If you’ve been blessed with back hair, you’ve certainly considered all the ways to get rid of it. Kudos to you if you rock it, but if you’ve ever tried to take care of it yourself, you know it can get slightly tricky.
Which option will give you the least grief? Below you’ll find three simple back hair removal choices, with input from Dr. Jeffrey S. Fromowitz,medical director at Dermatology of Boca in Boca Raton, Florida. Note: None of them will be totally smooth sailing. The best one for your skin will still leave stubble, whereas the others are more prone to redness and irritation because they fully extract the hair.
Noticeably absent from this list: lasers and waxing. “I think in the long run, DIY lasers are showing improvements, but the speed and quality of results in office is much better,” says Dr. Fromowitz. “This makes it hard to justify the at-home approach.” Waxing, similarly, opens the door to many problems, since it’s hard to do on your own, and it aggressively rips each hair and follicle from the skin, leaving the pores exposed to germs and grime—particularly from sweat. Just head to the pros to get it done properly, and follow their advice for post-procedural care.
Now, here are the options you should consider for removing back hair. Just follow the doctor’s orders, unless you want to be the guy wearing a t-shirt on his beach vacation.