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My New At Home Hair Removal Routine with Silk’n Flash&Go Infinity
I am so excited that summer is almost here! You’d think growing up in Russia would have prepared me for cold winters and rainy fall, but I just can’t stand them. It must be the Mediterranean heritage in my DNA that’s always yearning for some sun, but warm weather comes with its own set of challenges. I’m not actually talking about the never-ending quest for the perfectly toned beach bod – and, let’s be honest, it’s not what summer should be all about, but I digress. I’m talking about body hair, which I actually have a lot of, thanks to that very same bit of DNA.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m all about ‘you do you’, so if body hair removal is not something you worry about, then you probably won’t be interested in this post. As for me, I always prefer to remove the fuzz, because I love the way my skin feels when it’s smooth, and I would never judge someone who thinks differently. To each their own, right?
My favorite budget-friendly method of hair removal has always been waxing, because it provides long-lasting results up to 6 weeks. The hair always grows back though, so after counting how much I’ve spent on my salon visits, it turns out I wasn’t saving money at all. I guess I should have known that.
Shaving is another option, the most popular one obviously. My problem with shaving is that I can’t get away with skipping a day, because my hair is naturally dark and grows back quickly. Using a razor every single day always gives me bumps, ingrown hairs, and irritation, even if I do everything right: exfoliate beforehand, make sure the razor cartridge is still sharp, always use a shaving foam or an oil, and moisturize the skin afterward. This is definitely the most budget-friendly way to remove unwanted hair, but it’s time consuming and the results are never perfect [at least for me].
A few years ago I got an HPL device as a gift, which I used with moderate success. I say moderate, because I finally started seeing some progress when the device broke down and stopped working. I never got a new one, since the warranty had already expired. But it was a good learning experience, because at that point I knew this was definitely my favorite method of hair removal.
Recently I had the opportunity to try the new Silk’n Flash&Go Infinity Hair Removal Device ($399). The brand was so excited about their new release, they call it revolutionary! Here’s what they say about it on the product page:
‘Silk’n Infinity’s eHPL™ technology uses pulses of light to permanently remove undesired hair growth without stubble, ingrown hairs, redness or other irritation. It is furthermore the most revolutionary method of hair removal at home and is already regarded as the gold standard.’
My skin tone and hair type make me the perfect candidate for this type of hair removal. According to the instructions manual, it works best for people with light skin and dark hair, because Silk’n devices look for pigment in the hair follicle. Once found, the energy disables the hair, preventing it from growing back. Keep in mind: the device is unlikely to show results if you have gray, red, or blonde hair.
This is what my hair removal routine looks like right now:
- Thoroughly shave the treatment areas
- Make sure the skin is clean, dry, and free of any product residue.
- Slowly glide the device on the skin, making sure the treated areas don’t overlap.
- After the treatment is over, apply soothing body lotion.
Each full body treatment normally takes me about an hour [legs, underarms, arms, face, and bikini line], which might sound like a lot, but you only need to do it once every 2 weeks for the first four sessions, and once every 4 weeks for the next three. After that point it’s maintenance mode, so I will only use the device as needed.
Silk’n Flash&Go Infinity is dual voltage and will accommodate a range of 100-240V, so you can take it on a trip overseas. I plan to visit my family in Russia soon, and will be bringing The Infinity along so I can continue my treatments there. Conveniently, it comes with 400,000 pulses built in so I will never have to worry about purchasing new cartridges – this is more than enough pulses to complete a full treatment course for the entire body several times over.
At $399 Silk’n Infinity is a splurge for most of us, but if you could remove the unwanted hair forever and never have to deal with it again, would you say it’s worth it? Let me know in the comments below!