Depilatory creams can make hair removal for women easier, but you need to be careful with it if you don't want to damage your skin. The following precautions are necessary for anybody who is thinking of using the creams:
Choose Your Cream Carefully
Depilatory creams are formulated for different skin types; Therefore, look for a cream formulated for your skin type. For example, some are formulated for light skins while others are better suited to dark skins. Then there are creams suitable for coarse hair, fine hair, sensitive skin, and "normal" skin. You are more likely to suffer the common side effects of depilatory creams (such as skin irritations and burning sensation) if you use a more concentrated cream than you should use. Alternatively, a weaker depilatory cream, meant for sensitive skin or fine hair, may not work for you if you have coarse hair.
Go for a Test Run First
Even if you aren't usually sensitive to lots of products, you can't be sure that your body won't reacts negatively to the depilatory cream. Therefore, go for a test run first to confirm your body's reaction to the cream; even cream manufacturers put this warning on their products. For example, if you want to use it on your leg, apply it on a small area first, and give it a couple of days or so. If it doesn't irritate that small patch, then you can then go ahead and use it on the rest of the leg.
Consult A Dermatologist If You Are Hypersensitive
Some people have sensitive skins that seem to react almost with every product. Maybe you are one of those people who uses the same shampoo or soap because your body reacts to any new products you try. If that is the case, then it's a good idea to consult your doctor or a dermatologist before using a depilatory cream. The doctor can analyze the cream's ingredients and determine whether they are likely to react with your skin. In some cases, you may even be advised to opt for an alternative hair removal method.
As you can see, a depilatory cream isn't something you pick up on a whim and start using again. For example, if you have an occasion coming up that you don't want to attend with hair, don't wait until the last minute to start thinking about hair removal. Start your search for the right hair removal method early enough so that you can get the best fit for your body and for the occasion.