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September 9, 2022

How to Get Rid of Stomach Hair?

Psst! Before you dive in… I just wanted to make sure that you didn’t miss my epic guide to hair removal for men!

Much like chest hair, the trend of removing stomach hair has become much more mainstream recently. That’s probably why there are lots of men are trying to find out a good way on how to get rid of stomach hair without shaving.

Many say it makes them feel cleaner and more groomed, while others do so because it can make abs look more defined. It’s also a common practice for sportspeople.

Is it Normal to Grow Stomach Hair?

For many people, the idea of growing hair on their stomach is an unappealing prospect. In fact, some may even find it downright repulsive. However, it’s pretty normal to have hair on your stomach, even if it’s not something you necessarily want.

There are a few reasons why you might have hair on your stomach. One is simply due to genetics. For example, you would have a good chance if your parents or grandparents had hairy stomachs. Another reason is because of hormones. Both men and women have testosterone in their bodies, which can cause hair growth, including on the stomach.

If you’re not fond of the hair on your stomach, there are several ways to remove this unwanted hair and get that smooth skin you’ve always wanted. Generally, the same goes for removing stomach hair as it does for chest hair, so I’ll keep this brief.

How to Get Rid of Stomach Hair without Shaving: the Do’s

1. Waxing

If you want to totally remove your stomach hair, waxing either with strips or a hot wax kit is a good way to go.

Why?

Long-lasting results and finer regrowth make it a favorable choice over shaving, and you can treat a large area like the stomach in a relatively short amount of time (half an hour on average).

2. Hair removal cream

Another total hair removal method that will serve to effectively clear away unwanted stomach hair is depilation. In some cases, your doctor may prescribe a cream to help you remove stomach hair. These creams work by dissolving the hair shaft to remove it quickly. Unfortunately, they don’t always work as well as we’d like them to and can be quite expensive. But, if nothing else has worked, it may be worth giving them a try. Of course, nothing is guaranteed, but it’s always worth trying something new.

Here’s why:

Depilatory cream will quickly melt away your stomach hairs with zero pain, and because the skin on your stomach isn’t hugely sensitive (when compared with other parts of the body) you should be able to use it there without any adverse effects (as long as you follow the instructions).

Below is a short video about how to remove stomach hair using hair removal cream:

3. Epilation

Not going to lie:

It’s going to hurt on the stomach area. But if you can put up with the pain, you’ll set yourself up for a hair free stomach area for several weeks. Make sure you use a good quality epilator with multiple speed functions (it may seem counter-intuitive but the higher the speed the less it will hurt).

4. Laser hair removal

Whether it’s total body hair removal or just ‘thinning’ that you’re going for, laser hair removal is the most permanent at-home option for stomach hair removal.

Once you’re happy to fork out the initial investment for a good quality machine and take the time to learn to use it, it’s the most effective long-term method for stomach hair removal you can find.

You probably know what I’m going to say next, just make sure that your skin and hair are within the suitable category for laser treatment first.

5. Electric trimmers

If you’re not too concerned about being totally hairless, electric trimmers are a fool-proof way to tame your stomach hair without completely removing it.

The best part is this:

You also spare your skin from irritation as the blades won’t come into direct contact with it, so no rashes, bumps, or ingrown hairs afterward.

6. Bleaching

You can always bleach it if you’re not looking to eradicate your stomach hair. This will make the hair less visible and easier to manage. Just be sure to follow the instructions on the bleach carefully to avoid skin irritation. Before you bleach, clean the area with soap and warm water. Then, apply the bleach evenly to the hair using a cotton ball or Q-tip. Leave it on for the indicated amount before rinsing it off with water.

7. Sugaring

Sugaring is a type of hair removal that’s similar to waxing. It involves applying a sugary paste to the skin, which then hardens and is removed along with the hair. This method can be painful, but it’s generally very effective.

To sugar, your belly hair, start by mixing equal parts sugar, lemon water juice, and water. Then, heat the mixture until it forms a syrup-like consistency. Once it’s cool enough to touch, apply it to the area you want to remove hair from in the direction of hair growth. Cover the area with a cloth or waxing strip, and then pull it off in the opposite direction of hair growth.

8. Electrolysis

Electrolysis is an option if you’re looking for a more permanent solution to remove stomach hair. This method uses electrical current to damage the hair follicle and prevent regrowth. It can be painful and time-consuming, but it’s generally effective. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Grow stomach hair out long enough to be able to grip with tweezers. This is generally about ¼ inch. If hair is much longer, trim it down using scissors.
  • Disinfect the area you’ll be working on and your tweezers with rubbing alcohol.
  • Insert the needle into each individual hair follicle. You may need to do this at a slight angle to ensure the needle hits the right spot.
  • Apply the electrical current for a split second. You may need to experiment to find the right amount of time – too little won’t work, but too much can cause summer skin damage.
  • Remove the needle and move on to the next hair follicle.

You’ll likely need to undergo multiple sessions to eradicate all belly button hair. And, there’s always a chance that some hair will eventually grow back. But electrolysis is an option worth considering if you’re looking for a more permanent solution.

Best Way to Remove Stomach Hair: the Don’ts

1. Shaving

While there are many ways to remove stomach hair, you should also avoid some methods. For example, a closer shave is generally not a good idea. This is because the hair will grow back, which can irritate the skin due to allergic reactions. The results tend to be fleeting and not worth the time and effort you put in. Moreover, there is the risk of getting razor bumps or a razor burn.

2. Tweezing

Unless you’ve only got a couple of hairs on your belly (in which case, tweeze away), you’d probably read Ulysses faster than the time it would take you to pluck all the hairs from your stomach area.

3. Depilatory Creams

Depilatory creams may seem like an easy solution, but they often don’t work as well as we’d like them to. Plus, they can be harsh on the skin. So, while they may be tempting, they’re generally not worth it.

When Do You Need to See a doctor?

In most cases, hair on the stomach is nothing to worry about and can be removed using one of the above-mentioned methods. However, there are a few instances where you should see a doctor. For example, if you notice sudden or unusual hair growth, it could signify a hormonal imbalance. This is especially true if you have dark, coarse hair that makes you uncomfortable. In addition, if you notice any other changes like rushes or pimples, please see your doctor as soon as possible.

Another instance where you should see a doctor is if hair removal is difficult. For example, if you’re struggling to shave or wax the hair off, it could signify an underlying condition known as hirsutism. This condition causes excess hair growth, specifically in women, and can be caused by things like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or certain medications. If you think you may have hirsutism, please see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

The Bottom Line

So… how to get rid of stomach hair without shaving? Which way is the best? Well… there’s really no “best” overall answer – but based on this post, you should be able to find the right solution for your own individual needs.

Got a question? An intimate issue? A crazy-ass stomach waxing story? Be sure to share with me in the comments below!

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 About the author Dave Levitt

Dave is a Brooklyn-based editor with a specific interest in the recent trend of men adopting beauty and self-care routines. It’s not all about the ultra-masculine-packaged, strongly-scented all-purpose shower gels anymore! Modern men are seeking the quality resources to turn to when it comes to skincare, haircare and fashion. Dave’s hard and passionate work is dedicated to building up more resources like that on the web.

August 12, 2022

A Deep Dive into the Epi-Smooth Epilator for Hair Removal

epi-smooth-hair-removal-review

Introduction

Epilators are mechanical devices that remove hair by plucking using various means of doing so. They are popular devices to use in combination with other hair removal methods to produce great results.

The very first commercial epilator (the Epilady) was invented in 1986 by Mepro, a corporation based in Kibbutz Hagoshrim, Israel, and was designed around a rotating, counter-compressed spring. A rotating spring would be compressed on one side, grabbing hair, and decompressed on the other side, releasing plucked hair.

