With summer always around the corner, you might be thinking about swapping those suffocating jeans out for shorts and floaty skirts. Of course we all want sexy smooth legs to go with them! Keeping your legs in tip top condition will ensure we look and feel great, but as I’m sure most of you know, keeping our pins looking at their best all summer is not an easy job.
There are many techniques for hair removal but which will keep our legs smooth for the longest?
Shaving may be the quickest and easiest option, taking just a few minutes, but the results aren’t the best. Hairs just get sliced off at the surface, not the root, so it’s only a day or two before you start to see the hairs growing back and need to shave them off again. Also, these hairs become sharp where the razor has sheared them, and if you’re not careful there is the possibility of cutting your skin as well as razor burn, which is also very common.
Another popular technique is depilation which uses a chemical based cream to break down the hair at the base. That way, when you wipe the cream off 5 to 10 minutes later, all the hair comes away with it. This is a great option for people with a low tolerance for discomfort and lasts for around the same time as shaving. It also means no accidental razor cuts and can easily be done at home – Veet even do spray-on removal creams, which can save you lots of time on application.
This is a very commonly used technique for ridding your legs of those unwanted hairs. You can buy ready to use strips from Veet, and do it yourself from the comfort of your own bathroom. It may take a little longer than shaving but you should expect to be hairless for 2-4 weeks! Be sure to exfoliate around twenty-four hours before, to help ward off ingrown hairs.