Summer is right around the corner, meaning lots of time spent under the sun in your favourite togs. Other than sunscreen, hair removal is just as important this season – here are my favourite buys for all those little issues…
Your issue: You’ve got really sensitive skin and waxing just isn’t on the cards.
Your solution: Remember hair removal creams? They were such a godsend, until they almost vanished from supermarket shelves for no reason. Enter Nair’s new shower cream formulated specially for sensitive skin – all you need to do is simply apply the cream over dry skin, step into the shower and wait 1-2 minutes, then wash it off with some water. It really is as easy as that. Try Nair Sensitive Shower Power Hair Removal Cream, $12.99
Your issue: You get angry red bumps every time you try to shave the area.
Your solution: Getting ingrown hairs post shaving is more common than you think – it occurs when the hair has curled around and grown back into your skin, instead of breaking away from it. To prevent this from happening, try a chemical exfoliant that’ll help shed dead skin cells without being too abrasive. Try Skin Doctors Ingrow Go, $22.95
Your issue: You just want to get rid of all the hair, once and for all.
Your solution: I can’t think of anything better than an IPL machine that you can use in the comfort of your own home. This one is from Philips is a small cordless handheld device that you can hold over any area (not just your bikini line), and a quick press of a button will zap the area with a pulse of light that will discourage hair to grow back. Ok so, the results aren’t immediate, but after a few sessions, you’ll notice the hairs down there become much finer and more manageable. Try Philips Lumea Precision Plus IPL, $899.95