Why pay salon prices for face and body hair removal when you can do it at home? All it takes is a willingness to learn, and soon you will be on your way to home hair removal success. Let us focus on the three most-commonly treated areas (excluding the underarms and legs, which can easily be treated with regular shaving): the upper lip, the eyebrows, and the bikini area.
The first and likely most-commonly at-home-treated area is the upper lip area. All women have upper lip hair; it is only a question of the shade and thickness of the hair. For women with thinner, less substantial hair, bleaching the hair with cream bleach is enough to take care of the problem. However, the majority of women need to take more drastic measures, such as using at-home wax or cream hair remover.
There are waxing kits that provide you with a jar of wax which you microwave, apply with a wooden tool, then remove with a strip of paper. One disadvantage to doing this at home is that it is difficult to be precise when performing the procedure on your own face, and so it is difficult to remove all necessary hair in one sitting.
There are similar kits available for use on the eyebrow areas of the face, and again, because of the precision issue, it is best to only use them for the very center of your forehead, so that you do not accidentally remove any hairs you intended to keep. You must then perform the shaping of your eyebrows with a set of tweezers and a magnifying mirror.
The second option for the upper lip is a cream hair remover. Although ostensibly less painful than a waxing kit, the smell of the cream alone is often enough to cause this option to be less popular. Another disadvantage to the cream hair remover is that it is not necessarily going to be any more gentle to sensitive skin than would a waxing kit. Oftentimes, especially if one has been using a prescription-strength acne treatment, adverse reactions can occur.
One must also be very careful when measuring the length of time the cream (or wax!) stays on her face. The good news about this method, however, is that it lasts a long time, does not take much time or effort, and leaves with you an extremely soft and kissable upper lip area.
When it comes to the bikini area, there are many advantages to performing your own hair removal at home. First of all, this offers more privacy, and second of all, the treatments available over the counter at the drugstore are not much different than those offered at salons. Both waxes and cream removers, similar to those discussed above, are available for these areas.