Off With Your Hair! Hair Removal Methods For Sensitive Skin

Summertime means a lot of fun in the sun, which for most women means frequent and methodical shaving. But having to shave every time someone calls you to ask if you want to do something is both a hassle and a waste of your time, and other methods of hair removal seem much, much easier – but what if you suffer from sensitive skin? If you're looking for the type of hair removal method that can get you ready for summertime adventures without causing bumps, rashes, or even hives, then here's what you need to know.

Wax Off

You may raise an eyebrow at waxing being mentioned here, since it seems like it would be the harshest method possible of removing unwanted hair. However, if you take the time to get your legs professionally waxed, rather than using a home hair removal kit, you may find yourself pleasantly surprised. Spas and salons can do patch tests on you, where they try different kinds of wax and figure out which one your skin doesn't react to. Hard waxes (as opposed to soft waxes) in particular are good for sensitive skin, since they just pull out the hair without taking the top layer of skin off along with it, but your local spa or salon will be able to instruct you on the benefits of the products they use and will be able to recommend which wax will be best for your sensitive skin.

A Spoonful of Sugar

Sugar can do a lot to perk up morning coffee or make oatmeal palatable, but did you know it can also help to remove hair without irritating your skin? You can buy sugar paste online (or make your own, if you're feeling confident in your cooking skills) and apply it to any area you want the hair removed from, even if the hair is really short (unlike waxing, where the hair needs to be about one-fourth of an inch long).

You can peel off the paste with your fingers and, since the paste is made out of natural ingredients, the chances of your skin reacting are very low, even if you have to go over the same patch twice to get hairs the paste might have missed the first time. You'll generally have to re-sugar every six weeks or so, but over time you may find the amount of hair your legs grow dwindles from frequent sugaring.

It's Electrifying

It's also permanent, and gets rid of hair with only a small amount of discomfort: it's electrolysis. It's not as immediate as the other two options on this list, but getting electrolysis means that you'll never have to shave, wax, or sugar again once your treatment's done. Talk to your dermatologist to get a recommendation on who should do your electrolysis (if you choose to get it done), and bask in never having to rush to remove hair before a surprise pool party ever again. To find out more, speak with a business like Ann's Electrolysis Center.