Hair Removal : Different Types of Hair Removal

We all love to have smooth legs, but finding the best way to keep them that way is quite the concundrum! There are so many different ways to go about it: you could choose the easy way out and do it yourself at home, or you could go to a beauty salon and be pampered, or you could visit a specialist for a more long term solution. A technique that works well for one person might not be  suitable for another, so it’s all about finding out which one works best for you.

Shaving

Shaving is a very common technique, but it doesn’t leave you with the best results. You will be rid of your hairs in minutes but it can leave your legs dry and scratchy, with the hair starting to grow back as quickly as the next day. It is a good option for those in a rush, but if you’re not careful, you run the risk of ingrown hairs, razor burn, or even cutting yourself in the process.

Depilatory Creams

Veet are well known for their depilatory creams. These dissolve the proteins in the hair, allowing them to come away from the skin when the cream is washed off – all in as little as five minutes. They have many different ranges in their collection, so there is something for everyone, whether you have sensitive skin or you prefer to do your hair removal while you are showering! Whichever one you try will leave your legs looking great thanks to their nourishing and moisturising ingredients.

Waxing

Waxing is another method that you can try  for yourself at home. Lots of salons do this too, although if you’d prefer to do it yourself at home, Veet’s ready to use waxing strips are a great option. If you are still looking for that pampering experience, Veet’s new Spawax warm wax kits could be what you need. They come in two lovely scents - Purple Lily & Sugar Fig or White Orchid & Vanilla - which are great for creating a relaxing spa experience in your own home.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

IPL has a longer lasting effect than some of the other options, with an average reduction of hair by 54% at three months, and 50% at 18 months post the last treatment. Unlike laser hair removal, which can require multiple visits to a licensed practitioner before you get the desired effect, IPL can be done in your own home. It works by using focused light of a wavelength that is able to deactivate the hair follicles, preventing the hairs from growing back. IPL is not suitable for those with darker skin  tones and for those with lighter hair, so consult a professional before deciding on this treatment.

So these are some ways of removing leg hair, and you will have  your own favourite. Which type works best for you? Maybe it’s time to try a different technique! Either way, always make sure you do it safely and carefully for the best results!