Claire Martin RD

Claire Martin, RD

Claire Martin, RD

Registered Dietician

Hello! My name is Claire Martin, RD and I am a registered dietician based in Oakland, California with a focus on child nutrition and holistic wellness. I started Being Healthfull to share my knowledge of skincare, haircare, and healthcare. I’ll also be writing about healthy living, including fundamentals of eating clean and good nutrition using both traditional and alternative methods, home remedies for common illnesses, and much more.

Waxing or Shaving?

Waxing and shaving are the most popular methods of hair removal. They each have their pros and cons. We’re going to compare waxing and shaving on 5 different qualities – time, how often you have to repeat that hair removal method, the skill required for each, and how long each method takes, and pain levels.

Waxing vs Sugaring

Hair removal via waxing and sugaring is similar in skill level, and how long it takes but very different in terms of the hair removal paste and the technique that you use to remove hair. Let’s compare waxing and sugaring on 5 different points – pain, time it takes to wax or sugar, skill level needed, technique, and convenience.

Epilators vs Waxing?

We get common questions like “do epilators hurt?” or “which is better?”. Epilators and waxing both remove hair from the root, so they’re similar in their end result. But the process is different for each. So here’s a guide that compares epilators vs waxing on some key characteristics, like waxing vs epilator pain or which costs more, that can help you determine which of these hair removal methods can work better for you.

Waxing vs Threading

Waxing and threading work similarly to remove hair. They both remove hair from the root and can last up to 2 weeks. But which will work better for you? We’ll help you decide by comparing waxing vs threading on 5 key points – which lasts longer, cost, pain, which takes longer to do, skills needed, and convenience. 

Do Epilators Cause Ingrown Hairs?

If you are a high quality epilator correctly, you should not experience ingrown hairs. If you are, you may be making 1 of 2 mistakes during the hair removal process. Here’s how to remove hair with an epilator without getting any ingrown hairs.

How to prevent ingrown hairs after waxing or epilator

When you wax your hair, you pull it out from it’s root or follicle. Sometimes, when the hair regrows, it can regrow inward rather than outward like normal. This results in an ingrown hair which can be annoying to deal with. Here’s how you can treat ingrown hairs before they happen.

Top 5 At-Home Laser Hair Removal Systems

For years, laser hair removal was inconveniently expensive. Laser hair removal used to be an option only available at dermatology or licensed offices, costing hundreds of dollars per treatment. However, in the last few years, there are now an increasing number of at-home laser hair removal options. Many of these laser hair removal systems for home use are reasonably priced and highly effective, and a great solution for anyone looking for long term hair removal.

Sugaring – A Guide to Sugaring Wax Hair Removal

Waxing, shaving, laser/IPL, and even epilating are all popular and even mainstream methods of hair removal. Sugaring is a lesser known but ever growing in popularity method of hair removal. Sugaring is similar to waxing, but uses a sugaring paste or wax that is all natural and is more gentle on the skin.

10 tips for pain less epilation

Using an epilator can be incredibly painful. Like waxing, the epilator removes hair by yanking many hairs out from their roots at the same time. Using the following tips, you can make epilation hair removal as easy and painless as shaving but with longer lasting results.

Our Favorite Gigi Waxes for at Home Waxing

Our favorite at home waxing kit, the Gigi Student Starter Kit, comes with a starter Gigi All Purpose Honee to try. But Gigi makes more than 30 different type of waxes that can be used with this at home wax kit (which is why it’s our favorite). Let us start with a quick overview of the different types of waxes.