Hair Removal : Sensitive Subjects

Gone are the days when hair removal was restricted only to women – a lot of men today opt to remove their body hair. The biggest focus area is the legs, for both sexes, because the legs are often exposed through shorts and skirts. For women, it is necessary to have smooth legs as also a clean bikini line, so that they can have a fun day at the beach in their bathing suits. Completing this vision of perfection, they must also sport clean and perfectly shaped eyebrows.

Each of these above mentioned areas need the right hair removal technique to give the desired results. But what works for a large swathe of skin on your legs, may not be suitable for the hair on your face, or in the bikini zone. Some areas of the body, such as the face, underarms and bikini line are quite sensitive than the skin elsewhere on the body. So there is never a one-solution-suits-all answer for hair removal.

Luckily, there are lots of different hair removal techniques, some of them designed for sensitive skin. With a little research and a bit of trial, you can find the method that works best for you!

Bikini

The bikini line can be a sensitive area for most people, but that should not stop you from wearing that gorgeous bikini. You can try a hair removal cream for your bikini line, and the hair regrowth is slower as compared to that seen with shaving. Make sure you read the cream usage instructions before use. It is recommended that you conduct a patch test 24 hours before using the hair removal cream. If there is no adverse reaction after 24 hours, it means the cream is safe to use. Veet Silk & Fresh hair removal cream is ideal for hair removal, especially for the sensitive skin of the bikini line and underarms. Be sure to use this cream and no other, especially if you have sensitive skin.

Face

The delicate facial skin must be treated with the right hair removal method. Most women try a variety of hair removal techniques, such as waxing, plucking, and threading. Each method has its merits and offers precision and control over the area of skin that you are targeting. Plucking lets you pull out hair one at a time, and you can do it by yourself at home as well.

Threading is also a very popular hair removal method, especially for the eyebrows and upper lip area. This process does not need any creams and gels. Only the thread goes over the skin, entangling the hair and pulling it out in a precise manner.[1] Threading is quick and quite cost effective as well.

Waxing can also be done on the face, since it removes the entire hair shaft. Since the hair is pulled out from the root, the hair grows back quite slowly and the regrowth is fine and sparser than before.[2] Veet wax strips are a good option designed for facial hair removal. The easy-to-use strips remove every last hair and are also suitable on sensitive skin.

Legs

Although the skin on the legs is not as sensitive as the skin on the face and bikini line, some people have sensitive skin so certain hair removal methods might hurt. But waxing is a popular method even for sensitive skin, since it has longer lasting results than epilation and shaving. Make sure to try Veet’s Wax Strips for Sensitive Skin – they are specially formulated with Almond Oil and Vitamin E, which are renowned skin friendly ingredients with many benefits for sensitive skin. [3] Shaving can be a quick and effective solution for the legs, but the razor blades can be harsh on sensitive skin. If you must shave your legs, start by applying a soothing cream or gel (which is free of harsh chemicals) so that the skin is lubricated and the chances of nicks and cuts are minimised.

So there you have it – our tips for hair removal on the sensitive parts of your body. Just like some areas of the skin are more sensitive than others, some people’s skin is more sensitive than others’ – so what works for one may not work for another person. When you pick the right hair removal method, you can have smooth and hair free skin all the time!

 

[1] http://hairremoval.about.com/od/threading/a/threading101.htm

[2] http://healthlot.net/pros-and-cons-of-waxing-your-face/

[3] http://www.veet.co.uk/products/wax-strips/wax-strips/veet-easygrip-ready-to-use-wax-strips-sensitive-skin/