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Making Shaving More Fun. It’s Possible!
Thu, 2 August 2012 11:47AM
I have a poor pain threshold, and I can’t stand waxing or epilating. However, I also hate shaving – and am too busy to do so every single day. Can you recommend a hair removal method that’s long-lasting but not painful?
I hate to say it … but there aren’t really any ideal options when it comes to de-fuzzing. It’s either bite-the-bullet and break through your pain barrier with waxing or lasering. Or else, suck it up and add shaving to your daily to-do list. In my opinion – and I’m someone who’s similarly a low scorer on the pain threshold measure – I would go the shaving option. But before you groan, here’s the good news: it’s possible to make shaving a more enjoyable chore. Seriously!
Also, keep in mind that while shaving is the most short-term solution, it’s also the most effective way to get really smooth skin, because shaving is a form of light exfoliation and, if you do it properly, it can leave your skin nice and silky-looking. Just like Olivia’s! So it’s worth the bother.
Here’s what you have to do: Invest in a good rasor. One with multi blades and that is designed for women. This means it will glide over knees and ankles with less chance of nicking the skin – and will also mean that it will take that much less time. Have a look at the new Gillette Venus & Olay Razor, $14.99, from pharmacies.
The Olay part of it – that refers to the moisture bars around the blades. You simply wet before using it, which creates a slight lather, and you’re good to go. No shaving cream required! It could barely be easier
If you’re using a regular rasor, I’d suggest trying out a shaving oil (or even a cleansing one) as your aid. Massage it into legs and then shave away. The oil will give great slip, as well as leave legs looking lustrous. I know you’ve said you have little time to shave but here’s the thing: if you use a good shaving cream or oil, there will probably be enough moisture left within skin to allow you to skip the post-shower body cream. So with that step out of the way, shaving won’t really lose you too much time at all.
Another product you should test is a hair growth inhibiting cream. I can’t vouch for any of them, having not personally used them for any great length of time (I actually love shaving every day, believe it or not), but I can tell you that Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Leg Gloss, $10.99, from pharmacies, not only claims to slow down the hair regrowth rate, but it also leaves limbs looking fabulously sheeny-shiny.
Anyway, let’s open it up – do any other Primpettes have any great hair removal tips?
Is anyone a regular waxer or laser fan? If so, what do you do to minimise the pain factor?
Posted by: Katrina Lawrence