Hair removal for women can be tricky: what’s the best way to do it? Should you wax? Should you pluck? What about doing hair removal at home? How frequently should you do it? We can help you answer these questions and more, whether you need to learn about leg hair removal, doing an at-home bikini wax, underarm hair removal, or facial hair removal. While body hair removal for women isn’t a necessity, if you are looking to groom, you should empower yourself with the knowledge of different methods, tips, and tricks for removing hair from different parts of your body.
Hair Removal for Women: Leg hair
One of the most common places for women to remove hair is from the legs. Many women love the smooth effect that shaving provides, but leg hair removal can be made even easier! You can go to a spa to get your legs waxed, similar to any other body part, or you can enjoy the at home convenience of Veet® Spray On Hair Removal Cream. Since it is a spray on cream, you can easily cover hard-to-reach areas like the back of your leg. Additionally, this cream is fast-acting – simply spray on, let it sit for 5 minutes, and wash it off in the shower. You will be left with smooth skin without the hassle of shaving.
Hair Removal for Women: Bikini Area
The bikini area is one of the most sensitive parts of the body, and for many women, it’s highly prone to ingrown hairs and razor burn. The skin around the bikini area is very thin, so it’s necessary to be very careful when removing hair from the area. You can try shaving, a depilatory cream, or waxing for your bikini area depending on your preferences.
Shaving is one of the easiest and most accessible methods of hair removal for women. There are, however, a few things to keep in mind when shaving the bikini area: trim the hair before shaving, soak in a warm bath or shower for five to ten minutes before shaving to soften the skin, use shaving cream, shave in the direction of the hair, and moisturize afterwards. Following these measures will help reduce the chance of getting razor burn and increase the likelihood of the smoothest shave possible.
Using a depilatory cream is a second option for bikini hair removal, and it is similarly quick and easy like shaving. A hair removal cream like Veet® Botanic Inspirations® Hair Removal Cream dissolves the hair close to the root.
Waxing is another option for bikini hair removal for women. While going to a spa or a salon for waxing services can take the pressure off having to know how to do it yourself, you may consider the more private route of waxing on your own. Learning how to wax your own bikini area as frequently as you would visit the salon is easy with Veet® Botanic Inspirations® Wax Strip Kit Hair Remover. This excellent at-home bikini wax kit will help you get the silky smooth skin you’re looking for. To maximize your at-home bikini waxing experience, follow these tips:
- Exfoliate and cleanse the area before waxing.
- Apply wax in the direction of hair growth.
- Place strips down firmly.
- Pull off the strip in the opposite direction of hair growth.
- Never wax the same area twice in the same session.
Doing your own at-home bikini wax can be simple, with quick results and long-lasting smooth skin. If you’re looking to do a full Brazilian wax, you should seek out a professional.
With any option for hair removal around sensitive areas, whether you’re shaving or doing an at-home bikini wax, you should moisturize the area afterwards, wear cotton underwear, and avoid tight-fitting clothing afterwards to help prevent redness and to reduce irritation.
Hair Removal for Women: Underarm Hair
Underarm hair removal for women entails similar products and steps to bikini hair removal. You could shave, wax, or use depilatory creams on your underarms. If you choose to shave or wax, follow the same steps as you would with shaving your bikini area.
The Veet® Gel Cream Hair Remover Pump is a depilatory cream that will provide quick results for underarm hair removal. Apply the gel cream to your underarm area and leave on skin for five minutes before using spatula to gently remove a small test area. If the hair removes easily, use the wider end of the spatula to take away remaining cream. Cream can be left on skin for up to 10 minutes if needed. This formula hydrates the skin for up to 24 hours and contains Aloe Vera.
If you prefer wax as your hair removal method, be sure to try Veet® Botanic Inspirations® Wax Strip Kit Hair Remover. These wax strips are able to lock onto all different lengths of hair, due to hair coating technology. For use, simply rub the wax strip between your hands. Apply the strip over the hair you wish to remove and rub in the same direction as the hair growth. Hold the underarm skin taut and using the Veet Easy Grip™ rounded edge tab, pull the strip back in the opposite direction of hair growth. The faster you pull the strip the better. After waxing, remove any excess wax with one of the provided Perfect Finish Wipes. You can also use baby oil if you prefer. The kit comes with 8 wax strips for the bikini or underarm area.
Hair Removal for Women: Facial Hair
Whether you’re trying to groom your eyebrows or get rid of a mustache, facial hair removal for woman is often unpleasant. Similar to arm and bikini hair removal, you could wax or shave the hair on your face, or you could tweeze it. Tweezing or plucking the hairs—upper lip or chin hairs—can be incredibly painful and time-consuming, while shaving can leave unsightly stubble. Waxing, on the other hand, is frequently the preferred method of facial hair removal for women.
You can use the Botanic Inspirations® Wax Strip Kit Hair Remover for the face. The wax acts like a liquid during application, coating all different lengths of hair—even the short ones. The kit comes with 12 face wax strips that work great for any part of your face.
While hair removal for women takes time and effort, using the right products helps yield great results to leave your skin silky smooth.