Prep Yourself!

Prep Yourself!

You can use a number of techniques to remove hair from your legs and get silky smooth skin. We outline some of these techniques in this guide, along with tips to prep your skin prior to hair removal so that you get the best results.

Shaving

One of the most common and popular hair removal methods, shaving is quick, easy and great for women with busy schedules.

When you’re about to shave your legs, start by washing your skin thoroughly, preferably with antiseptic liquid. This way, you won’t get an infection if you happen to nick your skin. Next, have a shower with hot water so that your skin can soak up the moisture and soften the hair on the skin.

After this, exfoliate the skin with a loofah so that any dead skin cells and surface dirt can be removed. Do use shaving foam or gel. This will moisturise the skin and soften the hair so that the shave is more comfortable.

Instead of shaving against the direction of hair, shave in the direction of hair so that the skin is no irritated and there is no ingrown hair.

And do use a good razor to reduce the risk of razor burn and nasty cuts. You will also have smoother skin using these tips.

Creams

Depilatory creams are some of the most popular hair removal methods. They offer a painless and quick hair removal system.

Depilatory creams dissolve the hair down to the root. Thus, this method leaves your legs hair-free for longer, as compared to shaving.

First start by exfoliating the skin with a loofah or scrubbing gloves so that dead skin is removed. Now apply the cream on the skin.

You can try the hair removal cream that best suits you and your requirement. You can use some of them in the shower, while others have an application time of 6 to 10 minutes. Apply as directed and either wash off with water or wipe away with a damp cloth. Read the usage instructions carefully before you start.

Veet has a range of hair removal creams that are perfect for those who want smooth legs without wasting any time or creating a mess.

Waxing

Whether you book a salon appointment or decide to do it yourself at home, you are bound to be daunted by it because it is uncomfortable. For some women with sensitive skin, it can be downright painful.

But the results of waxing last longer than with shaving or using depilatory creams. Preparing the skin is important here, too. Allow your hair to grow to at least to a length of a quarter of an inch to ensure you get optimal results.

When waxing at home, be sure to pick the right kind of wax strips or hot wax kit. Hot wax is more popular because it offers more precise application and can remove hair quite quickly. But it is better to be careful with hot wax as it can cause sensitivity and burns. Also the type of wax you use must suit the body part being waxed.

Use these tips listed above to make the most of your regular hair removal regime – you can now have silky smooth legs for days!

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