“It’s taken all of that worry away.”

Research manager Carley Fain, 27, can exercise without the sweat of unwanted body hair – thanks to the Philips Lumea

CARLEY’S JOURNEY WITH PHILIPS: 1 YEAR ON

Carley Fain tests the Philips Lumea 5

Have you ever been to an aerobics class and realised as you lifted your arms up that you haven’t waxed or shaved? The panic! I’m really into my fitness – I’m training to do a Tough Mudder in a few weeks – and I work long, busy days, which means I don’t have time for a heavy-duty hair removal routine, based around waxing appointments and regrowth. And trying to shave in the gym showers? Not for me. But, of course I still want to feel and look good, which is why I’ve loved using the Philips Lumea this past year. It’s taken all of that worry away.

No-one wants to have to think about dealing with their body hair – and I don’t have to any more

After only a couple of weeks of using the Philips Lumea, my hair growth slowed down hugely, and in some areas, it wasn’t growing back at all. And the more I used the device, the more that happened. I was training for a 100-mile bike race at the time and it meant one less thing to worry about during my preparations. And now, after nearly a year of using it, I have hardly any body hair to deal with any more. I use it every two months or will do a more thorough session if I’ve got a holiday or big event coming up.

Carley Fain tests the Philips Lumea 3

Hair removal is one of those conversations all women have with each other and I really do find myself recommending the Philips Lumea to people – including my work colleague, Sharna, who’s just started using it and is loving it so far. It’s just so convenient. No-one wants to have to think about dealing with their body hair – and I don’t have to any more.

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