Sweet summertime: sun, swim, and tans. As the weather gets warmer, with that hot sun lingering in the sky, of course you’ll want to bust out that two-piece swimsuit and hit the beach. But what about your bikini line? Hair or no hair, you'll look fabulous no matter how you choose to rock your summer bikini line!
If you’re going no hair, we’ve got you covered on tips to get your bikini line ready for summer fun.
Waxing your bikini line is going to be the most effective method of hair removal to get rid of any pesky coarse hair. It’ll help you avoid getting ingrown hairs, too, because waxing pulls hair right from the hair follicle rather than the strand, like hair removal creams and shaving. Removing hair from the follicle source means you’ll have a smoother bikini line for longer.
Waxing can also be done at home, making it a cost-effective and fast way to tame your bikini line. It’s always best to have hair longer to remove but with Veet® ProfessionalTM Cold Wax Strips* you can remove hair as short as 1.5mm. With its redesigned EasyGrip™ tab, Veet® ProfessionalTM Cold Wax Strips* will help you get the right angle and keep a firm grip for your next wax sesh.
6 wax tips for your summer ready bikini line
Okay, you’ve got the wax goods, so what’s next? Here are 5 wax tips to help you get the smoothest bikini line this summer.
1. Exfoliate skin 24 to 48 hours before waxing
Using a gentle exfoliant on your skin a couple of times a week is good for it anyway, because removing dead skin cells will help prevent dullness or irritation, but it’s especially important if you’re going to get your bikini line ready for summer.
It’ll help reduce any ingrown hair growth because there won’t be any lingering skin debris to inflame the skin or poke through.
2. Never shave before waxing
It may seem tempting to tame the area before you start your wax but it’s important that you don’t. Hair needs to be around 6 mm long for maximum effectiveness but can be as short as 1.5mm if using Veet® ProfessionalTM Cold Wax Strips*. When using a cold wax strip, this amount of hair will be able to stick to the wax strip better, and when you pull it back, more will come out.
While we’re here, avoid shaving after or between waxings, too. Hair is going to grow back coarser (depending on your own growth and texture) and could risk breaking, which might impact your skin.
3. Keep a regular waxing schedule
While waxing is especially effective for keeping skin smooth and hair-free, it will grow back eventually. Remember to keep hair at least 6 mm thick for removal when planning your waxing schedule.
Waxing can last upward of a month, depending on how fast your own hair grows back, so plan your schedule from there.
4. Waxing your bikini line with Veet® ProfessionalTM*
With your skin prepped and wax strips ready, feeling unsure where to begin? We've got you covered with a helpful video guiding you through the simple process of waxing your bikini line, ensuring smooth, superior results**.
If you’re curious about how to wax other areas of the body, we have an entire library of how-to videos you can watch here.
5. Avoid waxing while menstruating
And while you’re factoring in when to schedule your at-home bikini line wax session, remember that when you’re menstruating, the skin around your bikini line could be extra sensitive. A general rule is to avoid waxing the bikini line just before and during menstruation, even just after, too. If you’re already cramping up and in discomfort, why add any more?
6. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
Keep your skin hydrated 24 to 48 hours after waxing. Replenish any lost moisture to your bikini line by keeping the area well hydrated with a moisturizer of your choice. If you have sensitive skin as is, try to use a cold wax product like Veet® PURETM Cold Wax Strips for Legs and Body* that has been formulated to minimize the number of ingredients required and the risk of allergic reaction. Right after, use Veet’s Perfect Finish wipe to clean away any wax left on your skin. In 24 to 48 hours apply moisturizer to calm and soothe the area and to rehydrate it.
*Ensure this product is right for you. Always read and follow the product label before use.
***vs. Veet® PURETM Products