It’s almost summertime, which means it’s time to start bringing out the summer dresses and getting excited to show off your radiant summer body! If a part of your summer look involves hair removal, we’ve put together some preparation tips to help make the process easy, enjoyable, and effective so you can rock silky smooth skin all summer long.
A quick and easy process, it’s no wonder that shaving is one of the most common methods of hair removal, but there are a few things to keep in mind if you opt for a razor instead of creams or waxes:
Always thoroughly wash your legs before shaving so if you cut yourself, you’ll be less likely to get an infection.
Use a loofah or exfoliating gloves to exfoliate your body and remove any dead skin cells that may be trapping hairs.
Lather your skin with shaving cream or gel, which helps keep your skin moisturized and prevent cuts from razor blades.
Use a good razor! It may be tempting to use a disposable razor, but investing in a four- or five-blade razor helps provide the smoothest results.
Contrary to popular belief, you should shave in the direction your hairs naturally grow (ie. down the leg) - as shaving against the grain can increase the possibility of skin irritation, nicks, and cuts.
A growingly popular hair removal method, using depilatory creams allows you to dissolve hair down to the root, leaving you with smooth skin for longer than it would be after shaving.
Remember to exfoliate prior to using a depilatory cream so that you remove dead skin and wash off any other creams or lotions from your skin.
Check out our range of Veet® hair removal creams to find the best depilatory cream for you! Perfect for those who want smooth legs, underarms, and bikini lines without the fuss, our range of creams include:
Creams you can apply for 3-6 minutes and easily wipe away with a damp cloth like our Veet® Hair Removal Cream Silky Fresh ™ Legs & Body Dry Skin
Time-saving in-shower creams ideal for those on the go like our Veet® In-Shower Hair Removal Cream with Silky Fresh ™ Legs & Body Dry Skin
Bikini line and facial hair removal creams like our Veet® Hair Removal Kit Bikini Sensitive Skin and Veet® Silky Fresh ™ Face Hair Removal Kit Sensitive Skin
Always remember to read the instructions before applying our Veet® hair removal creams and don’t forget to do a patch test 24 hours in advance!
We get it - waxing can be a little daunting, whether you’re going to a salon or using a home wax kit, simply because it can be perceived as more painful than other hair removal methods. But did you know that waxing lasts much longer than when you shave or use depilatory creams? Here’s some tips to help you enjoy up to 28 days of smoothness!
Our Veet® waxes can remove hair as short as 1.5mm. Enjoy a home wax experience with Veet’s wide range of wax products, including:
Veet® Natural Inspirations™ Sugar Wax Legs, Face and Body Sensitive Formula - made with only five 100% naturally sourced ingredients that allows residue to be easily rinsed off with water
Veet® Natural Inspirations™ Wax Strips Legs & Body All Skin Types - made with naturally derived shea butter, leaving skin feeling touchably soft and moisturized
It’s always worth reading up on which types of wax suit which body parts best beforehand. It’s also recommended to patch test the area of skin to be waxed 24 hours before waxing to ensure no skin irritation occurs.
Treating yourself to some at-home spa vibes and self care routines? Now that’s the kind of prep you can be excited about. These tips can help you make the most of your hair removal routine and have you enjoying long lasting smoothness all summer long!