Summer hair removal – Beauty

Summer hair removal – Beauty – Brief Article

Samantha Dunn

It’s summertime, and the livin’ is all about showing skin that’s as smooth as possible. Most hair-removal methods are safe, says New York dermatologist Diane Berson, M.D., but you do need to be careful during pregnancy. “The key is to be gentle,” says Berson. “Anything that causes too much trauma may heal with extra pigmentation, which may take a long time to disappear.” Here’s the lowdown on ways to get rid of unwanted hair.

* PLUCKING Fine, but you would only want to do it in small areas.

* SHAVING Perfectly safe.

* WAXING OK if you are used to it, but you may not want to do it for the first time white you’re pregnant–it can hurt quite a bit.

* DEPILATORIES AND LASER HAIR REMOVAL It’s best to check with your doctor before employing these methods, Berson says.

An inexpensive hair-removal option is “sugaring,” a method similar to waxing that uses a sugar-and-water syrup. For more on sugaring and links to products, visit

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