Summer is on its way which means all the shops are getting in this year’s stock of all the pretty swimwear and we are all our looking for the perfect piece to relax in around the pool or wear for a splash about in the sea.
Along with finding the perfect poolside outfit to make us look and feel great, we also need to make sure our bikini lines are looking perfectly preened, smooth and hair free as having pubic hair on show could distract from that pretty new bikini.
Of course, you could book yourself into the salon for a beautician to sort it out for you but that could end up costing you quite a bit of money. You may be surprised at how easy it is to achieve salon-results yourself for up to 28 days, all in the comfort and privacy of your own home using Veet cold wax strips. You may even save yourself some money on those potential salon bills! Have a look at our guide below to find out how.
Step by Step
Before you start, it is advised to make sure your hair is at least a quarter inch long– if not, the wax might not be able to grab the hair properly. Have a shower and use a mild exfoliator to clean up any dirt or dead skin before you begin waxing. Before you wax, it can be a good idea to apply some powder on the skin so the wax just attaches to the hair and not the skin. It will also help to soak up any moisture or oils on the skin.
Find somewhere comfortable to do your waxing. You could try laying a towel on the floor or on your bed to protect from any potential mess. One technique is to lie on the end of your bed with your feet flat on the floor and a pillow to prop your head up so you can see what you are doing – it may be a little tricky but keep a mirror on hand to help with those hard to see areas.
Cold wax strips must be warmed up first, by rubbing them between your hands. Place your wax strips on the area of hair of your choice, and press the wax down onto the hair. Hold your skin taught, grip the wax strip and tug quickly against the direction of hair growth.
Waxing may not get every hair the first time but you try to avoid waxing the same area of skin twice during a waxing session. Any nagging hairs can always be tackled using a tweezers. After waxing, you can wipe the area over with one of the finishing wipes that comes with the Veet’s Ready-to-use cold wax strips.
For a little extra TLC, you can now apply an aloe based gel or lotion to help soothe the skin. Be sure to gently exfoliate the waxed area two days after the hair removal. This will reduce the risk of ingrown hairs
And there you have it! You should now be super confident, ready to go out and enjoy the sun in your pretty new swimsuit!