If you are suffering from sensitive skin and you want to get smooth, great looking legs for the summer or for a special occasion, then you should research hair removal methods carefully.
There are a lot of different ways of removing hair – shaving, electrolysis, waxing, sugaring, threading and hair removal creams, as well as epilators. All of these have advantages and disadvantages.
What is the Best Way to Get Rid of Leg Hair if You Have Sensitive Skin?
For someone who has sensitive skin, shaving is not usually a good idea, because it is easy to cut or scratch your skin. Also, when you shave the hairs on your leg are cut ‘flat’ which means that when they grow back (which happens quickly) they will look thicker than they did before they were shaved (it’s a common myth that shaving actually makes the hair grow back in thicker, that’s not what really happens – but it does LOOK thicker, which can be just as bad!).
So, if you have sensitive skin you probably want to use a different hair removal technique. Epilators can be good – these are electrical devices that pluck the hairs from your legs. If you use them after a hot shower when your pores are open they should be quite pain-free. You don’t need to use harsh chemicals, and there’s not really any risk of your skin getting nicked or damaged.
The other options are hair removal creams, waxes, threading, and sugaring. Threading is usually used for hair on the upper lip or eyebrows rather than the legs. Sugaring and waxing involve applying a sticky substance to your hair then scraping it off to remove it. This can hurt a little, but the wax or sugary substance is usually quite mild and gentle on the skin, so it won’t do any lasting damage. In addition, if you pull out the hairs then you are removing them all the way from the follicle. This is a good thing because it means that it will take longer for the hair to grow back and it will look thinner when it does.
Hair removal creams, on the other hand, break down the hair so that when you scrape it off you are essentially pulling off the hair that has broken down. This is pain-free and it still offers a close and longer lasting finish than hair that is removed in other ways. However, it can damage your skin if you are sensitive to the ingredients. It’s also a little messy, which can be frustrating if you have a small bathroom or you’re trying to clean up your legs in a hotel room.
If you are desperate to get rid of body hair forever, then electrolysis treatments could be an option – and they are ideal for people who have skin that is too sensitive for them to use other methods on a regular basis.
Electrolysis is expensive, and it will take a lot of treatment to do even just your calves, but it will be worth it in the end because it actually stops the hair from growing back – so once the treatment is done you’ll never need to pay for razors, wax, or hair removal cream ever again – this means that over the course of your adult life it will save you a fortune, and as long as hairy legs don’t ever come back into fashion – which is rather unlikely, it will be a really good investment, saving you time and stress and boosting your confidence as well. If you can afford it, why not do it?