Using hair removal cream is one of the temporary reliefs of removing unwanted body hair. If you have struggling with unwanted hair, you can try using this type of treatment especially if you prefer a simple and easy way to do so. But not everyone who uses removal cream will be able to effectively remove all their unwanted body hair – particularly on the hard-to-reach areas.
Depilatory creams as also known as hair removal creams. Depilatories basically work on the surface of the skin and may not remove the hair completely through the follicles or hair roots. Hair removal cream dissolves the hair on the skin’s surface, so you when you wipe them off with cloth, they’ll come off with the cream after a few minutes.
In order for these depilatories to work effectively, one consideration is to know their ingredients. Make sure that they don’t harm your skin. Next is to test the cream on a small area of your skin to check for allergic reaction. Make it a habit to do this when you are buying products for your skin because there are some harsh ingredients that may be bad for your skin.
Other considerations are your type of hair, the amount of hair you want to remove and the surface where you’ll apply the hair removal cream. Also consider the amount of product that you’ll use and number of times you will apply it onto your skin. Most users are required to apply depilatory creams at least once a week for better results.
Below are a few more tips in using hair removal cream:
Use warm water in washing the area where you want to remove the unwanted hair. This allows the pores to open up for effective and smoother hair removal.
Instead of applying, blot the cream on your skin. This is to avoid friction that may cause skin irritation. You may use an applicator such as a spatula.
Immediately wash your hands after applying the product.
Follow the instructions on the product’s label/box. If you are advised to leave the product on your skin for 5 minutes, you should follow accordingly.
Wipe off the cream with a cotton pad or cool wet washrag. It is ideal to wipe off towards your hair growth’s direction. You may apply lotion to reduce redness and to soothe your skin.
Lastly, it is advisable to take caution when applying any hair removal cream because it is possible that they contain chemical-based ingredients. Always consult your dermatologist for proper guidance and for your safety.