The Body Confidence Battle We All Fight Every Day

The Body Confidence Battle We All Fight Every Day

What small things do you do on the daily to help fight your own body confidence battle? Here’s a little insight into something I’ve been trying to increase my own body confidence and the relationship I have with body hair…

I think I’m right in saying that almost all of us will have some form of battle with body confidence. Or at least we have during at least one period of our lives. This will look wildly different for all us depending on what we feel we dislike or want to change with our bodies, but I’d say a theme you’ll find among many would be the way their body hair affects them. I count myself in that group of people because as someone with very fair skin and dark body hair, I hate how it looks and as a result it doesn’t make me feel good about myself.

My feelings towards my body hair started when I was quite young. I always had really hairy forearms, which made me stand out in the summer months and I hated it. I remember one disastrous time in my early teens when I took my mums razor and shaved my arms completely. It looked great and smooth for all of 24 hours before the regrowth started and the itch was immense. And if I thought being a teenage girl with hairy arms was bad, being a teenage girl with stubbly arms was worse. This was on top of the early and subconscious lesson that all young girls learn: you must always have hair free legs when they’re on show. The humiliation at having stubbly legs was just too much to bear so I shaved daily to keep the thick, black hair at bay. And I’ve had to ever since.

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Some women embrace the au-natural look and I think that’s brilliant. Each to their own, and power to them. But I don’t like my body hair, on my body and it makes me feel so much more confident to be free of it. Having hair-free legs when I’m wearing skirts or dresses makes me feel great and gives me a spring in my step. And even when I get into bed at night, when there’s no-one else around, the smooth sensation of the sheets on my legs is a tiny moment in my day – but I love it. And when I wear strappy tops, knowing there’s nothing but smooth skin on show underneath my arms makes me feel happy too. But to create this level of confidence I have to maintain it every single day. And the regrowth is the kicker – the itch and irritation when the thick hair grows back is on another level and quite demotivating. So (especially in winter) it becomes a catch 22. When Boots got in touch to see if I wanted to trial something from the Sensica Hair Removal range, I jumped at the chance. Permanent hair removal from home sounded right up my street.

So I’ve been using the Sensica Sensilight Mini for just over 8 weeks now, which is what you’re advised for your initial usage period. It’s really easy to use and only takes me about 20 minutes to do my legs – which was the area I chose to focus on. The first time I used it, it did take me longer while I got to grips with it but then it’s pretty simple – you hold the device to the skin, press the rose gold button and it releases a light flash that sends a message to the hair melanin below the skins surface which prevents it from growing. You then work up the leg (or down depending which way you want to go) and keep repeating until you’ve covered the whole leg. I usually keep Netflix on while I’m doing it and it’s all done in no time.

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What makes the Sensilight Mini different to other home hair removal devices is that it’s also got a contact sensor which means if you don’t have a good position on the skin or you slip, that the light flash will stop immediately as contact is broken, which is great for knowing you’re being guided all the while.

Before each session you do need to shave the area, however you only really need to do this for your first couple of treatments as after 3-4 weeks you’ll notice a huge difference in the hair. I didn’t need to shave much after then at all because the hair was so sparse anyway. In fact within a couple of weeks the hair was already much less dense and my legs just didn’t seem as hairy. And by the end of the 8 weeks I’m pretty much hair free across the whole target area. To the point that I haven’t reached for my leg razor at all in 2.5 weeks now. Pretty good right?

Permanent hair removal at home with Sensica

While I can’t use this on my pesky arms (I have a whole forearm tattoo nowdays and you can’t use the Sensica over tattoos) I’m really excited to see how long the effects lasts and if I need to continue using the Sensilight sporadically then that’s good enough for me. When the odd hair has grown back, it’s been so much finer that I’ve finally lost that itchy and irritating regrowth I’ve known for years from my razor. Which means the Sensilight is fully worth it in my opinion. No more shaving rash!

While body confidence looks different for us all, I’m 100% happier with the way the hair on my legs has been banished and I’ve done the work already in preparation for spring and summer. If body hair has been something to cause you annoyance/concern or unhappiness then this is a great way of battling the body motivation monster within and starting your own hair-free journey from home.

You can get the Sensica Sensilight Mini from Boots.

