How to Use Veet

Veet is a brand of hair removal products and can either refer to cream or wax applications. Veet hair removal cream has an active ingredient that dissolves the hair shaft, making it easier to remove. The wax kit uses...

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Veet is a brand of hair removal products and can either refer to cream or wax applications.[1] Veet hair removal cream has an active ingredient that dissolves the hair shaft, making it easier to remove. The wax kit uses hot then dried wax to remove hair at the roots. Though both products have their advantages, they also include some risks. Here are some ways to safely use Veet hair removal products.

Removing Hair with 3-minute Removal Cream

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    Apply a small drop of cream to the area you wish to treat. Wait 24 hours to see if there are any adverse skin reactions.

    • If you suffer from a skin-related disorder or take medication that can affect your skin, consult a doctor before using this cream.
    • If your skin shows no irritation, continue using the cream.
    • Do not use the cream if the cream itself is not all the same color, or if the tube it comes in is damaged.
    • Avoid letting the cream make contact with metal or cloth, which can damage or discolor the material. In case of accidental contact, clean the surface immediately with water.
    • Keep Veet hair removal cream out of reach of children. In case of accidental ingestion, consult a doctor immediately and show the outer pack of the product.
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    Squeeze a handful of cream into the palm of your hand. Only produce enough cream to cover the intended area.

    • Avoid making contact with eyes. If you get any cream in your eyes, rinse with plenty of water and seek medical attention immediately.
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    Spread the handful of cream onto the intended area. Use the spatula tool that is included to evenly apply the cream and fully cover hair.

    • Apply the cream to the surface of the skin rather than rubbing it into the pores.
    • The removal cream is designed for legs, arms, underarms and bikini lines.[2] Do not use the cream on the face, head, breast, perianal or genital areas as severe irritation and burning can occur. If you apply the cream to these areas and experience irritation, wash the cream off gently and consult a doctor.
    • Don’t apply the cream to moles, scars, spotty, irritated or sun burnt skin. Avoid contact with skin that has been shaved in the last 72 hours.
    • Avoid contact with broken or inflamed skin. If cream gets into broken skin, wash it with lukewarm water and 3% of boric acid solution. Talk to a doctor if the pain is not alleviated after rinsing.
    • Don’t use this cream immediately after a hot bath/shower. The cream contains alkali and thioglycolate, which can more easily irritate tender skin.
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    Leave the cream on the target area for 3 minutes. Be sure you carefully time this period as leaving the cream on longer can seriously irritate skin.[3]

    • If you experience any smarting or tingling during use, remove the cream immediately and rinse thoroughly with water. If this sensation persists, seek medical advice.
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    Scrape the cream away gently with the spatula. First, use the head of the spatula to test a small area. If the hair comes away easily, remove the rest of the cream with the spatula.

    • Use a soft sponge or washcloth to remove the cream if the spatula is too abrasive.
    • If needed, you can leave the cream on longer before fully removing. Do not exceed 6 minutes, as your skin will likely become irritated and produce a painful burning sensation.
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    Rinse your skin thoroughly with warm water. Wash away the residual cream and any stray hairs.

    • The best way to do this is to take a shower and use a Loofah or sponge to softly scrub the area.
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    Pat yourself dry with a soft towel. Do this gently as the area may still be tender after using the removal cream.

    • Always wait 72 hours between cream applications. This will reduce the amount of irritation and inflammation sustained to the skin.[4]
    • Do not apply antiperspirant or perfume to the treated area, or sunbathe before 24 hours has passed. Skin may be tender and will be especially sensitive to the sun or to the chemicals in said products.

Removing Hair with Ready-To-Use Wax Strips

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    Apply a small amount of wax to the target area with a Perfect Finish wipe (included). Monitor your skin for 24 ours to ensure that waxing will not cause irritation.

    • If your skin doesn’t become irritated, it is likely safe to use the waxing strips.
    • For first-time waxers, start by removing hair from the legs. This is one of the less sensitive parts of the body. Once you have some experience, move on to more sensitive areas like the underarm and bikini line.
    • It is not recommended to use the strips to wax areas of skin that have already been waxed.
    • If you take medication that affects your skin, get approval from a doctor first before using Veet wax strips.
    • Do not use Veet ready-to-use wax strips if you are elderly or diabetic. There could be serious health risks involved.
    • Waxing is fine if pregnant; however, know that your skin may be more likely to bruise.
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    Clean the skin area of skin you intend to wax. Either shower or use a washcloth to scrub away any dirt or residue that may be on your skin.

    • Dry your skin very well after cleaning. Moisture will prevent proper adhesion of the wax to the skin.
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    Rub the wax strip between your hands for 5 seconds. This is done to warm the wax and prepare it to be bonded with hair.[5]

    • Traditional hair waxing techniques usually involve heating a thick wax solution in the microwave or in warm water. Though not as complicated a process, Veet strips still require some heat before waxing can occur.
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    Slowly peel the strips apart. You can reuse each strip until it loses its grip.

