100 € approximately. If you only use this, your investment will quickly pay for itself.

Depilatory cream:ideal for those in a hurry

Depilatory cream is probably the must for those in a hurry and cozy , with the razor. Painless, ultra-fast and very practical, hair removal with cream is a good solution when you are in a hurry. The chemical compounds in the depilatory cream make it possible to cut the hair, like a razor would do , the regrowth time is therefore rather short:about 2 to 4 days. This is the main disadvantage of hair removal cream. You must also be sure to choose a cream adapted to your skin type to avoid irritation, and avoid using it too regularly.

Where do we use it?

Depilatory cream can be used on all areas of the body , and even for the swimsuit as long as you scrupulously avoid putting it on the mucous membranes.

What budget?

The tube of depilatory cream costs between 3 and 15 €, depending on the brands and the areas to be depilated. The tubes end quite quickly, which can represent a substantial budget.

Waxing:the lasting solution

Although there are all kinds of wax, be aware that the results are more or less the same:the hairs and their bulbs are pulled out, which takes about 3 or 4 weeks of absolute tranquillity. The disadvantages are also the same, and it is mostly about pain . For this reason, most waxing enthusiasts entrust their care to a beautician in an institute. Be aware, however, that if you feel adventurous, you can perform your waxing on your own.

Wax without strips

Wax without strips, or "peelable wax" is extremely effective . You heat the jar in the microwave or in a bain-marie, apply the wax to the area to be waxed, then tear it all off. It takes a bit of courage the first few times, but you get used to it.

Cold wax strips

Cold wax strips are very easy to use , just stick them on the area to be waxed and then tear them off. On the other hand, several passes are often necessary for an impeccable result.

Sugar waxing

Sugaring is the Eastern way , and you can make your own wax by mixing water, sugar and lemon. It’s very economical, but mastering the technique takes some practice. Namely:when you do it wrong, it is extremely painful. So watch out for homemade sugar wax recipes!

Which areas to wax with?

Whatever type of wax you use, you can use it anywhere, even on your face. However, be careful not to burn yourself if you use stripless wax that is heated. When it comes to the jersey, cold wax strips are not necessarily practical .

What budget for waxing?

The price of waxing varies according to many criteria:at home or in a salon, strips of wax or peelable wax, brand, etc.

Tweezers:for whom? For what?

Tweezers are perfect for post-waxing finishes, for the face, and possibly for the body if you have the time and patience.

After waxing

After depilation, whatever the method, it is absolutely necessary to moisturize your skin, and preferably with a cream or oil for sensitive skin, in order to avoid attack your already scalded skin. Avoid exposing yourself to the sun during the day following waxing.