It’s such a refreshing feeling being able to throw on anything I want to wear without thinking ‘I can’t wear that because I haven’t shaved my legs’. Those wardrobe limitations have now completely disappeared, my skin feels smoother, and I have gone from having to shave twice a week to now only shaving once a month! It’s amazing and I’d go as far as saying life-changing!

I started using the Philips Lumea Prestige in early April so I’ve been following their treatment plan for 6 months. I’m not completely hair-free yet but I am definitely on my way as there are only a few pesky little hairs that seem to keep resurfacing.

This picture is after two weeks of not shaving under my arms so you can see for yourself what I mean.

The Philips Lumea Prestige uses Intense Pulsed Light technology to put your hairs to sleep resulting in slower regrowth. It’s pain free and easy and simple to use; I also love the fact you don’t need to leave all your hairs to grow to do it (like waxing)… you literally just have a quick shave and do it.

The treatment plan to hair-free smoothness:

For the first two months you use the Philips Lumea once every two weeks.

For the following four months you should use it at least once a month.

It’s then recommended to use once every month to keep it topped up.

Some people may not need to do the on-going treatment of once a month – it really depends on each person’s hair regrowth and the type of hair you have. For myself I’m going to keep to the once a month top-up and see how I get on.

To help remind you of when you’re due for another treatment I’d recommend using the Philips Lumea App. Even if you do your underarms one day and legs another, you can document the info in the app and it’s super easy and quick to use and takes the pressure off trying to remind yourself. It’s crazy how quickly two weeks comes around and I often think it was only last week that I last did the treatment when it was actually two weeks ago.

It’s such a lovely feeling waking up morning after morning with smooth hair-free skin and not worrying if I need to shave or not. Being a busy mum it has definitely created more time that I can spend on other things instead of the repeated chore of shaving. At the start of this year I was actually looking into laser hair removal but opted out because of the cost and also the time I’d have to commit to fulfilling all the treatments and travel that would incur. The Philips Lumea Prestige has been a bit of a godsend to be honest because apart from the initial purchase cost of the device, that’s it… there’s no more costs involved. With the added bonus that you can do it in the comfort of your own home too at a time that suits you.

To do my whole body, firstly I have a shower and shave all the parts I know I’m going to be treating and then I give myself an hour to use the Lumea to treat the whole of my body; legs, bikini area, arms and certain facial parts.

You can find the Philips Lumea Prestige (IPL Hair Removal Device) HERE.

I filmed a YouTube video of how to use the device and how the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology actually works… I’ll pop the link below. I filmed this 6 weeks after starting the treatment plan which gives you an indication of the great results just over a month into the plan.

I hope you enjoy it!

Please let me know if you have any questions at all and thanks so much for reading.

Have a great week!

Love Sally


This blog post was sponsored by Philips to share my own personal thoughts, opinion and journey of using the Philips Lumea Prestige (IPL Hair Removal Device).