Prep Yourself!

Hair Removal : Prep Yourself!

If you lust after silky smooth legs, there are a number of techniques you can use. In this guide, we outline some preparation tips to make the hair removal process as easy as possible so you can get even better results.

Shaving

Shaving is one of the most common methods of hair removal, it’s quick, easy and you have results in minutes.

Firstly, you should always thoroughly wash your legs before shaving. Also, having a hot bath or shower will allow your skin to soak up the moisture.

Next, exfoliate your body using a loofah or exfoliating gloves to get rid of any dead skin and lather your legs with shaving cream or gel. This will help to prevent any nicks from the blades and help to keep your skin moisturised throughout.

Despite popular belief, shave in the direction your hairs naturally grow - shaving against will irritate the skin and may lead to ingrown hairs1.

Always ensure you are using a good razor too – this will reduce the risk of razor burn and nasty cuts, in addition to giving you smoother, longer lasting results!

Creams

Depilatory creams have become a much more popular method of hair removal in recent times.

Before smearing on the cream, remember to exfoliate to get rid of dead skin and wash off any other creams or lotions from your skin.

There are a range of different methods depilatory creams come in. Some you can keep on your legs while you shower and others you can just apply for around six to ten minutes, depending on the cream. Remember to carefully read the instructions before applying the cream.

Veet offers a range of hair removal creams that are perfect for those who want smooth legs without the fuss as depilatory creams dissolve the hair.

Waxing

Whether you are going to a salon or using a home wax kit, this method of hair removal is the most daunting; simply because it is the most painful. However, it lasts much longer than shaving or depilatory creams.

If you are doing this at home, you have a wide range of choice in the type of wax you choose. In recent years, hot wax has become more popular as you can be more precise in the application.

It is always worth reading up on which types of wax suit which body parts best beforehand.

These tips can help you make the most out of your hair removal regime, to ensure you have silky smooth legs for longer!


1 http://epilatorgirl.com/how-to-prevent-ingrown-hairs/

2 http://hairremoval.about.com/od/waxing/f/Waxing-Hair-Length.htm

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