As a chronic eczema sufferer with ultrasensitive skin, shaving has been the bane of my existence (or at least my personal care routine) since my mom gifted me my first razor in sixth grade. Yes, I remember some specifics — it was pink, and I loved it. That was until I realized it was aggravating my highly sensitive skin every time it touched my armpits or legs. Nothing kills the excitement of a coming-of-age marker quite like breaking out in red bumps and itchy patches.
Since then, I've been on a quest to find a hair-removal solution that works and won't require a hefty budget or standing appointment at a salon. I've suffered through depilatory cream chemical burns, irritating shaving creams, and dry shaves — all so that you don't have to.
Thankfully for all of us, my at-home hair-removal sagas weren't in vain. In fact, I've discovered five different options for those of us with sensitive (read: impossible) skin. Keep reading for some real talk on how to stop the shaving backlash once and for all.