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Mode d'emploi crème épilatoire.

Instructions for using a depilatory cream.

Hair removal cream is your ally if you desire smooth skin in just a few minutes without enduring any pain. This method of hair removal can be easily done at home and delivers results that meet your expectations. But what is its mode of action? We will discuss this together in this article.

Hair Removal Cream: How does it work to remove hair?

Depilatory cream is a treatment used forquickly and painlessly removing hair.This hair removal technique can be performed at home without you having to exert any effort to pull out the hairs. Thechemical componentscontained in this treatment attack keratin by breaking down sulfur bonds, which are sensitive to strong alkalis and deoxidizing agents, thereby causing their dissolution in just a few minutes. The hair begins to weaken before detaching at the slightest touch. Fine hairs on the surface of the treated area detach, but their bulb remains in place.

What are the advantages of a depilatory cream?

Hair removal cream is a completely painlesstechnique. It is also suitable for those who cannot tolerate the pain caused by waxing. Regrowth can occur in 3 to 6 days, but the result is satisfactory if you tend to be in a hurry. The use of a hair removal cream allows you to achieve smooth and soft skin. Your cream can be used on several areas of the body: the armpits, legs, and arms. As for the bikini area and face, however, it is recommended to use hair removal creams specifically designed for these areas.

How to properly choose your hair removal cream?

Hair removal creams have often been labeled as irritating due to allergenic ingredients present in the composition of some creams, particularly fragrant actives like linalool or solvents like propylene glycol. Beyond hair dissolution, the use of the product gradually damages the horny layer responsible for protecting the epidermis. A cream formulated with gentle components is preferable. Generally, remember to check the ingredients that make up the hair removal cream. Opt for formulas composed of nourishing and hydrating agents like oils or allantoin which will preserve skin hydration and soothe the skin.

Some advice before using a depilatory cream.

There are a few recommended steps to take before applying the depilatory cream directly onto the skin.

  • Exfoliating your skin: The exfoliation is a crucial step, as it helps cleanse your skin and remove dead cells accumulated on the surface of the epidermis that could prevent the depilatory cream from directly contacting the hair. By removing these cells, the cream can penetrate more effectively and act on the hair. It should be done the day before using the depilatory cream.

  • Hydrating your skin: A hydrated skin is a healthy skin that does not show any lesions or small cuts. By hydrating your skin beforehand, you create a protective barrier that can help reduce the skin's sensitivity to the chemical compounds in the cream and prevent it from drying out. Therefore, remember to hydrate well a few days before hair removal.

How to apply a depilatory cream?

The ease of use is another advantage of the cream.

  1. Apply a sufficiently thick and even layer of cream to cover all the hair in the area to be depilated, using a spatula or directly with your fingers.

  2. Allow the product to work for the time indicated on the packaging to enable the active chemical compounds in the cream to effectively act on the hairs.

  3. Remove the cream using the same spatula. You can also use a glove or a sponge to remove cream deposits, while cleaning the treated surface.

  4. Rinse the depilated area with cold water to soothe the skin following exposure to the chemical compounds contained in the depilatory cream, which can also help to reduce redness.

Note : To ensure you do not have any allergic reactions, start by applying the cream to a small area of skin for the recommended time on the packaging, then rinse off the product. If you experience any warming sensation, redness, or bumps appear, discontinue use of the product.

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