Vacation 2017: Last Minute Hair Removal Guide

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If it is too late to make an appointment at a beauty salon and you go on vacation to a place with a beach, you still have time to get your body hair at bay.

All you need is some free time to undergo a last minute waxing yourself. Starting from the basis that hair should be a personal choice (you don't have to feel obliged to wax or not to do it), then we guide you step by step:

The tools

You can choose between an epilator and a body shaver, both having their pros and cons. Epilators pull out hair by the roots, but they are more painful and can cause irritation, something that is not advisable if we are going to sunbathe that same day. Body shavers (your beard trimmer can also work for you) are less aggressive on the skin, but they leave a small trace, even if we set it to the lowest number.

In this way, epilators are advisable for men looking for a soft and smooth result and can offer their skin at least 24 hours to recover, while razors are the best option if you need to have your hair ready to hit the beach in a few minutes. Likewise, it is the only tool that will help you if you prefer the most natural hair (3 mm or higher) to the absence of it. Remember that, being automatic, they are faster than razors and include safety systems that practically guarantee a result without cuts, something that cannot be said of the previous ones.

Body shaver

Braun BG 5010 Body Shaver

A large mirror will also be of great help if you are going to do the work yourself. If patience and flexibility are not among your strengths, consider asking someone for help, even if it is only for the most difficult to access parts, such as the back.

Where do I start?

If you want to fix the intimate area (both front and back), it is a good place to start, because, being more delicate, we need the greatest possible attention and precision. Then you can pluck or trim the largest parts first (arms, legs, torso, and back) and finish with the smallest ones, like the fingers and toes.

Although the order does not matter so much as trying to leave all the hair uniform and treat the hair below the walnut as part of the torso and not the beard. Skipping a part, even if we do not consider it important - such as the fingers of the hands - can ruin your beach look, diverting the focus of attention to that area, especially if you have a lot of hair.

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