Getting Ready for Summer! Must-knows for Hair Removal

Getting Ready for Summer!

Must-knows for Hair Removal




As the seasons change and skin exposure increases, hair removal becomes a headache. In America, Hair removal is associated with hygiene and a great way to achieve smooth skin and a clean look. Hair removal has been a big part of the beauty industry for a long time, and while the new technologies and products are constantly being introduced, there are still many beauty supply’s owners who are unfamiliar with it. Once you know the main categories and underlying principles for common methods of hair removal, it’s no longer a difficult topic. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at hair removal and expand your understanding of it.



Hair removal: which part of your body?

In the past, hair removal was mainly limited to women’s beauty regimens, but in the modern era, men are also taking care of their appearance and skin. Hence, it’s not just those body parts like the legs or underarms, but also the hairline, belly button, and chest that undergo hair removal.


Case #1. Ms. A, a woman in her 20s, had her irregular forehead line waxed to improve her appearance and achieved a sharper look.

Case #2. Mr. B, a man in his 30s, can’t skip a day of shaving because his job requires a clean appearance, but after hair removal for his beard, his skin tone is brighter, and he has fewer breakouts. 




Hair removal methods

There are many ways to remove hair. From shaving to waxing and laser, there are a wide variety of methods, which fall into two main categories: permanent hair removal and temporary hair removal. You can choose the appropriate method for your skin type and personal preferences.

Permanent hair removal

Permanent hair removal is typically done by a procedure that uses electricity or a laser to destroy hair follicles in the skin to prevent hair from growing back. It is difficult to completely destroy dormant hair follicles that lie deep within the skin in a single treatment, so multiple treatments are typically required. Contrary to the term “permanent hair removal,” 80-90% reduction in hair growth is an expected outcome. It is also difficult to track the exact extent to which body hair stops growing, so a new term “permanent hair reduction” is being suggested. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines permanent hair removal as “the long-term, stable reduction in the number of hairs regrowing after a treatment regime.”

The average laser hair removal cost quoted by ranges from $50-$250 per session for small areas and $135-$600 for larger areas. The actual cost will vary by region and clinic, but it’s worth noting when shopping for the procedure.

Temporary Hair Removal

Shaving: You remove body hair with a razor or electric shaver.

Pros: Easy and quick way to remove body hair.

Cons: Doesn’t completely remove body hair, and it grows right back, so it needs to be done frequently.





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KISS Multi Shaper

Mainly used to remove fine hairs on the face. It can be used on eyebrows, medial cleft, neck, and so on. It is often used to refine hairlines.


Panasonic Close Curve Electric Shaver

Widely used for a bikini line trimmer. It’s waterproof, so you can bring it to your shower.

Waxing: a method of removing body hair from pores by applying wax to the skin, letting it harden, and then quickly peeling it off.

Pros: Long-lasting results can remove even the finest hair.

Cons: Can be painful and cause skin irritation.


Veet Waxing Strips

Warm the strip with your hand for about 5 seconds, then apply it to the desired area and peel off. An easy wax hair removal.


Salon Perfect Waxing Kit

This kit brings the salon experience to your home with a pot that keeps microwave-warmed wax warm to prevent hardening.

Tweezing: You use tweezers to pull hair out one at a time.

Pros: Simple and effective.

Cons: Time-consuming.



Sassi/Cala Tweezers

The tips are slanted and snugly interlocked, making it easy to remove body hair.

Hair removal creams: use a chemical reaction to remove hair by applying cream on a desired area for a while.

Pros: Less painful, easy to use.

Cons: May cause allergic reactions on skin, requires care when using in certain areas.


Flamingo Body Hair Removal Cream

Shea butter helps to relieve dryness and soften the skin.


Bikini Zone Hair Removal Treatment

This is a convenient, one-package solution for your bikini line.



Post-procedure Care

After laser hair removal, or permanent hair removal, you should apply a cold compress and moisturizers liberally. Dermatologists recommend avoiding saunas, steam rooms, and swimming pools for a week after the procedure, and no waxing or tanning for the same period. After using hair removal creams or waxes, you should also be careful with hot water and avoid strenuous exercise or saunas. It is a good idea to exfoliate the area 1-2 times a week to prevent ingrown hairs. If you use a tweezer or razor, it’s important to clean and sanitize your tools, and rinse with cold water by splashing it on your skin, so that the hairs come off easily.


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