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    Beauty Advice

    How to remove armpit hair – the gentle way

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    At work, while sleeping or at the swimming pool: your armpits have to endure a lot. Deodorants, friction or chlorinated water, there are many reasons why your armpits easily work up a sweat. That‘s why it is important that you find the right hair removal method for you to protect your sensitive skin.

     

    But which method is the gentlest to remove your armpit hair? Whether you want to shave your armpit hair, epilate it or even consider waxing your armpit hair: here you’ll find out how to use the different methods correctly and which one caresses your skin rather than irritates it.

    Shave armpit hair avoid skin irritation

    Shaving armpit hair and avoiding irritation. Is that possible?


    It is! Only with an electric shaver. You should say goodbye to your manual shaver – its exposed blades can easily lead to cuts in uneven areas such as the armpits. The electric SatinShave Advanced shaver, however, has rounded tips behind the shaving foil which make it glide gently over the skin.

     

    Shaving armpit hair – the most important tips:

     

    • Make sure your shaver is always in full contact with the skin to achieve a smooth shave
    • You can use the SatinShave Advanced in the shower – and a wet shave is a skin-friendly alternative.
    • To shave your armpit hair, raise your arm and put your hand behind your head to stretch the armpit skin. Move the shaver slowly against the hair growth. You can shave in both directions with the SatinShave. So you don’t have to turn it over before changing direction.
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    Waxing armpit hair, sugaring or epilating: is the pain worth it?


    When we women remove armpit hair, we are often willing to go far. But should one go as far as to have ones armpit hairs pulled out with the sugaring method or with wax? They remove the hair with its root. Since they are pulled out in one move, these methods are painful. They can also adversely affect the skin.


    It is better to epilate armpit with an epilator such as the Satinelle Prestige, hair is removed quickly and effectively, which reduces the uncomfortable pulling feeling. It can even grip the finest hairs that are four times shorter than with waxing. This way you can enjoy smooth armpits for two to three weeks.

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    Enjoy 6 months* of hair-free smoothness

    Philips Lumea Prestige, our most powerful IPL yet, designed for your body's curves and the easiest at-home experience. Uniquely curved, intelligent attachments perfectly fit your curves and adapt the treatment programmes for each body area. See all benefits

    Philips shop price
    Suggested retail price: £475.00

    Enjoy 6 months* of hair-free smoothness

    Philips Lumea Prestige, our most powerful IPL yet, designed for your body's curves and the easiest at-home experience. Uniquely curved, intelligent attachments perfectly fit your curves and adapt the treatment programmes for each body area. See all benefits

    Epilating armpit hair – the most important tips:

     

    • For a gentle epilation, you can use the Satinelle Prestige in the shower on your wet skin. If your skin goes red after epilating nevertheless, you should epilate in the evenings so your skin can regenerate overnight.
    • Use the trimmer attachment of the Satinelle Prestige before epilating to trim longer hairs to a maximum of 4 millimetres length. The shorter the hair, the more comfortable the epilation.
    • Raise your arm as with shaving to stretch your skin and epilate your armpit hair – against the hair growth.
    Remove underarm hair with ipl

    Shining a light: removing armpit hair with IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)


    If you are looking for a skin-friendly, long-lasting method you can use at home, then IPL is the best choice. The Philips Lumea Prestige  is a handy IPL device which is about the size of a hair drier. It emits light impulses, which are absorbed by the melanin, which colours your hair. This way growing hair is being put into the resting phase and falls out over time. New hair growth is inhibited.

    IPL is becoming more and more popular amongst women, because it removes armpit hair gently and painlessly, doesn’t affect the skin and with regular treatments, leads to long-lasting smooth armpits. At the same time, you can use it quickly and comfortably: With the Lumea Prestige , you can depilate both armpits in only three minutes*.

     

    Removing armpit hair with IPL – the most important tips:
     

    • Choose the armpit attachment of the Lumea Prestige, which has a specially curved design to remove even hard to reach armpit hair.
    • Before treatment, make sure your skin is clean, dry and free from long-lasting deodorants. Your hair should be as short as possible, so that the light can penetrate the hair roots under the skin surface more easily.
    • To depilate your armpit hair, turn the Lumea Prestige on, choose the matching light intensity for your skin tone and hold it at a 90 degree angle directly against your skin. Push the trigger to activate the light impulse. After two seconds, you can continue with the next skin area. Gentle hair removal can be this easy!

     

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