The best method for leaving skin smooth as silk: shaving, creams, waxing or laser hair removal?
As you prepare to don your bikini for the first time this season, you may be wondering: What’s the best method for removing unwanted hair? Shaving, creams, waxing and laser hair removal all stand as possibilities. But what are the pros and cons, and which method will provide you with the best result?
There’s no medical reason to feel that you must remove hair; how much hair you remove, and if you remove it at all, is simply a matter of personal preference. But for people who do want to trim or remove hair, shaving is the most popular way to do it. Shaving has many pros, including the convenience, low cost and speed. However, shaving does have some drawbacks, namely, the chance of cuts and irritation around shaved areas.
Who wears short shorts? If you’re of a certain age, you probably remember the catchy commercials for Nair, one of the most popular hair-removal products of recent decades. Hair removal creams have their advantages: They’re relatively inexpensive, and the results last longer than shaving.
Next to shaving, waxing is the most-common way of removing unwanted hair. The cost depends on whether you do it yourself or see a professional, but the results last significantly longer than shaving. Some people experience redness for a day or two afterward, but waxing is less likely to irritate the skin than is shaving. Waxing though can cause some pain. Most people become accustomed to it over time, but waxing is the most painful way to remove hair.
Laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is by far the most effective way to remove hair, and results last the longest. You’ll need 5-6 sessions to get the desired results. However, your skin will be as smooth as silk once you’re done with treatments. Since the result is a permanent reduction of hair, your cost for laser hair removal is a nonrecurring expense, and the pain is significantly less than it is with waxing.