Smooth and hairless legs are a must all year round. In the winter you can sometimes skip it, but with summer in sight, you really can’t get out of it. It’s time for it again depilate your legs. Not only when you go to the sea, but also in the city because you want to be able to wear that mini dress or those shorts at any time.
Several exist hair removal methods and you probably know them all. But let’s go through it again and the pros and cons of each method so that you are sure that the method you use really suits you. Your skin also has after hair removal additional care necessary. We will go into that too.
The most common hair removal methods for leg hair
Shave: Shaving is the most popular method of removing leg hair. With a razor blade, the hairs on the surface of the skin are cut.
Advantages: quick and easy, cheap, painless.
Cons: Short-lived results, hair grows back quickly, risk of cuts, ingrown hairs and skin irritation.
Waxing: waxing means that you apply a layer of wax to your skin, after which you quickly remove the wax together with your leg hairs with a special strip or strip.
Advantages: longer lasting result (3-6 weeks), hair growth is slower, can be done at home or in a beauty salon.
Cons: painful, risk of skin irritation and ingrown hairs, salon treatments can be expensive.
Depilatory creams: depilatory creams contain chemicals that dissolve the keratin in the hair, making them easy to remove.
Advantages: Painless, inexpensive, easy to use at home.
Cons: may cause irritation in sensitive skin, variable results depending on the cream used, short-lived results, similar to shaving.
Epilation: hair removal devices use rotating tweezers to remove the hair by the roots.
Advantages: longer lasting result (3-6 weeks), cheaper than waxing in the long term, can be done at home.
Cons: painful method, risk of ingrown hairs and skin irritation, initial investment in a hair removal device.
Laser hair removal: Laser hair removal uses a concentrated beam of light to hit and destroy hair follicles, causing hair growth to slow down over time.
Advantages: long-lasting and sometimes permanent results, can be used on different skin and hair types, very effective method to permanently reduce hair growth.
Cons: expensive method, requires multiple treatments to achieve the best results, must be performed by a specialized and trained professional.
How to get perfect skin after leg hair removal?
Whichever hair removal method you choose, take good care of your skin after hair removal so that your skin remains beautiful and smooth. Here are some tips:
- Hydrate: After hair removal, apply a mild, fragrance-free moisturizing cream to soothe and moisturize the skin.
- Exfoliate: Scrub your legs regularly with a mild scrub to remove dead skin cells and prevent ingrown hairs.
- Avoid clothing that is too tight: Clothes that are too tight can cause irritation and chafing on freshly shaved or waxed skin. Preferably wear loose clothing after hair removal.
- Calm irritation: If the skin is irritated, apply a cold compress or aloe vera gel to soothe the irritation.
- Protect from the sun: Exfoliate and moisturise regularly and always apply sunscreen to protect your legs from harmful UV rays and to keep your skin smooth and even.
As we have seen, there are several methods to remove leg hair, each method has its advantages and disadvantages. The best method depends on the skin type, the speed of (re)growth of your hair and your personal preferences. Over time, your skin or living conditions may change. Don’t forget to adjust your hair removal method accordingly.
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