As a teen, I shaved my arm and leg hair once but I never got the hang of it since I’m afraid to get nicks and unwanted cuts on my skin (as if childhood scars weren’t enough). I never tried waxing either since I don’t have the patience for it and I can’t stand the thought of ripping hair off my skin (though there’s cold wax now and they say it’s painless). And since I can’t pay for a decent permanent laser hair removal yet, my only option was to use depilatory creams. And so I tried Veet hair removal cream.
So far I’ve already tried two of the Veet variants: blue (for sensitive skin) and pink (for normal skin). I like their pink variant better because it removes hair faster and more effectively. One small pack costs around P150-ish at Watson’s and it’s good for one application.
How do I apply it?I start off with one side of my thighs. I coat the area evenly and leave it on for EXACTLY 3-5 minutes. Then, using the rubber spatula, I gently scrape a small area of my skin to check if the hair easily comes off. When it does, that’s the time I scrape everything else off and put the residue on a lid cover before throwing it away. Then I wash the area immediately with only room temperature water to avoid irritation. Then I do the same for my other thigh, then my legs, and arms. I don’t put it all at once to avoid the product from drying and irritating my skin. Remember, timing is very important since the product is chemical-based. In fact, my sister once mistook the smell of Veet as muriatic acid lol! Despite its floral scent, you can still smell something like lye (the ingredient used in toilet bowl cleaners and relaxing creams) but good thing it disappears by the time you bathe.
Right after using Veet, try not to use soap esp. chemical-based ones as they may counteract with Veet’s chemicals. And avoid exposure to the sun since your skin is still sensitive by then. Just follow the instructions on the pack and you’re on your way to smooth and silky skin! Furthermore, I personally don’t recommend using Veet on my private areas like underarm and bikini line (for that I think you may use their cold wax strips but I’ve yet to try those) but if it works for you, then great. For first timers, I recommend using the blue variant first. And remember to do a patch test before anything else to check if you are allergic to the product.
What I like about Veet is that it keeps my body hair-free, smooth and silky for a month or so. It makes me feel more feminine and sexy! What I don’t like about it though is its smell and there’s hair left on some occasions but you can shave it off or just let it be (it’s not that noticeable anyway).
So are you ready to “feel smoother for longer”? Try Veet for yourself!