The use of depilatory cream is a very practical and easy hair removal option, especially when you want a quick and pain-free result. However, since it does not remove the hair at the root, its result is not very long lasting, and hair growth can be noticed in only 2 days, especially in the case of men.
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Depilatory cream can be used on almost all parts of the body including legs, arms, back, armpits, belly and chest, and there are even special editions for more sensitive skins that can be used in more fragile regions such as the face or groin, for example.
To use the cream correctly and get the best results, you should:
The cream should be applied to the clean skin with the help of a spatula, which is usually supplied along with the cream, in a homogeneous layer. The cream can also be applied with your hands, but then it is very important to wash your hands with plenty of soap and water, to neutralize the effect of the cream and to avoid skin irritation.
Since clean skin offers the best results, it is ideal to do an exfoliation about 2 days before depilation to remove dead skin cells that may end up decreasing the effect of the cream, since they reduce the area of contact with the hair .
After being applied to the skin, the cream needs a few minutes to act on the hair and remove it, so it should not be removed shortly after application. Ideally, wait 5 to 10 minutes, or follow the directions on the product box.
After waiting at least 5 minutes, you can remove the cream from the skin, however, it is advised to first try on a small area of the skin, to observe how the hair leaves in that place. If the hairs are not yet removed easily, you should wait another 1-2 minutes and try again.
To remove the hair, you can use the same spatula that was used to spread the cream. There are also depilatory creams that are sold together with a sponge that can be used during the bath to remove the cream.
Although most of the cream is removed with the help of the spatula or sponge, it is very important to pass water to the place where you are doing the depilation to neutralize the effect of the cream and prevent it from causing skin irritation. So, the ideal is to do the depilation before the bath, for example, since the water and the shower gel will ensure that all the cream is removed.
Since the depilatory cream can cause a slight irritation of the skin, after epilation it is very important to apply a soothing cream, with aloe for example, to calm the inflammation of the skin and obtain a smoother result.
There are several types of depilatory cream on the market, produced by various brands. Some of the most popular are:
Almost all of these brands have a cream for sensitive skin, for the intimate region, as well as for men's hair removal.
To choose the best cream you should try out the various brands and observe the effects that appear on the skin and the ease with which the hair is removed. Since different creams have different compositions, there are some that work better with one skin type than with another.
Depilatory creams have a combination of chemicals in their formulation that can destroy the structure of hair proteins, known as keratin. When keratin is affected the hair becomes thinner and weaker, leaving easily by the root allowing it to be easily removed with a spatula.
Thus, the depilatory cream works almost like a blade, but chemically removing the hair but leaving the root in the skin. For this reason, the hair grows faster than with other methods that remove the hair by the root, such as wax or forceps, for example.