This effect would cycle back and forth, covering the treatment area and removing the hair. After its introduction to the public, sales of the Epilady skyrocketed and many other epilator manufacturers entered the market.

In a sense, an epilator is simply the mechanical version of waxing, which uses a hot wax that solidifies, and as it is removed it plucks out the hairs. Most epilators come with a head with multiple tines and either use springs, rotating discs, or mechanical tweezers.

Epilators are often used as part of a broader hair removal “strategy”, as we like to call it since all the various means of hair removal do not work well just on their own. Combining any chemical or light-based hair removal method with epilation tends to yield complete and favorable results.

A Deep Dive Into The Epi-Smooth Epilator

The Epi-Smooth epilator by Epi-Smooth is more of a traditional hair removal device that mechanically removes body hair. Epilators have multiple springs or teeth that grasp the hair and pluck it from the skin.

Whereas most epilators have ahead with 20 or 30 tines, the Epi-Smooth has only one and does its job a bit slower (and less painfully) than most machines. However, the Epi-Smooth is incredibly inexpensive (in this review, we are forbidden from quoting prices, but trust us, it’s really cheap -like, barely in the double digits, but we didn’t say that), so it is a fair trade-off.

Who’s It For?

If you want to do in-home permanent hair removal and have thought about using an epilator, the Epi-Smooth is an entry-level device that will allow you to incorporate mechanical hair removal into your regimen without destroying your budget.

The Epi-Smooth is an extremely affordable epilator with a small epilation head that works great in small areas and can also be used over large skin areas. In this pricing segment, there simply are no other epilators, and it is so economical that the Epi-Smooth can be afforded by almost anyone.

Epilation devices are used for permanent hair removal and are also a great adjunct to chemical depilatories and IPL devices. The Epi-Smooth is a useful tool for removing facial hair in places where IPL devices just cannot go and where you might feel uncomfortable playing around with chemicals.

How it works

You can basically think of the Epi-Smooth as an electric tweezer. Whatever you would normally try to do with a tweezer, you can use the Epi-Smooth in its place for better and faster results.

The rotating head spins the tweezing device across the hair, closes and grasps it, then rotates away, plucking the hair. On the away side, the tweezing device opens and drops the hair into the clear shield, which is then free to fall away from the device.

It’s as simple as that.

How to use it

It is recommended that you shower first and that your skin is clean. A warm shower will increase blood flow to the skin and also cause hairs to stand more erect.

If you have hairs in any area you wish to epilate that are longer than 10 mm, you should shave first. Be certain that any area you wish to treat does not have razor burn or additional injury could occur during epilation.

Before you begin, the skin should be patted dry with a soft towel. A little experimentation before you start doing large areas is recommended to ensure that you do not have a skin reaction.

Just try out a small area on the skin and wait a day to see how it looks. If everything is fine, you are ready to fully epilate.

Next, switch on the device and glide the head over the area you wish to treat. Remember that the device head is a narrow, single tweezer head, so multiple passes over an area may be necessary.

After the first use, the skin may become a little irritated since you are not used to the device. Application of a water-based lotion with lanolin or another emollient after epilating is recommended to reduce skin irritation. Skin irritation will diminish with time as the skin becomes accustomed to epilation and you will also notice that hair regrowth will be less and the hairs finer.

After using the Epi-Smooth, remove the shield and use the brush provided to clean the epilating head. Do not wash the Epi-Smooth with water or rinse underwater as it is absolutely not waterproof.

Read Related Topic: Upper Lip Hair Removal – A Guide

What We Like About Epi-Smooth Epilator

Despite being a very small epilator, there are many positives for the Epi-Smooth. Besides the great cost factor, the device is also very precise and can work in small, tight areas.

At first glance and noting the price, we thought that there was no way this thing could actually work. If it did work, we expected that it would last for a day or two before it broke.

However, that is not the case. The Epi-Smooth is simple but well built. Working it does take some extra time since it only has a one-tine head, but consider the fact that it costs very little and we feel it all balances out.

Think of it like this. You need to mow your lawn (ha, love this analogy).

You get a push mower that has a 20-inch blade and gets the job done fast, but… that would cost you close to $300. Alternatively, you could get a set of electric shears for $30.

Sure, using those will take you longer to mow the lawn, but it’s also something you can afford. That could be the difference between mowing that lawn and not.

Since the Epi-Smooth is small, we found it ideal for working in delicate areas, such as sideburns, eyebrows, and hairline. Another interesting aspect of the Epi-Smooth, and one quite unexpected, is that epilation is nearly painless.

Allow us to repeat that in case you skipped over it: plucking hair out of your skin with Epi-Smooth hardly hurts at all. Maybe it’s the design of the head, maybe it’s the fact that it only has one tweezer, we don’t know.

It’s just almost painless to use it. Cleaning it up is also not a big deal, about as involved as cleaning up an electric razor.

Oh yeah, we also like the fact that it is battery-operated. Whether you choose to use this in your bathroom at home or choose to throw it in your luggage for travel, battery portability is a great plus.

What We Don’t Like About Epi-Smooth Epilator

The fact that the Epi-Smooth has only one tweezer on the head is a negative for us. It works well, but epilating takes a lot of time.

If they just doubled or tripled the tweezers, which is still far, far fewer than most epilators like by a factor of 10, that would increase its efficiency tremendously. It probably would not increase its cost to make much either.

It would also be nice if there was a speed option on the device, since it only has one speed. Also, many other epilators come with various attachments and accessories.

Typical accessories are different-sized shielding covers with different-shaped or -sized windows, but those are mainly to present or occlude some of the epilating tines. In the case of the Epi-Smooth, there is only one so we guess that is a moot point.

PROS

  • Small and portable
  • Very, very affordable
  • Great precision for small, delicate areas
  • Almost painless
  • Battery-operated
  • Great for home or travel

CONS

  • Well, epilation with it is slow…
  • You cannot use it wet in the shower
  • Only one speed

What’s Included?

  • One Epi-Smooth epilator
  • One cleaning brush
  • Instruction manual
  • (batteries not included)

Overview Of Features

The Epi-Smooth is about the size of your typical electric razor and runs on two AAA batteries. It comes in two colors: blue and light purple.

The housing is entirely plastic but is not waterproof. Most of the body is white plastic with a mid-line hourglass rubber strip and a central sliding on-off switch.

The reverse side is the color-theme plastic (purple or blue) and features a battery cover to access the battery bay. The head is covered with a clear plastic, color-themed shield with a rounded cloverleaf window (the four-leaf kind, for luck, we guess).

In the center of the head within the window is a single rotating barrel with a tweezing device.

Review Summary

For what you get, we really like the Epi-Smooth. It does work, it is easy to use, and is completely portable and battery-operated.

For removing hair in delicate areas where everything is close-in, like the face, a small device like the Epi-Smooth is really perfect for that kind of work. Using larger epilator devices in those areas increases the chance (ghast!) of a mishap, leaving you to paint on your eyebrows for a month or so.

We feel that the Epi-Smooth is a must-have for epilation, even if just purchased for travel. It is small and effective and an excellent choice for precision work.

August 12, 2022

Best Double Edge Razor Blades for Sensitive Skin

best double edge razor blades for sensitive skin

There is nothing like a classic, close shave with a double-edged safety razor. Whether you are tidying up your signature look or going for a full shave, there is more to achieving this look than a careful flick of the wrist.

For sensitive skin preparation is everything. Follow these steps to get the best shaving experience:

    • When you shower you are steaming your pores to open up and your skin becomes more supple.
    • To ease the shaving process exfoliating will get rid of all the excess dead skin cells. You can choose natural exfoliators like creams, face wash, or a handheld device. Be careful not to over-exfoliate otherwise you stimulate more oil production than you need.
    • Maintain a skincare routine to provide your face what it is lacking, or keeping under control your excesses. A routine will make shaving a breeze.

