Keeping up with the same grooming standards these past few months have been slightly tricky ever since the circuit breaker measures have been implemented, temporarily shutting down certain businesses’ operations.
Whilst we rejoice at the fact that staying at home majority of the time also translates to lax expectations on how one should present oneself, it doesn’t mean that you should do away with grooming altogether!
Whilst your body hair removal options are limited due to the pandemic situation and its safety measures, there are still ways you can go about it!
So, read on to find out how you can enjoy smooth, supple skin at home!
If there is any tool that has set the foundation for hair removal, it’s shavers.
This straightforward approach works by removing the tip of your hair, allowing your skin to stay silky smooth for a day or two before your hair starts growing again.
Whilst it may look relatively easy, it’s vital that you shave correctly lest you irritate your skin and make it worse.
Start by wetting your skin to soften your hair and rid of excess oil and dead skin that can clog up your razor blade. Always shave in the direction that your hair grows, to prevent bumps and burns.
Rinse after each swipe of the razor and in order to minimise irritation, change your blade after 5-7 shaves. Once you’re done, always store it in a dry area to prevent bacteria growth.
Waxing is another popular option by those who wish to enjoy hairless skin for weeks, without having to worry about stubbles.
However, compared to regular shaving, waxing requires extra care and attention to avoid any injury or infection. Unlike shaving that removes the hair strands superficially, waxing removes the hair by the follicle.
Whilst this may translate to a prolonged time in between sessions, it also means that your skin is now vulnerable to germs and grime, which will then result in skin irritation.
If you’re not careful enough, heated wax can also burn you and leave a reddish mark once you’re done!
Prevent such things by practising these precautions: gently exfoliate your skin a day or two before you wax. This will help loosen the ingrown hairs and significantly improve your results.
Trim your hair if necessary, to minimise the pain and discomfort. Once you’re ready to wax, start with clean and dry skin. Next, apply the wax in the direction of your hair growth but pull in the opposite direction. Always remember to never double-dip your applicator to prevent bacteria growth.
Repeat the process and once you’ve successfully waxed the desired area, apply an aftercare product that not only soothes the skin, but also fight bacteria. You may also want to consider exfoliating the next day as it helps prevent ingrown hair and will keep the skin feel smooth.
Similar to waxing, epilators extract hairs from the roots for long-lasting hair removal.
Most epilator comes in two forms: dry and wet. Keep a lookout for those that come with attachments that will allow you to target more than one area. More sensitive areas, such as the bikini line, will need a different set of brushes than the regular ones.
Since these epilators work by plucking your hair, chances are, it’ll be excruciating during the first few rounds. Thus, start with a low-speed setting before settling for a higher setting when you’ve acclimated to the pain.
Begin by positioning the device at a 90-degree angle to your skin and hold it loosely to your skin. Pull your skin taught and move the device in the direction of your hair growth.
For the best results, try not to rush through the entire process. To soothe the skin from the redness and irritation, remember to always apply moisturiser or lotion.
Portable Laser Hair Removal Device
Laser treatment for hair removal has been gaining attraction in the past few years and is now one of the coveted hair removal solutions in the world.
Highly concentrated light is emitted into the hair follicles to destroy the hair follicles located below the skin. This temporarily mitigates and disables the hair production, leaving the skin hairless for an extended period.
Furthermore, the entire process is relatively quick, compared to many other approaches.
Before you purchase the first portable laser hair removal device you see, ensure that you get one with an adjustable setting. Laser hair removal works best if there is a distinct contrast between hair and skin colour. If you have fine hair or a dark skin tone, an adjustable setting will allow you to tailor the device to suit your skin and hair.
To prevent any lightening of the skin, try avoiding being under the sun for at least six weeks before the procedure. Reduce any discomfort or pain by treating the area with ice or lotion.
Home Edition is the better option
Many beauty enthusiasts are unsure of the proper way to use a portable laser hair removal device and oftentimes, will hurt themselves during the process.
Which is why we’re introducing our very own portable hair removal device, the Home Edition!
With Home Edition, you don’t have to worry about pain or discomfort. The device is built with a cooling mechanism that works to cool the skin after every shot, thus effectively minimising the pain you’d be feeling.
The device is also programmed with a high sensitivity touch sensor function, which then allows you to target even the most uneven areas.
There are two modes to choose from: single shot mode and continuous mode. Each mode has 5 power levels to choose from and you can adjust the power levels to see which fits you best. This feature is especially helpful if you’re working on sensitive skin such as the bikini line or the philtrum.
Now that we are implementing the phases to slowly exit out of Circuit Breaker, some businesses can now continue with their operations.
However, since we require to be in close proximity with our clients, it’ll be some time before we can reopen.
With that said, we look forward to serving and assist you in achieving the supple, smooth skin you’ve always desired. In the meanwhile, do continue practising safe hygiene practices and stay safe!