As we approach tank top and shorts weather, it’s time to start shaving again. But how many times have you sweat through a barbecue in jeans because you forgot to shave your legs or what about when you just didn’t feel like doing it when you were showering? If smooth legs are your goal this summer — or if you’re trying to get rid of unwanted facial or bikini line hair — you’ll be happy to know there is an easier way.
We’ve rounded up the best hair-removal products for every budget that you can use in the comfort of your own bathroom, from trimmers to hair-removal creams for sensitive skin.
Keep scrolling for FIRST‘s picks for the best hair-removal products so you can get smooth skin at home.
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Hair Removal Products For Legs
Best Hair-Removal Cream for Legs
Veet is a tried-and-true product that we use and that our moms before us used. One reason it's remained a staple in medicine cabinets across the country is because it's so darn easy to use: Simply apply it directly on the skin, let it sit for five minutes, and then wash it off. This way you can skip the nicks and razor burns that sometimes accompany shaving. Veet's moisturizing formula includes vitamin E and aloe vera to soothe and hydrate the skin, making the hair-removal process quick and painless.
Where to buy: $15.46, Walmart
Sugaring Hair Removal Products
Best Sugaring Hair Removal Product
Sugaring — a hair-removal treatment where sugar, lemon, and hot water combine to create a thick paste that hardens and is pulled off the skin — has existed for centuries. It's similar to waxing but supposed to be less painful, less likely to cause ingrown hairs, and better for sensitive skin because it only contains natural ingredients.
If you don't want to DIY, Sugaring Factory's Luxury Paste is the product for you. This mixture doesn't need to be warmed and is safe for use wherever you have unwanted hair.
Where to buy: $29.89, Amazon
Hair Removal Wax Products
Best At-Home Wax Kit
For an at-home wax that feels more like you're at the spa, try FEMIRO's waxing kit. The warmer heats up the hard wax beans in just six minutes and then lowers the temperature to keep the wax at a level that's comfortable for your skin. Each set comes with four scented wax beads: chamomile, rose, cream, and original (blackberry).
Where to buy: $33.99, Amazon
Hair Removal Products For Womens Face
Best Face Razor for Women
Schick's Silk Touch-Up Multipurpose Exfoliating Dermaplaning Tool is for trimming your eyebrows and erasing fine hairs on your face. (That last part will give your foundation a smooth canvas to sit on, leaving you with a flawless, patch-free application.) Women also love using the Touch-Up to chop down hairs on their upper lips because it's smaller than a traditional razor.
Where to buy: $4.99 (originally $6.99), Amazon
Hair Removal Products For Sensitive Skin
Best Hair-Removal Cream for Sensitive Skin
If most your skin is easily irritated, try Avon's Skin So Soft Fresh & Smooth Sensitive Skin Body Hair Removal Cream. It's fragrance-free and is made with aloe to soothe raw skin. The formula also contains meadowfoam oil, a hydrating ingredient that creates a barrier outside the skin that locks in moisture. Avon also sells a version of this product made just for your face ($8, Avon).
Where to buy: $10, Avon
Hair Removal Products Bikini Area
Best Razors for Bikini Area
Regular-sized razors may not cut it when you're shaving your sensitive bikini area — this is where DOOPER's electric bikini trimmers comes in. This set comes with three interchangeable heads: a bikini trimmer, angled foil shaver head, and a facial hair remover. Though these trimmers are made of water-resistant plastic, make sure not to submerge them in water or else they could malfunction.
Where to buy: $27.99, Amazon
Hair Removal Products For Face
Best Electric Face Razor for Women
This pocket-size electric razor is ideal for removing unwanted facial hair. Leuxe's dual blade razor trims closer to the face to skim off peach fuzz and upper lip hair. When you're done, simply twist off the head, and dump out the contents. There's also a built-in battery to shine a light on any spots you may have missed.
Where to buy: $19.98, Amazon
Hair Removal Products Permanent
Best At-Home Permanent Hair Remover
Laser hair removal can get pretty pricey, but with FASIZ's at-home permanent hair-removal device, laser becomes an affordable option. Ninety-three percent of those who have used it say they saw significantly reduced hair growth after eight weeks, while 95 percent said hair no longer grew in the areas they used the laser after 12 weeks.
Where to buy: $159, Amazon
Hair Growth Inhibitor
Best Hair-Growth Inhibitor
Use Barever's hair-growth-inhibiting cream either on its on or in conjunction with other hair-removal methods to reduce the frequency that you have to shave or wax. Barever targets hair follicles in the anagen phase, the stage when follicles enlarge and burrows deeper into the scalp. The result is finer, thinner, weaker hair that's soft and easy to remove. If you use Barever over time you may notice hair takes longer to grow.
Where to buy: $23.32, Amazon
Hair Removal Products
Best Hair Remover Spring
Bellabe's hair remover spring works similar to a tweezer but quicker and on a larger scale. This method reduces the mess of shaving gels and messy depilatory creams, and, most importantly, it won't damage the skin like waxes and other chemicals can. It also comes in a handy carrying case to pop into our bag for whenever you need a touchup.
Where to buy: $16.99, Amazon
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