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The Pros and Cons and Hair Removal Creams

Updated on April 1, 2013
Show off your hair-free legs with hair removal creams.
Show off your hair-free legs with hair removal creams. | Source

There are many hair removal options available and one of those is using hair removal creams. With many different creams on the market, it takes time to choose between them. Before you do that though, you need to make sure that the creams are worth your money. This form of hair removal offers many advantages, especially compared to other forms of hair removal, but there are disadvantages to consider. This helps you choose something that suits your needs; just because your friend is using a hair removal cream doesn’t mean that it will suit your hair thickness or skin sensitivity.

Hair Removal Creams Are Safe to Use

When compared to permanent hair removal methods, like laser hair removal, the creams are safe to use. Very few people suffer from side effects – although they can happen! The creams do use chemicals and can cause allergic reactions. Always check the labels to make sure there are no ingredients that you are allergic to.

There is the benefit of the creams can be used on all areas of the body. This includes for males who are looking for creams for their face; but you will need to find creams that are specifically formulated for that area to avoid reactions. The creams have been tested for specific areas to make sure there are no adverse reactions with the chemicals and ingredients.

More Comfort With Creams

Waxing and epilating are painful for many people. Shaving pulls the hair out opposite to the direction it grows and there is a bigger chance of developing ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs are painful and it can lead to itching or sore areas afterwards. There is also the problem of shaving rashes or the skin becoming irritated after epilating or waxing.

There is much more comfort when using hair removal creams. They are quick and easy to use and don’t pull the hair. They are completely pain free and perfect for different parts of the body, including the chest, legs and even the bikini line.

Not a Permanent Method of Hair Removal

For those looking for a more permanent option of hair removal, the creams are not that. Permanent hair removal, such as laser options, is more expensive and has a higher risk involved. This is a popular option for many because the cost is less than the average cost over a lifetime of removing hair.

The creams are also not as great as other forms of removing hair. While epilating isn’t permanent, it does last much longer due to the way that it pulls the hair from under layers of the skin. Hair removal creams are similar to shaving, by removing the hair from the top layer of skin. However, the hair won’t grow at odd angles or under layers, which may be worth the extra work.

When looking into hair removal options, it is important to consider the pros and cons of each. Hair removal creams are affordable and not painful but they are not as good as other methods. Those with sensitive skin may find that shaving or epilating is a better option but check all the ingredients to find something suitable for you.


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