It’s that time of year when we start to think about our summer holidays. On our things-to-do list are buying, or finding, shorts, vest tops, sandals and swimsuits. We buy sunscreen and plan our perfect holiday. We then need to turn our attention to personal grooming and hair removal, so that we can wear a bikini or a pair of shorts with confidence. So, what are the best hair removal options available to you? Below we explore hair removal methods including shaving, waxing, depilatory cream and permanent hair removal including intense pulse light therapy or the IPL Laser.

Shaving

Shaving is quick, easy, and one of the cheapest options as all you need is a razor and foaming soap or shaving cream. The problem with shaving the delicate bikini area is with post-shave stubble and irritation to the skin. There is also the added fact that you might need to shave every day, which is not practical or a good option if you want a relaxing break.

Waxing

Waxing is a popular choice of hair removal for men and women because hair takes up to four to six weeks to grow back. The problem is that waxing can be painful, especially when used on the intimate bikini area. Many women who have sensitive skin may also suffer from redness and irritation post waxing. So, it’s not an option for everyone.

Depilatory Cream

Hair removal cream is used by many women on both the legs and bikini area. Hair growth usually takes an average of four to six days to grow back, unlike shaving. Hair removal cream can cause skin irritation and it is messy to apply, which is off-putting for some women.

Intense Pulse Therapy

Finally, one of the most popular and permanent forms of body hair removal is IPL treatment, which is laser hair removal. IPL laser hair removal is a non-invasive treatment that uses a light source to destroy hair follicles, meaning that they never grow back. You will need more than one session of your IPL hair removal, but it does not hurt and all you’ll feel is a warm glow and it is a perfect form of hair removal for men, as well as women.

If you would like to know more about our Intense Pulse Light Therapy for hair removal, then please do get in touch with us via phone, or call one of our salons based in Derby, Mansfield, Sheffield and Lincoln.

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