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.
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What is sugaring you might ask? And why would I want to try it? Wax is melted and applied to strips or directly to your skin and then ripped off quickly to take away as much hair as possible. It sounds like something you'd do to torture a serial killer, not a cosmetic procedure many adult women consider to be part of their standard beauty regime. While there are special waxes for people with sensitive skin, I have found that those waxes don't make much of a difference for me. For a few days after a wax I am always swollen and covered in bright red bumps.
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I make a mess, get frustrated, and somehow end up looking worse than when I started. So when quarantine hit and my normal grooming appointments came to a halt, the fate of my hair, nails, brows, and—yes, my bikini line—suddenly fell into my own, unskilled hands. And although I could handle the idea of learning how to paint my nails and pluck my brows, how TF was I supposed to remove my own pubic hair? Cue the panic.
Skip navigation! Story from Beauty. My bikini area has also been ignored; I was due for a Brazilian the week we began social-distancing measures so you can guess how my downstairs is looking. Although I may invest in a bikini trimmer , per the excellent advice of one woman I spoke to. Am I alone in my half-hearted approach to hair removal?