In the summer months, we’d all like to be confident and flaunt our smooth legs. With the warm weather, ushering in BBQ’s and festivals, having hair free legs is one thing, but keeping them smooth and hydrated after the hair removal is another job altogether. With a little extra care, hairy legs will be a thing of the past.!
Whichever hair removal method you choose, prepping your legs is very important to get them in good shape before your treatment. It’s a good idea to exfoliate, paying special attention to tough areas like your knees and ankles in order to get rid of any flaky skin. This can help reduce the likelihood of getting ingrown hairs, while also allowing the wax to stick to the hairs directly, giving you smoother results. Using exfoliating scrubs or gloves is a great way to keep your skin naturally healthy.
Another tip is to make sure that you are not washing in water that is too hot, this can dehydrate your skin and increase the risk of razor burn. There is no need to compensate with ice cold water, however, a warm wash can be the best option as it opens pores which expose the hair closer to the follicle.
Whether you’re using depilatory creams, shaving or waxing, there are many different methods for removing any unwanted hair on your legs. If it is depilatory creams you are using, make sure to read the label carefully. Also make sure to conduct a skin test on a small area at least 24 hours before applying the cream over a larger area. This will let you know if you have any allergies to the chemicals in the cream before applying it to larger areas. Browse Veet® Depilatory Creams to see the options available. If you opt for shaving, then it’s good to replace your razor blades as often as possible, otherwise you risk using a blunt blade, which may not leave you with favourable results. Waxing is another great at-home option, especially if you’re looking for longer lasting results. With waxing, it’s important to read all instructions carefully before application. With products that needs heating, remember to never heat the wax higher than the indicated temperature.
After hair removal, it’s a good idea to rinse thoroughly, removing any excess gel, wax or cream. This stage is the perfect time to get into some good light and check that you haven’t missed any areas. It’s no fun finding a patch of unwanted hair when you're already out and about in public!
When your legs are dry, it’s a good idea to apply a rich moisturiser or even a body butter. Rub in a generous amount and be sure to focus on those particularly dry areas again to help nourish the skin and help lock in the moisture. Try putting some on your legs at night – it will soak in overnight, allowing you to start the day with smoother legs! However with Veet creams, you can forgo the creams as the ingredients in the creams will keep your legs moisturized for a long time!