If you’re someone who prefers to bare all (or nearly all!) on the beach then it may be important to you to make sure that you really are bare yourself. But as summer approaches, it can be difficult to know what to do to prepare your skin for this season of sun, sand and swimsuits.
As very few of you will be donning full-length bathing suits, it can be tricky to know how to keep your legs hair-free – at the time when they’ll be out most of all day every day! In the lead up to summer, it can be an idea to forgo the razor in favor of a different method. Shaving has a reputation for being the quickest and easiest method of every day hair removal, but it might be an idea to switch this out for a depilatory cream. Creams break down the proteins in the hairs, so they break off just beneath the skin. The advantage this has over shaving, is that it doesn’t slice through the hair, leaving any scratchy rough edges. As the cream effectively dissolves the hair, what is left is softer, and less visible than stubble. Depilatory creams are very quick and simple to use, and it can even be done in the shower, just as you would shave.
Underarm and Bikini
There are a massive amount of swimsuits available, in a variety of styles, fits and cuts, so it’s worth taking this in mind when you’re deciding how much to take off. You don’t want to trim your bikini zone to suit one pair of bottoms, to put on your other pair to be met with errant stray hairs!
While creams are an option, the best prescription for a hair free summer would be to opt for a wax. This may involve growing the hairs out for a short while in preparation (as waxing works best on hairs over 5mm – but can work on hairs as short as 2mm), but can last up to four weeks, giving you a generous amount of time to fit in your holiday, without having to worry about unwanted hair.
Achieving these results doesn’t have to mean a costly trip to the salon however, as you can get great results from cold wax strips. Veet® Ready-to-Use Wax Strips come specially designed for underarms and the bikini zone, so however much you want to take off, you can do it from the comfort of your own home! For these sensitive areas, the wax is specially formulated with almond oil to moisturize as it exfoliates, to minimize discomfort and leave your skin as soft as it is smooth.