Now that the final frost has finally melted up here in Scotland, it is time to get those legs ready for Spring.
When it comes to hair removal, there is so many options out there. Some opt to book an appointment with a beautician and a bowl of hot wax. Others prefer to shave with a clean sharp blade. There is even some who prefer to have a laser deal with the hairs.
When it comes to my legs, I prefer hair removal cream.
When I was a pre-teen, I started to notice that my legs had developed a slight peach fuzz effect to them. I was never bothered by this because my mum had explained everything about puberty and growing up when I was a young age. It was during a P.E. class when a comment from one of the boys really got to me. He was jealous that I had leg hair before he did. I couldn’t understand why he would want it. It is just leg hair.
I went home and asked my mum for permission to shave my legs. Denied. My mum was worried I was too young and explained that when you start shaving, that’s it. There is no going back. It becomes party of your ritual. I waited a little longer and then decided for myself that I was ready.
My mum bought me a pack of razors and shaving gel. She sat in the bathroom with me and showed me how to apply the cream and the best angles to shave. The one tip she gave me, was never shave above the knee. So I didn’t, and I still live by this rule.
I was so happy with my smooth legs. Frustrated with all the patches I missed, but proud at the same time because I was doing something that was so grown up.
Turns out, I was allergic to that shaving cream and developed a red hot rash across my calves and shins. Waiting patiently for the rash to clear up, I still rocked a pair of shorts in P.E. because I just didn’t see the point in hiding it.
Now. I prefer to use hair removal cream to deal with my legs. In my opinion, Veet have created the best formula to do the job. Some hair removal products that I have tried in the past have a weird scent to them but this particular kind from Veet is perfect.
When I need to use it, I exfoliate my legs with exfoliating gloves and then I speed the cream on as evenly as possible and wait for about 10 minutes to let it work its magic. When it comes to removing the cream, I tend to jump in the shower and use the exfoliating gloves. Firmly running my hands from my ankles up, removing the cream. I rinse down my legs and use an exfoliating scrub to smooth my legs down and sometimes I moisturise them - but that is only if I remember to.
I find that this will keep my legs relatively smooth for up to 2 weeks and I can’t see my routine changing any time soon as I just adore this product from Veet.
What products do you swear by?
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