Hair Removal for Sensitive Skin
Many women live with sensitive skin. It can affect everyday decisions in life, from what clothes we wear, to what kind of shower gel we choose. The same goes for choosing the right hair removal method. You may be worried about reactions such as itching or redness, which are more prevalent for those with sensitive skin. But the good news is that there are actually many options for hair removal that can be suitable for even those with sensitive skin. Here are some tips for you to consider: Sensitive Areas
Certain areas of the body can be more sensitive than others, and sensitivity ranges for every individual. For instance, the skin on your Bikini Line, Underarms, and Face can be more sensitive than wider areas such as your legs. The good news is that Veet® has a wide selection of waxes and creams which are specifically designed for these sensitive areas. For example, the Veet® Face Precision Wax Care kit contains almond oil in the wax and aloe vera in the aftercare cream which is known to soothe irritation and sensitive skin. This kit even includes a specially designed applicator to focus on smaller areas, making it easier to wax, without having to redo the same area of skin multiple times.
Hair Removal Tips
A small amount of sensitivity is normal when removing unwanted hair. But with any method, there are certain steps you can take to minimise this. Before waxing, for instance, it’s important to make sure the skin is both clean and dry. This minimizes the skin’s susceptibility to any possible bacteria, and gives the wax better contact to the hairs, avoiding pulling on the skin. After removing hair from your bikini line or underarms, it’s a good idea to avoid synthetic fabrics, this will allow your skin to breathe. It’s also a good idea to follow your hair removal routine by moisturising.
Managing Sensitive Skin
Hair removal aside, there are lots steps you can take to manage your sensitive skin. Physical exercise is fantastic for your health and wellbeing, but sweating and chafing usually comes with these endeavours. Following a good workout, wash your body thoroughly to reduce the skin’s contact with bacteria. Sensitive skin can also be affected by exposure to heat. Taking long hot showers and baths can leave the skin dehydrated and more prone to dryness, so it’s a good idea to use a moderate temperature. Any abrasive activity can likely irritate sensitive skin. For instance, after a shower or swimming, you might want to avoid using coarse towels, and try patting dry instead of rubbing.