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How to get silky smooth skin? You may try different methods to remove unwanted hair for your face and body. However, some of them may lead to redness, pumps or skin irritation. Here are some easy home remedies for hair removal.

Woman in hand razors shaving on white background isolation

1. Shaving

Shaving means using a razor to cut off the hair in the direction of the hair growth. Better to shave after a warm shower to soften the hair first. Using a shaving gel or cream can minimize the irritation. Apply a moisturizer to your skin after shaving to prevent razor rash. Shaving can only last for a few days and leads to ingrown hairs.

Body hygiene: Woman depilates - scrubs hair removal cream off her leg

2. Hair Removal Cream

Using hair removal cream for shaving is like using a razor. But, it will not lead to a rash. Apply a thick layer of hair removal cream to your skin and leave it for 10 minutes. Remove the cream gently by using a washcloth or a spatula. Do not rub the cream and rinse off with warm water completely. The chemical ingredients of hair removal cream may lead your skin dry and redness.

Closeup of unrecognizable adult woman waxing her legs at home. She's sitting in a chair and using wax strips, sticking them to her legs and quickly pulling it off aterwards.

3. Waxing

Waxing can last for 2-4 weeks. Waxing is the most painful hair removal method. This method can be applied to any area of the body nearly. Spread the soft wax on your skin evenly and cover it with cloth strip then. Peel off the strip quickly when the wax dries. Make sure the hair is long enough (at least 0.25 inch long) for waxing. Redness and bumps are the possible side effects if your skin is irritated.

Woman Depilating leg with Electric Razor.

4. Epilator

Epilation is more effective than tweezing. Epilator can grab multiple hairs and pluck all of them out from the roots at once. It can grab thin and fine hairs too. The result can last for 4 weeks. Hold the epilator at a 90-degree angle and move slowly in the direction of hair growth. You can apply ice cubes to reduce pain and irritation.

Sensual woman using painless hair removal device with pulsating laser light on her calf leg for shiny and smooth skin on her legs

5. At-home Laser Hair Removal

Results of most hair removal home remedies are temporary. They can only last for a few weeks. If you have more budget, you can consider at-home laser hair removal. It can apply to all parts of the body. Be careful that avoiding lasers around the eyelids and surrounding areas. You are better to wear a pair of protective glasses.


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