Tuesday, October 12, 2010

8 Methods For Smooth, Sexy Legs

Legs do more than hold us up. Sleek stems can also stop traffic and turn heads! It’s never too late to get those gams ready for a skin-baring debut, even in the chilly winter months. After all, you’re not going to wear snow pants to a holiday party, are you? Here are a few tips for getting a leg up, no matter the season...

1. Shaving
Certainly the easiest, quickest and cheapest method. Obviously it doesn't last long, but razors are cheap enough (just don't buy really cheap ones, and it's best to shave in the shower). Or get yourself an electric shaver.

2. Waxing
It's a good method though for summer and holidays "“ just make sure that you allow enough time for any redness to settle down. Don't have your legs waxed the day before a big event!

3. Sugaring
This is a very old technique similar to waxing. As the name suggests, sugaring is done with a paste made of sugar and lemon juice. You can buy commercial products or make your own (pretty cheap).you can use cotton strips or just pull the paste off.

4. Plucking (or Tweezing)
Unless you're very patient, this is only good for very small areas. If you're worried about getting a good shape for your eyebrows, use a stencil or draw the shape you want with an eyebrow pencil and work around it. Contrary to popular belief, you can pluck hairs from moles and it will not cause them to turn cancerous.

5. Laser
The most permanent option of all, and therefore the most expensive. It works best on people with lighter skins and darker hair. Each area will need a number of sessions. It is important to note that, contrary to what many believe, laser removal is not permanent, although it will reduce the amount and thickness of hair by a very high percentage. Also, avoid home lasers.

6. Creams
If you want to try one, do remember to buy a product intended for the area you want to defuzz, and to do a patch test beforehand.

7. Threading
This ancient Indian technique uses a simple length of cotton thread to remove facial hair and tidy up eyebrows. I would recommend it depending on your pain threshold.

8. Epilation
Epilators pull out the hair, rather than cut them, as in shaving. It's recommended that the first time you use it is after waxing, as it will be less painful. After that you will be dealing with regrowth, which is finer.

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