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Three tips to master DIY hair removal

by timetospa June 22, 2012
Three tips to master DIY hair removal

Hair removal can be one of the most daunting aspects of a girl's beauty regimen. If you botch it, you can end up feeling raw and in agony. But don't wax pensively over it - with a few of these quick tips, hair removal will barely phase you.

1. Go for strips. Hot wax can seep into follicles and get unwanted hair ready for removal, but it can also get messy if you're doing it at home. Consider a skin care product like Bliss Poetic Waxing Body Strips to help take the hassle out of ridding your body of wayward hairs. Featuring a hypoallergenic formula that won't irritate sensitive skin types, Bliss' unique strips will definitely help you get the smoothest finish possible.

2. Pace out hair removal. You're off this weekend, so you'll probably remove hair then, right? Think again. Removing errant strands takes more than just a quick glance at your calendar. Certain times of the month are poor choices to strip, wax or pluck because your hormones may be shifting, which can increase your level of discomfort.

Also, be careful that you don't overdo it. If unflattering stubble has started to sprout along your body, you may be better off letting it grow out than immediately grabbing for the tweezers. For bikini areas, wait until hair is roughly a quarter-inch long before you attempt any removal.

3. Avoid your ingrowns. Whether they're giant craters on the side of your leg or small, red and bothersome to look at ingrown hairs can really command your attention. This is especially true as you're getting ready to remove excess strands. No matter what you do, avoid your ingrowns with all your might - picking or pulling on them could expose the area to infection. Instead, keep your trustiest lotion or moisturizer handy and try to soothe inflamed areas. 

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