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    Place a strip onto your skin and rub it repeatedly. Rub the strip in the direction that your hair grows.

    • For waxing legs, rub the strip from knee to ankle.
    • Exercise the same caution as if using the removal cream. Do not apply it to the head, face, genitals, or other sensitive private areas. Don’t apply the wax strips to varicose veins, moles, scars, or irritated skin.
    • If you experience irritation, remove the wax by using a Perfect Finish wipe from the box. Alternatively, you can use cotton balls soaked in baby oil or body oil. Since the wax is resin based, it will not rinse off with just water.
    • Be sure that the hair you are waxing is at least between 2-5 mm long. Hair that is shorter than 2 mm may not adhere well to the wax and therefore will not be pulled during removal.
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    Immediately pull the strip back on itself. The quicker you pull the strip off, the higher your chances are of removing most of the hair.

    • Remove the strip in the opposite direction of hair growth. This will increase the likelihood of hair being pulled.
    • Hold the skin taut with one hand and make sure you keep the strip parallel to the skin. This will maximize effectiveness and minimize discomfort.
    • Avoid pulling the strips outward as this will only break the hairs.
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    Wipe the waxed area with a Perfect Finish cloth. You can also shower to better remove waxy residue from your skin.

    • Wait 24 hours before applying antiperspirant and perfume products, or before sunbathing. Since waxed skin may still be tender, doing these things may cause irritation or discomfort.

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  • Question

    I heard that Veet hair removal cream would darken the area where it is used. Is that true?

    How to Use Veet

    Yes, especially if you have darker skin. Many people find that their underarms get darker after using the cream.

  • Question

    I am using Veet In-Shower Cream for the first time – should I wait until my hair grows out? (i.e., I shaved this morning; can I use it tomorrow?)

    How to Use Veet

    You should wait until your hair grows out for the best effect. Veet works best if your hair is fully grown out.

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    I have tried Veet to remove hair, but it does not seem to get the roots, only the surface hair. Should I use waxing strips to remove the roots?

    How to Use Veet

    Yes, but do not use them immediately after the Veet, as this may cause a painful burning sensation.

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    The wax is too wet and does not remove hair. It also leaves a lot of residue. What do I do?

    How to Use Veet

    Wash the area, so that no residue is left, and always avoid wet areas when waxing.

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    Can I use Veet hair removal cream for my bikini line?

    How to Use Veet

    Yes, you may use Veet on your bikini line.

  • Question

    Does Veet face hair removal cream get down to the root like waxing does?

    How to Use Veet

    No, it does not. It leaves the skin smoother than shaving, but it is exactly like shaving. It only removes the hair above the skin and not the root.

  • Question

    Do I have to use a spatula to apply it?

    How to Use Veet

    It’s easier with the spatula, but you don’t have to. You can just apply it with your hands! Removing the cream is also easier with the spatula but if you don’t have one you can also use toilet paper.

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    Does Veet have side effects?

    How to Use Veet

    Dryness, itching, rashes, and skin sensitivity are common side effects.

  • Question

    Does using Veet remove the hair permanently?

    How to Use Veet

    No, if you’re using the Veet removal cream it lasts about 3 days before it starts getting prickly, and about 10 days before it starts growing back fully. If you’re using wax it also does not permanently remove the hair, although it lasts longer than the cream (it lasts about 5 days before it’s prickly and 2 weeks before it starts fully growing back), but it is the more painful version.

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    Are wax strips safe to use?

    How to Use Veet

    Yes, but they can hurt.

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  • Don’t put it on cuts because it will burn a lot!

  • Don’t squeeze too much on your fingers; there will be a mess!

  • Make sure you have enough cream before starting!

  • Now there is a spray on veet that comes in a handy spray bottle. It is a lot easier than the usual tube or bottle!

  • Don’t throw the cream after one use. If you have thin hair, you can reuse it.

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  • Never leave the cream on more than 6 minutes.

  • Do not use Veet hair removal cream on an area that has been freshly waxed.

  • Be careful not to rub the cream in.

  • if your skin gets a reaction from veet do not use veet search for an alternative.

  • Don’t use it on large parts of your body.

  • Make sure all the cream is washed away.

  • Be sure to buy the right veet for your skin eg. dry skin or sensitive skin or normal.[6]

Things You’ll Need

  • an area that you want to remove hair from.
  • Veet cream.
  • Something to remove the hair with
  • timer or clock
  • shower
  • towel

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To use Veet, start by spreading it over the area of your skin where you want to remove hair using the spatula that came with the cream. The cream only needs to be on the surface of your skin, so don’t worry about rubbing it in. Once you’ve applied the cream, leave it on for 3 minutes before gently scraping it off with the spatula. When you’re finished, rinse your skin with warm water and pat it dry. To learn how to use Veet wax strips, scroll down!

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