If shaving doesn’t work and you’re too squeamish for waxing, then you should try depilation as a hair removal method.
Hair removal is a necessary part of your life, especially if you wear clothing that reveals the underarms, arms and legs. But choosing the right hair remover method that suits your lifestyle and schedule is important. You may have tried shaving and waxing – it’s time to try something new if these haven’t worked for you.
Why shaving is a no-no
Shaving is one of the quickest and often most convenient way to remove body hair. However, it also comes with a host of potential problems:
- The razor blades might nick your skin and leave cuts. These can get infected if you fail to apply antiseptic on the site of injury.
- You might face the problem of razor burn, which is a burning sensation or redness on the skin after shaving.
- The hair grows back in just a day after shaving in the form of a rough stubble. The stubble is often prickly, owing to the hair’s jagged ends.
- You cannot shave on sensitive areas of the skin, such as the underarms, face and bikini zone.
But you might be squeamish about waxing, too…
Waxing is often one of the best, most effective hair remover techniques. It pulls the body hair out from the roots, so the hair regrowth is slower and sparser than before. Waxing is also recommended for the underarms and bikini zone, where the skin is more sensitive than on other parts of the body. However, you might not opt for it if –
- You have a lower pain threshold than most other people. There is no denying the fact that waxing can cause some amount of discomfort, and redness on the skin afterward.
- You have cut or irritated skin. Hot wax, especially, cannot be used on irritated skin.
- You have sensitive skin. However, some leading brands in India have devised cold wax strips especially for sensitive skin, so you could give these a try.
Depilation works best for you…
Since you are not interested in exploring waxing as a hair removal option any more than absolutely necessary, you should look at using a good depilatory cream instead.
A depilatory cream is a hair remover that dissolves the hair just below the surface of the skin. Upon application, the cream makes the hair into a jelly-like consistency. After a few minutes, you can simply wipe off the cream from the skin using a damp flannel or napkin – the hair is removed easily and painlessly.
However, be careful about applying hair remover cream on sensitive or broken skin. Do opt for a hair remover cream that is designed for sensitive skin by a leading brand. Do not keep the cream on for time than is mentioned on the pack, and do conduct a patch test 24 hours prior to using the cream for the first time to check for any adverse reactions.