Pubic hair can get itchy and uncomfortable if it’s left to grow too long and thick. Women remove this hair for better comfort and hygiene. However, this hair has to be removed carefully as the skin here is the most delicate part of the body.
Carelessness can lead to bacterial infections, burning and itching. There are various methods of removing your private hair; It’s up to you to choose the best method based on personal preferences and convenience.
1. Using Cream For Hair Removers and Depilatories
While this is a painless hair removal process, not all depilatories are safe to use on your bikini line. Read the product label before use to ensure your chosen cream is safe to use, and follow instructions. Do not leave the cream on for longer than instructed, and any swelling, redness and rashes may mean you are allergic to it.
Waxing involves applying a thin layer of liquid wax to your private region and then placing a thin cloth-like material on the wax before it hardens. The cloth strip is then quickly pulled off when the wax hardens, which can lead to stinging while pulling off the cloth.
Waxing is much different from other hair removal options as hair is removed from the roots wherein the hair doesn’t grow back too quickly. This is preferably done at a spa or salon as you could burn your skin if you use too hot wax and even cause tiny sears on the skin.
While this is an easy pubic hair removal method, many women consider it a high maintenance form of hair removal as hair grows back in a few days time. Moreover, as the genital area is very sensitive, it can feel itchy and prickly after shaving.
To ensure a thorough, smooth and complete hair removal, its better shaving every few days, using good tools like scissors, razor, trimmer or shaving cream or gel. With so many bikini trimmers in the market, it’s better going though a few best bikini trimmer reviews to choose the best trimmer for yourself.
There is however the risk of suffering from nicks and cuts as you can’t see your private area contours while shaving off its hair. Moreover, most girls use a razor and soap in the shower which is dangerous as razors are more prone to making cuts. A bikini trimmer and a good gel are a better option as they reduce the chances of cuts and nicks while shaving public hair.
4. Laser Hair Removal
This is a procedure involving the use of a strong beam of light which penetrates the skin and destroys the
hair follicle so that the hair eventually falls out. It has to be done by an experienced and certified laser hair removal health care provider.
There are many technicians who are not licensed doctors offering these services and getting your pubic hair removed by them can lead to your getting burned. Darker skinned women should be more careful of them as they are also more vulnerable to its risks as the lasers target the hair pigment and can unintentionally cause damage to the dark skin.
The length of the procedure varies in length, depending on the amount of hair to be removed and should be performed while wearing protective eye wear throughout the treatment. While results vary from person to person there may also be some temporary redness and swelling after the treatment; Laser hair removal is also rather expensive hair removal option which requires a few sessions to ensure complete and permanent hair removal.
This is the only permanent private hair removal option where a needle-shaped electrode destroys hair roots It however requires as many as 25 sessions for complete hair removal, and its cost depends on various factors and can get thus be rather expensive per treatment.
Now you know the different methods of pubic hair removal available, it’s up to you to choose the best method for yourself basted on your individual preferences.
We’ve all heard of the usual facials, massages and hair styles, but some treatment names are cropping up are simply weird and wonderful! If you’re wondering (like us) what some of them actually are and whether you should try them out, here is a top 10 list of the most obscure names we’ve come across.
1) Bamboo Massage
Using warmed up bamboo instead of their hands, therapists use this obscure tool to get a firmer and deeper massage. It works well and knots and works rather like a rolling pin, and you are the pastry!
2) Vampire Face Lift
This is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure which involves using the patient’s own blood to tackle wrinkles. Not quite as gruesome as it sounds!
3) Manuka Facial
This treatment based on the magic healing honey is fantastic for its antibacterial elements and effects on scars and blemishes.
4) Ultrasound Cavitation
A non-surgical method of tackling unwanted fat spots, this technique uses low-frequency ultrasound which goes into the tissue and turns fat into liquid.
5) Abhyanga Body Massage
This is a 5,000-year-old Indian massage that involves using large quantities of warm oil, which is often infused with herbs to treat specific conditions. It is meant to have holistic healing benefits.
This is an instant reconstruction treatment for hair which aims to repair, add shine, health, and texture to your locks. A lotion is applied to the hair and put under a heater until the hair goes crispy (yes, crispy!) It is then carefully washed off, and the hair is washed as normal.
7) Lip Augmentation
Increases the fullness of the lips by enlargement or definition.
8) Green Algae Intensive Restore
This obscure-sounding mask is rich in nutrients and is fantastic in helping skin when you’re stressed and run down (and it shows!) It gives your glow back.
9) Lonic Milk Protein Treatment
This hair technique is a professional quality moisturizing treatment for hair that is feeling the effects of chemical over-use.
10) Himalayan Stone Massage
Finding its way from the Himalayas to London, this is a healing technique that aims to balance the body’s electromagnetic field. Warm salt crystal stones are used to soothe tension and stress.
Tell me about any other weird and wonderfully-named treatments you have come across!
Something wonderful happened over the weekend the first flushes of spring, the feeling that the seasons are changing and everything will be alright with the world yet again (and well be complaining were too hot in no time!)
I’m sure something crossed all the ladies minds out there as we felt the shift in temperatures over the weekend like it did mine. Soon we will be showing some flesh. Yikes! One of those challenges that come with having the freedom from too many layers of clothes is thinking about our options for hair removal for legs.
There are some different ways to de fuzz some quick, pain-free and short-lived and others that bring more long-term results. Some are homemade remedies for getting rid of the hairs on your legs, while others are best left to the professionals, such as our expert partners in the 118 118 Beauty Pass.
