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How To Use Veet Hair Removal Cream Effectively [Ultimate Guide]

Having your hair grow in unwanted places can be very frustrating, especially if you don’t have the luxury of time to go to a spa or a clinic for treatment. Fortunately, there emerged several products which you can use to effectively take out unwanted hair in a jiffy, even at the comfort of your own home. One such product is Veet hair removal cream and here are some pointers on how to use it effectively.
How To Use Veet Hair Removal Cream

Perform an allergy test

A person’s hormones are constantly changing, which is why it is important to perform an allergy test first before using a specific cream, even if you have already used it before. You just need to apply a small amount of hair removal cream to the area where you want your hair removed. Leave the cream on for a specific period of time before removing it properly. 

It is best to do this allergy test a day prior to your usage of the product. If the particular skin area where you did the allergy test did not have any adverse reactions, then it can be deemed that Veet hair removal cream is safe for you to use.

Examine your skin

Apart from an allergy test, it is best to examine your skin first, particularly on where you will apply the cream to remove hair. Assess whether you have an ingrown hair, which usually look like red bumps. The expert contributors of recommended hair removal creams over shaving or waxing to treat these ingrown hairs. This is because hair removal creams are not cutting or slicing the hairs, making it less likely for the hair to bend and pierce the skin to become ingrown. Aside from this, check for any cuts, scrapes, or bruises around the area, along with the presence of moles or scars. The last thing you would want to experience is a bad reaction to the cream such as a chemical burn. It is best to avoid applying the cream directly to any moles or scars. In parallel, it is best to let any wounds heal before you use Veet hair removal cream.

Clean up

It is best to apply Veet hair removal cream on clean and pure skin. Thereby, it is recommended to take a shower or bath before the hair removal process. This will guarantee that your skin is free from any other lotion that might interfere with the hair removal cream. If possible, avoid making use of hot water when taking a shower because the heat of the water can make your skin dry, which can increase the chances of irritation. It will be better if you soak in a warm water bath to soften your hair, making it easier to remove. Make sure to dry thoroughly after taking a shower or a bath because Veet hair removal cream works well when applied to dry skin.

Read the directions

Before the actual application of Veet hair removal cream, it is best to read the directions on the back of the package carefully. You may notice that different brands typically have different instructions in terms of the application of the cream, as well as on how long the cream needs to stay on your skin. What is important is that you follow the package instructions in order to get the best results in terms of hair removal. If for instance, you have any other inquiries regarding the application of the cream, you can visit Veet’s official website and check for the application instructions online. Aside from this, always check the “use by” date of the product before usage to ensure that you are not using an expired product, which may not give you the results you expect.

Apply the cream to your skin

Apply an even layer of Veet hair removal cream on your skin to fully coat the hair, but don’t rub it in. You can use your fingers or a spatula to be able to spread the cream more evenly. It is important to wash your hands immediately after you apply the cream. An even application of the cream is the key to avoid your hair coming off in patches.

Leave the cream on

For Veet hair removal cream, you need to leave on the application generally for five minutes. After which, check to see if hair is already removed in a certain area by using a wet washcloth. If the hair is already removed easily, you can remove the rest of the cream. However, if unwanted hair is still present, then you need to leave on the cream a little bit longer. More often than not, the time it takes for the application to take off your hair will not exceed ten minutes.

However, it is noteworthy a shorter time that the cream is in contact with your skin, the less likely you are to develop any redness or irritation. Thereby, you can set an alarm or timer to notify you whether the cream is already on for too long. You might feel a slight tingling sensation, but this is but normal. What is alarming is if you feel an intense burning sensation. In this case, wash off the cream immediately. You may also notice a certain distinct odor while you are using the cream and this is also normal. This indicates that your hair is already breaking down because of the chemical reaction.


The last and final step is to totally wash the cream off with warm water. Before washing, you can use a damp washcloth or a spatula to remove the cream. After washing, pat your skin dry.
Rinse After Use

Apart from shaving, there are already several ways on how you will be able to remove those unwanted hair, even if you are just at home. One method is to use a hair removal cream, with Veet being the most popular brand in this line of products. Just keep in mind to follow the appropriate steps on how to use it for you to be able to reap its maximum benefits.


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