Saturday, March 5, 2011

Wax a Bit Less

Whether you choose to remove a little hair from your bikini line or take it all off, what matters is that you feel comfortable with the process. Which brings to mind the Brazilian and why you might want to consider forgoing those bare-as-a-baby results (besides the obvious reason –pain!)? But I think most of us don’t know that pubic hair acts as a natural buffer against chafing. And, as you get older, you’ll want to leave some hair there for camouflage because everything and I mean everything sags eventually.

Experts usually suggest developing a protective yet groomed V shape. If you’re doing your own waxing at home, choose a formula with antiseptic tea tree oil or soothing lavender (such as Sally Hansen Lavender Spa Body Wax Hair removal kit). The ingredients thinly coat skin, so wax grabs only hair, easing pain.

If a razor is your weapon of choice, try the dual-ended Schick Quattro for Women Trimstyle which sports a shower friendly battery-powered trimmer on one end ( to get even tiny hairs) and a razor on the other end ( for a satiny finish). Be sure to wet skin thoroughly and use a slick hydrating cream (such as EOS Ultra Moisturizing Shave cream in Lavender Jasmine) to help prevent irritation. Move the blade against your natural hair growth for ultra-smooth results.