Let’s face it, hair removal can be really painful and some in-office treatments cost a small fortune. After all, it’s agonizing enough having hair ripped from very sensitive areas every few weeks, but the pain of draining our bank account just adds insult to injury.
Of course, it might seem like a good idea to leave hair removal to the experts, but there are some at-home products that are pretty easy to use and leave skin silky smooth. (Really!)
Sure, DIY hair removal might have you bending and twisting into positions you never thought you could get into but what’s the point of practicing all those downward dogs if you can’t use them to get rid of unwanted hair?
So whether you’re zapping away peach fuzz or simply looking to show some follicle-free skin at the beach this summer, check out our picks for do-it-yourself hair removal that actually works…seriously.
1. me smooth
For the price of a few in-office laser hair removal visits, you can actually own your own FDA-cleared me smooth that works on every skin tone. The biggest bonus? You can laser an entire leg in about 10 minutes—imagine how much body hair you could get rid of permanently in 30?
2. Bliss Poetic Waxing Kit
While it might be a little difficult to reach those unmentionable places you want to clean up for your next trip to the beach, it’s better than having strangers at the medispa all up in your business. Fortunately, using this stripless hard wax is so simple, you probably won’t mind limbering up a little before you go in for the kill.
3. Tria Laser 4X
This handheld at-home hair removal laser can be used just about anywhere on the body and face, so plan on skipping your next appointment at the beauty salon. It’s not totally painless, but if you can handle a few quick rubber band-like snaps to the skin, you’ll be hair-free in no time.
4. Schick Hydro Silk
Sure, shaving leaves you hair free, but it can totally dry out your skin. This razor, however, delivers a shot of moisture to your freshly shaved body parts with a serum that is so hydrating, if you forget to lotion up, no one will be the wiser!
5. Nad’s Facial Wax Strips
It’s not easy to admit to a ‘stache problem, but we’d rather talk about it than show it off. That’s why we’re all about these cool wax strips that make waxing the upper lip super easy and relatively painless. One rip, and that hairy little problem simply disappears.
6. Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Shower Power Cream
Shaving our legs adds so much time to our busy morning routine, but it’s not like we can skip it. So we were thrilled that this clay actually took our legs from too much hair to completely bare while we went about our business in the shower. No cuts, no nicks, and talk about time saving.
7. Venus & Olay™ Razor
There is nothing like getting rid of unsightly body hair, just to have it replaced by nasty red bumps. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you’re shaving with a razor that moisturizes and soothes skin—and this razor does both, beautifully. Because when you lift up your arms to embrace summer, you should look carefree…and bump free too.