Quiz: Which hair removal system should I use?
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Wax or epilate


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Waxing or epilating

You put a lot of effort into your appearance and it shows. Style is important to you - you like to look your best and aren't afraid of spending a bit of time and money on achieving the perfect look.

Regular waxing would work well for you. You can either book in with a local salon to have your waxing done or do it yourself at home... if you're really brave. Experiment with wax strips first to see if you can stand the sting!

Depilation is another good option - the small initial outlay for an epilator is very good value for money when you think you'll not need to buy another razor or go for another wax ever again! It's a little painful and takes some getting used to but once you've mastered it you'll hardly feel it.

Waxing and epilating make the hairs weaker over time so both methods get easier and less painful as you progress. Plus results are instant and last for up to two weeks. 

The downside is that you have to grow hairs back a little before re-waxing or epilating.

Exfoliate and moisturise the day before treating the area - on the day make sure you're cream and gel free before you start. It helps to take a couple of pain killers before you start and apply a pre-wax talc if waxing. Treat the area to a soothing balm when you're done to calm the skin and re-hydrate.

Products to try:

Legs & underarms
Smooth Appeal Leg & Body Hair Remover Wax
Natural ingredients combined with soothing Aloe Vera and calming Tea Tree to create a skin sensitive, low temperature wax.

Boots Smooth Naturally Pre Waxing Liquid Talc
Prepares skin for waxing by drying on contact. 

Braun Silk-epil Xpressive Pro Wet & Dry Body & Face Rechargeable Epilator 7681
The Braun Silk-épil Xpressive Pro Epilator with Close Grip Technology-lifts, loosens and gently removes hair as short as 0.5mm, safe to use in water for ultra comfort, this is the latest generation in epilation.

Boots Expert Bikini Waxing Kit
Easy to use and removes hair whilst moisturising, resulting in smooth, soft skin for up to 4 weeks.

Veet High Precision Facial Wax

Ideal for eyebrows and upper lip. 25+ full face uses.

Philips HP6576 Satin Perfect Body and Face Rechargeable Epilator
Philips have specifically designed the SatinPerfect range to be a timesaving beauty tool helping you achieve long lasting smoothness, faster. With an extra-wide epilation head plus textured ceramic discs that remove more hair in one stroke.


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