Arm Hair Removal: Your Ultimate Guide



The first step to any hair removal session is getting rid of arm hair. And who doesn’t love silky, smooth and hairless arms? And here’s the catch: If you have thicker body hair and would like to go bare, traditional DIY methods may not be of great help. No matter what body part you’re freeing of the fuzz, you need to follow a few fundamental steps.

  1. Clean your skin

You should always work with a fresh slate or in this case, skin. Scrub up with a cleansing soap in the bath or shower to get rid of any bacteria or grime. Bacteria and grime on the skin could cause folliculitis or other irritating bumps, especially while getting rid of thicker hair.

  1. Exfoliate

Exfoliating helps slough off dead skin cells that have accumulated around the follicles so you can get the best possible hair removal results. To avoid irritation of the skin, avoid chemical exfoliants before shaving, waxing, or using a depilatory. Stick to clean loofahs and mitts or even a gentle body scrub would do.

  1. The process of hair removal

Each removal method entails its technique. If you are waxing, you will want to work with dry skin. Light powdering can help keep moisture at bay. Shaving is another method for hair removal. However, shaving can lead to many skin problems such as itching, ingrown hairs and razor burn.

  1. Indulge in a pampering session

Taking care of your skin after any hair-removal technique is imperative to prevent infections, itching, and other irritations. The larger hair follicles are prone to major infections. Hence, moisturising is an important part of the process. You can also check out extra ingredients, like AHAs (citric acid) or BHAs (salicylic acid) to keep bacteria and dead skin cells at bay to prevent ingrown hair.

How to remove arm hair?

  1. Waxing

Waxing is the procedure to go for if you want a hair-free effect that lasts for approximately three to six weeks. Waxing may sound complicated or messy, especially for thicker hair, but with the right product, one can have arm hair removed effortlessly.

Veet’s Read-To-Use Wax Strips can help you achieve superior and long-lasting results in a quicker and hassle-free way. With different variants for three different skin types, here’s your ultimate at-home salon solution for hair-free and smooth skin. Its Easy-Grip tabs and Perfect Finish Wipes, make your arm hair removal experience a top-notch one. Check out how Sara Ali Khan uses Veet’s Cold Wax Strips that give her a hassle-free hair removal experience.

  •     The Do’s and Don’ts of waxing arm hair

Method: Apply the strip in the direction of hair growth, hold the skin tight with one hand, and pull in one swift motion in the opposite direction. If you are unable to get all the hair the first time, you can apply the same strip again for touching up.

Pro tip: Before peeling the wax strips, cut strips to fit tinier spots, like the elbow or tiny hair on your fingers.

  1. Depilatory Creams

Depilatory cream can be easily applied and then rinsed off so you can be done in a few minutes and be hair-free for days. You can find them at your local drugstore, but test them before you use them. If you want a safe and seamless arm hair removal experience, you should opt for Veet’s Hair Removal Cream. This hair removal cream is dermatologically tested and formulated for sensitive skin to remove hair as well as moisturise your skin. The hair removal cream is enriched with Lotus Milk, Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and Shea Butter, which is known for its skin softening and calming properties.

  •     The Do’s and Don’ts of using arm hair removal cream

Method: Slather liberally on damp skin. Wait for 5 to 10 minutes, and rinse. 

Pro tip: Do a patch test on a small spot if you’re using it for the first time. This is to check for any unwanted reactions or allergies.

Regardless of what arm hair removal method you opt for, you should do a patch test to determine whether a product is suitable for your skin.

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Disclaimer | *‘RB India Pvt Ltd claim based on research conducted by Neilsen in November 2016, among 161 females (SEC A/B, in the age group of 18 – 35) across Delhi.’