I’ve always been self-conscious about my body hair. I remember a time in 4th grade when a friend asked me if I had started shaving my legs yet. That’s when I became acutely aware that I had hair and that everyone noticed it. My mom never let me shave my legs when I was younger because she believed that it would grow back thicker and darker. So, I would always wear long pants to hide my legs even if it was extremely hot outside. I remember getting my legs waxed and sugared it being an extremely painful experience.
The moment I could start shaving I did but I found I was doing it all the time so when I was about 20 years old I started getting professional laser hair removal treatment. I only did my upper lip, underarm and arms at the time but I loved how the results gave me so much confidence to not have to shave those areas all the time.
Fast forward to today, and the one area that I continue to shave is my legs and found that I was still doing this every other day in the summer. Shaving would leave my dry legs feeling extremely itchy and tender. When I was given the opportunity to try out EvenSkyn’s At Home IPL Laser I jumped at it and thought it would be the perfect time to finally rid myself of any unwanted hairs before the summer.
What’s great about this home laser is just that, you do it in the comfort and privacy of your own home. No need for appointments. I can pull out the laser whenever it’s most convenient for me.
The package came with the laser, tinted glasses to protect against the flashes of light, and really great instructions that help break down how to use the product for optimal results.
Before I started I ensured that I read and fully understood the instructions. It’s important to make sure that I used the product properly to achieve the optimal results but also to ensure that I used it safely. The instruction booklet and information on EvenSkyn’s website & Instagram were very helpful and informative. After making sure my skin and hair type would work with this product I began using the laser.
The EvenSkyn laser has 8 levels of intensity, 1 being the lowest and 8 being the highest. Because my skin tone is light and my hair is dark I set my level at 6-7. You can also set the laser to auto pulse or manual. For ease, I chose the auto pulse.
Ahead of starting each session, I made sure to shave and exfoliate two days before. This way my skin was smooth so that the laser would glide over it.
The laser pulses are pretty comfortable. In areas where I had more hair, I would feel the zaps and burn, but it never got to a point where I was unable to continue the treatment. I have been using EvenSkyn for the past 4 months now. The first month I used this every other week, then in the second month onwards I started using it every third week. I’ve had about 5 sessions now. I think for me 8 sessions should get me to where I want to be.
It took about three treatments before I started to really notice a difference. It started off with patches of hair not coming back between the treatments and as I’ve continued those patches have gotten larger and larger. Now I only have a little bits of hair left but most of my legs are smooth. I also notice that the hairs that do come back grow back a little slower and feel finer too. When I glide my hands over my legs they feel so soft and smooth. What’s better, because I’m not shaving as often, my skin doesn’t feel itchy or extremely dry.
Now if I throw on a pair of shorts I don’t think about my leg hairs! For the first time in a long time, I’m actually excited about summer and wearing skirts and shorts!
I still have a few more sessions to go before I feel like I’ll be fully hair-free and then I can probably do a treatment every few months just to keep any missed hairs at bay.
I can’t thank EvenSkyn enough for sharing this awesome product with me! It’s amazing how something that used to make me feel so self-conscious is now something that I hardly think about anymore! I can’t recommend this enough! I’ve used other at-home lasers but nothing has given me results as good as this.
If you are interested in buying one for yourself you can here; https://www.evenskyn.com/ and use my code LBL15 for 15% off!
*I received the EvenSkyn At Home IPL Laser complimentary, however the review and my results are genuine and honest.
Lots of Love,
Great to hear this has worked so well for you and made you feel more confident! I have some hair on my arms but it is quite light coloured so it doesn’t bother me and I’ve never shaved or tried to remove it. The idea of laser hair removal sounds great but having sensitive skin I would be too scared to try it so I’ll stick to shaving haha 😛
Laser isn’t for everyone, glad shaving is good for you!
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Glad that it worked so well for you! I have an at home device (different brand) and it works really well too.
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Yes, I’m sooo extremely happy with the results. Being able to do this at home was both convenient and easy. I’m also happy I could do it myself and not feel self conscious having to go to someone else.
I’m sure you enjoy the ease of your laser too! I think it’s awesome!
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