Best if you want a one-step process
Upkeep: About every two to three weeks
Insider's tip: Look for the word "face" on the label so you know it's a gentle formula. Test it on your leg first to make sure you're not allergic, then on a small patch of your chin.
We like: Surgi-Cream Facial Hair Remover Extra Gentle Formula, $6, drugstores. It contains cooling cucumber and aloe vera to soothe skin while eliminating hair.
Best if your skin is ultra-sensitive
Upkeep: Weekly maintenance
Insider's tip: For a smoother finish, make small strokes in the opposite direction of natural hair growth. (It's also great for getting rid of hair on your toes.)
We like: Remington Precision Detail Trimmer, $10, drugstores. So discreet it could be mistaken for a toothbrush. Adjustable settings allow the steel blades to really get into crevices to remove hair.
Best if your hair is coarse or if there's a lot of it
Upkeep: Every four to six weeks
Insider's tip: Since the wax needs to be able to cling to the hair, let hair grow out a bit. But don't worry the new hair grows in finer and less noticeable.
We like: Gigi Tweezeless Wax Facial Hair Remover, $6, drugstores. This microwavable natural beeswax is the first we've used that didn't hurt or cause a bumpy skin reaction.
Best if you have thin hair or an existing natural arch that merely needs tidying up
Upkeep: Every three to four days
Insider's tip: Use a toothbrush to smooth hairs into place so you can follow their growth line for a more natural result.
We like: Revlon Platinum Slant Tip Tweezer, $16, drugstores. The no-slip finger grip and ergonomic design make it a cinch to snag even the tiniest hairs.
Best if you have bushy brows
Upkeep: Once a week to every two weeks
Insider's tip: To reduce post-treatment redness, use a wax that contains soothing ingredients.
We like: Sally Hansen Microwaveable Eyebrow, Face & Lip Wax, $5, drugstores. Comes with a heat-sensitive stick that tells you when the wax is the right temperature, and a brow guide that helps you get the perfect arch.
Best if youre on a budget or want painless instant gratification
Upkeep: Varies from every day to once a week
Insiders tip: Exfoliate to soften leg hair (it will be easier to cut) and use a multiblade razor with a moisturizing strip to prevent razor burn.
We like: Gillette Venus Vibrance, $10, drugstores. Three moisturizing strips and a slight vibrating action raise the hairs, allowing the blade to get down to the roots for closer, longer-lasting results.
Best if hair is coarse and you want to postpone stubbly regrowth. (Hair takes longer to break the skin's surface once it's waxed.)
Upkeep: Roughly every four weeks
Insider's tip: Take away some of the sting of waxing large areas like your legs by rubbing on a numbing cream before you start. And avoid waxing just before your period, when your skin is more sensitive to pain.
We like: Parissa Wax Strips, $10 for eight double-sided strips, parissa.com. Easy and ready to use, there's no heating, no spreading and no mess. Just press on and pull off.
Best if you are pain averse and have fine hair
Upkeep: About once a week
Insiders tip: To avoid ingrown hairs, always use a multiblade razor and small strokes in the same direction of hair growth.
We like: Schick Quattro for Women, $9, drugstores. Four blades, complete with sliver-thin wires wrapped around them to protect you from nicks and cuts. Comes with two cartridge refills.
Best if you want a baby-smooth finish
Upkeep: Every four to six weeks
Insiders tip: Don't wax if your skin is sunburned or irritated.
We like: Bliss Poetic Waxing Kit, $40, blissworld.com. Removes hair as short as 1 mm in one yank. The aromatherapy-based formula is gentle on sensitive skin, too.