While shaving often seems like an easy quick fix for underarm hair removal, if you’re struggling to find time to make it to your local beauty salon, there are a multitude of reasons why you should avoid reaching for the razor. Shaving causes many side effects, such as ingrown hairs and darkening of the skin, not to mention painful cuts. If you’d like to remove your underarm hair without shaving, here are five tips that will give you smooth, hair-free skin, even if you suffer from sensitivities or allergies.
1. Laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is by far the best alternative for removing unwanted underarm hair permanently. Safe and painless, laser hair removal targets the root of the hair follicle, leaving you with smooth, supple, and hair free skin. While the procedure isn’t cheap, if you consider how much money you would spend paying for waxing or razors over many years it’s a very cost-effective investment.
Like laser hair removal, electrolysis can help you remove underarm hair permanently, although it’s costly and not as safe as a laser treatment. This beauty treatment also allows you to kill the hair follicle from the root up, using either chemicals, needles or a specialised form of heat treatment. Electrolysis is known to be a bit painful, as well as cause minor discomfort, unlike laser treatment which is completely pain-free.
3. Epilator electronic devices
Epilators are an effective underarm removal device, although these can be quite painful initially. The palm-sized electronic device is specifically designed to grasp and pull hair from the skin using rotating blades. If you have longer hairs you need to be careful, as these may become tangled in the blades resulting in the area becoming sore. When using an epilator, we recommend patting some baby powder on your underarm area before pulling out any hairs to avoid it pinching.
4. Depilatory Creams
Depilatory creams are a good alternative for underarm hair removal, loosening the hair follicle at the roots, so these can be washed away. There are several high-quality depilatory creams on the market. If you have sensitive skin you need to be careful when using these creams as side effects can range from rashes to hyperpigmentation, if the creams are applied for too long.
5. Skin sugaring
Skin sugaring can help you remove unwanted underarm hair quickly and easily, although it can be a bit painful, especially for your first few treatments. Sugaring involves mixing honey, sugar and lemon and boiling these until a caramel, wax-like consistency is formed. The natural wax can then be applied to the skin and after it cools must be removed with either a soft cloth or by hand.
You can get great results with underarm hair removal from all of these treatments, but only laser hair removal is permanent and pain-free. If you’re interested in laser hair removal, Derm Lab is a specialist in this advanced beauty treatment. Find out more about out laser treatment today.