When it comes to hair removal, there is a lot of information out there. We all know how difficult it can be to find accurate information on the internet these days, so we have made it easy for you. We have compiled some common myths about hair removal and are debunking them for you.
MYTH: Shaving is the most efficient hair removal method.
After shaving, you will see hair returning in just one or two days. However, with Veet wax products, you can have smooth skin for up to four weeks! Plus, you get to avoid the roughness that you get after shaving.
MYTH: The more you remove body hair the thicker it gets.
This is a common myth that we’ve all probably heard at least once. But the truth is, regular waxing actually makes your hair grow back finer and thinner over time. Our hair removal cream products do not affect thickness at all. With Veet products, you will enjoy longer-lasting smoothness and you can be assured that when your hair does grow back, it won’t be any thicker than before.
MYTH: People with sensitive skin shouldn’t use Veet.
This is false! In fact, we even have a whole product line specifically for those with sensitive skin. If you are looking to use our sensitive skin line, look for the words ‘sensitive skin’ on the packaging. Even if you are using our products formulated for sensitive skin, it is still important to do a patch test. To do a patch test, put a small amount of the product on the area you are looking to treat. Wait 24 hours and if you have not experienced any reaction, you are good to go!
MYTH: Long, hot showers are good for your skin.
We know how therapeutic a nice long, hot shower can be. However, the truth is that it is really not good for your skin. The temperature of the hot water will dry your skin out. Try to take shorter showers with lukewarm or even slightly cool water. Your skin will thank you and so will the environment!
MYTH: Razors and hair removal creams work in the same way.
Not even close! Razors cut the hair just above the skin and leave a rough stubble behind. Hair removal creams remove hair just below the skin’s surface and when the hair regrows, it grows in with rounded tips. This is why it is softer to touch.
MYTH: Hair removal creams can’t be used on the bikini line.
This is another common myth that floats around. You can use some Veet hair removal products around your bikini line. Be sure to read the label before use though as not all of our products are suitable for this area. Also, be careful to not make contact with your genitals. If you apply the product too close to the genital area you could experience adverse reactions.
MYTH: Alcohol based products are okay to use when removing hair.
You should never use alcohol-based products before, during or after hair removal. You could experience skin irritation if you do. To remove excess wax, try using a Veet Perfect Finish Wipe.