There are many depilatory methods. Some are radical, like the laser. Others, such as wax, space the time between shaves. The problem with wax is that you have to wait for the hair to grow sufficiently before the next session. This is why some prefer to resort to shaving blade or depilatory creams.
In any case, the ideal is that the shaving lasts as long as possible, since we do not want to be slaves of our body hair every week. To do this, follow these tips to make hair removal last longer, which serve for the hair removal method of your preference.
Exfoliating the skin is good for many reasons. On the one hand, it eliminates dead cells, so that our skin shows its cleanest face, allows the creams to penetrate better and gives a healthy and neat appearance. In the case of hair removal, exfoliation achieves that the base of the hair is reached, facilitating that the shave is as close to the root. In the same way, an exfoliated skin helps in laser sessions, since the hair is more uncovered and it is easier to reach it.
2 Use a good quality sheet
If you are going to opt for the shaving method, it is extremely important to use good shavers, preferably with three or four blades and, above all, discard them as soon as they do not cut as they should be. This is because cheap blades don’t cut well and can hurt your skin. Also, do not wait months with the same shaver because the blade still serves, at the slightest sign that it has lost the edge, eliminate it and look for another. A new leaf of good quality guarantees a good and lasting hair removal.
3 Use shaving cream
Men usually prepare their skin before shaving. We must do the same. Never shave with dry skin. It is best to do it in the shower, when you have been under hot water for a while, so that the pores are wide open and the hair protrudes. Apply a good shaving cream, which ensures that the blade will slide properly. If you do not have shaving cream you can use plenty of soap or a little shampoo or conditioner on your skin.
4 Take care of the shaving direction
It is the same as with wax, you must always go in the opposite direction to the growth of hair. On the legs, go from the bottom up. In the armpits, do it in both directions: from the bottom up and then from the top down. That way, the hair will be lifted with the blade and will be cut more flush.
5 Uses hair inhibitors
After shaving, either with laser, hot or cold wax or leaf, you should moisturize your skin with a suitable cream. There are now several of them that contain hair-inhibiting elements, which ensures that hair will grow more slowly, spacing the time between shaves or shaves.
These hair inhibitors are found in body creams and also in specific serumsthat you can add to your usual body cream.
If you prefer to use natural products, a touch of rosehip oil will do the trick. Rosehip oil is not only a natural moisturizer and protector of the skin, but also slows down hair growth. In addition, rosehip closes the pores, so that the appearance of the skin will be much better.
6 Hydration before hair removal
If you plan to shave with cold or hot wax at some time of the day you should moisturize your skin before the session with a non-greasy lotion. In this way the hair will come out more easily which helps the pores close more quickly, slowing the growth of the hair.
7 Do not use the leaf
Shaving with a sheet has many benefits: the costs are particularly low, it is not painful, and you should not wait weeks for a session. However, if what you are looking for is to slow down the growth of your body hair every time, the leaf is not the best option. With the extended use of the leaf the hair begins to come out thicker, with a deeper root and faster.
8 Choose the best time of the month
There are women who have managed to detect what is the best time of the menstrual cycle to cut their hair or shave. This happens because during ovulation we usually produce more testoterone, which stimulates hair growth.
On the other hand, some people claim that the moon affects the growth of our hair. The best time to shave is before the new moon. This will help slow hair growth and also help decrease the pain you experience during waxing.