Archive for Transgender Hair Removal
Don’t you just LOVE the feeling of being freshly shaved, waxed, plucked, etc.? There’s nothing like silky, smooth skin to make a gal feel extra girly!
Hair removal is essential to your feminine image, but it’s an area where a lot of transgender women go wrong …
Are you making any of these hair removal mistakes?
1. Not exfoliating
All forms of hair removal can cause ingrown hairs (particularly in the beard, chest, and pubic areas), but you can avoid them by exfoliating your skin 2-3 times per week. Exfoliation gets rid of dead skin cells that trap the hair under your skin.
Exfoliating too soon can irritate your skin, so wait a couple days and then scrub gently with a washcloth or loofah. (I love The Body Shop exfoliating skin towel.)
2. Not moisturizing
Dry skin is another cause of ingrown hairs, so it’s important to keep your skin moisturized. (Besides, you want soft, feminine skin, don’t you?)
The best moisturizer to use immediately after hair removal is pure aloe vera gel. Aloe vera is a natural moisturizer and skin soother. Perfumed lotions can irritate freshly shaved, waxed, or lasered skin, so avoid them for the first 24 hours.
3. Not treating ingrown hairs correctly
Exfoliating and moisturizing help prevent future ingrown hairs, but what about existing bumps?
Avoid the temptation to shave over ingrown hairs or dig for them with a needle – this can lead to infections and scarring. Instead, try an ingrown hair treatment such as Tend Skin, PFB Vanish, or Kalo Ingrown Hair Treatment.
4. Do-it-yourself hair removal (if you don’t know what you’re doing)
Professional waxing, electrolysis, and laser hair removal treatments are expensive, so it’s tempting to try them on your own. But be careful …
Newbie waxing mistakes – like waxing over the same area twice, pulling the hairs in different directions, or pulling too hard – can lead to rashes, bruises, and torn skin. Not a sexy look! If you insist on doing-it-yourself, get a couple professional waxing treatments first so you can observe proper technique.
Home laser and electrolysis kits aren’t as effective as professional systems, though girls have been reporting success with the No!No! Hair Removal System. The risk with these products is that they’re expensive and don’t always deliver results.
5. Bargain basement treatments
I’m all for beauty bargains, but don’t let price be your sole criteria when choosing a place for transgender hair removal treatments.
A cheap price tag often means a wax job with a bunch of stray hairs left behind or a patchy laser treatment. At worst, you could end up with burns or scars.
Check the qualifications of the person treating you and read the reviews on any place you are considering. Yelp is your friend!
Also, keep in mind that upscale places tend to put more emphasis on comfortable treatments. If you’re a waxing or laser wimp like me, it’s worth spending a bit more for a less painful experience.
What is YOUR favorite hair removal method? Are you a do-it-yourselfer or a pampered princess who loves her spa treatments? Take my hair removal poll below and leave me your comments below!
I confess: I have a foot fetish …
No, not THAT kind of foot fetish! I mean, I am obsessed with having beautiful feet and I think you should be too!
Feet take a lot of abuse and a lot of girls neglect their feet. But well-cared for feet can be one of the most beautiful and feminine parts of your body.
According to reflexology (a healing method based on foot stimulation), the feet are the largest energy center in the body. Feet have over 7,000 nerve endings, so they are very sensual – and thus, can be a powerful way to connect with your femininity.
Here are my top 4 tips for beautifying and feminizing your feet:
1. Get a professional pedicure
You can give yourself a pedicure at home, but I recommend going to a salon for a pampering experience. It’s VERY worth the $20-$50 you’ll spend for a professional pedicure.
It’s easier to maintain pretty feet at home after you’ve let a professional get rid of your calluses, trim your cuticles, and reshape your nails. Lots of guys get pedicures with clear nail polish, so don’t feel shy about going to the salon in male mode.
2. Stop stinky feet
It’s hard to feel sexy and sensual if you have stinky feet! The main cause of foot odor is sweat, so here are a few tips for controlling sweaty, stinky feet:
- Try using a heavy duty antiperspirant like Maxim on your feet.
- Take your shoes off when you are at home to let your feet breath.
- Wear cotton socks instead of polyester or nylon socks.
- Put some baking soda in your shoes. Sodium bicarbonate helps control the bacteria that causes foot odor.
3. Get rid of foot hair
I’m always surprised to see how many girls (including genetic girls!) neglect to remove the hair from their feet. Eew! Please don’t forget to shave or wax your feet and toes on a regular basis.
4. Try nail art on your toes
Your feet are a great place to express your femininity since you can cover them up if you have to. So go crazy and have some fun with colorful nail polishes and nail art!
I’m a big fan of Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips. These are dry press on nail polish strips that come in all kinds of fun designs. If your toenails aren’t too big, you can use them on your feet!
I hope these tips inspire you to take good care of your feet. I’d love to see the results, so post your pretty feet photos and comments below! (Just keep it G-rated. No actual foot fetish photos, please – LOL!)