VANITA’S EXPERIENCE WITH THE PHILIPS LUMEA: THE START OF A JOURNEY
Anyone who has to get up early for work knows that every minute counts in the morning. I work in finance and have to be up at 6am every day so I can be at my desk in time for when the markets open at 7.30am. It means I don’t have time for hair removal when it’s forecast to be warm. But now I’ve discovered the Philips Lumea, I don’t even need it.
Hair removal has been a problem for me my whole life. I remember when I was 12, begging my mum to let me use a cream on my legs. It was useless and smelled bad, but until recently, I still hadn’t found a convenient way to combat unwanted body hair. Waxing is painful and gives me spotty break-outs. Shaving barely lasts a day and I really struggled with ingrown hairs.
Then my cousin Kavita started using the Philips Lumea. I tried a different IPL (intense pulsed light) device years ago and didn’t find it very good, so I was a bit sceptical. But it was quickly obvious how effective the Philips Lumea was. She said it was easy and safe too, which seemed like the dream.
So a few weeks ago, I started using it too – and I’m already a total convert. I’ll admit, I was nervous trying it for the first time, but it really was so straightforward to use. I thought it might hurt, but it didn’t at all. There are five different intensity settings, for different skin types and hair colours – I use level four. I’veonly been doing it for a few weeks but I’ve already seen a reduction in hair all over – without an ingrown hair in sight.
“ The Philips Lumea is finally the long-term hair-removal solution I’ve needed all these years ”
The full effects will be visible after two months or so of regular use, and it’s hard to describe just how excited I am about having smooth skin without thinking about it. I’ll be able to get up in the morning and wear a skirt without giving it a second thought. And be able to go for after-work drinks and take my jacket off without panicking. I’m really excited about using it on my arms for that reason.
The Lumea comes with various attachments – larger ones to use on bigger areas like my legs and smaller ones for my face and bikini line. It’s really functional; I watch TV while I’m using it.
I’ve always gone to Kavita for beauty advice – not only is she like a big sister to me, but she’s also a lifestyle blogger, so she knows her stuff. And I’m so glad I did in this case – the Philips Lumea is her best recommendation yet. It’s finally the long-term solution I’ve needed all these years.
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