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Excess hair is a concern that plagues both men and women. Though some hair removal methods, such as waxing, cause pain, some options do not. If you have a low tolerance for pain or want to try a new method, consider friction hair removal. It's a cheap hair removal option, but, like shaving or hair removal gel, requires upkeep. To keep skin feeling smooth, repeat the friction hair removal process at least two times a week.

Exfoliate your skin with an exfoliator and warm water to remove dead skin cells and soften then hair. Do this on any part of your body with unwanted hair.

Hold a pumice stone or hair removal mitt against the unwanted hair. Start along the hair line, as opposed to the the center of a large patch of hair.

Rub the pumice stone or hair removal mitt in a small, circular motion until the hair rubs off. Move to a new area once the first patch is removed. Only apply gentle pressure to reduce the risk of skin irritation.

Rinse your skin under warm running water to remove any loose hair from your body.

Apply a moisturizing lotion to your skin to restore moisture and reduce irritation.

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Test this method on a small patch of hair. Wait 24 hours to see if you get a bad skin reaction. This hair removal method may be too harsh for people with sensitive skin. Pumice stones are best for large areas with tough skin, such as the arms and legs, while hair removal mitts are better for sensitive areas, such as the face or pubic region.

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Wendy Rose Gould

Wendy Rose Gould is a professional journalist who has contributed to "Glamour" magazine and the Huffington Post, among other publications. After internships at the "Indianapolis Business Journal," "Kiwanis International" and "NUVO Newsweekly," she earned BA degrees in journalism and philosophy from Franklin College in 2008. Gould specializes in lifestyle topics.