Sugaring

Sugar and water (sometimes with lemon) are mixed in certain proportions until it becomes a thick sticky mass. Then, you make a ball of the mass and roll it on the skin; sticking as it rolls while pulling hairs out. The principle of sugaring, or sugaring depilation, is similar to waxing with one core difference: the hair is removed by the growth in order to reduce the possibility of ingrown hairs.

Advantages:

  • 100% natural, ideal for sensitive skin;
  • hair is removed from the root;
  • no allergic reactions or skin irritation; and
  • even the finiest hairs can be removed.

Disadvantages:

  • if performed professionally, the cost is about a third more expensive than waxing;
  • it may not remove the stiff hair that was previously shaved. Therefore, it is quite often advised to wax several times before starting the sugaring procedure; and
  • it’s quite painful, although less than waxing. It’s worth noting, that over time it’s likely you’ll stop feeling any pain.

IPL

Photo impulses can destroy hair follicles at a record pace, taking less than half an hour for both legs. After a few months of applying this method, the skin will be perfectly smooth. But it is true is that the method is only suitable for those who have dark hair and light skin.

Advantages:

  • it is absolutely painless. If tingling occurs, the power is most likely set too high;
  • there is no infection risk at all;
  • it’s efficient, 5 to 30 minutes for one session;
  • the procedure stimulates the production of collagen and elastin which help keep your skin young and firm longer;
  • it’s possible to remove hair on any part of the body;
  • doesn’t cause ingrown hairs and removes those that already exist; and
  • you can throw your razor away after the procedure!

Disadvantages:

  • the high cost of the device;
  • cannot get rid of gray hair;
  • if your skin is prone to scarring, epilation may leave slight traces; and
  • there is a risk of burns. But only if the setting is incorrect.

Women's Razors

Shaving is the easiest, fastest and cheapest way to remove unwanted hair. However, it is necessary to use it every two or three days, as your hairs are cut but not removed from the root.

Advantages:

  • easy to use;
  • absolutely painless;
  • fast and efficient method; and
  • it’s cheap.

Disadvantages:

  • short-term effect;
  • ingrown hairs;
  • irritation in bikini area and/or underarms;
  • stimulation of potential hair growth;
  • risk of cuts; and
  • coarse hairs after shaving.