Directions for Using Smooth Away

by D. Laverne O'Neal

Smooth Away is marketed as a pain-free alternative to shaving, tweezing or waxing.

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Many women go to great trouble and expense to keep as much hair as possible on their heads. A long, luxurious mane is considered sexually attractive in many cultures. But in Western culture especially, body hair -- on legs, arms, upper lip, chin and underarms -- is taken to be less than feminine. Some women prefer to lessen or eliminate hair in the pubic region as well. Smooth Away, "a pad covered with superfine crystals," according to maker IdeaVillage Products Inc., is intended to remove unwanted hair without pain or harsh chemicals. In addition, IdeaVillage claims it exfoliates skin.

Step 1

Insert your hand into the strap of the Smooth Away mitt. If you are using the facial hair product, insert your finger into the strap.

Step 2

Rub the mitt against your skin, using a circular motion.

Step 3

Lift the pad to see if all hair has been removed. If not, continue buffing that area.

Step 4

Move the pad to the neighboring hairy region and repeat the buffing and checking process.

Warnings

  • Exfoliating pads can be irritating, especially to sensitive or dry skin. Discontinue use if you experience discomfort.

Photo Credits

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About the Author

D. Laverne O'Neal, an Ivy League graduate, published her first article in 1997. A former theater, dance and music critic for such publications as the "Oakland Tribune" and Gannett Newspapers, she started her Web-writing career during the dot-com heyday. O'Neal also translates and edits French and Spanish. Her strongest interests are the performing arts, design, food, health, personal finance and personal growth.