In this world, governed by beauty standards, some are so ingrained that we struggle to adapt to them. For example, the idea that a woman should have the hairless skin at least in certain parts represents for many a point for femininity and neatness.
That’s why girls with more hair struggle to eliminate these annoying hair follicles. Whether they are in your legs, arms, abdomen or even in the face, there are different ways to get rid of them, the laser, wax, creams and the most economic of all, the rake shaver. If you are one of those girls who prefer the latter, the following tips will come in handy.
1. Exfoliate Your Skin
Before starting your hair removal ritual it is good to exfoliate your skin to remove excess dead cells, thus preventing your hair from coming afterward. You can use honey with sugar, milk with sugar or ground coffee with water. If you want to opt for a commercial product, just remember to make delicate circular movements in the area that you are going to shave.
2. Use gel before using the blade
Usually, soap or conditioner is used in case you do not have shaving cream, the problem is that they obstruct the razors of your rake and you will have to clean it every time. It is best if you use bath gels to better slide the blade and be more precise.
3. Choose the Right Rake
There are times where it is better to invest a little in the products that we use, in this case opting for the more economical can sometimes be a bad idea. If you have to pass the sheet several times in the same area you can end up irritated, it is better that you choose a good quality and the more sheets have better will be when it comes to getting rid of hair, look for between three and five blades.
4. Change your Rake frequently
It is important that the blades are sharp and without corrosion because if you cut short you might risk getting an infection. That is why after 10 shaves it is recommended to change the blade.
5. Remember to Moisturize
Once you shave your legs or the area you choose, it is extremely important to rehydrate to avoid irritation and scaling. Natural oils are the best in this task, whether coconut, almonds, avocado or olive, they will nourish your skin and keep it soft.
6. Peppermint Tea
Taking peppermint tea will help you lower testosterone levels in the body, the culprit of the appearance of hair. In this way you can make that appear less annoying hair over time. You should take two cups a day.
7.Avoid Refined Sugars
This type of sugar is carried by candies, sodas and commercial juices, cakes, cookies, white sugar and icing sugar. These foods generate insulin resistance that leads to increased hair growth. Eliminating consumption of these foods will cause fewer hairs and reduce your risk of diabetes.
8. Mask of Turmeric and Chickpea
The dermatologist at the Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Diseases, Michael S. Fisher states that the use of this seasoning in combination with chickpea flour slows hair growth:
Mix evenly turmeric, chickpea flour and water to form a paste. Apply on the hair, when the cream dries rub and wash.
You can use this recipe every third day.
9. Lemon masks with Baking Soda
You can mix a spoonful of baking soda, lemon juice and two drops of vinegar, apply it to the problem area and let it sit for about five minutes before washing. Remember to be consistent and do this at night to avoid sun exposure spots.
It sounds simple but it is essential, according to Dr. Francisco Camacho, head of the Dermatology service of the Virgen Macarena Hospital in Seville, Spain, stress promotes hair growth. So remember to breathe and if you have time, perform an activity that releases your endorphins, such as dancing, running or exercising.