The Future of Hair Removal: Getting Flawlessly Hairless Without the Pain
As anti-hair trends and new innovations move the hair removal industry to new heights, there’s one thing that is abundantly clear: smooth skin is in. It’s a tricky industry to get a handle on, as was made clear by a recent Mintel’s British Lifestyles report. This revealed that 83% of women aged 16-24 agreed there was too much pressure on them to remove or groom body hair, yet a YouGov survey reported that almost 50% of women under 35 still chose to go completely hair-free.
The great news is that there are a lot of options to get your legs looking as flawless as your face, without having to shave every day in the shower. Let’s weigh the pros and cons to figure out what method of hair removal is right for you.
How to Safely (and Comfortably) Wax
Waxing can be a great option to keep your legs looking fresh for cheap, especially since results typically last longer than shaving, but there are some downfalls to consider before pouring on the wax. First and foremost: it’s painful. Second: not all areas are meant to be waxed. Keep the hot wax reserved for bikini lines and legs, and leave sensitive areas, like your nose, to the pros. If you want to keep costs very low, try an at-home waxing treatment for small areas you can reach yourself, otherwise look for a well-reviewed esthetician near you.
The Low Down on Laser Treatments
Laser hair removal is another great long, but not permanent, hair removal option. Laser hair removal has grown in popularity because it helps slow down hair follicle growth and leaves your skin smoother, longer. Most laser treatments are effective in removing 80 to 90% of hair, which is a much higher rate than shaving or waxing. That being said, it also comes with the added benefit of not being as painful as waxing. So, if you’ve got the time and the money, it could be a good option for you.
Electrolysis: High-Tech Hair Removal
Electrolysis is the only FDA-approved permanent method of hair removal currently available. So, basically, it’s every girl’s dream. The benefits of electrolysis are pretty obvious, especially when considering the fact that sessions are sometimes even cheaper than laser hair removal. That being said, it does come with more pain than a laser hair removal session, and it could take up to 30 sessions for the results to truly be permanent. Because of this, electrolysis might not be for everyone, but if you’ve got a high pain tolerance and lots of patience, you could be bikini ready for life.
When considering any kind of hair removal treatment, it’s important to make sure that the person helping you is well-trained and certified. This will ensure you get the flawlessly smooth skin you want, without any potential scary side effects.