Hair Removal 101

Hair Removal 101

Hair Removal, laser hair removal

Hair Removal 101

Shaving

The most popular method of hair removal, shaving is quick and pain-free.  The sharp blade of a razor grazes across the surface of the skin, slicing off unwanted hair in the process.

Since the razor only cuts the hair, stubble grows back quickly – sometimes in as little as a day.  And if you use a dull razor, or if your technique is a little rusty, you will experience razor burn and bleeding nicks.

For the best shave possible, use a quality razor and a thick shaving gel.  If you opt for a disposable razor, shave in the direction of hair growth; this will keep your skin smooth and nick-free.

Also, be sure to toss your razor once the blade dulls – a month-old disposable razor with a dull blade will not give you a close shave.  If you are using an electric razor, shave in the opposite direction of hair growth.  Never go over the same area twice, as this causes redness and ingrown hairs.

To further protect against ingrown hairs, exfoliate regularly, and shave just after a bath or a shower when your hair is softer.

And if you use a dull razor, or if your technique is a little rusty, you will experience razor burn and bleeding nicks. For the best shave possible, use a quality razor and a thick shaving gel.

If you opt for a disposable razor, shave in the direction of hair growth; this will keep your skin smooth and nick-free.  Also, be sure to toss your razor once the blade dulls – a month-old disposable razor with a dull blade will not give you a close shave.

If you are using an electric razor, shave in the opposite direction of hair growth.  Never go over the same area twice, as this causes redness and ingrown hairs.  To further protect against ingrown hairs, exfoliate regularly, and shave just after a bath or a shower when your hair is softer.

If you opt for a disposable razor, shave in the direction of hair growth; this will keep your skin smooth and nick-free.  Also, be sure to toss your razor once the blade dulls – a month-old disposable razor with a dull blade will not give you a close shave.

If you are using an electric razor, shave in the opposite direction of hair growth.  Never go over the same area twice, as this causes redness and ingrown hairs.  To further protect against ingrown hairs, exfoliate regularly, and shave just after a bath or a shower when your hair is softer.

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Hair Removal 101

Waxing

Waxing is by far the most painful method of hair removal.  Warm wax is applied to the skin and covered with a paper or a cloth strip.  The strip is then yanked up and away from the skin, taking hundreds of small hairs with it.

Since the wax pulls the hair out at the root, the process is painful.  But the results just might be worth the pain – your skin will be hair-free for up to four weeks.  First-time waxers might want to spring for a professional waxing; the process takes a bit of skill to master, and watching a pro in action might help you learn the technique.  At-home waxing kits are available in all drug stores.

Waxing strips – paper strips pre-pasted with wax – are an easy and mess-free option. Your skin will be sensitive to light following a waxing session, so stay out of the sun, and apply a strong SPF sunscreen.

To avoid further skin irritation after waxing, wear loose-fitting clothes.  Your skin is more sensitive on certain days of your menstrual cycle; avoid waxing four days either side of your period.

First-time waxers might want to spring for a professional waxing; the process takes a bit of skill to master, and watching a pro in action might help you learn the technique.

At-home waxing kits are available in all drug stores.  Waxing strips – paper strips pre-pasted with wax – are an easy and mess-free option. Your skin will be sensitive to light following a waxing session, so stay out of the sun, and apply a strong SPF sunscreen.  To avoid further skin irritation after waxing, wear loose-fitting clothes.

Your skin is more sensitive on certain days of your menstrual cycle; avoid waxing four days either side of your period.

Your skin will be sensitive to light following a waxing session, so stay out of the sun, and apply a strong SPF sunscreen.  To avoid further skin irritation after waxing, wear loose-fitting clothes.  Your skin is more sensitive on certain days of your menstrual cycle; avoid waxing four days either side of your period.

Hair Removal 101

Depilatories

A depilatory is a liquid or a cream that removes hair from the surface of the body.  Depilatories contain highly acidic chemicals that react with the proteins in a hair strand and break it down.

Whatever is left of the hair is washed or wiped away, leaving behind smooth skin.  Results last longer than shaving, but don’t expect to go weeks between treatments.  Since depilatories only remove hairs at the surface of the skin – and not at the root, like waxing – results last for only a few days.  The scent of most depilatories is not pleasant – your bathroom will smell like a chemical laboratory. Depilatory creams also act like exfoliants by dissolving dead skin cells.

But depilatories can cause skin irritation; always follow the directions printed on the packaging.  Never leave the cream on for longer than the recommended time, and only use a depilatory on the recommended area – do not use a body depilatory cream on your face.  And always test a depilatory on a small patch of skin before using for the first time.

Results last longer than shaving but don’t expect to go weeks between treatments.  Since depilatories only remove hairs at the surface of the skin – and not at the root, like waxing – results last for only a few days.

The scent of most depilatories is not pleasant – your bathroom will smell like a chemical laboratory. Depilatory creams also act like exfoliants by dissolving dead skin cells.

But depilatories can cause skin irritation; always follow the directions printed on the packaging.  Never leave the cream on for longer than the recommended time, and only use a depilatory on the recommended area – do not use a body depilatory cream on your face.  And always test a depilatory on a small patch of skin before using for the first time.

