Everyone has body hair, although in some areas of the body it’s not always desirable! Removing unwanted hair can be a costly and sometimes embarrassing experience, so why not do your own hair removal in the comfort and privacy of your own home? It can be much cheaper than having it done at a salon and you can avoid spending the rest of the day walking around in public with a bright red forehead where you have had your eyebrows shaped, or with sticky legs from the residue of a waxing treatment!
Waxing is a great at-home technique which can easily give you a salon finish. It can be very easy, especially if you buy pre-waxed strips – you just warm the strips by rubbing them in your hands, apply it to the area you wish to remove the hair, and then pull it off. Veet® Ready to Use Wax Strips are designed to help you achieve smooth results in one swift move. Waxing can be a little painful, but you get great results as the hair is completely removed at the root. It is also easily cleaned up by simply throwing the strips in the trash after use. Many women use this hair removal method on their bikini area, legs and upper lip. If you are looking to recreate a true pampering experience, you might want to treat yourself to a warm waxing kit. Just like in a salon, this is done by heating the wax to a caramel-like consistency, which is then applied to the skin, and pulled away using special woven strips, leaving smooth salon-results.
This is a common quick fix for easy hair removal but be warned, hairs will often begin to grow back within a day or two as they only cut the hair off at the skin’s surface—after just a day or two, you might be back to square one! Also, if you aren’t careful, shaving can leave you with cuts and nicks on your skin, or even ingrown hairs that appear as unsightly red bumps. These are especially common in the pubic region. It is also a good idea to apply some type of moisturizer to the skin before shaving to help the razor glide.
Plucking is a very precise technique by which you remove one hair at a time with a pair of tweezers. It can be very time consuming but it is a great method for reshaping eyebrows or pulling out the few random hairs that sometimes can appear on your face. It’s also great to use after some of the other methods, such as waxing or depilation, to remove any stray or unreached hairs. However, the hair shaft must be long enough to grasp with the tweezers.
This is a great one for people with a low tolerance for pain. The cream is applied over the skin and works by dissolving the hairs to a jelly-like substance, which can then be wiped off as little as 10 minutes later. Regrowth after depilatory cream takes more time and appears less coarse than after shaving. This is because shaving simply cuts the hair, leaving a jagged finish, whereas creams dissolve the hair down to the root, leaving a smoother finish and less obvious regrowth.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
Veet® has their very own easy-to-use IPL device, the Infini' Silk™ PRO, which is great for home use. It works by stopping the growth from the root with short pulses of light, straight into the hair follicle. Most people will start to see results after using the device 4-5 times and should start to see a permanent difference after ten uses.
With all these different options there’s no reason not to save time and money by trying out a method of hair removal at home. As a reminder, be sure to read all on-pack instructions before use of the hair removal product to ensure proper use and the best results.