Related Article: Best Double Edge Razor Blades

Comparison Table

IMAGE PRODUCT LATEST PRICE
EDITOR’S CHOICE 1. Vikings Platinum Double Edge Safety Razor Blades

  • Close, smooth and comfortable shave
  • Blades have just the right amount of sharpness and smoothness.
  • Ideal for beginners
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RUNNER UP 2. Shaving Revolution’s Platinum Japanese Stainless Steel

  • Sharp and precise
  • Durable
Check Price
3. Shark Super Stainless Double Edge Safety Razor Blades

  • Always a close shave
  • Works great in both hot and cold water
  • Long lasting
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4. Shark Double Edge Safety Razor Blades, Super Chrome, 100 Count

  • The blades can be dull.
  • You get your money’s worth
  • Smooth and comfortable shaving experience
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5. Gillette Silver Blue Double Edge Safety Razors

  • Quick shave
  • Quality you can rely upon
Check Price

Our Best Double Edge Razor Blades for Sensitive Skin, Reviews and Comparisons

1. Vikings Platinum Double Edge Safety Razor Blades

Product Highlights

A 9-12 month supply of quality blades that are ideal for sensitive skin and are suitable for soft to medium coarse hair. This is a great blade to use when you are just beginning your shaving journey.

This 50 pack of razor blades are double wrapped for extra safety and easy disposal. They are divided into packs of 5 for your storage convenience.

Features

Made from platinum-coated Swedish 13C26 Steel you have a blade that makes for a sturdy, long-lasting blade.

What We Like About Vikings Platinum Double Edge Safety Razor Blades

The blades are safe for sensitive skin. These blades last longer than their counterparts.

What We Don’t Like About Vikings Platinum Double Edge Safety Razor Blades

Not suited for extra-coarse hair or if you are looking for a super aggressive blade. This blade can cause irritation if it’s used beyond its market life of 5-7 shaves.

PROS

  • Close, smooth and comfortable shave
  • Blades have just the right amount of sharpness and smoothness.
  • Ideal for beginners

CONS

  • Some experience razor burn
  • Not suited for coarse hair

2. Shaving Revolution’s Platinum Japanese Stainless Steel

Product Highlights

Beard care is a passion for many. That Viking Revolution products are suited to whatever style, color, length or shape of one’s facial hair. The beard represents the man. So using the right blades will give the best statement.

The Viking Revolution is a leader in the Beard Care industry for the modern men who expect the highest standards becoming the go-to brand for Men’s Grooming.

Read Related Article: Best Shaving Cream For Safety Razor

Features

The Viking Revolution offers the highest quality platinum coated Japanese stainless blades that offer a sharp and clean shave.

Each package of 50 stainless steel blades is individually wrapped in wax paper for safety and finesse.

What We Like About Shaving Revolution’s Platinum Japanese Stainless Steel

These products are made of the highest quality, using only premium materials.

What We Don’t Like About Shaving Revolution’s Platinum Japanese Stainless Steel

These blades are not suited for thick facial hair. They also require a specific compatible shaving cream.

PROS

  • Sharp and precise
  • Durable

CONS

  • Blades require compatible shaving products manufactured by the company
  • Blades are dull

3. Shark Super Stainless Double Edge Safety Razor Blades

Product Highlights

Shark’s Super Stainless Double Edge Safety Razor Blades is made from premium material that will deliver a smooth and comfortable shave. Their quality means you benefit from their outstanding smoothness, sharpness, comfort, and longevity.They have a reputation of being the longest-lasting double edge blades they have ever used. And are world-renowned for their high quality

Features

The professional quality afforded these stainless steel blades means they retain their sharpness over many shaves. They are compatible with standard safety razors including Gem, Parker, Merkur, Jagger, and Gillette. You get outstanding value with 20 tucks of 5 quality blades.

What We Like About Shark Super Stainless Double Edge Safety Razor Blades

Value for the money. These very sharp razors help avoid razor burn.

What We Don’t Like About Shark Super Stainless Double Edge Safety Razor Blades

Some users found the blade to be dull, which increases shaving time.

PROS

  • Always a close shave
  • Works great in both hot and cold water
  • Long lasting

CONS

  • For some users the blades do not last after a couple of shaves
  • Blade is dull

4. Shark Double Edge Safety Razor Blades, Super Chrome, 100 Count

Product Highlights

Shark Super Chrome Double Edge Razor blades are a popular go-to for barbers and wet shavers. These quality blades are world-renowned and offer a smooth and comfortable shave.

Features

A package of 100 blades made from stainless steel and polymer-coated, which keeps them fresh for longer. These blades are compatible with Parker, Merkur, Gem, Gillette and all other brands of standard safety razors.

What We Like About Shark Double Edge Safety Razor Blades, Super Chrome, 100 Count

These blades last longer which makes them economically sound investment. Every shave is smoother, closer, and there is far less irritation when compared to their counterparts.

What We Don’t Like About Shark Double Edge Safety Razor Blades, Super Chrome, 100 Count

The blades can be dull.

PROS

  • The blades can be dull.
  • You get your money’s worth
  • Smooth and comfortable shaving experience

CONS

  • Some users find the blades dull
  • Quality is inconsistent

5. Gillette Silver Blue Double Edge Safety Razors

Product Highlights

Gillette Silver Blue blades are produced in St. Petersburg, Russia. High quality and a smooth and comfortable shave are assured every time. Their quality assures they will last for a very long time.

Features

Features:Each package includes 5 packs of 5 blades for a total of 25 affordable stainless steel blades that are compatible with different double edge safety razors

What We Like About Gillette Silver Blue Double Edge Safety Razors

This product is a leader in quality as well as dependable. If you’re looking for a quick clean shave without any cuts then this is your blade. The most comfortable shave and nick-free.

What We Don’t Like About Gillette Silver Blue Double Edge Safety Razors

You will find these blades pricier than the average blade. They seem to be longer than the average blades which mean users can get nicks when shaving.

PROS

  • Quick shave
  • Quality you can rely upon
August 12, 2022

Best Electric Razor For Sensitive Skin

Best Electric Razor For Sensitive Skin of 2021

Shaving when you have sensitive skin is not fun, because it can end up being quite painful, but with the right razor, you might be able to avoid this issue.

We are here to help you find the best electric razor for sensitive skin. Let’s get right to it!

Related Reading: Best Safety Razor Blades For Sensitive Skin of [year]– Complete Reviews with Comparison

Comparison Table

Image Product Price
Braun Series 7 790cc-4 Electric Foil Shaver
Philips Norelco OneBlade hybrid electric trimmer
Panasonic Electric Shaver and Trimmer
Braun Electric Razor for Men
Philips Norelco Electric Shaver 9700

Best Electric Razors For Sensitive Skin: Reviews

1. Braun Series 7 790cc-4 Electric Foil Shaver

  • checkVery close shave
  • checkGood for sensitive skin
  • checkGood battery life

If you are tired of skin irritation occurring after shaving, you might want to check out the Braun Series 7 790cc-4 Electric Foil Shaver.

Review

The Braun Series 7 790cc-4 Electric Foil Shaver provides you with synergized shaving foil and blades which work together to provide you with a very close and clean shave. And yes, these are designed to help minimize skin irritation.

It’s a very smooth shave, and it should really never cut your skin or pull at your hair.

The Braun Series 7 790cc-4 Electric Foil Shaver charges fully in an hour, and has a long-lasting battery for long-term use, even if you can’t charge it for a few days.

The active lift trimmer is ideal for getting hairs that otherwise would be missed, plus the foil shaver cuts as close as 0.05 mm, which is about as good as it gets.

Pros

 

  • checkVery close shave
  • checkGood for sensitive skin
  • checkGood battery life

Cons

 

  • Replacement foil is pricey and hard to find

2. Philips Norelco OneBlade hybrid electric trimmer

  • checkGreat for sensitive skin
  • checkGreat for trimming and edging
  • checkLong lasting blade

Here we have another great option for anybody who suffers from sensitive skin, and doesn’t need the closest shave.

