Women hate shaving their legs the most

According to a new beauty poll, leg shaving comes top of a long list of most hated beauty chores, as 35 per cent of women say they despise depilation more than anything else in their beauty routine.

But for something we loathe, we sure spend a lot of time doing it. The study revealed that during a lifetime women spend 59 days – almost two months – carrying out this most hated task.

Women hate shaving their legs the most

The vast majority of women surveyed felt it was necessary to take off their leg hairs and on average women would spend four minutes, six times a week on the ritual – adding up to 21 hours every year.

The second most detested beauty chore is hairstyling, the study found. Seventeen per cent said they hated having to do it but admitted spending 16 minutes every day teasing their locks into place which amounts to almost a year during their lifetime (294 days).

The third most hated beauty chore was plucking eyebrows, which took 11 hours a year.

Next was taking off make-up, which is hated so much by six per cent of women, that they simply refuse to do it.

The majority of women (68 per cent) begrudgingly remove their make-up daily but two fifths remove their make-up twice a week at most.


Shaving legs- 72 days a lifetime
Styling hair- 294 days a lifetime
Plucking eyebrows – 30 days a lifetime
Taking off your make-up- 52 days a lifetime
Applying fake tan- 12 days a lifetime
Dying your hair- 23 days a lifetime
Body moisturizing- 44 days a lifetime
Painting nails- 20 days a lifetime
Exfoliation- 20 days a lifetime
Pedicures-11 days a lifetime

by Susan Floyd

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