Results last longer than shaving but don’t expect to go weeks between treatments.  Since depilatories only remove hairs at the surface of the skin – and not at the root, like waxing – results last for only a few days.  The scent of most depilatories is not pleasant – your bathroom will smell like a chemical laboratory.

Depilatory creams also act like exfoliants by dissolving dead skin cells.  But depilatories can cause skin irritation; always follow the directions printed on the packaging.  Never leave the cream on for longer than the recommended time, and only use a depilatory on the recommended area – do not use a body depilatory cream on your face.  And always test a depilatory on a small patch of skin before using for the first time.

Depilatory creams also act like exfoliants by dissolving dead skin cells.  But depilatories can cause skin irritation; always follow the directions printed on the packaging.  Never leave the cream on for longer than the recommended time, and only use a depilatory on the recommended area – do not use a body depilatory cream on your face.  And always test a depilatory on a small patch of skin before using for the first time.

Hair Removal 101

Epilator

An epilator is an electronic device that tweezes hair out of the hair follicles.  It resembles an electric shaver, but instead of a razor blade, an epilator has a series of tiny metal plates.  These plates squeeze together as the head of the epilator spins, grasping hairs and pulling them out by the root.  It is tweezing on a grand scale.  The results are similar to waxing; since the machine pulls hair out by the root, your skin will stay smooth and stubble-free for weeks at a time.  Unlike waxing, epilators do not remove any dead skin cells, making this device the perfect alternative for those with sensitive skin.  The procedure is painful and for many very uncomfortable.  Apply a rich moisturizing cream after epilating to soothe any red bumps that may form.  Since ingrown hairs can be an issue, aestheticians recommend exfoliating on a regular basis.

It is tweezing on a grand scale.  The results are similar to waxing; since the machine pulls hair out by the root, your skin will stay smooth and stubble-free for weeks at a time.  Unlike waxing, epilators do not remove any dead skin cells, making this device the perfect alternative for those with sensitive skin.  The procedure is painful and for many very uncomfortable.  Apply a rich moisturizing cream after epilating to soothe any red bumps that may form.  Since ingrown hairs can be an issue, aestheticians recommend exfoliating on a regular basis.

The procedure is painful and for many very uncomfortable.  Apply a rich moisturizing cream after epilating to soothe any red bumps that may form.  Since ingrown hairs can be an issue, aestheticians recommend exfoliating on a regular basis.

It is tweezing on a grand scale.  The results are similar to waxing; since the machine pulls hair out by the root, your skin will stay smooth and stubble-free for weeks at a time.  Unlike waxing, epilators do not remove any dead skin cells, making this device the perfect alternative for those with sensitive skin.  The procedure is painful and for many very uncomfortable.  Apply a rich moisturizing cream after epilating to soothe any red bumps that may form.  Since ingrown hairs can be an issue, aestheticians recommend exfoliating on a regular basis.

The procedure is painful and for many very uncomfortable.  Apply a rich moisturizing cream after epilating to soothe any red bumps that may form.  Since ingrown hairs can be an issue, aestheticians recommend exfoliating on a regular basis.

The procedure is painful and for many very uncomfortable.  Apply a rich moisturizing cream after epilating to soothe any red bumps that may form.  Since ingrown hairs can be an issue, aestheticians recommend exfoliating on a regular basis.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is the most effective way to banish stubble on your legs, underarms, bikini line, and face for good.  A technician aims a laser or a pulsed light at your unwanted hair.  The light and energy from the laser disable the hair follicle without damaging any surrounding skin.

The disabled follicle can no longer grow hair, leaving you virtually hair-free.  Laser hair removal reduces hair growth by more than 90 percent.  The hairs that grow back come in finer and lighter than before.

The skin becomes smoother and more silky with almost no bumps and no more ingrown hair. Yet you will pay for such amazing results.

Your total bill will run upwards of a thousand dirhams; expect to pay more for larger areas, like legs and arms.  Since the first treatment does not permanently remove hairs that are in the sleeping phase, you will need multiple treatments – expect to visit the technician four to seven times over a span of 24 weeks.

For small zones, treatment lasts up to 5-15 minutes, while large zones can take upwards of 60 minutes to complete and the whole body can last up to two hours.  Post-treatment, your skin might be red and puffy, but this unsightly side effect usually disappears after a few hours.

Laser hair removal works best on fair-skinned people with dark hair; if you have blonde, grey, or red hair, you might need additional treatments to remove your unwanted hair. No matter your hair texture, your budget, or your pain tolerance, you can find a hair removal method that is right for you.  Whether you decide to shave, wax, epilate, or just go for laser hair removal, keep your skin moisturized, and exfoliate at least once a week.  With a little bit of time and effort, your body will be hair-free and beach-ready year round.  If only the weather would cooperate.

Whether you decide to shave, wax, epilate, or just go for laser hair removal, keep your skin moisturized, and exfoliate at least once a week.  With a little bit of time and effort, your body will be hair-free and beach-ready year round.  If only the weather would cooperate.

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