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How do hair removal creams work?

A cream that gets rid of your unwanted hair in minutes? It seems too good to be true! Find out all about hair removal creams and how they work to help you decide if it's the hair removal method for you.

For many women who want instant results fast, painlessly and effectively; hair removal creams are often the number one choice.

How do they work?

Simply apply the hair removal cream onto the section of skin you wish to remove hair from. Usually, you will have to leave it there for a few minutes. Depending on the formula, you simply wash away with a cloth, spatula or sponge: taking the unwanted hair with it. The actual process of removing hair with the cream is made possible by its ability to break down the protein structure in the hair. The action of rubbing it away with a sponge or cloth is enough to break the hair off completely; leaving the appearance of smoother and hair free skin.

Take care if you have sensitive skin

Although a very simple solution, caution should be made before applying the cream onto your skin. As with all creams you should try a test patch before use and extra care should be taken with the removal cream, since the chemicals that break down the proteins in your hair can have adverse affects on your skin, especially if you’re using the cream on sensitive areas such as your face or bikini line. Often if the hair removal cream is left on the skin for too long you run the risk of harming it. Some women have reported burns, blisters and skin peeling.

Perfect for short hair

Unlike most hair removal methods such as waxing, laser and threading where you often need the hair to grow to a certain length to gain the best benefits; hair removal creams can be applied to your skin with your hair at any length and still work. This means that for areas on your body where you need to get rid of any sign of hair, however big or small, these creams are perfect. This is usually the case for facial hair or underarm hair, where hair is deemed more unsightly or harder to cover up with clothing than other areas such as the legs. It’s also perfect for pesky small hairs around your bikini line, plus it is a lot easier than getting into awkward positions trying to shave them off with a razor.

Time it takes for hair to grow back

Before considering using hair removal creams, it’s important to take into consideration whether you are willing to use the cream once a week or more. This is because, although the smooth hair free results are fast, the time it takes for the hair to grow back is also very fast. Unlike methods such as waxing, were the hair is plucked out from the root; the hair removal cream only removes the hair that is above the skin surface. Generally speaking these creams are most beneficial when applied onto areas of skin that have finer hair opposed to coarse hair.

Is it the right method for me?

There is no right or wrong answer, really. If you are looking for a fast effective way to remove hair then depilatory creams could be a perfect choice for you. If you are after more long term, permanent results and don’t mind a longer time frame to achieve them, then other hair removal methods such as waxing, electrolysis or laser with a Silk'n SensEpil Laser device could be more suitable for you. The great thing about many of the methods are that a lot can be done at home, saving you time, any travel costs or inconvenience.

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