Hair removal mitts

A hair mitt is a method of hair removal that uses friction. It usually has rough strips or a smoothing surface coated directly onto the mitt. Some people have also used pumice stones or emery and fine grit sandpaper.

Advantages
  • Inexpensive
  • Fast
  • Essentially painless
  • Can be done at home
  • Available widely
  • Exfoliates and smooths skin
  • Many types can be used wet or dry
  • Good for legs with fine hair
  • Some use it between shaving or waxing sessions
Disadvantages
  • Effect lasts a short time, anywhere from a few hours to several days.
  • Dark-haired users may have visible “shadow” of dark hair under skin.
  • Often requires use every two or three days.
  • Can cause skin irritation if rubbed too hard.
  • Do not use on face, arms, or bikini area.
  • Do not use on irritated or damaged skin.
Costs
  • Mitts: From $2.00 to $6.00 per mitt
  • Pumice stones
  • Emery/sandpaper
Tips
  • Legs should be clean and dry.
  • Slip the mitt over your hand with abrasive side facing the legs.
  • Select an area of skin surface approximately the size of the mitt.
  • Use small circular movements and gentle pressure to smooth the surface of your skin.
  • Without lifting mitt off the skin surface, alternate between clockwise and counterclockwise motions until all hair is removed.
  • Do not rub too hard or you may irritate the skin.
  • Wash the mitt in warm soapy water to maintain its cleanliness and effectiveness.
  • Use on legs only.
  • Do not use on face, arms, or bikini area. For sensitive skin, condition the mitt by gently rubbing on palm for a few seconds to remove the coarser grit.
  • Do not use on irritated or damaged skin.
  • If irritation occurs, discontinue use.
  • Do not stroke up and down or apply too much pressure.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Follow up with a mild lotion.

Purchasing info

Silkymit Hair Removing Glove & Exfoliator

Silkymit Facial Hair Remover

 

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