Some women chase after the perfect solution for at-home hair removal method like other people search for the perfect diet—employing a mix of anecdotal knowledge, frequent experimentation and pure superstition. This “fuzzy” logic can come at cost—razor burn, rashes and ingrown hairs, to name a few of the bothers.
YouBeauty.com experts shares their insider knowledge to help you find the hair removal method that works best for you by getting up to speed on what’s really going on when you go from hair to bare.
Pros: Quick, non-damaging to hair follicles
· Shaving has no effect on your hair follicles, the cup-shaped organs where your hairs originate and contrary to popular myths it does NOT make your hair grow back thicker or faster accordingly to Amy McMichael, M.D., professor of dermatology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Cons: Short-lasting, razor burn, ingrown hairs, skin shadows, nicks
· Bye-bye razor burn – “You want to be sure your skin is moist, and you want to be sure that you’ve applied something that’s going to give some kind of slip to skin,” advices Audrey Kunin, M.D., dermatologist and president of DERMAdoctor
Pros: Longer lasting, doesn’t leave stubble
Cons: Painful, encourages pigmentation around follicles, ingrown hairs, time-consuming
· Waxing often leads to ingrown hairs due to the large number of open hair follicles it leaves behind.
· The trauma it causes is more likely to bring out patchy pigmentation around your follicles than it is to end hair growth.
Pros: Typically pain-free, longer lasting
· Reach slightly deeper into the hair shaft than your razor, so their effects can last longer than a shave
Cons: Possible chemical irritation, messy, somewhat time-consuming
· People often find the process and smell unpleasant
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