Sun, swim, and smooth skin. It’s here: summer!
You’ve waited all those grim wintry months for the sun to hang out in the sky. Time to get out your best summer dress.
But what about any unwanted hair?
Having or not having hair is a personal choice, and we dig it no matter which way you go. But if you’re thinking of removing it, especially while romping on the beach in a brand new two-piece bikini or as part of your confident summer body routine, there’s a variety of options available to you. Our ProfessionalTM range of hair removal & pre/post products will give you superior results and extra care to keep you smooth all summer long!
Let’s go through all things summer hair removal.
Summer hair removal methods
There are a ton of options available for hair removal, some at home and many in salons. Which method you choose comes down to price, convenience, if you have sensitive skin or not, and how long you want to be fuzz-free for.
Waxing is one of the most effective methods of hair removal because it’s easy, you can do it at home, and it’s long lasting. With waxing, hair is pulled from the hair follicle, and it can last for up to 28 days. Wax strips, like Veet® ProfessionalTM Cold Wax Strips*, successfully make legs smooth and soft because of its improved EasyGrip™ tab that helps you get the right angle and keep a firm grip for a great skin finish.
- Slowly pull strips apart using outward rounded tabs.
- Apply one cold wax strip onto your skin with the curved tab pointing in the direction of hair growth. Rub a few times in the direction your hair grows to make sure the wax adheres.
- Hold tab. Hold skin taut. Pull the strip back onto itself (as fast as you can!) in one swift motion, as close to the skin as you pull.
- After waxing, clean away any wax left on your skin with a Perfect Finish Wipe. Voila! Hairless.
You can even wax your bikini line at home, too. Shaving can cause ingrown hairs in the area but that’s far less of a concern with waxing. You can use Veet® ProfessionalTM Wax Strips Sensitive Skin, Face Bikini & Underarm* for superior results*** and extra skin care.
Hair removal cream
Hair removal cream is a fast and easy way to remove hair. These products can start to work from 2 minutes** before it’s time to scrape off the hair.
How does hair removal cream work?
Hair removal cream, also known as a depilatory cream, removes hair on the surface of the skin at the strand level. The cream is applied to an area of the body and left to sit until the hair breaks down enough to become a jelly-consistency to wipe and wash off.
If you have sensitive skin, always try a test patch first to ensure it’s safe for you to use. If you’re thinking of using a hair removal cream on your bikini line, Veet® ProfessionalTM Hair Removal Cream Full Bikini Kit* is our first ever product that can be used over the full bikini area including labia/lips* and works even tougher to remove hair.
The most common at home hair removal method: shaving. Using a disposable razor is a rite of passage for many of us.
To shave any unwanted hair, make sure the area of hair removal is damp, apply a foam or cream and glide the razor along to get rid of the hair. Shaving removes the hair strand rather than the hair follicle, so the hair will grow back much quicker than other methods.
Shaving can also cause razor bumps, ingrown hairs, nicks to the skin, and often irregular hair removal. (Have you ever shaved your legs and missed a giant spot? Of course you have.)
Hair removal honorary mentions
There are many other types of hair removal, and we’ll quickly run through them here, but they are often more expensive and not done in your home.
- Laser hair removal
*Ensure this product is right for you. Always read and follow the product label before use.
**Veet® ProfessionalTM Hair Removal Cream starts working from 2 minutes. Other products may vary.
***vs. Veet® PURETM Products