Review

The Philips Norelco OneBlade hybrid electric trimmer is not designed like a traditional razor in the sense that it is not made to provide a super close or clean shave, but rather to provide you with a good trim.

You can still achieve a short length, but it doesn’t get too close to your skin, which helps avoid irritation. It’s a nice option because you can trim any length of hair with it, and it won’t cause irritation.

The replaceable OneBlade lasts for up to 4 months, which is impressive, but replacements are not cheap. The blade is dual sided; however, with the other side being great for edging and styling.

The click-on combs are another nice addition. What does need to be said is that this razor takes 8 hours to charge and only has a 45 minute runtime on a full charge, which is not great.

Pros

 

  • checkGreat for sensitive skin
  • checkGreat for trimming and edging
  • checkLong lasting blade

Cons

 

  • Battery life is not great
  • Replacement blade is pricey

3. Panasonic Electric Shaver and Trimmer

  • checkClean shave
  • checkPrevents irritation
  • checkFlexible

If it’s a really close and clean shave you are looking for, but don’t want to suffer from skin irritation, the Panasonic Electric Shaver and Trimmer might be a good option for you.

Review

The Panasonic Electric Shaver and Trimmer comes with 3 super sharp nano-tech blades combined with a foil which provides about as close a shave as humanly possible.

The foil and blades are designed in a way in which they get as close to your skin as possible, but they won’t cause irritation like other razors do. Moreover, it also comes with a small pop-up trimmer that is ideal for edging and contouring.

Also, the Panasonic Electric Shaver and Trimmer features a flexible pivoting head, so it glides smoothly, gets into all of the nooks and crannies, and helps prevent irritation.

What’s also nice is that it features a fairly decent battery life, plus it has an illuminated LCD display to inform you of the current battery status.

Pros

 

  • checkSuper close and clean shave
  • checkPrevents irritation
  • checkFlexible and pivoting head

Cons

 

  • Wet shaving takes a long time

4. Braun Electric Razor for Men

  • checkGreat battery life
  • checkFlexible head
  • checkClean shave

If you have a bit of extra cash to spend and you are looking for a very high-quality electric razor, the Braun Electric Razor for Men is one a product to look into.

Review​

The Braun Electric Razor for Men has an awesome 8-direction comfort-flex head, so it always stays really close to your skin, making it easy to get into all of the nooks and crannies, and deal with all of the contours of your face.

This helps it stay close to your skin, which combined with the foil shaver head provides a super close shave.

The foil is designed so that it gets close to your skin, but does not pull or tug at hair, and it won’t cut you either. It is a pretty good option if you have sensitive skin.

What’s also nice about the Braun Electric Razor for Men is that it only takes 1 hour to charge and can last for up to 50 minutes on a single charge.

Pros

 

  • checkGreat battery life
  • checkVery flexible head
  • checkClean shave
  • checkGood for sensitive skin

Cons

 

  • Quite expensive

5. Philips Norelco Electric Shaver 9700

  • checkPivoting head
  • checkWet and dry shaving
  • checkVarious speed settings

Here we have another fairly pricey yet high-quality option, one that is fantastic for getting a close shave, even with very sensitive skin.

Review

The Philips Norelco Electric Shaver 9700 has 3 shaving heads with precision blades, and each of the 3 heads can move in 8 directions, so you can easily get a close shave no matter the shape and contours of your face.

This is a wet and dry electric shave system, so you can wet and dry shave with it.

Moreover, it also comes with a speed adjustment feature, so you can choose the speed that works best for you. It comes with a digital interface to inform you of battery life, although the battery life here is not outstanding.

Pros

 

  • checkAwesome pivoting head
  • checkWet and dry shaving
  • checkGet a really close shave
  • checkVarious speed settings

Cons

 

  • Included accessories are lackluster

Final Verdict

When it comes down to it, it’s really a matter of personal preference. One thing to consider is the price of course, but what is hard to judge is which one of these is right for you.

Sensitive skin is a tough issue to deal with, but at the end of the day, we think that the best option here for sensitive skin is probably the Braun Electric Razor for Men, although it is a bit pricey.

August 12, 2022

Best Safety Razor Blades For Sensitive Skin

Best Safety Razor Blades For Sensitive Skin of 2021

If you have sensitive skin, you know how hard it can be to find razor blades that do not cause irritation or outbreaks.

Well, we are to help you find the best safety razor blades for sensitive skin, so you can shave in comfort.

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Comparison Table

Image Product Price
Astra Platinum Double Edge Safety Razor Blades
Feather Double Edge Blades
7 O’clock Super Stainless Double Edge Safety Razor Blades
MERKUR Double Edge Razor Blades
Derby Extra Double Edge Razor Blades

Best Safety Razor Blades For Sensitive Skin: Reviews

1. Astra Platinum Double Edge Safety Razor Blades

  • checkVery affordable
  • checkDurable
  • checkVery sharp

Here we have an extremely cost-effective option if you need safety razor blades for a very low cost.

Review

What is nice about the Astra Platinum Double Edge Safety Razor Blades is that you get 20 boxes of them, each with 5 blades inside. For under $10, you get a full 100 safety razor blades.

Not only are they very affordable, but they are also quite versatile, as they are designed to fit any double-edged safety razor out there.

The Astra Platinum Double Edge Safety Razor Blades are made out of high-quality steel, and they have a super sharp and smooth cutting edge. These safety razor blades are made to be very durable, plus they do a great job at providing a smooth and close shave, even for very sensitive skin.

Pros

 

  • checkVery affordable
  • checkDurable
  • checkVery sharp
  • checkFit any double-edge safety razor

Cons

 

  • Blade surface may be slightly uneven

2. Feather Double Edge Blades

  • checkExtremely sharp
  • checkVery durable
  • checkPremium steel and platinum

Here we have a slightly more expensive option — these cost around 3 times as much as the previous option. Although, with that being said, the quality is very high.

Review

When you purchase Feather Double Edge Blades, you get 50 double-edge safety razor blades for under $15, which makes them costlier than the option we just looked at. However, the level of quality is very high, as the Feather Double Edge Blades are made with premium stainless steel and feature a platinum coating.

This makes these blades extremely durable and long lasting, not to mention that they have a very smooth and sharp cutting edge.

It’s not hard to get a close shave with these Feather Double Edge Blades, and they are designed to prevent irritation for people who suffer from sensitive skin. It’s a high-quality Japanese safety razor blade that is designed to fit pretty much all double-edge safety razors out there.

Pros

 

  • checkExtremely sharp
  • checkVery durable
  • checkPremium steel and platinum

Cons

 

  • Blades may nick your skin

3. 7 O’clock Super Stainless Double Edge Safety Razor Blades

  • checkQuite cost effective
  • checkSharp and durable
  • checkGreat for people with sensitive skin

In terms of the price, the 7 O’clock Super Stainless Double Edge Safety Razor Blades sit in the middle between the two products we looked at, and they come with a high level of quality.

Review

Here, when you purchase the 7 O’clock Super Stainless Double Edge Safety Razor Blades, you get a total of 100 blades for under $15, which is pretty darn good if you ask us. Keep in mind that these double edge safety razor blades come from the Gillette brand name and they are made in Russia.

These are made with very high-quality stainless steel, so they won’t rust, and they should be durable enough to last for quite some time to come.

The 7 O’clock Super Stainless Double Edge Safety Razor Blades can be used for most double-edge safety razors, and they are extremely sharp. They provide quite a close shave and they should be good enough to prevent irritation for people who have sensitive skin.

