All the Hair Removal Products You Need to Survive This Swim Season

Spray, pluck, wax on, wax off.

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No budget for pro stripping? Ahead, we've devised a no-fail plan for fighting hairy situations at home—whether you prefer creams, waxes, or tools to do the job.

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Underarms

Nothing tops a razor (look for aloe or shea-butter moisture strips) for navigating this ultra-sensitive, uneven terrain in a pinch. (Beware the afterburn if you dare to wear deodorant without waiting a day or two post-shave.)

Gillette Women's Venus Swirl Razor, $13; amazon.com.

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Underarms

Got fair skin and dark hair? Repeated five-minute treatments with a gentle at-home laser can beat regrowth for good—at a fraction of doctor's-office prices.

Silk'n Sensepil Home Removal Device, $199; silkn.com.

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Legs

To avoid unsightly razor burn, hydrate thirsty skin with a shave cream rich in essential oils, or forgo the blade altogether and use a shea-butter-infused depilating cream.

Nair 3-in-1 Formula Exfoliator, $10; amazon.com.

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Legs

EOS Shave Cream in Pomegranate Raspberry, $4; ulta.com.

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Legs

For a quick fix on the go, toss a mini electric shaver in your beach bag—great for showerless fuzz-busting—but remember to moisturize afterward (those metal teeth are moisture-killers).

Clio Palm Perfect Cordless Electric Shaver, $19, amazon.com.

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Legs

Skintimate Lotionized Cream Shave, $4; walgreens.com.

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Veet Spray On Hair Removal Cream for Dry Skin (with spatula), $7; walgreens.com.

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Bikini Line

Mimic a long-lasting pro wax at home with a waxing kit, like Sally Hansen's Hair Remover Kit.

Sally Hansen Hair Remover Wax & Strip Kit, $5; walmart.com.

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Bikini Line

Then, tidy up remaining hair with a battery-powered trimmer designed for the area. For in-between maintenance, smooth down with a moisture-stripped razor—and yes, when it comes to eliminating pesky stubble, the more blades, the better.

Schick Quattro Trim Style Razor and Trimmer, $22; amazon.com.

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Face

Wipe out facial fuzz and lady 'staches with a home threading kit, which can eliminate peachy wisps and coarser strands for up to four weeks without irritating sensitive skin. (Also works for minor brow touch-ups.)

Bellesentials Facial Hair Remover Threading Tool, $11; amazon.com.

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Face

Afterward, level lingering strays with a small trimmer or tweezer.

Panasonic Women's Facial Trimmer, $21; ulta.com.

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Face

The sharper the point, the grippier a tweezer is on hairs.

Tweezerman Stainless Steel Point Tweezer, $22; amazon.com.

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Extras

Ponying up now for hair-banishing accoutrements can save you (and your skin) from pain and annoyance all summer long. Stave off bumps with serums and wipes that contain exfoliating ingredients like salicylic acid. If an ingrown arises anyway, treat carefully with a pair of pointed tweezers.

Bliss Ingrown Eliminating Pads, $38; ulta.com.

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Fur Ingrown Concentrate Spot Treatment, $25; furyou.com.

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And don't be a martyr: Slather on a numbing agent 15 minutes before any potentially painful follicle-stripping.

PFB Numb-IT Topical Anesthetic, $30; dermstore.com.

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