Hair Removal : Sensitive Subjects

Hair removal is an important part of life for both guys and girls. Getting your legs looking super smooth to show off in your new short shorts, a clean bikini line for a day at the beach with your friends, and the perfectly preened eyebrows to shape your face properly.

Each of these areas need the hair removing to give you the desired results but of course what works well across a large area of your legs is not going to work as well on your much smaller eyebrows. With that, some areas of your body can be much more sensitive than others, so the answer may not be one-size-fits-all.

Luckily, there are lots of different techniques, even designed for sensitive skin, so with a little research you can pick and choose what works best for each area!


The bikini line can be a sensitive area for many people, but it’s no reason to chuck in the bikini. Using a hair removal cream for your bikini line can work well as the results can appear to last longer than shaving. However, be sure to read the instructions carefully before use. It’s recommended to do a patch test 24 hours before you use the products to ensure that your skin doesn’t react badly. Veet hair removal cream - sensitive skin is specially designed for the sensitive skin of a bikini line and underarms so that might be a good choice if you know your skin is a little sensitive.


The face is also another sensitive area when it comes to hair removal. There are a variety of techniques that work well here such as plucking, waxing, and threading. Each give you a lot of control over exactly which hairs you remove. Plucking allows you to pick a hair and it out pull one at a time, and is relatively cheap is easy to do yourself.

Threading is also a very popular, especially for eyebrows. This process cuts out any contact with creams and gels which your skin may have an aversion to; nothing but the thread touches the skin, which is thrown away after use1 It is also very fast and concise.

Waxing can also be used on the face as it removes the entire hair shaft. This means that the hair grows back more slowly, free from the stubble caused by shaving, and gives a much longer lasting result2. Veet Face Precision Wax and Care is a handy compact waxing kit especially designed for facial hair removal. The easy-to-use tube allows you to apply precise amounts of wax, and it’s also suitable on sensitive skin.


Although legs aren’t always a very sensitive area, some people do have much more sensitive skin than others. Waxing is a very popular technique when it comes to legs as the results usually last much longer than shaving. If you have sensitive skin, Veet’s Wax Strips for Sensitive Skinare specially formulated with Almond Oil and Vitamin E, which are both known for their benefits on sensitive skin3. Shaving can be a quick and effective solution here too, however it can be an aggravating process to already sensitive skin. If you do go ahead and shave, be sure to use a cream or gel which is free of harsh chemicals to lubricate the skin and minimise nicks and cuts.

So there you have it. Some areas are more sensitive than others and some people are more sensitive than others too. But that not need cause you a problem! Pick the right technique for each area and you’ll be hair free in no time!