There are about a million ways to get rid of unwanted hair these days: waxing, threading, shaving, creams, gels, you name it. And whether you're blonde or brunette, coarse-haired or fine, you've probably tried a few of them.

With bathing suit season fast upon us, it's time to start your regular hair removal routine again (though, I hope you never actually stopped.) From eyebrows to lips to legs, there's a product to get you on your way to silky, hairless skin.

If the thought of hot wax searing your skin and ripping your hair from the follicles in one fell swoop doesn't quite appeal to you, here are a few gentler options that are equally as effective.

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Gillette Venus Embrace Razor: A modern alternative to the cheap disposable razor, this one has a replaceable head that snaps off at the click of a button so you don't have to replace the whole thing. 5 blades surrounded by a moisture ribbon gives you a close shave without nicking and over drying your skin. Available on

First Aid Beauty Smooth Shave Cream: The gentle formula is formulated free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances or dyes, and phthalates, just to name a few. It’s moisturizing consistency helps provide a closer shave and leaves a silky finish. Available at Sephora

Surgi Cream Hair Remover for Face: If it’s lip hair that you’re cursed with, try this gentle cream and go with the formula for sensitive skin. Though I wouldn’t recommend leaving it on longer than the recommended time, and test a small area of the skin first. Available at Got Beauty

Tweezerman Slant Tweezer: Tweezing might be painful, but it’s less harmful to your skin than waxing. Invest in a good pair of tweezers like these that you can take everywhere for in-between touchups. Available at Got Beauty

Ingrown Eliminating Pads: Sure these won’t get rid of the hair for you, but they are a must for nixing painful ingrown hairs between hair removal sessions and even work great for men’s beard stubble. Available at Ulta and Sephora