How To Shave Less This Summer

Finding ways to shave less during the summertime doesn't have to mean living with hairy legs and armpit if you don't want to. In fact, there are several ways that you can ditch your razor this summer without giving up smooth, hair-free skin. All you have to do is turn to alternative methods for hair removal. Personally, I find that shaving can lead to a host of skin issues if done improperly. From ingrown hairs to stubborn razor burn, poor shaving techniques can wreck havoc on your skin. To avoid embarrassing and even painful side effects of shaving, turn to more long-lasting hair removal solutions in order to get your smoothest skin yet.

If you're worried about how certain hair removal techniques will affect your skin, please remember to consult with your dermatologist or skincare expert. They'll be able to consult with you about how these different options will affect your individual skin type, and what solutions may be right for you. Don't ever feel the need to try out new beauty regimen if you're unsure about how it will work with your unique skin disposition. You and your doctor know your skin best, so always use your best judgement. Wondering how you might be able to remove stubborn hair this summer without shaving? Here are a few longer lasting hair removal techniques that are perfect for helping you shave less this summer.

1. Wax

Wax, $10.93,

A no-brainer alternative to shaving is waxing. This hair removal process works by using hot or hard wax to pull the hairs out of the follicle. According to, the hair must be a quarter of an inch long in order to wax, so this process does require a bit of longer stubble. While many due find this process to be painful, the results speak for themselves. After waxing, the skin is noticeably smooth for up to a month.

2. Sugaring

If you looking for a longer-lasting hair removal treatment, but aren't a fan of waxing, you may want to try sugaring. Sugaring is a treatment made out of lemon, water, and sugar that, when applied to the skin, helps to remove hair without pulling or tugging on the skin. The Huffington Post even reported that sugaring has longer lasting results than waxing. However, like waxing, the hair must be a quarter of an inch long in order to receive the treatment. This is perfect for those with more sensitive skin, who are looking to remove larger portions of hair.

3. Laser Hair Removal

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If you are tired of shaving once and for all, you may want to consider laser hair removal. This method works be essentially destroying the hair follicle, so that hair can no longer grow back, according to While that sounds ideal for most, you should be aware that this treatment can be very pricey and require multiple appointments in order to see results.

4. Depilatory Creams

Depilatory Cream, $7.99,

Another option for hair removal is depilatory creams. These bad boys work by dissolving the hair itself where ever the cream is applied. It's a quicker alternative than shaving, however, the timeline for smooth skin is about the same as the cream doesn't remove hair at the root.

Shaving doesn't have to be a constant struggle in your beauty routine. Remove hair for good by ditching your razor, and seeking alternative hair removal treatments.

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