From Smooth to Silky Smooth: Simple Tips for Hair Removal

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

Shaving – quick and straightforward hair removal

Shaving is one of the most popular hair removal methods. Our tip: shave in the shower, as hairs can be cut most efficiently when they are wet and therefore soft. In addition, you should change the blades regularly to prevent the skin from being irritated or injured.

Hair removal with wax – for smooth hair lasting weeks

Removing hair with wax removes the hairs along with the roots. This method is suitable for all body parts and can be done at home with cold wax strips or warm wax – for around 4% of women, hair removal using wax is the most popular method.

The epilator – removing hair the rotating way

With electric epilators, small rotating tweezers or discs pull out body hairs. It twinges a little, but it does mean that the hairs are removed along with the roots and don’t grow back for around 2-4 weeks.

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.

Before: for best results, skin should be dry and free of oil

If you are using wax for removing hair, do not apply cream to the areas on the day of treatment. The wax will adhere more effectively to dry, oil-free skin. Even with hair removal creams and gels, it is better to avoid applying cream as otherwise the ingredients may interact.

Afterwards: the skin needs looking after

You should not expose your skin to the blazing sun immediately after hair removal. This will help to prevent irritations caused by increased perspiration.
  • Frequently removing the hair stresses the skin and it removes moisture and oil.
  • It is important to apply a good layer of cream to the skin after disinfecting. Our tip: choose a body lotion that contains soothing ingredients like camomile or panthenol – such as NIVEA Sensitive Body Lotion or NIVEA Repair & Care Body Lotion.
  • The skin is particularly delicate in the armpits and dries out quickly or begins to itch as a result. A deodorant can help after hair removal: NIVEA Double Effect Voilet Senses Spray with avocado extracts can protect the skin from irritations
  • Ingrowing hairs are unpleasant but unfortunately a frequent consequence of hair removal. Exfoliating regularly prevents dead skin cells from blocking the hair shaft and allows the new hair to grow. Our tip: NIVEA Creme Peeling Shower & Scrub ensures that the skin is made wonderfully smooth even whilst you are still in the shower.