Depilatory Creams – Types, Tips, and Recommendations

Depilatory creams have been on the market for a long time. For a long time, the choice was quite narrow, and the smell of the cream was a bit unpleasant. Today the situation is completely different. The choice of cream is huge, and the scent itself, well, to some extent you can choose.

Depilatory creams delay and prevent hair regrowth, effectively remove it, and make the skin soft and hydrated after use. So says the declaration, and practice confirms it. Contributed to the facts are the experiences of many women that you can read on the Internet. If you haven’t tried depilatory creams yet, it’s time to be pleasantly surprised.

However, creams are not a substitute for cosmetics that you should use for body care.

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These creams used to contain strong chemicals, while today they are made from plant extracts, on a natural basis. The advice is to always read the back of the label. That way, you will know for sure what you are putting on your face and body.

Depilatory creams enriched with the active ingredients of rose and almond oil can be found on the market today, which soothe irritation, but also nourish, hydrate, and nurture the skin, accelerating its recovery.


Who are hair removal creams for

Hair removal creams are most often used when it comes to sensitive parts of the body: armpits, bikini area, above lips, or the whole face. Waxing is great for removing hair from the legs. But it is very painful when it comes to sensitive parts of the body. On the other hand, when we remove hair from the upper lip, we do not want redness and irritation on the skin. That is why depilatory creams are a great choice, especially if you have dry and sensitive skin. 

Also, creams that contain innovative formulas with the CapiSlow complex prevent rapid hair growth, making the skin silky soft for up to a month without the need for further depilation and removal of unwanted hair.

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Razors are a quick solution, but not in the long run, when it comes to the armpits and bikini area. Not to mention not bringing the razor to your face or hands. The razor will quickly “fix” the situation, but only for a day or two. In addition, due to the cutting angle of the razor, the hair will grow sharply, and you will quickly need to shave again, and you will remain in a vicious circle.

Depilatory creams successfully remove the shortest and thickest hair, soothe irritations, nourish the skin, and oils speed up the recovery process. It is also important to know that they make the hair softer and weaker. In that way, they facilitate every subsequent depilation.

Depilatory creams are also used on the sensitive skin of the legs, as well as on skin that is prone to capillary rupture. The advice for such skin is to use creams that contain ingredients of horse chestnut, which prevents the formation of varicose veins, acts preventively, soothes the skin, and strengthens capillaries. It is also recommended to contain oils, which do not irritate the skin, and plant extracts, which accelerate cell regeneration and do not dry out the skin.


How to use depilatory cream

Skin depilation also means skincare, because hair is pulled from the roots. On the other hand, depilatory creams remove only the surface layer of hair. It seems so. With newer formulas, they slow down hair growth, which reduces the need for further depilation.

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The method of using depilatory cream is extremely simple. With the spatula that comes with the cream, apply the cream evenly on the desired part of the body, without rubbing, in the middle, to a thicker layer. Leave the cream to act according to the instructions (usually between 5 and 10 minutes). After the time has elapsed, try to remove one part with a spatula from a smaller area on the skin, and if the hair is easily removed, it is time to remove the entire cream. If the hair is difficult to remove, leave the cream to act, but not longer than 10 minutes.

The cream is removed in the direction of hair growth, not the other way around. After removing the cream with a spatula, the skin is washed with warm water, without the use of soap. Then smeared with oil or milk for care after depilation, which will additionally soothe the skin, if necessary.

Before using the depilatory cream, it is necessary to do an allergy test. Few people are allergic to any of the ingredients in the cream without even knowing it. For this reason, a sensitivity test is performed. It is recommended to apply the cream on a small area of ​​skin, most often in the bend of the elbow, and leave it to act according to the declaration. If the irritation does not appear within 24 hours, the cream can be used freely.

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It is recommended that the cream is not used on inflamed or irritated skin, as well as damaged or sunburned. If you have used the cream to remove underarm hair, it is advisable not to use deodorant 24 hours after waxing.


Is depilatory cream safe for the face

Special creams for depilation of different parts of the body are made on the market today. So, those creams that you use for the feet will not be ideal for the face, and vice versa. The face belongs to the sensitive region of the skin, as well as the armpits and bikini area, and you will usually find on the packaging that it says exactly which part of the body the cream should be used for.

Facial hair removal creams are safe to use and are even recommended by many dermatologists after treatment. They usually contain chamomile extract or aloe vera, which additionally relieves irritation and soothes the skin. This way you will remove the hair, without even noticing that you waxes only a few minutes before.

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It is important to know that facial depilatory creams are used for fewer minutes than creams intended for other parts of the body, and with some manufacturers, only one to three minutes is enough, and the job is done.


Advantages of depilatory creams

Proponents of creams have three great arguments as to why these creams and the method of depilation are their choice.

1. Speed. You do not need more than 15 minutes, from the beginning to the end of the process, to remove hair from a fairly large area of ​​skin. Plus, as long as the cream “works” on its own, it doesn’t stop you from doing other tasks. As long as you don’t take it off the skin.

2. Price. Depilatory creams cost less than depilation, which means going to a beauty salon, but also epilators for home use. We have already concluded that it is more effective and better than a razor. So when the cost is taken into account, depilatory creams are the best and most favorable choice for removing hair from the body.

3. Easy to use. If you can apply body cream on your body, you can also use a depilatory cream. Its use does not imply any knowledge and skills, and that is why it is perfect for beginners, but also for all those who are in a trance with time.

4. And most importantly, depilatory creams remove hair from the body completely painlessly, which is another reason to start using them as soon as possible.

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