So how does hair removal cream work? Depilatory cream dissolves hair at the surface of the skin. Additionally, hair removal cream generally takes only a few minutes to take effect. Depilatories can also come in gels like Veet® Gel Cream Hair Remover. If you’re debating between shaving or using a depilatory cream, know that the hair removal cream can help you get to hard to reach places on your legs and bikini line that shaving typically misses.
Before using depilatory cream, you should take a few steps to ensure you get the smoothest skin possible. First, be sure to exfoliate your skin to help prevent ingrown hairs. Depending on the area of the body that you’re removing hair, you’ll want to choose a physical exfoliator, like a salt or sugar scrub. Next, choose the right tool for the job: do you have sensitive skin? Try Veet® Botanic Inspirations In Shower Hair Removal Cream. Do you prefer a spray? You might want to use Veet® Spray On Hair Removal Cream. Do a patch test on a small area of your skin before applying it to a larger area to be sure you’re not allergic to the formula. Finally, avoid using formulas designated for the body on your face.
Now, learn exactly how to use hair removal cream:
Step 1: Evenly apply a layer of the cream to fully coat the hair, but do not rub it in. Immediately wash the cream off your hands.
Step 2: Leave the cream on your skin for 5 minutes, then test a small area for hair removal with a wet wash cloth. If hair comes away easily, remove the rest. If hair is still there, leave the cream on a bit longer. (Check the directions of your individual hair removal cream to find out if there are maximum time limits for the cream.)
Step 3: Rinse your skin thoroughly with water to remove the cream completely, and then dry.
In many ways, learning how to use hair removal creams can be simple and you can do it in the comfort of your own bathroom. Using a depilatory cream is a great, effective way to get silky smooth skin.