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Information for Choosing the Right Hair Removal Products

Oct 10, 2007
There are several different hair removal products that are on the market. A woman may purchase creams or lotions that are designed to remove unwanted facial or body hair. This is a form of hair removal that uses the depilation method or the method that removes hair on the surface of the skin. Other types of techniques to remove hair that follow the depilation method would be the use of razors, gels, roll on or aerosol hair removal products.

Hair removal creams and lotions work like a chemical razor in that the products are designed to cause the hair to become separate from the surface of the skin. Hair removal creams and lotions usually contain a chemical known as calcium thioglycoate or a different type of high alkaline substance. This high alkaline substance is responsible for the dissolving of the protein structure of the hair.

Some products that help remove hair may contain too high a level of calcium thioglycoate. In individuals who have sensitive skin this high level of thioglycoate can cause chemical burns and skin irritation. The chemical thioglycoate is designed to disrupt the bonds that hold hair cells to the surface of the skin.

If an individual applies hair removal products to a large area of skin it is wise to first perform a skin patch test. Creams or lotions must be tested first on a small patch of skin in order to see if the chemical compound causes skin irritation. The creams or lotions must be tested for skin sensitivity or an allergic reaction. Using this type of product should be left on the skin for five to ten minutes.

When using creams or lotions on sensitive skin areas make sure that the cream or lotion is designed to be used in that area. Make sure to not apply cream around the eyes or on the eyebrows. The cream or lotion could cause eye damage or blindness.

There are several hair removal products to choose from. Most women prefer to use a cream or lotion on their legs or bikini areas. This is a pain free technique of getting rid of hair. If you have sensitive skin you might want to consider using a product that contains aloe or is specially designed to treat sensitive skin issues. Always remember to never leave a cream on for longer then the recommended time. This can cause irritation to the skin.

By using creams or lotions a women can easily remove unwanted body hair in a matter of minutes.
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Kevin Pederson has written many articles on hair and skin care a guide to important hair and skin care tips . This article discusses various hair removal products
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