How to prolong the effect of epilation?
Any girl dreams to keep the skin smooth after epilation for as long as possible. Usually the effect lasts two to three weeks, but it can be extended. There are three main ways to do this.
Epilation in certain phases of hair growth
Hair has three phases of growth:
Active (anagen). During this period the root of the hairs is most vulnerable. If you do epilation in this phase, then the effect will be longer.
Death (catagen). During this period fully grown hairs are preparing to fall out. If hairs are removed in this stage, they can get broken, so-called "stubs" can remain.
Rest (telogen). In this stage, the bulbs are already absent. And new hair are getting ready to grow in their places. This means that a couple of days after depilation they will appear again.
Thus, the most favorable growth phase is anagen. You need to let hair grow to 4–5 mm (0.15–0.19 inches) and then remove it. In this case, hair growth will slow down, and smooth skin will please longer.
You can also extend the desired result using different cosmetic products.
The use of hair growth inhibitors
After the procedure the practitioner will certainly recommend the products that slow the hair growth, they come in ampoules or in cream-form. They include natural ingredients that not only slow down the hair growth, but also thin out the hair structure. These extracts are: carnations, melissa, yarrow, white willow and others. The inhibitors are applied on the cleansed skin regularly.
Natural home remedies
A few simple recipes that will keep your skin smooth longer:
Turmeric. Even in Ancient India, women noticed that turmeric slows hair growth. To prepare a remedy: take two spoons of turmeric, add enough water to make a mash. After hair removal (24 hours after the procedure), apply this mixture, wrap the area in polyethylene for 10–20 minutes. After that wash it off with water.
Grape juice. Every day, wipe the desired area with a half-cut berry. The juice of white grapes is especially effective.
Alcohol lotion. Ingredients: ammonia 1 teaspoon, vodka 1 tablespoon, iodine 5–6 drops, castor oil 1 teaspoon. The lotion should be stored in a dark place with a tightly closed lid. It is advisable to wipe the skin several times a day for a better effect.
Lemon. The most affordable and simple recipe: just wipe the skin with slices of lemon.
Nettles. 2–3 tablespoons of nettles are mixed with 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil. Let it sit for 2–3 weeks. After that, wipe the skin with it every day.
There are several ways to prolong the effect of the hair removal, use them, and the result will certainly please you!