Pros

 

  • checkQuite cost effective
  • checkSharp and durable
  • checkGreat for people with sensitive skin

Cons

 

  • May not receive the right blades

4. MERKUR Double Edge Razor Blades

  • checkVery high quality
  • checkSuper sharp
  • checkSmooth and irritation-free

Here we have what is by far the most expensive option so far on our list today, but when it comes down to it, they are most likely the very best.

Review​

The MERKUR Double Edge Razor Blades cost just over $10 and you get a total of 10 blades, which means that they cost over $1 per blade, making them by far the priciest option in this review.

With that being said, when it comes to safety razors, Merkur is a world-leading brand that is very reputable. These are made in Germany, and we all know that the Germans make some really high-quality products, such as these MERKUR Double Edge Razor Blades.

These are stainless steel blades that are platinum coated, so they are about as durable as can be. They feature a superiorly smooth cutting edge that is very sharp and provides a super close shave without causing irritation.

What’s also nice is that the MERKUR Double Edge Razor Blades are compatible with even the cheapest of safety razors.

Pros

 

  • checkVery high quality
  • checkSuper sharp
  • checkSmooth and irritation-free
  • checkWork with most double edge safety razors

Cons

 

  • Comparably expensive

5. Derby Extra Double Edge Razor Blades

  • checkVery cost effective
  • checkWon’t rust
  • checkQuite sharp

Now we are going back to a much cheaper option, about as cost effective as the first option which we looked at.

Review

When you purchase the Derby Extra Double Edge Razor Blades, you get a total of 100 blades for around $10, so they are quite affordable. 

They are made with fairly high-quality stainless steel, so they should stay sharp enough for a few shaves, and they won’t rust either.

They feature a cutting edge sharp enough to get a super-close shave, and smooth enough to prevent irritation. They also fit most kinds of double-edge safety razors.

Pros

 

  • checkVery cost effective
  • checkWon’t rust
  • checkQuite sharp

Cons

 

  • Need to be changed fairly often

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Final Verdict

When it comes down to it, although they are much more expensive than any other option on our list, the Merkur safety razors blades are undoubtedly the best option for sensitive skin.

However, all 4 of the other options, although not quite as good, still get the job done, and they are much more cost effective.

 

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August 11, 2022

Best Electric Razor For Women’s Facial Hair

Best Electric Razor For Women’s Facial Hair of 2021

As a woman, if you have facial hair, chances are that you want to remove it ASAP. However, while there are lots of facial shaving products for men, for women, it is a different story, but this doesn’t mean that they don’t exist.

Today we are here to help you find the best electric razor for women’s facial hair.

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Comparison Table

Image Product Price
Philips Satinelle Essential Hair Removal Epilator
Philips Satinelle Essential Hair Removal Epilator
Panasonic Facial Hair Trimmer for Women
Panasonic Bikini Shaper and Trimmer for Women
Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle Moisturizing Razor
Braun Silk-épil Wet & Dry Hair Removal Epilator

Best Electric Razors For Women’s Facial Hair: Reviews

1. Philips Satinelle Essential Hair Removal Epilator

Philips Satinelle Essential Hair Removal Epilator

  • checkErgonomic design
  • checkEfficient hair removal
  • checkVery easy to use
  • checkNever worry about battery life

This is a very easy-to-use and highly affordable electric razor, technically an epilator, which can be used to remove facial and leg hair, and everything in between.

Review

The Philips Satinelle Essential Hair Removal Epilator is a corded machine, so you never have to worry about battery life. It can remove hairs as short as 0.5 mm.

Keep in mind that this particular option is designed for dry use; when you use it to remove hair, your skin should be dry. , technically it’s not a razor because it has a whole lot of miniature tweezers which pull the hair out.

It might be slightly uncomfortable at times, but it should not hurt too much, and hair gets removed at the root for long-lasting smoothness.

Pros

 

  • checkErgonomic design
  • checkEfficient hair removal
  • checkVery easy to use
  • checkNever worry about battery life

Cons

 

  • May be slightly painful at times

2. Panasonic Facial Hair Trimmer for Women

  • checkExtremely close shave
  • checkPivoting head
  • checkErgonomic design

If you need a compact, efficient, and close shaving facial hair trimmer, the Panasonic Facial Hair Trimmer is a great product, not to mention that it comes at about half the price of the previous option.

Review

The Panasonic Facial Hair Trimmer is an easy-to-use product, as it features a very sleek and ergonomic design that is comfortable to hold and use for a prolonged period. It is also compact enough to fit into any small purse or bag for those quick touch-ups on the go.

Furthermore, the Panasonic Facial Hair Trimmer features very fine and sharp razor blades which easily remove even the shortest and most stubborn of hairs with relative ease. Another bonus is that it is designed for sensitive skin, so it should not cause breakouts, plus it comes with a pivoting head to help make its use a bit easier.

With the Panasonic Facial Hair Trimmer, you can easily follow the contours of your face for a super close shave every time.

Pros

 

  • checkExtremely close shave
  • checkPivoting head
  • checkErgonomic design
  • checkSmall and portable
  • checkAffordable

Cons

 

  • Limited battery life
  • Limited durability

3. Panasonic Bikini Shaper and Trimmer for Women

  • checkIdeal for bikini area and face
  • checkHypoallergenic razor blades
  • checkComb guard with several length settings

This is another very affordable trimmer — the Panasonic Bikini Shaper and Trimmer for Women — which can be used for the arms, body, face, legs, and more.

Review

The Panasonic Bikini Shaper and Trimmer for Women is a trimmer designed for sensitive skin, one which should never cause irritation of any kind. The razor blades are hypoallergenic.

Moreover, it comes with really sharp blades that make it easy to get close to the skin to remove those stubborn hairs, all without cutting you. It comes with a blade guard comb attachment, so you can choose different lengths if desired, but of course this comb can be removed to directly expose the blades for the closest shave possible.

The comb is designed to allow you to shave or trim your bikini area and choose the length of hair that suits you best. More or less, it allows you to do a bit of woman-scaping, and also allows you to get a clean facial shave too.

Pros

 

  • checkIdeal for bikini area and face
  • checkHypoallergenic razor blades
  • checkComb guard with several length settings
  • checkLightweight

Cons

 

  • No way to sharpen or replace blade
  • May pull hair a bit

4. Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle Moisturizing Razor

  • checkVery ergonomic
  • checkMoisturizing strip
  • check1 head for shaving and 1 for trimming

This is a very simple battery operated model from Schick is a lot like a normal razor, but happens to come with some extras.

Review​

The Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle Moisturizing Razor features dual shaving heads, one on each end. One of the shaving heads is a basic 5-blade razor which you can use to get a super close shave on your face, legs, armpits, and anywhere in between.

This side comes with a moisturizing strip to help those hairs come out with ease, and to help stop irritation.

The other end features an electric trimmer that is totally waterproof, great for the bikini area, and allows you to remove the blade guard for an extra close shave. The Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle Moisturizing Razor is very ergonomically designed and easy to hold, even when wet, so it doesn’t slip and cut you.

Pros

 

  • checkVery ergonomic
  • check1 head for shaving and 1 for trimming
  • checkMoisturizing strip to prevent irritation

Cons

 

  • Very limited battery life

5. Braun Silk-épil Wet & Dry Hair Removal Epilator

  • checkVery long lasting smoothness
  • checkCan be used for all sorts of body ports
  • checkWet and dry use

This hair removal epilator from Braun is a more expensive option, but it is a product that is more versatile than the other products we have reviewed.

Review

The Braun Silk-épil Wet & Dry Hair Removal Epilator is a very high-end epilator designed to remove women’s hair from the face all the way down to the legs. It comes with a variety of high-quality tweezing heads which pull hair out at the roots for long lasting smoothness, plus there is virtually no pain either.

The Braun Silk-épil Wet & Dry Hair Removal Epilator can be used dry, or you can use it wet in the shower. It’s more than durable enough to do so.

