7 SIMPLE HAIR REMOVAL TIPS
1. PREPARATION IS KEY
It’s important to prepare your skin properly for hair removal.
If you are waxing or epilating, don’t apply any cream on the areas of the skin that you wish treat in the 24 hours leading up to your treatment. The wax will adhere more effectively to dry, oil-free skin and epilators work better too.
Even with hair removal creams and gels, it’s better not to apply any other cream to avoid any ingredients interacting with each other and reacting with your skin.
2. PROTECT YOUR FRESHLY SHAVEN SKIN
Try not to expose your skin to the sun immediately after hair removal.
This will help to prevent irritations caused by increased perspiration while your pores are open.
3. DON’T GO OVERBOARD
Removing your hair too frequently can stress your skin and remove moisture and oil.
4. LOCK IN MOISTURE IMMEDIATELY
Apply a good layer of body cream or lotion to your skin after hair removal.
Choose a body lotion that contains soothing ingredients like shea butter, such as NIVEA’s Irresistibly Smooth Body Lotion.
Shea butter supplies your skin with long-lasting intensive moisture.
5. CHOOSE THE RIGHT DEODORANT
The skin in your armpits is particularly delicate. It dries out quickly and can easily become itchy.
Always look for a deodorant which is soothing, such as NIVEA’s Sensitive Protect Roll-On Deodorant with avocado extracts and chamomile to protect your skin from irritation.
6. EXFOLIATE REGULARLY
Exfoliating regularly prevents dead skin cells from blocking the hair shaft and allows the new hair to grow through easily.
In-grown hairs are unpleasant but unfortunately a frequent consequence of hair removal.
7. SHAVING FOAM AND GELS ARE CRUCIAL
No matter how much of a hurry you’re in – never forget to use a shaving gel or foam when wet shaving.
They act as a protective film that allows the blade to move more smoothly, so you avoid wounding your skin or causing redness.
They also usually contain ingredients that soothe your skin before it’s shaved.
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.