How to Choose a Home Hair Removal System

Hair removal methods - Laser, wax strips and creams
Choosing the right home hair removal system is a very important decision if you want to eliminate unwanted body hair. There are a couple of things you should know right off the bat. First, the choice to seek a product you can use at home is a good one, and here's why. These advanced products work very well, and they are much more affordable than the high cost of professional hair removal.
Why would you leave the comfort of your home, pay 2 to 5 times as much, and not achieve better results than what you can accomplish at home? Doing the job yourself in the privacy and comfort of your home while saving a significant amount of money makes complete sense.
Secondly, the products we'll discuss are all easy to use. You don't need any experience or special training to use them safely and effectively. Sure, a little trial and error will help, but within just a few minutes, you'll be very comfortable using each of the systems we mention.
Okay, let's get started. As you consider the right home hair removal system for your needs, you have three basic options. The good news is that they are all good options! Your decision will be based on factors that include the amount of hair you want to remove, your tolerance for a little discomfort, your skin tone, and what works best with your lifestyle.
The three basic types of home hair removal systems include hair removal cream, epilators, and home laser/light therapy. We'll take a look at each one and discuss who it might be best for.
Hair Removal Creams
Hair removal creams are easy to use. You apply the cream over a small area where unwanted hair grows and, in 7-15 minutes, wipe off the cream, taking the hair with it. These creams weaken the hair shaft, dissolving it away so that the hair can be removed.
The creams may penetrate the skin slightly, but they mostly remove hair above the surface. Creams work well for all skin types, though they may cause slight irritation to those with very sensitive skin.
The cost of hair removal creams varies quite a bit, so you'll have to check current offers on top brands such as Revitol Hair Removal Cream and Dermology. The usual prices range between $25 and $49 per month. They are a popular choice among those with darker skin tones who cannot use light/laser therapy.
However, people of all skin tones use hair removal creams and generally experience results that last from 2 to 4 weeks. These creams do not provide a permanent solution to hair removal but in many cases, the hair returns lighter in color and thinner, making it easier to remove the next time.
There is virtually no pain associated with hair removal creams, and they are convenient to use. They can be used on virtually any area with unwanted hair. The primary drawback is the relatively short period of time they remain effective compared to epilators or light/laser devices.
There are new models of epilators on the market that work better with less pain than some of the traditional models people are familiar with. Epilators remove the hair completely from the skin, root and all, well below the surface. They do this by using up to 40 small tweezers on rotating heads.
Epilator to remove hair
Most people experience a small amount of discomfort or tingling that lasts only a few seconds, but they find it quite tolerable. Some may also notice small red dots where the hair was removed, but these dots usually disappear within a matter of minutes to a few hours. To avoid issues with red dots, many epilator users choose to epilate before bedtime, and the dots are usually gone by the next day.
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