4 things you should be doing for your best home hair removal

Tips For The Best Hair Removal At Home

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Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / August 01 2017

Whether you’re heading to Europe for a sunny vacation or just like to keep your face and body hair looking neat and tidy all year round, it’s worth knowing these tricks to make hair removal a lot smoother (pun intended).

Rule #1 / Exfoliate beforehand

One thing’s for sure when it comes to removing hair from your face or body - it’s important to start with a clean and smooth surface to ensure the best results. Go with a physical exfoliator to remove dead skin cells and built-up skin around ingrown hairs in an instant.

Rule #2 / Equip yourself with the right tools

Not all hair removal products are created equal, so it’s worth shopping around for the best formula to suit your needs. Veet offers a host of products: Veet EasyWax is great for creating customised wax strips for your legs and arms, Veet Wax Strips are just the thing for larger areas like legs, and Veet Hair Removal Creams are designed for people who have a low pain tolerance.

Veet EasyWax

Veet Wax Strips

Veet Hair Removal Cream

As for your face, Veet Sensitive Precision Beauty Styler can trim facial hair with ease, Veet Precision Wax & Care allows you to shape the wax on smaller areas like your brows, and Veet Wax Strips With Easy Grip can be used on other delicate areas like your upper lip, cheeks and chin.

Veet Sensitive Precision Beauty Styler

Rule #3 / Work in straight sections

Using hot wax? Then it’s best to work in straight sections to achieve the best results. To remove hair from your legs with a product like Veet Spawax, spread the product from your knee to ankle, wait 30 to 60 seconds, and pull the wax against the direction of hair growth. For your bikini line, work in small sections - hold your skin taut then pull the wax back once again in the opposite direction of hair growth.

TOP TIP: As underarm hair can grow in two directions - upwards and downwards - you’ll need to wax this area in two parts.

Rule #4 / Adhere to the recommended steps

The information booklet that comes with your hair removal product holds valuable information inside, and it’s worth having a read before you use each product on your skin. For example, Veet In Shower Hair Removal Cream requires just three to six minutes to work to its full potential, and leaving it on your skin for longer won’t ensure the better results.

Veet In Shower Hair Removal Cream

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Have you tried these products before? What did you think? Tell us in the comments below. 

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Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and previously in SHOP Til You Drop and Cosmopolitan.