Depilatories are applied directly on the hair in
the form of a gel, foam, lotion, or cream.
They have a high amount of
alkaline that dissolves the hair so that you can wipe it off. To
the best results, use a nubby cloth to wipe off the depilatory and use short
with a little pressure. The alkaline can be caustic and can
irritate your skin, so always do
a patch test to determine if you have
any allergy or if your skin is too sensitive for a
best to do the test in an area that is not obvious in case you have a bad
reaction. Depilatories also tend to have a sharp
Shaving is the most common form
of hair removal because it is quick and convenient.
Contrary to what
many believe, shaving does not change the texture, color, or rate of hair
1) First thing in the morning is not the best time to shave.
Your skin will be puffy, making
it difficult to get to the bottom of
the hair shaft you seek to remove.
2) Donít ever shave dry hair. Take your
shower or bath before you shave, giving the hair
time to become
engorged with water and thus an easier target to shave.
3) For a close shave,
scrub your skin with an abrasive sponge to remove dead skin
4) Try using hair conditioner instead of shaving cream; itíll
leave your skin very soft.
5) Change the razor blade after every third shave
to reduce friction. You donít want to
irritate your skin more than
6) Shave your underarms after youíve done your body hair. This
will allow more time for
your underarm hair to become prepared for a
close shave. Move the razor in the same
direction as the hair
8) Use as little pressure as possible on your razor. Use a razor with
a hefty handle
instead of pressing hard.
9) Always apply a
moisturizer after shaving to prevent flaky skin.
leaves your skin smoother than
shaving does because it eliminates stubble by
pulling the hair out from
below the top layer of skin. You can wax at home, and beauty
stores sell all the equipment you will need..
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