So I bought some Veet because Alyssa Milano told me it would make my legs look like hers. Well, the commercial says something like that. Anyway, I’ve never had any luck with depilatories. They are usually stinky and don’t work. But this one has that cool little rasera thing – the fake razor/hair scraper tool. So I bought a bonus pack at WalMart, which consisted of two cans of the hair removal mouse and one fake little razor.
I read the entire back of the can, every single tiny little precaution. I only applied the smelly (smells good at first, but then the depilatory smell comes out) cream to my lower legs and my armpits. I do not have sensitive skin. Well, I should say, I DIDN’T have sensitive skin. The burning sensation started immediately. Anyway, I put it on, waited 2.5 minutes, turned the shower on, and started rinsing the first let at exactly 3 minutes. Burning burning burning. It felt like I was scraping off my skin with the fake little razor. Under the cream, my leg was bright red.
Now, almost 12 hours later, I have what looks like scratches all over my legs – raised, red welts. My underarms are basically solid red and VERY painful. At the moment I have cold wash clothes stuck in my armpits.
So I just went online and googled Veet, and guess what I found? A million sites with testimonies of chemical burns from instruction-followers like myself. I even found this crazy petition to have Veet banned from the shelves. I did find a few people that had successful results, but I don’t see how.
Anyone else have an opinion?
The upside I guess is that even though my legs and armpits are on fire, they are quite smooth. The price of beauty?
On the other hand, if you decide to use it, they have a $2 off coupon on veet.com. But unless you have skin of steel, I wouldn’t try it.