Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Depilatory Creams

Why using depilatory creams is advantageous

We all want a hairless skin for different reasons, and there are a plethora of options for hair removal out there. However, depilatory creams seem to be the most favourite ones. And why not? They are easy and pain-free, and they can remove hair from almost all the areas of the body. We explain how depilatory creams are the perfect hair removal tool, and why they will work better for you than anything else you may have already tried.

How do they work?

Depilatory creams are hair removal creams that are composed of alkaline chemicals that react safely with hair without harming the skin. They break down the Keratin in the hair, thus weakening it and causing it to dissolve. The hair becomes soft like jelly, and it can be wiped off easily with a sponge or damp cloth.

Why depilatory creams?

The best thing about depilatory creams is that they offer painless hair removal, as compared to threading, plucking, waxing or shaving. Plus, they are multifaceted: you can use them on large areas of the skin and also on smaller, hard-to-reach areas, such as your bikini line. And Veet makes the process really easy! Just apply the cream and spread it over a patch of hair, wait for a few minutes and then remove it. Do read the instructions before you start so that you are aware of how long to keep the cream on the skin.

Even better is using a depilatory cream in the shower – you make no mess, and the hair is just washed away with plain water! The hair is dissolved and washed off with the cream, going down the drain without causing a mess.

Depilatory creams are available in all cosmetic stores and are an affordable and painless hair removal option. Plus, they don’t damage the skin or cause cuts, the way shaving can. They give a longer-lasting result than shaving because they break down the hair at the surface of the skin, right at the follicle. Even the hair that grows back is finer and with tapered ends, which it wouldn’t be if it was shaved off.

You need not be worried about using a depilatory skin even if you have sensitive skin. Veet has an entire range of depilatory creams designed especially for sensitive skin. These are fortified with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, which are known for their soothing properties. However, it is better to make sure that the cream is compatible with your skin with a patch test 24 hours before using the cream. When using, you need to take care to avoid areas of broken, cut or irritated skin.

Do check out Veet’s extensive range of depilatory creams here.