What’s your advice on hair removal? I love being smooth, although I can’t be completely smooth due to circumstance. I usually shave, then sometimes exfoliate, but I have used hair removal cream, which gave a really smooth feel, but I felt didn’t remove 100% of the hair (it was a cheap version from a thrift shop!). Also, not sure where it’s safe to use!
It depends on what you can afford. Laser is the most effective and it’s permanent but I certainly can’t afford that, so I have a pretty lengthy shaving process.
I start with Nair but I used to use Veet. I think Nair is more effective but Veet is a little more gentle on my skin. Like any product you should absolutely read and adhere to the instructions. There are parts of your body that you really shouldn’t use creams like this, and you should always test the product on a small area of your body before covering your skin with it. If the instructions say to leave it on your skin for a maximum of ten minutes, believe them. There’s a reason for that. I do hair removal once a week because it’s easier to maintain as opposed to completely starting over. I also like being smooth and hair regrowth can be itchy.
Once I have covered my skin with Nair, I wait ten minutes before showering it off. I don’t let water simply rinse it off, I use a loofah to gently scrub off the hair, too. This process removes most of my body hair. I then use shaving cream and a razor over my legs, chest, arms, and well, everywhere. Nair is effective (for me) but it isn’t perfect. It’s not uncommon for me to find a strip of arm hair that I missed when I applied Nair, so shaving is essential.
All in all it takes about 45 minutes if I want to be completely smooth (and who doesn’t want to be completely smooth??). Exfoliating is important as it helps keep your skin clean and clear, especially your face. Like most things in the world of en femme, you get what you pay for. I wouldn’t trust a cheap version of anything when it comes to something I put on my skin.
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