Hair Removal Cream

Using a hair removal cream does have its advantages. It's fast, easy and can be done in the privacy of your own home.

But, things are quite as rosy as they may seem....

As appealing as home hair removal sounds, there are some risks that you should be aware of first...

This is what the US FDA says about chemical depilatories:

Available in gel, cream, lotion, aerosol, and roll-on forms, depilatories are highly alkaline (or, in some cases, acidic) formulations that affect the protein structure of the hair, causing it to dissolve into a jellylike mass that the user can easily wipe from the skin. Consumers should carefully follow instructions and heed all warnings on the product label.

For example, manufacturers typically recommend conducting a preliminary skin test for allergic reaction and irritation. Depilatories should not be used for eyebrows or around eyes or on inflamed or broken skin.

FDA's Office of Cosmetics and Colors has received reports of burns, blisters, stinging, itchy rashes, and skin peeling associated with depilatories and other types of cosmetic hair removers.


Source: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm048995.htm

So there you have it - there is always on on-going risk that you could have an allergic reaction to the chemicals in this hair removal product. This could be true even if you never had a problem earlier - so please remember to do a patch test first every time you use this product.

In case you were wondering... how exactly does it work?

I found an interesting video that actually does a good job of explaining the process - even though it's an ad, it's informative and well put together.




Hair Removal - Bleaching the Face by MonkeySee

Now, bearing in mind what the FDA has to say about hair removal creams,
do you comfortable with the idea of putting a
chemical hair remover all over your face?

I wonder how the model feels after a few of those treatments...




Hair Removal - Bleaching the Face by MonkeySee

Now, bearing in mind what the FDA has to say about hair removal creams, I personally don't feel comfortable with the idea of putting a chemical hair remover all over my face.  How about you?

I wonder how the model feels after a few of those treatments...

So, that's the good news. Good video, don't you think?

But now, what are the cons against this hair removal method?

Number one is that this process is far from permanent. You'll be putting on the chemical hair removal forever if this is your preferred method.

If you want to achieve permanent hair removal, there is only one way to go - electrolysis.

Secondly, be prepared for a bit of a nasty smell. Over the years, this hair removal product has improved in this regard which is a good sign. And also, you'll find a big difference between the different brands as well. So be prepared to experiment.

Or avoid this method if you're someone who has a very sensitive sense of smell.

Another thing which isn't very obvious in the video is that the cream often leaves a bit of a hard gel on your leg as it does its job. Be prepared to gently remove that gel in order to properly remove the dissolved hairs from your leg.

Some clients that have tried hair removal creams in the past were also nervous about touching the gelled cream, even as part of the washing off process. People that wear contact lens especially were concerned about this issue.

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Do you have experience with hair removal cream? What did you think of it?

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