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(Competition is open to UK only only and ends 6th March 2020. Prize is the Sensica Sensilight Mini shown in the post worth £149 and will be distributed by Boots.)

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21 Comments

  1. Carolyn E
    February 21, 2020 / 7:59 am

    I’d love to win this as I have noticed the few fine hairs I have on my arms and face are rapidly multiplying and I DON’T LIKE IT ! I would love to rid them in the privacy of my own home.

  2. candice
    February 21, 2020 / 9:15 am

    This is such a cool competition! I wish I was in the UK hahaha. I seriously need one of these. My hair growth is super fast and shaving almost every day can be harsh on my skin.

  3. February 21, 2020 / 10:38 am

    I’d love to try this! I’ve bought a hair removal device in the past (naming no names) and I hated it and it didn’t work. But I’ve been really keen to try another because I hate shaving – it’s one of my least favourites things to do. I hate it so much that I more or less gave up doing it! x

  4. ORIANA DONLEVY
    February 21, 2020 / 2:41 pm

    Would love to win and give this a try. I feel like my leg hair grows back so fast!

  5. heather
    February 21, 2020 / 3:49 pm

    I’ve love to try something like this! I hate the itchiness with regrowth!

  6. February 21, 2020 / 11:20 pm

    I relate to this so much, I have very very fair skin and jet black thick hair on a lot of my body and it’s always bothered me. And I have super sensitive skin that gets rashy with just about every form of hair removal so I constantly feel like I’m fighting a losing battle. I’ve always wanted to try something like this, and it’s amazing that you haven’t had to shave in a few weeks! x

    Sophie

  7. February 22, 2020 / 7:27 pm

    Ooh would absolutely love to win this! I’ve got really dark hair too and it’s a nightmare at times. I’m always having to shave my legs which is annoying especially in Summer when I just want to relax and not have to worry about it! x

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

  8. Sophia
    February 24, 2020 / 9:00 am

    This is something that I NEED. Being a PCOS sufferer I have tried every hair removal method going and this sounds exactly like something else I must try and it just might work.

  9. Molly T
    February 24, 2020 / 12:15 pm

    I have a slight obsession with removing body hair. I’ve never liked having hairy legs, and even in the winter I find myself shaving constantly regardless of whether my legs are out or not! I would LOVE to try this device to see how much of a difference it would make.

  10. February 24, 2020 / 3:12 pm

    I was like you when I was younger, constantly obsessing about body hair! Like you, I had hairy forearms and I hated it! The Sensica Hair Removal Range looks really good! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

  11. February 25, 2020 / 9:27 am

    I feel so much better when I’m all freshly shaved. Totally agree with you.
    This sounds fab.

  12. Daisy
    February 26, 2020 / 6:47 pm

    I’d love to win because I battle with thick, dark hair all over. I’ve been told that I have PCOS and that makes the hair nasty! If I got to use this, it would be great for my mental health and body confidence! So happy that it’s worked for you, lovely! xx

  13. Alice Anne Spake
    February 26, 2020 / 8:31 pm

    Pick me! I’ve heard such brilliant things about this – absolutely loved reading this – you’ve totally sold it to me xx

  14. Claire
    February 29, 2020 / 10:27 pm

    I’d love to win this! I have to shave my legs daily as well which I really can’t be bothered with so anything that would help with that is a win in my book! 🙂

  15. Nadine Carruthers
    February 29, 2020 / 11:58 pm

    Brilliant to hear your experience with the Sensica, especially as somebody with a tattoo i’ve always wondered how these hair removal devices would work but the results sound so amazing.

  16. Gemma Holland
    March 1, 2020 / 9:58 am

    Not having to shave/wax would be the dream! Who doesn’t want to be ready for anything at the drop of a hat. Sounds like you get brilliant results

  17. March 1, 2020 / 5:10 pm

    Ooh I’ve never tried a device like this before, though I’ve definitely considered professional laser, though the cost is obviously the main blocker!

    Jasmine xx

  18. Emma Boatman
    March 7, 2020 / 11:51 am

    oohh this sounds like a great product. The thought of not having to shave my legs anymore would be amazing!
    Em x

  19. Erin
    March 7, 2020 / 12:53 pm

    It looks so good! I would love to try something like this!

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