Hair removal truths
Become a Veet expert! We’ll let you in on some useful facts that make removing hair easier. Find more truths here
FACT: Veet Hair Removal Cream doesn’t make your skin darker.
You don’t need to worry about your skin darkening when you use Veet. Skin darkening is a reaction to irritation and when used correctly, Veet Hair Removal Cream won’t irritate your skin. For best results, exfoliate 24 hours before depilation. Veet Hair Removal Cream with an added moisturizing formula makes it simple to keep your skin feeling great.
FACT: You should prepare your skin before hair removal
A little time is all you need to make sure you get the best possible results with Veet. Wash and run warm water over the area you want to remove hair from - this opens up your pores and cleans away any residues from your skin. It’s important to dry thoroughly after. Follow these easy steps and you’ll find that removing hair with Veet is both simple and effective!
FACT: Waxing makes hair grow back more slowly.
Waxing with Veet wax strips or warm wax removes hair from the root, so it takes longer to grow back. With the Veet wax range you can enjoy fewer, finer, softer hair regrowth.
FACT: Tight-fitting clothes contribute to ingrown hairs.
Wearing tight clothing can help cause ingrown hairs because it obstructs hair growth, causing hair follicles to become inflamed. This is particularly true for the bikini area, and shaving only makes it worse. So regularly exfoliate and try to keep clothing loose and you’ll look and feel beautiful without any annoying ingrown hairs!
FACT: You should not tan immediately after hair removal.
Ideally, you should wait 24 hours to prevent sunburn or uneven staining by tanning agents. Your skin is more sensitive after hair removal so it’s especially important to wear a sunscreen afterwards. – To keep your skin looking beautiful use sunscreen every day as ultraviolet rays can cause premature aging and damage the skin.
FACT: You should not swim immediately after waxing
As your skin is a little more sensitive after waxing, choose other forms of exercise to let your skin recover and look its best after waxing. We’d recommend waiting 24 hours before you go swimming.
FACT: You can remove hair by yourself.
Of course you can! Veet offers the convenience of being able to remove hair by yourself and achieve touchably smooth results. Our helpful videos and package instructions give you the confidence to enjoy effective hair removal in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
FACT: Avoid shaving your bikini area.
Your bikini zone is a sensitive area, and while it might be tempting to shave for convenience, it’s best to avoid this. Shaving can cause ingrown hairs and your skin can dry out, plus you risk nicks and cuts. Chose a Veet hair removal solution and remember it’s important to read all the package instructions before removing hair.
FACT: I need to test Veet before applying it to any body part.
Before every use, do a patch test on a small area of your skin that you wish to treat. If after 24 hours there is no adverse reaction, you can continue to use the product.
FACT: Stress can affect my skin.
Anxiety can have an effect on your skin. Keep your mind sound and relaxed, set limits for yourself, and try not to let stress impact your health. Focus on the things you enjoy and treat yourself from time to time!
FACT: Pregnancy changes your pain sensitivity
It’s a very exciting time and your body is going through so many changes that can make your skin more sensitive to pain. Hormonal changes and increased blood flow in the skin can cause a different reaction to some products, so it’s extra important to read the package instructions before use.
When you are pregnant, waxing can cause bruising so we would recommend Veet Hair Removal Creams during this time. View the precautions and package instructions for further information.
FACT: I can get salon-quality results at home.
Absolutely! All Veet products deliver great results, but we recommend you try Veet Easy Wax since they are beauty treatments that deliver salon-quality results while caring for your skin, leaving it touchable smooth up to four weeks.
FACT: I should not remove hair from the same region every day.
We recommend waiting at least 72 hours between applications, regardless of your chosen hair removal method. And take care not to wax over the same piece of skin twice during your hair removal session to keep your skin looking healthy and beautiful.
FACT: When removing hair, my skin needs to be clean and dry.
It’s really important to clean and dry your skin before using Veet. Oiliness and residues from moisturisers or sunscreens can prevent depilatory cream and wax products from performing at their best.
FACT: Many different factors influence how beautiful my skin looks.
Ever wondered why there are some days where your skin looks ultra radiant? You’ve probably been following these tips which all contribute to beautiful skin. Healthy eating, drinking lots of water, using sunscreen, managing stress and getting plenty of quality sleep are simple ways to help you look your best.
FACT: Hair removal can be more painful during my period.
Because waxing removes hair from the root, it can hurt a little! When you have your period, you might find waxing more painful than usual because your body can be more sensitive. Try Veet Hair Removal creams for a pain-free way to remove hair during this time.
FACT: Removing hair is more painful on colder days.
It’s true! On colder days, our muscles contract involuntarily, tensing our skin. When it’s chilly, remove hair in a comfortable, warm environment which will open the pores and reduces discomfort. For a pain free way to remove hair when it’s cool, try Veet Hair Removal Creams. They work so well because the active ingredients go below the surface of your skin to dissolve the proteins that make up hair.
FACT: It is better to avoid deodorants before and after hair removal.
Deodrants can cause skin irritation and we recommend you wait 24 hours after hair removal before applying these again.
FACT: Wax products should only be used once
Our advice is not to reuse wax once it has been used for depilation to be more hygienic.
There is one exception, if using a wax strip then once removed from the body, you can immediately reuse the same strip, but then responsibly dispose of the product. Wax strips should not be re-used apart from this one exception.
FACT: Exfoliation can prevent ingrown hairs.
We all want to keep our skin touchably smooth and free of annoying ingrown hair. Exfoliation removes the layers of dead cells and is one of the easiest things you can do to help prevent ingrowns. Exfoliate regularly – once a week is best, unless you have sensitive skin where we recommend doing so every fifteen days.
FACT: Trimming body hair before waxing reduces discomfort during waxing.
Because Veet wax strips are effective on hair as short as 1.5mm, you can trim the hair on your legs, bikini line and armpits to make the Veet experience easier for you. Hair longer than 5 mm (3/16 of an inch) should be trimmed to a shorter length in order to prevent discomfort. Plus you’ll remove hair more effectively, which stops you wasting wax strips!
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