Body hair... If only we could snap our fingers and make it disappear! The main reason we have hair on our bodies is to keep us warm and to maintain good hygiene, but clothes, showers, and modern beauty standards mean we no longer feel the need to be coated in a layer of fuzz. The problem? Getting rid of body hair and, once we have, maintaining that lovely smooth skin. So, is natural hair removal too good to be true? Today we're looking at all of the hair-removal options out there, starting with the basic and obvious, and working towards the weird and wonderful natural hair removing remedies - they actually work! Whether you want to tackle your legs, armpits, facial hair or bikini line, read on to find the best hair removal solution for you.
First off the list is Razor. Razors are handy, there's no doubt about it. They're not too expensive, easy to use, and perfect for last-minute, emergency hair removal. You can use them all over your body, even on pubic hair. Some would say, they're the best hair remover out there. That being said, there are downsides to razors. Ingrown hairs, razor rash and increasingly spiky hair will leave you frustrated and embarrassed by the areas hair removal was meant to make you confident about.
Next to the list is Hair Removal Cream. Have you ever tried using hair removal cream? It's something most of us experiment with at some point in our lives. Unlike razors, hair removal cream won't leave you with a razor burn. There are some cons to using it, though. Like shaving, hair removal cream will only remove hair above the skin's surface. This means you'll probably see regrowth after a couple of days. Another problem with the cream is that it can be tricky to apply, and the 10-minute wait time can be equally as tasking. Finally, it's not a form of natural hair removal and it can have a bit of an unpleasant smell. Hair removal cream definitely isn't a quick fix, but it can produce smoother results than shaving if you're prepared to put the effort in.
The third one on the list is Waxing. Waxing can be the most expensive and most painful hair removal option you can go for, but many people would say it's worth it. Wax pulls hair from the root, leaving you with flawless results that last the test of time. Although it can be painful at first, thanks to a combination of reduced hair growth and your skin becoming used to the process, the pain does decrease over time. Waxing may provide great results but, as it's a costly and timely process, it's impractical for many of us to get done regularly. If you're short for time and money, you could just get waxed before holidays and special events.
There are also a few home remedies for hair removal:
Sugar Wax. Sugar wax has been used around the world for many years, but it's only recently become popular in the UK. What exactly is sugar wax? Exactly what it says on the tin...only there is no tin because it's completely homemade. In fact, you can whip up your own sugar wax at home using:
- 200g sugar
- 60ml lemon juice
- 60ml water
Pumice Stone. Turns out there's another use for your pumice stone that doesn't involve feet at all (unless you have very hairy feet that is!) - natural hair removal. The rough texture of pumice stone is great for catching hairs and removing them from your skin. Better yet? This is a 100% natural hair removal remedy. To try it yourself, use a dry pumice stone on clean, dry skin in small circular motions. The pores will cling onto hairs and pull them out. Be sure to moisturize afterwards, as the texture of a pumice stone also provides an exfoliating effect and may leave the skin dry.
Egg. Want to remove facial hair naturally? Eggs are not only extremely nutritious, but they have some useful properties when it comes to beauty, too. Perhaps you've seen egg dry before and noticed how it creates a film-like substance on the surface it sets on. It's this power you're going to harness when using egg for hair removal.