At-home waxers will find great tips to help achieve professional results, while those who favour shaving will discover how to minimize razorburn. Plus, find out how to tell if your favourite salon or spa is safe.
How to ban bikini line blues
8 tips on shaving the most delicate skin.
For some of us, shaving the delicate bikini-line area is preferable to waxing: it's more budget-friendly than regular waxing appointments, isn't subject to your aesthetician's availability, and usually involves less discomfort. That said, whether you regularly use a razor or don't have time for your usual quick trip to the salon for a waxing, shaving your bikini line does have a drawback: itchy, bumpy, red, irritated skin. We consulted Nicole LeBlanc, aesthetician at Atelier Spa Salon in Eatons at the Eaton Centre in Toronto, for tips on banishing bikini-line irritation.
Is your salon safe?
Get the lowdown on choosing a hygienic spa and what can happen if you don't.
Most of us have heard salon horror stories – and if you love splurging on a mani/pedi you may want to ask a few questions first. Do you know if the tools and applicators at your salon or spa are sterilized between clients? Have you ever asked how work surfaces and chairs are cleaned? Dr. Lisa Kellett, a dermatologist at DLK on Avenue Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery Clinic in Toronto, says that by frequenting spas and salons that do not adhere to proper cleaning and sterilization processes, you could be putting yourself at risk for infections, allergic reactions or other injuries.
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