We may be part of Europe but you’ll never catch us Brits on the beach au natural in the body hair department. It’s no myth that our friends on the Continent are happy to sport unsightly tufts of hair in all the wrong places. Yes, some think it’s sexy, but the BEAUTYINTHEBAG team certainly doesn’t.
Want to get perfectly groomed before hitting the beach? Here are all the best hair removal gadgets, treatments and tips available to ensure you get noticed for all the right reasons this summertime. DE-FUZZ – it doesn’t matter how you do it but do it! Don’t spoil your glam-factor with an unsightly bikini line, underarms or prickly legs. There are some fantastic options available to us ladies these days so get experimenting:
Soprano laser hair removal is reportedly painless or at least the closest you can get to pain-free! Available nationwide, Soprano can be used on skin of any pigment so there’s no excuse, at the very least go get a consultation! For more information about Soprano or to book a treatment, call the gorgeous Urban Retreat spa at Harrods, Knightsbridge. T: +44 (0)20 7893 8333 or log on to www.urbanretreat.co.uk.
Victory Over Veins
Spider or thread veins are not easily covered up – unless you wear trousers – and they tend to get worse with time so it is a good idea to get them checked out as soon as possible. You’ll be pleased to hear that there is a quick and painless treatment available – it’s called Micro Sclerotherapy. It is a procedure in which a specially trained doctor or nurse injects a small amount of a solution using a very fine needle into the thread veins. The solution displaces the blood within the vein causing it to turn white. It also causes the vein to swell and then close which stops blood from re-entering it. Treated veins will disappear within two weeks to two months and you’ll need to wear some not-so-sexy, support tights for a week.
Wax Wages War
If you are a wax devotee, there really are only two places worth going to on the high street for an expert finish and a fun experience all at the same time – Ministry of Waxing http://www.ministryofwaxing.co.uk/ and STRIP http://www.stripwaxbar.com/ – both offer a hygienic no-double-dipping policy with the waxing spatulas and they use a super wax that keeps you fuzz-free for longer because they remove even the shortest and finest of hairs – and they smell great too. You might even bag yourself a lingerie bargain of the many London-based STRIP wax bars while you are at one.
If shaving is more your removal method of choice you have to invest in one of the new Quattro Bikini Razors from Wilkinson Sword http://www.wilkinsonsword.co.uk/women which expertly and accurately trims and shaves all in one handy gadget – it’s a revelation girls!
Legs Take Cover
If your legs are plagued with scars and blemishes, there is a super-simply route out – try one of the many specialist leg makeup products in the shops like Du Wop’s Revolotion available at www.CultBeauty.co.uk, priced at £27. This clever product available in light, medium and dark combines a moisturiser and foundation with shimmer which can be used any part of the body you feel the need to expose!
There really is no excuse – get going!
Love from London