Hair removal , also known as epilation or depilation , is the deliberate removal of body hair. Hair typically grows all over the human body. Hair can become more visible during and after puberty and men tend to have thicker, more visible body hair than women. Hair does not generally grow on the lips , the underside of the hands or feet or on certain areas of the genitalia.
No matter the time of year, many people want the look and feel of silky-smooth skin. But when it comes to hair removal , there are different products and techniques for all the areas of your body, the Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab has found: underarm fuzz, coarse arm hair, leg stubble, the bikini area and more. Here's everything you need to know to stay fuzz-free. If you want to feel extra-smooth around your bikini line, you've got a few options. First, shaving : While it's not a particularly long-lasting method, it's typically pain-free, and you can do it in the comfort of your own home. Soften first with shaving cream, foam, or oil like our GH Beauty Award winner below to guard skin and improve glide, rinse the razor's blades often to unclog, and replace them about every two weeks for maximum safety and efficacy, the GH Beauty Lab recommends.
From salon FAQs to the best at-home kits, we asked the questions you were too afraid to ask. Should you try and master bikini waxing at home? Or visit a salon, lay back and think of England?
If you're so over being a slave to your razor or waxing strips, you might want to rethink a depilatory cream. We called Debra Jaliman, M. Your hair isn't pulled out from the root like it is when you wax, so you may find yourself using the cream more often, since the hair grows back quicker.