Adventures In At-Home Hair Removal: Six Things You Need To Know

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Associate Beauty Producer

I am so sick of shaving. Despite my many years of experience with a razor, I can't seem to get the job done without nicks, irritation or random patches of missed hair. Plus—it grows back so fast!

In hopes of finding a better, longer-lasting and more effortless alternative, last month I traded my razor for hair removal creams, sprays, devices and strips. Here's what I learned:

Test the product on a small area of skin to see how it reacts. This is crucial for sensitive regions like your underarms or bikini line.

Hair removal products work best when they have something to grab onto. Going cavewoman-style for a week or so may be inconvenient now that it's summer, but the results are worth it!

There is no such thing as "painless" hair removal. Beauty is pain, guys.

Always finish with with a soothing, non-irritating moisturizer. This speeds up the recovery process.

Don't expect to be bathing suit-ready right away. After application, it's normal to experience some redness and inflammation for up to 24 hours.

Don't expect miracles on your first try, either. It takes time to perfect and find an application technique that works for you, especially with messier options like creams.

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