Top Tips : Holiday Hair Removal

Holiday season is coming around fast and every week people are jetting off to a faraway land for a week or two of fun in the sun, lots of cocktails, and of course a few days relaxing at the beach. For us ladies, that means that now is the perfect time to start getting our hair removal kit together and get to work on making our pins look great, ready to slap on the sun cream and don our favourite new bikini.

A few weeks before your holiday is the time to start moisturising every day to get your skin feeling soft and supple. If you can find a tinted moisturiser, even better – that way you can start building up a subtle, natural looking tan and keep your legs moisturised at the same time.

Now, as it gets close to your holiday it’s time to start with the leg preparations.

First we exfoliate! This will scrub away all the dull, dead skin cells on your legs leaving them looking and feeling fresh and polished. This also means they are in great condition to absorb as much moisturiser as possible plus if it’s waxing your planning on doing, it means that the wax will stick to the hairs rather than any dead skin.

Now for the main attraction. No woman wants to turn up to the beach with hairy legs so be sure to do your big removal a few nights before you leave to allow your skin to relax a little after the trauma of hair removal. If you’re a waxer, then Veet EasyWax™ Roll-on comes is a handy device that heats up the wax to the right temperature, ready for you to use. You just roll it over the area you wish to remove the hair from, add a wax strip on top and then rip the hair off. The exfoliation done beforehand will help to prevent ingrown hairs at this point.

Now, you might be wondering about more delicate areas like the underarms and bikini area. The last thing you want when flaunting your bikini is to be worrying about stray hairs, here and there. Luckily, the Veet EasyWax™ Roll-on comes with a separate refill, especially designed to tackle those more sensitive areas. As with leg-waxing, it’s a good idea to complete your wax a number of days before you hit the beach, just avoid any visible red marks. Using the Perfect Finish wipes (included in the kit) should also help to minimise this.

If waxing is not your kind of thing then hair removal cream is the way to go – it will give you longer lasting smoothness that lasts up to twice as long as shaving and it is a great one to take with you top up your hair removal while you're away. Veet’s Natural Inspirations Hair Removal Cream for Legs & Body comes in an easy to transport tube with a lid to perfect to throw in your case. This particular hair removal cream is formulated with grape seed oil to help leave your legs feeling touchably smooth. Even better news? It works on bikini lines and underarms too! Veet’s Hair Removal Cream for Sensitive Skin is available with a special dome, perfect for tackling hard-to-reach, sensitive areas.

Last essential for your holiday kit? A pretty nail polish to keep your toes looking fresh and you’re ready to throw on the thongs, the bikini and off you go down to the beach!