It even comes with a plethora of attachments with a variety of functions.

Pros

 

  • checkVery long lasting smoothness
  • checkCan be used for all sorts of body ports
  • checkBot painful
  • checkWet and dry use

Cons

 

  • Very expensive

Final Verdict

If you want really long-lasting results, an epilator like the Braun Silk-épil Wet & Dry Hair Removal Epilator is the best way to go; however, if you want something more cost effective, the Philips Satinelle Essential Hair Removal Epilator is a good option too.

If you want to shave your face and trim your bikini area, the Panasonic Bikini Shaper and Trimmer for Women. If you are looking for an affordable and basic electric razor, either of the other options are fine as well.

August 11, 2022

Men’s Eyebrow Shaping and Grooming Guide

Eyebrow shaping for men

If you are a man and the thought of grooming your eyebrows sounds like something a sissy would do, we completely understand. However, do you have a mustache or beard, or at least have a friend with either of those?

Beards and mustaches are certainly masculine facial features, but nobody just lets those go wherever they want without some trimming and sculpting. Otherwise, you would simply look like you just crawled out of a cave.

Trimming your eyebrows is really no different. When you were a young man, it is likely that you did not need to consider doing this at all and the mere suggestion of it would have sounded pretty weird.

However, the older you get, the more and more bushy your eyebrows tend to get. Of all the features of a man’s face, the eyebrows are usually the easiest indication of his age.

Keeping them properly groomed not only improves your overall appearance but can also impart a youthful look to the face. So, who doesn’t want to look younger (except those who are already young)?

Well, let’s jump right in and get down to it then. Here are our recommendations for how to go about it.

Go natural

Men’s Eyebrow Grooming Guide

Whereas the ladies sculpt and shape their eyebrows, men tend to look more masculine with a natural look. However, this all has to do with your personal preference (if you are a metrosexual, then we guess that eyebrow sculpting is for you).

To keep your eyebrows looking masculine, be very conservative in removing hair. To do this, we do not recommend tweezing unless there are obvious strays that are outside of the natural borders of your eyebrows.

Thread or wax with professional stylists only

If you really do not want to do this yourself and have the funds, consult with a professional men’s stylist who also does threading or waxing of eyebrows. They will be able to determine your facial shape and pick a style of eyebrow grooming that accentuates your best features.

Trimming

If you want to do your own grooming, we strongly recommend trimming as a strategy. Trimming is far more forgiving than plucking your eyebrows since cutting the hair back will allow it to regrow faster if you get a little overzealous and make a mistake (ahem, yeah, this can happen to you).

Use beard trimming scissors that are slightly recurved (cupped) to do any eyebrow work and also get a spoolie brush or a mustache brush. Spoolie brushes are basically mascara brushes, so if you feel a bit weird using one, a fine-bristle mustache brush works great.

How to shape your eyebrows

        1.Shower. The first thing you want to do is take a shower and wash your face thoroughly with warm, soapy water. Besides working with clean hair, the heat from the shower will open your pores and make it easier to pluck hairs or easier to trim them.

        2. Comb and trim. Using your mustache brush, first, comb the hair in the direction it grows (away from the center of your brow), then comb upward until all the hairs are pointing in the same upward direction.

With your beard scissors (make sure you clean them well first with warm soapy water, isopropyl alcohol, or witch hazel, then dry them with a tissue or soft cloth), trim any hairs that are noticeably longer than the others. We like to call these the “crazies”.

If your eyebrows are extra bushy, you can use an electric trimmer like a beard trimmer, to shape them. However, be extra careful since one slip-up will require you to begin penciling-in your eyebrows until they grow back.

Since penciled eyebrows on any man other than someone wearing stage makeup looks decidedly unmasculine, it’s simply better to use scissors and trim. It’s the haircut approach: you can always take off more later if you want.

        3. Tweeze any strays. Stray hairs that are above the natural limits of your eyebrows or are way off to the side or perhaps at the top of your eyelid should be plucked out with tweezers. They simply don’t belong there.

To tweeze hair properly, use a good set of new, non-dented, or warped tweezers that are clean. If you are in doubt, clean them the same way that you did the scissors to prevent any accidental infections during a pluck.

Using the tweezers, grasp the hair at the base, next to the skin, firmly and pull the hair in the direction that it grows. Never pull in the opposite direction or the hair could shear off, become ingrown, and infected.

Infected hair follicles in your face hurt and can produce more swelling there than other areas of your skin. Plus, it’s your face and you can’t cover up your face.

        4. Stay natural. Stay with the natural shape of your eyebrows and don’t sculpt your eyebrows as women do. If you decide that you do want sculpted eyebrows, this is where we recommend that you consult with a men’s grooming professional and have them do it for you.

They will typically choose a look that best fits your facial features and the shape of your face so that you get the best look you can achieve.

FAQs

Men’s Eyebrow Grooming Guide

What about grey hairs?

Leave them in, at least some. They can look very distinctive.

If you are concerned about greyness, buy a brow gel set for men.

Besides conditioning wiry eyebrow hairs in older men, many sets have subtle coloring agents to take care of those grey hairs.

Use the mattifying gel after a professional grooming

If you just had your eyebrows professionally groomed, particularly if this was done by waxing, this can often leave your skin shiny. To prevent this issue, use a mattifying gel between and around the eyebrows.

These typically come in skincare kits and will denote their use for eyebrow areas. If you cannot find any of these products, you can also use a talcum-based face powder or light, water-based moisturizer as well.

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August 11, 2022

Homemade Hair Removal Creams – A Guide

Homemade hair removal creams

Hair removal usually involves shaving and risking cuts and scrapes or the use of smelly chemical creams that can cause burns if you are not careful to follow the directions. These do not have to be your only options, however, since there are homemade methods that are also effective.

They take some preparation and a bit more work to remove unwanted body hair, but they do work and are made of non-toxic ingredients. Now, we do realize that there are a lot of nonsense cure-alls out there, all sorts of click-bait “weird little trick” links that tell you to put onion slices on your bunions or fried eggs on your eyes to treat bags.

Despite the weirdness, these solutions we list below are simply homemade variants of waxing-like techniques and a popular salon trend in hair removal: sugaring. The results you obtain with sugaring or pastes are similar to what you get with hot wax, but with a notable advantage.

Sugar solutions are not molten, like wax, but will at most be warmed to make them pliable, which means that you cannot accidentally burn yourself while doing a sugaring. Pastes we list here are room-temperature treatments as well.

Considering most of us are not well possessed of salon skills, this whole not getting burned part should be quite appealing. The three recipes below are variants of sugaring solutions, one of which is certainly sure to work for you.

Basic Sugaring Mix

This basic sugaring mix recipe looks like nothing, but it is the same stuff they use in the salon. Whereas it is easier to have someone with experience apply the mix to you and do all the hair removal work, with a bit of practice you can achieve similar results to a salon visit. 

Combine the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice

Bring the mixture gently to a boil, ensuring it does not burn.

Decant to an airtight container (we recommend a canning jar by Bell or another manufacturer) and allow it to cool completely.

To use: Skin should be clean and dry before you begin. Many beauticians recommend wiping the area with witch hazel and a cotton ball to clean the skin, then following up with baby powder and a soft cloth.

Wearing gloves (dish gloves or disposable examination gloves) pinch a ball of sugaring mix by hand. If the mix is too stiff because the air temperature is cold, warm the mix in the jar gently in a water bath.

This is the same thing you do in canning, so you can purchase a home canning kit with a boiling pot and a rack. Apply the mix by spreading in the opposite direction of hair growth, then remove with the grain by wiping or abruptly wiping the gel off of the skin in the direction of growth.

That is because the hair shaft is caught in the sugar gel and pulled from the follicle, so you need to work in the proper direction. 

