Post written in collaboration with Boots but all thoughts are mine!
Hair removal and me
Hair removal has been one of those ever-constant parts of my beauty routine. From being teased for having hairy legs in year seven to more recently switching to a sustainable razor option for when I feel like using one. In my (soon to be late) twenties, I don’t care if people see me with body hair – it’s natural and I’m hairy, y’know. BUT I also believe that myself, and anyone, wholly has the choice to have silky smooth dolphin legs if they want to. Personally I remove hair from my legs and forearms, and then leave my armpits alone, in case you were desperate to know! Embracing individuality and encouraging everyone to make the choice is why Sensica Hair Removal has launched the You Do You campaign.
The Sensica Sensilight
I’ve tried other hair removal devices before but the Sensica Sensilight has three major advantages – it’s lightweight enough to not make your arms tired, it’s cordless (each charge has 600 flashes) so it’s super easy to twist around and use and you can use two sizes – bigger for large areas like legs and then smaller for areas such as upper lip. I’ve been using the device fortnightly on areas I want to treat – primarily my legs and arms. Compared to other devices I’ve tried previously, this is far more sophisticated – it has six different energy levels and uses the technology to decide the ultimate level required. Happy to report that my legs are smoother and more dolphin-like than ever, and any hair on my forearms is gone!
It’s also worth mentioning that the Sensilight device works best with skin tones between 1 & 5 on the Fitzpatrick scale (see below for scale!).
How does it work?
The Sensica Sensilight uses IPL technology to help with permanent hair reduction. A wavelength of light goes to the root of hair folicles, and helps to hit the pigment. Any pigment in the hair is absorbed, which turns to heat and stops the cells from making anymore hair.
How do you feel about hair removal? Have you tried the Sensilight?