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Easy At-Home Body Hair Removal

For most women, body hair removal is synonymous with painful procedures at the beautician. Even the traditional at-home methods often involve pain. From waxing to corded or cordless epilators, getting rid of the annoying fuzz on your body can be daunting. Depilatory cream could be an alternative, but what if you have sensitive skin? Hassle-free, painless ladies shavers explicitly designed to give you smooth, flawless skin without any pain, such as some of the Finishing Touch Flawless range, could save the day.

Let’s see how to remove your hair quickly, easily and painlessly from the comfort of your home.

Woman shaving arms - body hair removal

How to Prep the Skin for Body Hair Removal

Shaving is easy but ensure skin is prepped and ready for the procedure. Here’s a quick routine you should follow:

Step 1 – Cleanse your skin

Ensuring your skin is fully clean will give you the best possible shave. If removing hair from your face, use a gentle cleanser to wash your face – the Finishing Touch Flawless Cleanse will help you get a deeper clean.

To prep the body for hair removal, the Finishing Touch Flawless Cleanse Spa is perfect for a full-body scrub, as it contains three attachments: one for cleansing, one for exfoliating and a bonus massage head.

Woman using Finishing Touch Flawless Cleanse Spa in the shower

Step 2 – Exfoliate

Getting rid of dead skin cells is important. Use a gentle exfoliator to remove the superficial layer of dead skin. Remember not to scrub too hard or too much as this can cause skin irritation.

In addition to removing dead skin cells, exfoliation also makes thinner and smaller hairs or “peach fuzz” accessible. The result will be smoother skin and a longer time before you’ll notice regrowth.

If using your Flawless Cleanse Spa, be use to attach the exfoliating head and apply some soap in the chamber for a gentle scrub.

Step 3 – Moisturise

Hydrating your skin before body hair removal is crucial. There are two reasons why you shouldn’t skip this step.

Firstly, moisturised skin means there are fewer risks of irritation. Secondly, when hair becomes saturated with water, it is easier to break and remove. Take a warm bath or shower and soak the area you want to remove hair from for at least three minutes before proceeding.

Don’t apply any body lotion or creams, as they will leave residue on the skin. It is essential to have clean skin before hair is removed.

Step 4 – Ditch the bladed razor! Use an electric shaver instead

Razors are nice and all, but they can irritate the skin, and you can even risk cutting yourself. Luckily, women’s shavers pose fewer risks. Nowadays, you can choose from a range of options designed for the upper lip and face, underarms, arms, legs, and even the bikini area or eyebrows. A shaver will give you smoother skin and minimal (if any!) redness.  

Step 5 – Dry your skin thoroughly before proceeding.

Using a shaver is different than shaving with a razor. For the best results, your skin must be dry and clean. Thus, use a fluffy towel or bathrobe to pat yourself dry before the body hair removal procedure. We can’t emphasize enough – don’t use any creams or body lotions until after you’ve shaved!

Body Hair Removal Tips

Different parts of the body require different tools for hair removal. Take a look below to find out more:

Eyebrows

Body hair removal - Woman grooming eyebrows with Finishing Touch Flawless Brows

Using a precision tool when grooming eyebrows is crucial. But whilst a standard razor won’t do, you can now find shavers designed specifically for that purpose. An example is the Finishing Touch Flawless Brows, a lightweight instrument shaped like a pen and equipped with a precision trimming shaver head, especially for grooming your brows. Its 18 Karat gold-plated head is skin-friendly, reducing the chance of irritation which may occur from steel razors. It’s also painless, unlike tweezers.

When you see a stray hair simply move the Flawless Brows around the area in a small circular motion for groomed brows without the redness.

If you don’t feel like giving up the good old tweezers just yet, at least pick a model with built-in light and a 60° angle. This type of tweezer is ideal for shaping up and maintaining super-groomed brows.

Facial Hair

For many women facial hair is still a taboo and can cause lots of anxiety although it’s completely normal. Waxing has long been believed to give the best results, but it doesn’t come without issues.

Waxing may cause irritation and if using hot wax, you must be mindful of the risk of burning your skin. Waxing may also result in pesky ingrown hairs.

Woman using Finsihing Touch Flawless to shave chin hair

Removing facial hair with a tweezer isn’t easy either. However, shaving allows you to remove all facial hair quickly and with little effort. Specific shavers such as the Finishing Touch Flawless are not only easy to use, but they are also discreet. Alternatively, you could opt for dermaplaning, a procedure that can help you get rid of dead skin and peach fuzz in one easy step.

Arms and Legs

Shaving larger areas, such as your arms and legs can be tedious. A razor is a faster option, but they can cut and irritate your skin, leaving you with sore, angry skin.  Not to mention the amount of shaving foam you have to use and the mess that it can leave behind.

Woman using Finishing Touch Flawless Nu Razor to shave her legs

Perhaps you think the perfect solution doesn’t exist, but a dry shaver shaped like a razor, such as the rechargeable Flawless Nu Razor, could solve all your problems. This ladies’ shaver looks like a traditional razor, but you’ll never risk a cut. It doesn’t irritate the skin either, and you can use it on clean, dry skin without water, gels, foams and creams. It is an excellent choice for body hair removal throughout the year.

Underarms and Bikini Area

Body hair removal can become tricky when it comes to sensitive areas, such as your underarms or the bikini line. Luckily, a shaver such as Nu Razor could work wonders in this case, too. The bi-directional gold-plate head can help you get rid of hair quickly and gently without bumps and irritating your sensitive skin.

Body Hair Removal Myths

  • Shaving body hair makes hair grow back faster
  • Shaving body hair makes it grow back thicker

None of these things are true! You also won’t end up with more hair than you already have either. Shaving may give hair a blunt tip which is why it may feel thicker, but the thickness, amount and rate of growth remains the same.

Body Hair Removal Needn’t be hard

Getting rid of your body hair at home doesn’t have to be complicated or hard. You don’t have to worry about pain, messes, or skin irritation either. All you need is the right tools to remove hair in one go.

Which will you be trying?

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