Hair Removal for Sensitive Skin

Hair removal is an important part of life for both men and women. Getting your legs looking super smooth to show off in your new short shorts, a clean bikini line for a day at the beach with your friends, and the perfectly refined eyebrows to shape your face properly.

Each of these areas require hair removal to give you the desired results. But, what works well on your legs won’t necessarily work as well on your eyebrows. With that said, some areas of your body are much more sensitive than others, which means hair removal isn’t one-size-fits-all.

Luckily, there are lots of different techniques, even some designed for sensitive skin. With a little research, you can pick and choose what works best for each area!


The bikini line can be a sensitive area for many people, but it’s no reason to toss the bikini. Using a hair removal cream for your bikini line can work well and appear to last longer than shaving. However, be sure to read the instructions carefully before use. It’s recommended to do a patch test 24 hours before you use the products to ensure that your skin doesn’t have a negative reaction. Veet® Spray On Hair Removal Cream is specially designed with a sensitive formula for your bikini line.


Your face is also another sensitive hair removal area. There are a variety of techniques that work well such as plucking, waxing, and threading. Each of these methods give you a lot of control over exactly which hairs you remove. Plucking allows you to out pull out one hair at a time, and it is relatively cheap and easy to do yourself.

Threading is also a very popular, especially for eyebrows. This process cuts out any contact with creams and gels which your skin may have an aversion to; nothing but the thread touches the skin, which is thrown away after use.[1] It is also very fast and efficient.

Waxing can also be used on the face by removing the entire hair shaft. This means that the hair grows back more slowly, free from the stubble caused by shaving, and gives a much longer lasting result.[2] Veet® Ready-to-Use Wax Strips come in a handy waxing kit especially designed for facial hair removal. This product allows you to apply precise amounts of wax, and it’s also suitable for sensitive skin.


Although legs aren’t always a very sensitive area, some people do have much more sensitive skin than others. Waxing is a very popular hair removal technique since the results last much longer than shaving. If you have sensitive skin, Veet® Fast Acting Gel Cream is specially formulated with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, which are both known to benefit sensitive skin.[3]Shaving can be a quick and effective solution here too; however, it can be an aggravating process to already sensitive skin. If you do shave, be sure to use a cream or gel which is free of harsh chemicals to lubricate the skin and minimize cuts.

So there you have it – some areas are more sensitive for hair removal than others, but that shouldn’t cause you any problems! Pick the right technique for each area and you’ll be hair free with Veet® in no time!