Here some of the different types of hair removal and their pros and cons.
Do-it-yourself hair removal
Harking back to our teenage years, when the once harmless hairs on our legs became our ultimate enemy, shaving is something we can do cheaply, easily, with instant effects and its painless (so long as you don’t have any nasty nicks that bleed for hours). Hair removal options have come a long way in recent years though, and shaving can be annoying, simply because our hair grows back quickly, thickly and bluntly, meaning that we have to keep up to it a few times a week to have smooth legs.
While some epilators in high street beauty retailers can be quite pricey after a few goes on them they pretty much pay for themselves, if you consider how much each appointment costs in a salon. They have the same effect as waxing, plucking each hair out from the root, which means you stay smooth for longer and the hairs grow back softer and more reduced than shaving. For those with low pain thresholds though, this method can be a little too much on the side of painful, and it can be quite an arduous task getting two whole legs epilated yourself.
While hair removal creams might seem like a gentle and skin-friendly technique of de-hairing your legs, it’s going to be a messy business to cream up two legs and leave them for five or ten minutes before you can wash it off. It also smells strong and it has the same effect on your hair follicles as shaving, only taking the hair out from the surface, rather than the root, meaning short-lived results before you have to do it all over again.
Professional hair Removal
The best thing about waxing is that it’s so quick and you don’t have to do the hair work. You just have to book an appointment, and the professionals do it quickly and effectively. Some complain that waxing is painful, but the more you have it done, the less it hurts. Having regular appointments also means the hairs grow back less and less. The downside is obviously the cost of each appointment, but the finish is no doubt more flawless than you could ever do yourself.
While this method is more common with smaller parts of the body due to its painstaking nature, such as the eyebrows, dab hand therapists can work super quick on this technique. While it does get the hair from the root because it is much slower than waxing it’s going to be more painful and take much longer. Essentially it’s plucking the hairs with string. It’s a good alternative if you abide wax on your skin for any reason though.
Laser hair removal
Growing in popularity, which is, therefore, bringing prices down, this is the king of hair removal. It’s the most expensive method but its also the most effective and long-lasting. It works by technology such as IPL intense pulsed light using lasers as a way to destroy the hair follicle. Many salons and clinics now offer this radical and ground-breaking way of hair removal, and a lot offer deals on a course of sessions. This is because you will need a number of appointments before the hair is completely eradicated, which depends on your own hair type. If you can afford to splash out on this, it will change your life. Imagine not EVER having to do any of the above again?!
There you have it. Do let me know if I’ve missed any of your favorite hair removal treatments for legs and happy de-fuzzing everyone!
I know you usually find me shouting about the virtues of various beauty regimes, products, and treatments with our 118 118 Beauty Pass partners, but sometimes the most simplest of things in life can be overlooked.
Being overworked, over-partied and run down will show on your skin, rendering all expensive and elaborate treatments and cosmetics useless anyway. And all of these things show up because of a lack of sleep.
There have been many studies that reveal that beauty sleep really does exist. In fact, Elizabetharden.com said that our skin regenerates at night, especially between 11 pm and 4 am. The Huffington Post reported that a lack of sleep could affect our appearance dramatically, so say researchers from Sleep journal (think wrinkles, swollen eyelids, dark circles, etc.)
How to Get More and Better Beauty Sleep
- Relax before bed (listen to soft music, bath and beauty regime, read, no screens)
- Don’t snack before bed
- Keep your room dark
- Keep warm with socks on
- Write things down to stop your mind racing
- Go to bed as early as you can
- Don’t keep your bedroom too hot
- Keep caffeine consumption to early in the day
Do you have an avalanche of upcoming weddings this season? Even if you only have one or two to attend, you’ll want to look your absolute best when it comes to being a wedding guest.
But enjoying ourselves in the company of friends and family, with lots of food, drink, and celebrations thrown in, can be a long affair. We need to ensure we look good for as many hours as is needed. Or until we throw our shoes off and just don’t care any more!
Here are a few tips to getting it right at weddings.
Tone it down but make it special
We all want to look at our most radiant at weddings, but the usual party look is a no-no. Heavily made up eyes and lips are not only impractical for day wear, but they’ll also make you clownish as you stand around chatting. Don’t forget, weddings are social events as well as places to look good, and cameras are in abundance, so instead go for ultra precise and romantic make-up that is special but not overly dramatic. Think perfect eyebrows, glowing skin, sweeping eyelashes and spend some time getting the eyes just right. They should be defined but natural.
Smell just so
The same rule applies really to fragrances too. Youll wants to smell ladylike and gorgeous, but not overpowering for the other guests. Light, summery and romantic is perfect.
Think about sunglasses
While they might give you the edge on glamor, not to mention spare your eyes from the sun, be careful that they don’t smudge or ruin your carefully honed make-up job.
Touch up sparingly
Don’t be tempted to redo your whole face every time you go to the loo. After a few champagnes, heaven knows what you might look like by the end of the afternoon! Just re-do lips as and when, and maybe a little powder, eyeliner, and blusher to boost your look as day turns to night.
Shoes are important
What you put on your feet could make or break your day. Don’t go for shoes that are guaranteed to hurt. You’ll only be sorry after five minutes. Will you be in a field? Bad weather? Standing up a lot? Go for wedges or low heels for the perfect lift that’s not too crippling.