Using Hair Removal Cream: Myths and Truths

How To Use Hair Removal Cream

You too can become a Veet expert! Find out some useful hair removing facts that help remove hair easily. Read on.                                                                      

FACT: Veet Hair Removal Cream doesn’t darken skin.

You could worry about skin darkening when using another hair removal cream, but not with Veet. Most hair removal creams cause darkening because they irritate the skin. When used as directed, Veet Hair Removal Cream won’t irritate your skin, nor will it cause dryness and roughness. Exfoliate your skin gently 24 hours before depilation. With its amazing moisturising formula, Veet Hair Removal Cream makes your skin feel soft and looking great.

FACT: You should prep your skin before removing hair

This is really important, and only a little time is need to make sure that you have 100% hair removal with Veet. Wash your skin with warm water so that the pores open up. This helps any dislodged dirt and surface dead skin cells be washed away. Dry the skin thoroughly before using Veet to remove hair. Just the simple act of treating the skin to warm water prior to hair removal makes hair removal with Veet more pleasurable.

FACT: Waxing makes hair grow back more slowly

Since waxing pulls out hair from the root, the hair follicle takes some time to grow back. Waxing with Veet Ready-To-Use Wax Strips remove hair effectively with just one pull, and the hair is removed from the root completely. Naturally, it takes longer to grow back. Use Veet Ready-To-Use Wax Strips range for slower hair growth and finer, softer regrowth.

FACT: Tight-fitting clothes exacerbate the problem of ingrown hairs

You would be surprised, but this one’s true! Tight clothing obstructs the natural growth of hair, which is oriented to grow upwards and outside the skin. Any hindrance in this process inflames the hair follicle and makes the hair curl and grow inwards. This causes ingrown hairs. Ingrown hair is a problem especially in the bikini area, and shaving makes it worse. The key lies in regular exfoliation and wearing looser clothing so that the problem is resolved.

FACT: Tanning immediately after hair removal causes sunburn

There is a reason why this happens. Skin is more sensitive after hair removal and it should ideally not be exposed to direct sunlight right after. Wear sunscreen lotion to prevent uneven tanning or staining. Sunscreen lotion prevents the harmful ultraviolet rays from tanning, aging and causing other kinds of damage.

FACT: You should not swim immediately after waxing

As mentioned above, the skin is slightly more sensitive after waxing or depilation. It needs some time to recover, and the chlorine in swimming pools can be harsh on it. Choose another form of exercise instead, using loose clothes. A 24-hour window after waxing is best.

FACT: You can remove body hair yourself.

Veet makes it possible to remove your body hair and get it salon perfect in minutes. Check out our helpful videos and usage instructions for the closest hair removal experience and the confidence that you can rid yourself of pesky body hair in the privacy of your own home.

FACT: You must not shave your bikini area

The skin in your bikini area is sensitive, so shaving should be avoided at all costs. Sure, shaving is quick and convenient, but is causes ingrown hair and strips your skin of essential moisture. Plus, you might nick or cut your skin. Choose Veet hair removal cream to remove hair from the bikini area, but do so after reading the usage instructions.

FACT: You must test Veet before applying it to any body part

Veet is dermatologically tested and safe for use, but it is recommended that you conduct a patch test to eliminate any possibility of a problem later on. Test the product on a small area of skin at least 24 hours before actual use. If there is no skin irritation, reddening or rashes, the product is safe to use.

FACT: Stress can affect your skin

Stress and anxiety can act on your skin and cause premature aging. The key is to relax and you’re your stress levels under control as much as possible. Indulge in your hobbies, hang out with friends and treat yourself to some me-time often to keep stress at bay.

FACT: Pregnancy increases your pain threshold

Pregnancy is an exciting time in the life of every woman – but it makes everything seem twice as painful! It’s true that your skin’s pain threshold is lower during pregnancy, making it more sensitive than usual. This is caused by hormonal changes and increased blood flow to the skin. Thus, the skin is quicker in reacting to certain products and procedures. Waxing often causes bruising during pregnancy, so only a good product like Veet Hair Removal Creams should be used during this time. Read the package instructions for further information.

FACT: I can get salon-quality hair removal results at home

Of course you can! All Veet products deliver the best results, but Veet Ready-To-Use Wax Strips are the best of all if you want salon-quality hair removal at home. Plus, they care for your skin and leave it smooth for up to four weeks.

FACT: I should not use hair removal cream on the same area every day

A normal waiting period of 72 hours is recommended between applications, whether you wax or depilate. Repeated use of the product or procedure over the same area of skin can cause redness or soreness.

FACT: My skin should be clean and dry when removing hair

This is important, because moist skin does not let the product work properly. The wax strip cannot adhere to oily, damp skin, nor can hair removal creams work efficiently if there is a damp barrier in the way.

FACT: Many different factors influence the look of my skin

This explains why your skin looks great on some days and not so nice on others. Your diet, lifestyle and many factors influence how your skin looks. Nutritious food, lots of water, getting good quality sleep, using sunscreen lotion and keeping stress under control all contribute to healthy, glowing skin.

FACT: Hair removal is more painful during my period

The skin is more sensitive when you are on your menstrual cycle. And waxing hurts a little even on other days, because the wax strip pulls hair from the root. So, waxing during your period can hurt just a little bit more than it normally would. Just use Veet Hair Removal creams during this time.

FACT: Waxing is more painful on colder days

The cold temperature makes the muscles contract involuntarily, which tenses the skin. So if you’re waxing in the cold weather, find a space that is warm and comfortable – this helps the pores open and reduces discomfort. Instead of waxing, you could try removing hair using Veet Hair Removal Creams.

FACT: You should avoid deodorants before and after hair removal

Deodorants let a film develop on the skin, so that the wax strip cannot adhere to the skin properly. When used on freshly waxed or depilated skin, deodorants can irritate and cause itching. We suggest that you wait at least 24 hours after hair removal to use your deodorant.

FACT: Wax products should only be used once

This is what we suggest: do not reuse wax that has been used once already, for purely hygienic purposes. You could probably a just-used wax strip on a smaller area of skin to remove hair that was left behind after first removal. But do not use the same strip again – dispose it off hygienically.

FACT: Exfoliation prevents ingrown hairs

Which woman doesn’t want soft, smooth skin that is free of ingrown hair? If you want to get rid of pesky ingrown hair or prevent their recurrence, you should exfoliate your skin regularly. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, excess dried oil and other impurities, thus letting the hair grow out naturally. This prevents ingrowth. Exfoliating once a week is enough, while sensitive skin types can do it once a fortnight.

FACT: Trimming body hair before waxing reduces discomfort

It is normally recommended that your hair be at least 2mm long to be removed properly. Veet wax strips can remove hair as short as 1.5mm. But long hair – longer than 5 mm – can cause discomfort, because they will get pulled that much more during waxing. Trimming it shorter is a better idea, and it helps you use less number of wax strips as well.