Advantages of Depilatory Creams

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Advantages of Depilatory Creams
Using a depilatory cream is as easy as rubbing on lotion. (Indeed/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Depilatory cream is a formula that removes hair through the use of the chemicals calcium thioglycolate and sodium thioglycolate. These chemicals dissolve the keratin in the hair, which painlessly removes it at or just below the skin's surface. When using depilatory creams, you should always test a small patch of skin first for an allergic reaction.

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Easy to Use

Using a depilatory cream is extremely easy. When it comes to waxing and shaving, you must worry about the pain of pulling your hair out, or cutting yourself. With a depilatory cream, you simply rub it onto the area in which you want to remove the hair and wait. Most manufacturers suggest waiting three to six minutes. When the time has passed, you simply rinse the cream and hair away with warm water. In under 10 minutes, you're hairless and silky smooth.

Results Last Longer

Compared to shaving, the results of depilatory creams last longer. Shaving cuts the hair off at skin level, or above that if the razor is dull. Depilatory cream dissolves all of the hair it touches, so you get a very smooth, even finish. Because your skin remains hairless longer, you don't have to use the depilatory cream as often, which also means you don't have to purchase it as often. Depilatory cream is already inexpensive and easily available, which makes it more economical than shaving.

It's Good for the Skin

Newer modern formulas of depilatory creams are specially formulated to moisturise the skin as you wait for it to work its magic. This is to keep your skin healthy by preventing the chemical formula from drying it out. Also, because depilatory creams dissolve the hair, it also removes the outer layer of dead skin, which exfoliates.

Can be Used in Awkward Areas

Depilatory creams are easier to use in certain awkward areas, such as your bikini region. Using a razor down below can be difficult because of odd angles and hard-to-reach places. Using a depilatory cream is easier because all you need to do is rub the cream on and wait.

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