So did you know the difference between depilation and epilation? Or how long your hair should be to achieve the most effective wax? You took our quiz, now find out how you fared…
1.) A – witch hazel. A known anti-inflammatory, witch hazel is extremely effective in relieving redness, rashes and skin irritations. It’s also considered to be a powerful astringent, which helps to assist in skin healing, making it the perfect natural skin soother post-hair removal.
2.) C – folliculitis (which people often refer to as ingrown hairs) is an inflammation of the hair follicle. It occurs when the opening to the hair follicle becomes blocked by bacteria and can look like small red bumps, or may have a pus-filled head similar to that of a pimple. Folliculitis can occur as result hair removal, so it’s important to regularly exfoliate your skin to minimise risk.
3.) B – a method of hair removal that is similar to waxing that uses an all-natural paste or gel made from food-derived ingredients (like sugar, water and lemon juice) to remove hair from the root.
4.) B – a person with fair skin and dark hair. This is because the laser beams are attracted to, and absorbed by melanin, or pigment, so if your skin is fair but your hair is dark, more of the beams will be absorbed by the hair (as opposed to your skin) and it will kill the follicle more effectively.
5.) C – Asia and the Middle East. The two regions that have been threading for centuries are India and Persia, which are part of Asia and the Middle East, respectively.
6.) A – before. Exfoliating your skin before you start with your hair removal will ensure that your hair isn’t trapped under dead skin cells and can therefore be removed more effectively.
7.) C – the Veet EasyWax Electrical Roll On Kit is enriched with natural beeswax, making it suitable for sensitive skin.
8.) B – removing hair by chemically dissolving it. Depilatory creams use chemicals to break down and dissolve the hair in order to remove it.
9.) C – 5mm. When your hair is at this length the wax is able to adhere to it properly, pulling it out from the roots, as opposed to breaking it off (which can often happen if it’s too short). Waxing your hair when it’s too long may be effective, but it can also be more painful.
10.) A – in the opposite direction of the hair growth. This will ensure that the hair is removed from the root and doesn’t just break off.
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