Make your most irritating summer task more soothing with these at-home helpers.
Best Numbing Product: Completely Bare Not Feeling It
Whether you wax yourself or see a pro, this lidocaine-based spray, generously misted onto skin 15 minutes prior, takes the edge off.
To buy: $11; ulta.com.
Best Razor: Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle
With a five-blade razor on one end and an adjustable trimmer on the other, this tool makes customized grooming easy.
To buy: $14; target.com.
Best Post-Shave Product: Oui Shave Himalayan Sea Salt & Lavender After Shave Toner
Calm inflammation after shaving or waxing with this antibacterial spray containing lavender essential oil.
To buy: $32; ouishave.com.
Best Shaving Cream: EOS Shave Cream in Tropical Fruit
This soap-free cream evenly coats to prevent nicks and doubles as a moisturizer. Plus, it can be used on wet or dry skin. (A plastic bottle means no rust rings!)
To buy: $3.50; target.com.
Best Ingrown Inhibitor: European Wax Center Smooth Me Ingrown Hair Wipes
These pads, soaked in alpha hydroxy acid, speed cell turnover to clear dead skin that causes bumps.
To buy: $26.50; waxcenter.com.
Best Wax Kit: No-Mo-Bush Portable Bikini Waxing Kit
With self-warming wax strips (rub to heat; no microwave needed) and tweezers, this is the least messy, most precise DIY kit we tried.
To buy: $22; nomostache.com.