Egg White Paste

Homemade hair removal creams

This egg white mix is actually more similar to waxing than sugaring, particularly regarding the technique used at the end for removing the paste and hair. The advantage to this mixture and others on this list is that they are applied at room temperature.

No hot wax that can scar you if left on too long, no mishaps with hot wax getting on more sensitive areas that you wish to avoid (such as your lips, eyelids, and inner parts of your vulva).

Combine the following ingredients: 

  • 1 Egg white
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of cornflour

Mix the ingredients thoroughly in a mixing bowl until they form a smooth paste.

To use: Apply the mixture to the skin in the opposite direction of hair growth and allow it to completely dry. When dry, peel the hardened paste off quickly and abruptly, peeling in the opposite direction of hair growth (note that this differs from standard sugaring and is more similar to waxing).

Sweet Lentil Rub

This treatment for hair removal is an old Ayurvedic technique. Sometimes you will see variants of this mix that include turmeric (like ours, below this recipe). 

Combine the following ingredients:

  • 1 large potato, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups of yellow lentils
  • 4 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Soak the lentils overnight in cold water until they are soft. Drain the water from the lentils and do not rinse them. Mash the lentils with a utensil (like a fork or a spoon).

Alternatively, you can blend them into a slurry in a food processor or a strong blender. Crush the chunks of potato and wring them in either cheesecloth or flour cloth to extract the juice.

You can also use a juicer for this step, if you have one. Combine the potato juice with the lentil paste.

Add in the lemon juice and honey and mix well until a smooth paste is formed.

To use: Apply the paste in the opposite direction of hair growth. Wait for the paste to dry completely, then remove by rubbing in the opposite direction of hair growth.

The hair will come off with the dried paste as you remove it.

Turmeric Cream

Homemade hair removal creams

This is another Ayurvedic recipe for hair removal that uses turmeric and flour to form a paste.

Combine the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup of chickpea flour (same as garbanzo bean flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
  • A few drops of milk or cream to dampen the mix

In a mixing bowl, place the flour and sift lightly with a fork. Then, add in the turmeric and stir into the mixture a few drops of cream or milk.

Work the mixture until it forms a smooth and thick paste; you can add milk or cream if the mixture is still too dry.

To use: Spread a thin layer of the paste in the direction of hair growth (note, this is different from the other recipes here). Let the paste dry completely, then wipe away the dried paste with a washcloth by rubbing in the opposite direction of hair growth.

August 11, 2022

Upper Lip Hair Removal – A Guide

Upper Lip Hair Removal

Removing the hair from your upper lip is a common thing that many people do to improve their appearance. Let’s face it, you look better with a smooth upper lip, but performing this procedure on a regular basis can be annoying.

It can also be uncomfortable, depending on the means you use to get the job done. Regarding the approach you take to accomplishing this, there are several popular methods, and choosing one is a matter of convenience and personal preference.

These methods include the use of chemical creams, electric trimmers and epilators, threading, waxing, sugaring, and light energy treatments.

We will detail for you a basic method that can be done at home. This method will yield good results with a minimum amount of discomfort and employs several different techniques to give you the results you seek.

Here is the step-by-step how-to approach that you can do regularly to get that smooth upper lip in a cost-effective, relatively pain-free manner. We will also talk a bit about other, more exotic methods that give great results but cost a bit more to perform.

Hair Removal Creams

Upper Lip Hair Removal

These instructions are for your basic hair removal cream intended for use on the face (do not use removal creams intended for other body areas on your face). Treatment times can vary by product, so be sure to follow the package directions. The example product we used is the Nair Hair Remover Precision Kit for Face and Upper Lip. The Nair product includes Moroccan argan oil in the formulation to soothe the skin during treatment.

      1.The upper lip should be cleaned and free of soap residue and makeup. Wash your face with a mild soap, rinse away the soap and makeup with warm water, and gently pat dry.

      2. Before going full tilt on your upper lip, you should do a skin test on a less sensitive area such as your cheek. Apply the product as follows to a small area (like a square centimeter) and wait 24 hours to make sure you do not have any negative skin reactions like excessive redness or swelling.

      3, Apply the product with the included applicator. These are usually either plastic or a silicone-coated plastic stick with a chisel-like tip.

Spread an even, thick coat of the cream across your lip making sure to keep the product off of your lips and out of your mouth. Do not rub it in; it will work just fine without that.

Yes, it will smell because the product contains thiols that react and break down the hair shaft.

      4. After about 5 minutes, gently wipe away a small area (such as at the corners of your mouth) with a   soft cloth or cotton ball to ensure that the product has finished working. If the hair removal is incomplete, wait for another 2 to 3 minutes and check again the same way.

      5. Do not let the product sit on your skin for more than 10 minutes, otherwise, you can get a rather unpleasant burn.

      6. Gently wipe away the cream by swiping away from the center of your face a little at a time, gradually working your way to the middle under your nose. Just wipe, don’t rub.

      7. With lukewarm water and no soap, thoroughly wash the treated area. Use lots of water and be careful not to get any in your mouth, your nose, or (dear God!) in your eyes.

      8. Pat the treated area dry with a soft cloth. Again, as before, do not rub. Just pat.

      9. You should see that all your upper lip hair has washed away with the cream. This chemical treatment removes the hair but also removes the acid mantle of the skin since the chemical reactants are alkaline (like bleach).

      10. This is a protective acidic film that coats your skin and is made from sebum (oil) and sweat. Its pH is anywhere from 4.5-6.2 and is protective and antibacterial. Since the wash and treatment, that layer is now gone, so applying a moisturizing cream that is pH-balanced will help to restore your skin pH and reduce redness and irritation following the treatment. 

There are many moisturizers that will work for this purpose, just be sure to choose one that is marketed as a low-pH moisturizer. We like low-pH moisturizer products by Aveeno and Cetaphil since they are commonly available and work really great, but that the market is full of similar products so choose something that works for you. Just be sure that the bottle says it is low-pH (in the range of your skin’s acid mantle).

Most low-pH balanced creams run around a pH of 4.7 up to a more neutral 6.4.

Treatment with a chemical cream can be done somewhat frequently, but should not be used any sooner than 72 hours since the last treatment. If you find that there are a few spots that the cream missed, you can follow up with a fresh blade razor, an electric razor/trimmer with relatively new blades, or an epilator if you wish.

However, you should wait about 24 hours before doing any follow-ups to give your skin some time to rest.

Other Methods

Now, let’s talk about more traditional and exotic methods.

Threading and Tweezing

Threading is an age-old, low-tech approach to hair removal. It is similar to tweezing since it is a hair plucking method.

This technique is favored by many people worldwide since, until the last 50 years or so, cosmetic tweezers were not necessarily available everywhere in the world. Threading consists of using a dampened thread to wind around the base of the hair shaft a few times, then pluck it out.

This hurts, like tweezing, but the results tend to last longer than chemical creams since the roots of the hairs are removed. If you don’t like tweezing or threading, battery-powered epilators will do the same thing since an epilator is basically a motorized tweezer.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Devices

Upper Lip Hair Removal

For the more exotic approaches, the market is now awash with IPL (intense pulsed light) devices that use wavelengths of light to heat and stunt the development of hair follicles. This can be an excellent solution for your upper lip, but these devices will set you back a bit.

Be sure to purchase devices that are specifically for facial use, otherwise they may be too bulky for your purposes.

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Waxing, Sugaring, and Lasers, oh my!

Lip waxing, sugaring, and laser treatments are more advanced and, in many ways, more effective means of upper lip hair removal. The drawback of these techniques is cost since they can only be performed safely by trained beauticians in a salon.

It may be obvious how waxing works, but this is best performed by a professional since a few mistakes can leave you with scars. Sugaring is soft of a new fad in hair removal and uses a sugar-based exfoliant to remove hair and dead skin cells, but is also exclusively done in salons.

