Hair Removal : Sensitive Subjects

Hair removal is an important part of life for both girls and guys. That can include getting your legs looking super smooth to show off in your new short shorts, a clean bikini line for a day at the beach with your friends or the perfectly preened eyebrows to shape your face properly.

Each of these areas need specific hair removing to give you the desired results but of course what works well across a large area of your legs is not going to work as well on your much smaller eyebrows. With that, some areas of your body can be much more sensitive than others, so the answer may not be one-size-fits-all.

Luckily, there are lots of different techniques, even designed for sensitive skin, so with a little research you can pick and choose what works best for each area! Please remember to always read and follow the label.


The bikini line can be a sensitive area for many people, but it’s no reason to toss away your bikini. Using a hair removal cream for your bikini line can work well as the results can appear to last 2x longer than shaving. However, be sure to read the instructions carefully before use. It’s recommended to do a patch test 24 hours before you use the products to ensure that your skin doesn’t have adverse reactions. Veet® Bikini Kit Hair Removal Cream & Gentle Finishing Creamis specially designed for the sensitive skin of a bikini line and underarms so that might be a good choice if you know your skin is a little sensitive.


The face is also another sensitive area when it comes to hair removal. There are a variety of techniques that work well here such as plucking, waxing and threading. Each give you a lot of control over exactly which hairs you remove. Plucking allows you to pick a hair and pull them out one at a time, and is relatively easy to do yourself.

Waxing can also be used on the face as it removes the entire hair shaft. This means that the hair grows back more slowly, free from the appearance of stubble caused by shaving, and gives a much longer lasting result. Veet® Natural Inspirations™ Facial Wax Strips are a handy compact waxing kit especially designed for facial hair removal leaving the skin moisturized and feeling soft.

Threading is also a very popular, especially for eyebrows. This process cuts out any contact with creams and gels which your skin may have an aversion to; nothing but the thread touches the skin, which is thrown away after use. It is also very fast and precise.


Although legs aren’t always a very sensitive area, some people do have much more sensitive skin than others. If you have sensitive skin, Veet® EasyGrip™ Ready-to-Use Wax Strips for Sensitive Skin are specially formulated with Almond Oil and Vitamin E, which are both known for their benefits on sensitive skin. Shaving can be a quick and effective solution here too, however it can be an aggravating process to areas of skin that are already sensitive. If you do go ahead and shave, be sure to use a cream or gel which is free of harsh chemicals to lubricate the skin and minimize nicks and cuts.

So there you have it. Some areas are more sensitive than others and some people are more sensitive than others too. But that need not cause any problems! Pick the right technique for each area and you’ll be hair free in no time!