Something I frequently discuss with other women is hair removal — most notably, hair removal “down there.” What’s the best way to go about it? What lasts the longest? What is the least painful? Honestly, it’s all about preference and finding the right products for your skin and needs. Personally, I’ve tried a few methods — shaving, normal waxing, sugar waxing and removal gels. My favorite to-date has to be hair removal gel. For a long time I would shave on a regular basis and occasionally wax for long trips or during the summer months, but that resulted in a number of ingrown hairs. My waxing lady told me that I should get waxes more often and that I’d eventually get used to the pain (uhm…) and that my ingrown hairs would start to go away. I have a low tolerance for pain — I’m a huge wimp, so I was determined to find another less painful / damaging method that I could use on a frequent basis. I did some research and decided to go with a popular brand of hair removal gel — Veet.
I chose to purchase the Veet Fast Acting Gel Cream for Legs and Body ($5.99). I love the fact that it has a sensitive formula with Aloe Vera that doesn’t only remove hair but keeps the skin in that area super smooth. Also, it’s super affordable and available at most local drug stores. I generally apply a thick layer of the gel onto the area in which I’d like to remove hair from and let it sit for 10 minutes. My hair is pretty thick so, I generally wait the entire 10 minutes, but you can do anywhere between 5 – 10 minutes —not exceeding that amount. From there I get in the shower and gently wipe off with a damp wash cloth. As simple as that! It doesn’t smell the best, but I love it. No pain, no irritation and it’s actually helped me prevent ingrown hairs.
I’ve also read that exfoliating your bikini line is helpful when removing those ingrown hairs or the marks they leave. I’d suggest using a gentle exfoliant such as the Burt’s Bees Sugar Scrub ($12.99) once or twice a week as well. What are some of your bikini hair removal tips / tricks?