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From smooth to silky smooth: simple tips for hair removal

The gentlest tricks and most effective methods.

Which type of hair removal suits you? There are lots of options for removing hair from your body. Some are gentler, some quicker, some more thorough and others work for longer. We will help you to decide on the best one for you – based on your needs.

Goodbye to hair and stubble

Which hair removal method is the right one for you?

  • If you are looking for a thorough hair removal method that doesn’t hurt or take up a lot of time, you should choose the classic wet razor method. However, the hairs that are shaved off with a razor directly on the surface of the skin grow back again within 1-3 days. 
  • For those who dream of having smooth legs for weeks, but aren’t afraid of a little pain and don’t have sensitive skin, an electric epilator is the right choice. 
  • For a cost-effective method for smooth skin lasting 1-2 months, we recommend waxing. Hot and cold wax kits are very suitable for home treatments. 
  • Do you want to have smooth legs and armpits quickly but are worried about hurting yourself with razor blades? Then you should try out hair removal creams. 
  • Those who want to get rid of troublesome hair permanently will find that laser treatment is the best choice.

Short and sweet: even more methods of hair removal

  • Hair removal creams and gels work with ingredients that dissolve keratin, causing the hair to disintegrate quickly and completely without pain. 
  • To remove the hair, apply the cream to the areas of the body you wish to treat and leave it for approximately 10 minutes. Then the cream and the hair can be simply removed with a spatula. The hair grows back after 5-7 days, but somewhat softer than before. 
  • Take care if you have sensitive skin, if it is wounded or if you have sunburn! Our tip: test your tolerance first on an inconspicuous area of your body, such as the crook of your arm.  
  • Approximately 7% of women prefer an electric razor to remove their unwanted hair. Its shaving heads glide gently over the skin and cut the hair directly on the surface of the skin. This works simply and quickly, but has to be repeated after only 2-3 days. 
  • If you want to remove your body hair permanently then you should consider laser treatment. This involves light impulses penetrating deep into the skin, heating the root of the hair and destroying it. The skin and tissue are not damaged in the process. However, this type of treatment should only be carried out by an experienced professional or dermatologist.

Never work without foam or gel

No matter how much of a hurry you are in – you should never do without using a shaving gel or foam when wet shaving. These ensure there is a film on the skin that allows the blade to move more smoothly. They also usually contain ingredients that soothe the skin before it is shaved. If you use such products when removing hair, you will avoid wounding the skin, causing redness or small spots and will be able to delight in having wonderfully smooth and silky skin. 

Our tip for epilation and waxing: these work best when the skin is dry and free of oil. So do not apply cream for 24 hours in advance on the areas of the skin that you wish to epilate.

But please be careful: something to bear in mind

Every method of hair removal causes stress and strain on the skin. It is therefore all the more important to prepare it well for hair removal and to treat it with an extra dose of tender loving care afterwards.

Antes: para obtener los mejores resultados, la piel debería estar seca y libre de ace

Cuchilla en las axilas

Si utilizas cera para depilarte, evita utilizar crema en la zona el mismo día ya que la cera se adherirá mejor a la piel si está seca y libre de aceites. Esto también afecta a cremas depilatorias pues podrías sufrir una reacción adversa por incompatibilidad entre los ingredientes.

Después: la piel necesita cuidados

El cuidado de las piernas
No deberías exponer la piel al sol  justo después de la depilación. Así evitarás irritaciones causadas por el incremento de la sudoración.

Little tips for hair removal

  • Depilarse frecuentemente estresa la piel y elimina su hidratación y su contenido en lípidos naturales. 
  • Es importante aplicar una buena capa de crema en la piel tras desinfectarla. Nuestro consejo: elige una loción corporal que contenga ingredientes calmantes, como manzanilla o pantenol; por ejemplo NIVEA Repara & Cuida Body Milk.
  • La piel es especialmente delicada en las axilas y, en consecuencia, se reseca fácilmente o empieza a picar. Un desodorante puede ayudar tras la depilación: NIVEA Double Effect Spray, con extractos natural de Papaya puede proteger la piel de irritaciones.
  • Los pelos enquistados son una consecuencia desagradable, si bien lamentablemente frecuente, de la depilación. Exfoliarse con regularidad, una vez por semana, impide que las células muertas de la piel bloqueen el tallo del pelo y permite que crezca el vello nuevo.