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Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Waxing / Shaving / Epilating // My Best Way Of Having A Smooth Skin For Summer

As the Summer approaches and we show our legs to the world I thought it might be a good time to share with you my favourite hair removing method. We spend a lot of time in our lives de-hairing our legs don’t we and we would love to make it as painless as possible, smoother legs that last longer. 

I have tried different options throughout my life from shaving to waxing and epilating. So I would like to share what have I landed on long term that suits me and might give you some ideas of what to try.
I am not even going to mention those waxing strips you can buy in pretty much every shop as those did nothing for me. 

I think we all tried shaving as that is probably the first method that we are all introduced to.
Shaving is a good, quick method for removing the growing hair. I have shaved my legs for years and would have carried on if I wasn’t too curious about other methods of removing hair.
Shaving is quick, inexpensive method however I didn’t like how quick my hair was growing back and how coarse and dark it was. We all know shaving cuts hair at the surface of the skin and cause irritation, causing dark spots and dark pores on the skin which is what have put me off.
I don’t want to say shaving isn’t good method not at all but those are the elements that I wanted to change and knowing that other methods could perhaps tick all the boxes I had to give it a go.


I was introduced to a waxing Lady. I though I will try it out. Without any research really, which is my fault I didn’t realised how painful it would feel, maybe because it was the first ever time, ouch!  What can I say, it hurt like a b****!
I have used painkillers on my next session. It removed the hair well right from the roots and the hair grow took approximately 4 weeks If I remember well.

But I am a person who like to try to do things herself, so I purchased a waxing set from amazon.

It came with a heater for the wax, spatula to apply the wax on the skin and cotton strips to remove the wax and hair from the skin. I used this for approximately two years or maybe longer. 
I would lay a towel on the floor, drop a pot of wax into the heater to melt and follow the process required with the wax machine.
It worked, yes, however when I applied too much wax, the strip didn’t take it off properly and I had to repeat with the new strip. Also the wax sometimes caused burned, sore skin. Bits of wax were all over my legs, the stickiness and only baby oil was able to remove those afterwards.
You need to leave your hair longer otherwise it won’t remove it properly.
Overall this was far too messy and long winded process each time as the wax took long time to melt first. I also couldn’t use it for sensitive areas on my body so still used shaving for those. It wouldn’t work in creases or around my knees very well either, not sure if I was just doing it wrong. I had to do very small sections otherwise I wouldn’t be able to yank the strip off with the wax and would leave wax on the skin without removing hair. Just a messy job, not sure why I managed to continue with it for as long as I did, thinking about it now.


After that I decided to purchase an epilator. This ended up being my Go-to hair removal method and I tell you why. Yes, it pinches slightly but no way as bad as waxing!! 
Its clean job, no mess allelujah after years of waxing!!
I make sure my hair isn’t too long because that hurts a little more if hair is left growing too long. Even 1mm hair length will be removed so no issues that you have to leave it grow longer. 
The epilator last several sessions before it flashes red light to signal that it needs to be charged. You just plug it into the charger for an hour and its ready to use again. It supposed to remove the hair from the root just like waxing, but I find myself using this every other week or when needed.

Another think that I love about this tool is that after the removal, the skin feels soft, and no dark pores on the skin at all. Immediately after epilating there are red pores where the hair was removed however this is all gone the next day. I don’t put anything on my skin straight after removal. I let my skin just settle from the irritation and I am good to go for days.

I love how easy it is to use the epilator. We call it angle grinder in our house!😂 
Busy mum needs all the good gadgets to make things easier for herself. I share a picture that I have put on my Instagram when I have purchased it in 2015, can’t believe its been that long. I am impressed actually how long it lasted without any issues, money well spend.

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