#SmoothForSummer: It’s All About The Fuzz-Free Skin Confidence


As you’re reading this I’m probably sunning myself on a beach lounger and sipping on a delightfully cold cocktail. I’ve packed up my belongings and temporarily relocated to warmer climates, because by jove the UK seems to think it’s still February. There’s something incredibly special about being on holiday and knowing you have absolutely no obligations for the next few days, other than deciding what flip flops to wear and what poolside drink to choose. But while you’re lazing in the sunshine and rocking that one-piece, the last thing you want to worry about is whether or not you’ve shaved your legs (or even remembered to pack a razor! Last holiday I spent about €15 on a pack of disposable razors from the local chemist because I’d totally forgotten to bring one, while the time before I sliced open my hand on the blade while unpacking my suitcase. In my opinion, shaving and holidays don’t mix.) Over the last couple of months I’ve been putting the HoMedics Duo Salon IPL hair removal system to the test, with the overall objective to be smooth in time for summer so I don’t even have to give fuzz a second thought. Considering right now I’m making you jealous by being on a beach, it’s safe to say that the outcome has been a positive one.

Over the years I’ve tried many IPL hair removal systems, but most have been too faffy or too time consuming for me to really stick with – and the majority have been so uncomfortable I’d put off each session for as long as possible, reducing the overall effectiveness and leaving me with anything but long-lasting results. However, I’ve been really dedicated to the HoMedics Duo Salon and have definitely seen a difference in the hair growth on my limbs. These are the three reasons I’m totally a convert…

Unlike other devices I’ve tried (which need a huge pause to reset between pulses, which hugely slows down the overall process,) the Duo Salon is incredibly
quick: you don’t have to wait more than a couple of seconds
between each blast, so you can blitz a limb in as little as a few minutes. Rather than having to remember to schedule in an hour long laser session, I can quickly treat my legs before bed while watching the telly. 

The biggest selling point for me is that this really isn’t uncomfortable at all. I’m one of those people that usually winces with
every pulse of light, but with the Duo Salon IPL I whizz along without a care in
the world. It features unique Active Cooling Technology to ensure the
is cooled and the experience is comfortable (the heat generated by the
light pulses travels down to the hair root rather than lingering on the surface,) meaning there’s no warmth
or sting that’s usually associated with such devices. The only time I can even feel it is when I’ve been using the device for some time and it needs a rest to cool down once again.

The combination of Intense Pulse Light and
Fluorescence Technology in a single device means you can tackle the
different types of hair found on your body and product an incredibly effective result. With five light
settings to deliver gentle and effective
treatments for a variety of skin tones and hair colours (although it’s
still not effective on natural light-blonde, red, grey or white hair or
very dark skin tones,) as well as being able unwanted hair all over the
body (including legs, arms, bikini area, underarms and face) this is a
one stop shop to smoothness – everywhere.

The biggest hurdle for me is usually
sticking to something for longer than a couple of weeks, but this device
is so quick and easy to use that I can’t really make an excuse. Over the last few months the rate of hair growth on my legs has definitely slowed, with my shaving being reduced from a couple times a week to once every fortnight; I have high hopes that will continual use that will be even more infrequent. As I slip into my swimming costume and bare my legs for all to see, I’m genuinely confident about those pins and how fuzz free I’ll be for the remainder of my holiday… Smooth legs, sunkissed skin and constant supply of cocktails is all a girl can ask for.

Check out my introductory post on the Duo Salon IPL (and all its features) here, as well as my follow up post and first impressions here. Find out more on their website: www.duosalon.co.uk

The HoMedics Duo Salon IPL device is available online, priced £549.00, but is currently on offer for £449.00.

(Thanks to Kirsty from fashionforlunch.net for the photos, taken within the Soma Bay resort in Egypt. Full outfit and travel posts coming your way soon!)

This is a sponsored post on behalf of HoMedics; all opinions are my own. 



  1. Kate
    May 26, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    I've never tried anything like this, although I have to say the idea of only having to shave once a fortnight is incredibly appealing! Loving that dress on you too. xKate Louise Blogs

    • Hayley Carr
      May 30, 2017 / 10:46 am

      By the time I finish I shouldn't have to shave at all – bonus! And thank you.

  2. carolyn
    May 26, 2017 / 1:58 pm

    Being fuzz-free is definitely essential for the summer. I am a bit obsessive though and even in the depths of winter I have no fuzz

    • Hayley Carr
      May 30, 2017 / 10:47 am

      You're my idol! Ha. In the winter I do have a tendency to hibernate and embrace the fuzz, but hopefully that will be no more…

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