The final exotic technology is laser hair treatment, which is not IPL but actual lasers. That being said, the devices are expensive and only salons and dermatology clinics buy them, so there is also a cost associated with laser treatments.

They do, however, produce longer-lasting results than the other methods.

Wrap-Up

The bottom line in upper lip hair removal (lol) is that passable results can be obtained by most methods if performed correctly. There are differences in the longevity of the effect and those differences match up well with costs. Long-term, higher cost, short-term, lower cost.

Which one you pick is up to you and your budget.

August 11, 2022

Best Hair Removal Sprays and Lotions

Hair removal spray

If you hate shaving your legs and armpits like the rest of us and having to put up with nicks and cuts that take a week to go away, then you need to transition to applied depilatory products. The ones we have reviewed here have been shown to work effectively on body hair.

Comparison Table

 

PRODUCT FEATURES LATEST PRICE
1. Sally Hansen Hair Remover Lotion
  • Contains vitamin E, aloe, and chamomile
  • Works in all areas (except the face)
  • Pleasant raspberry-peach scent</li
  • Slows regrowth
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2. Cidbest Hair Growth Inhibition Hair Removal Spray
  • Spray bottle (20 ml)
  • Pain-free
  • Complete hair removal in 8 weeks
  • Works gently on all body areas, including face and groin
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3. Neomen Hair Inhibition Premium Hair Removal Spray
  • Made with magnolia flower, Alchemilla, Vulgaris, and aloe
  • Glycerol to coat your skin
  • Works fast: only 4 weeks
  • Removes hair and stops growth
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4. Nair Hair Remover Spray
  • Ease of use
  • Very fast
  • Moroccan argan oil moisturizes skin
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5. Scobuty Hair Inhibitor Hair Removal Spray
  • Works in all body areas (but not the face)
  • Works in 10 minutes
  • Contains natural botanical ingredients
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If you need hair removal for the face (cheek, sideburn, upper lip), then pay special attention to the first two products in our list that are specially-formulated to work on the face. Here is our list of best picks for hair removal sprays and lotions.

Our Best Hair Removal Spray and Lotion Reviews and Comparisons

1. Cidbest Hair Growth Inhibition Hair Removal Spray

Product Highlights

Cidbest Hair Growth Inhibition Hair Remover Spray is made of natural ingredients, like lavender oil, magnolia flower extract, and hyaluronic acid, and works in two stages to remove hair.

In stage 1, hair is dissolved and can be wiped away. In stage 2, matrix cells in the follicle are inhibited to prevent hair regrowth.

Features 

  • Spray bottle (20 ml)
  • Pain-free
  • Complete hair removal in 8 weeks
  • Works gently on all body areas, including face and groin

What We Like About Cidbest Hair Growth Inhibition Hair Removal Spray

We like the addition of aloe vera gel to the mixture, which is soothing for the skin. The treatment does not leave blackspots or cause any peeling.

What We Don’t Like About Cidbest Hair Growth Inhibition Hair Removal Spray

We found customers who complained about the product not working but did not specify how long they tried it. One user did state that there were no results after 2 weeks, however, the product instructions state that hair thinning takes 1-4 weeks, depending on the thickness of your hair.

PROS

  • All-natural ingredients
  • Hyaluronic acid and aloe vera skin softening
  • Works on sensitive areas

CONS

  • The amount of product is small

2. Neomen Hair Inhibition Premium Hair Removal Spray

Product Highlights

Neomen Hair Inhibition Premium Hair Removal Spray is an all-natural product with a breadth of natural extracts and offers excellent skin hydration.

Features 

  • Made with magnolia flower, Alchemilla, Vulgaris, and aloe
  • Glycerol to coat your skin
  • Works fast: only 4 weeks
  • Removes hair and stops growth

What We Like About Neomen Hair Inhibition Premium Hair Removal Spray

We feel that this product is the best we’ve tested for the face. It is gentle and works in about half the time of other products.

What We Don’t Like About Neomen Hair Inhibition Premium Hair Removal Spray

The amount of product is small, only 20 ml.

PROS

  • No skin irritation
  • Moisturizes skin
  • Easy to use
  • Works in 4 weeks

CONS

  • None we can find

3. Nair Hair Remover Spray

Product Highlights

Nair Hair Remover Spray comes in a tall pressurized can, which means that it can work to apply the product at any angle. This spray is effective after about 4 minutes for many people but will produce great results within 10, regardless of the thickness of your hair.

Features 

  • Ease of use
  • Very fast
  • Moroccan argan oil moisturizes skin

What We Like About Nair Hair Remover Spray

The addition of the argan oil helps mask the hair removal chemicals in the product. Users of this product are very satisfied with its performance.

What We Don’t Like About Nair Hair Remover Spray

Some users have bad skin reactions with this Nair product. Although it can be used in the bikini area, this product is absolutely not intended for use on the face.

PROS

  • Works quickly (usually in 4 minutes)
  • Can be applied even upside down
  • Product and hair rinse off in the shower
  • Moisturizes

CONS

  • Can cause irritation if left on too long
  • The nozzle can clog with product

4. Scobuty Hair Inhibitor Hair Removal Spray

Product Highlights

Scobuty Hair Inhibitor Hair Removal Spray comes in a 30 ml pump bottle and is another hair removal and hair growth inhibition product. Scobuty contains aloe, allantoin, chrysanthemum, and glycerol as a skin emollient. 

Features 

  • Works in all body areas (but not the face)
  • Works in 10 minutes
  • Contains natural botanical ingredients

What We Like About Scobuty Hair Inhibitor Hair Removal Spray

People that hate shaving love this product. It works within 10 minutes, but most users find about 6 minutes is optimal for good effects. The product does not smell bad like a lot of other hair removal products.

See Related Topic: Hair Removal Advice – A Guide

What We Don’t Like About Scobuty Hair Inhibitor Hair Removal Spray

This product has a noticeable smell, akin to salon perm solutions, and can cause burns in some people if left on too long. The absolute limit is 10 minutes, then wash it off.

PROS

  • Made from natural ingredients
  • Effective skin moisturizing
  • Not irritating, even if you have a cut from shaving
  • Washes off easily

CONS

  • Smelly product
  • May affect people with very sensitive skin
  • Cannot be used on the face

5. Sally Hansen Hair Remover Lotion

Product Highlights

If you have coarse hair and really, really dislike shaving, then this lotion from long-time beauty product producer Sally Hansen is for you. We found that the Sally Hansen Hair Remover Lotion was the most efficient product for working on extra heavy leg hair.

Features 

  • Contains vitamin E, aloe, and chamomile
  • Works in all areas (except the face)
  • Pleasant raspberry-peach scent
  • Slows regrowth

What We Like About Sally Hansen Hair Remover Lotion

This is a fantastic product and so easy to use, especially if you have really thick leg hair. We mean, this stuff works like a charm. A lot of Sally Hansen hair removal products are not available now due to shipping issues, but this one is so go get it!

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What We Don’t Like About Sally Hansen Hair Remover Lotion

Nothing really to say that is a downside to the lotion. It has a nice scent. However, there are some reports of low-activity products, so it does not appear to have a great shelf life. Just look for dust on the bottle (avoid the dusty ones).

PROS

  • Spreads easily
  • Tackles coarse hair
  • Rinses off easily
  • Tested by dermatologists
  • Raspberry scent

CONS

  • The product does not have a good shelf life (so check the date)

Final Verdict

If we had to go with one product for legs, armpits, the face, and sensitive areas, we would be at a loss. There is no one product that works best in all these locations.

For body hair, you cannot go wrong with any Sally Hansen product and the lotion we have reviewed here is no exception. If for some reason you cannot get the lotion, then our second choice is the Nair spray.

For facial hair treatment, your best bet is the Neomen spray, with Cidbest running a close second.

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