Hair removal creams have fast become a popular option for many people when it comes to removing unwanted hair on their face and body. This is probably because they are a very affordable, super quick and super easy way to get rid of hairs—not to mention they are easily the most painless way to do so, provided you do not have extra sensitive skin.
Still, despite its popularity, there are still some who do not know the proper way of how to use hair removal cream, especially on ‘private parts’. This is probably because the pubic area is considered one of the most sensitive parts of the body, and so people are more cautious about using chemicals down there.
To give you more confidence and safety, below are a few steps on how to use hair removal cream on private parts:
Find a hair removal cream that is suitable for the pubic.
Since the genital area is more sensitive than other body parts, it is only right that you choose a product that is specifically formulated for that skin type and area.
If you cannot find a solution that is specifically made for the pubic region, it is best for you to opt for a hair removal cream brand that caters to sensitive skin, since this is generally safer for sensitive areas such as the genital area.
Test the cream on a small spot on your upper bikini line.
One important piece of advice on how to use hair removal cream on private parts—or on any part of your body, for that matter—is to first test it. It would be best if you test it on a small area on your upper bikini line to see if you have an allergic reaction.
The upper bikini area is best since it has roughly the same skin texture as your pubic region. Leave it on for some hours and watch out for itching, burning, redness or pain.
Take a warm bath or shower.
Applying the cream after having bathed makes it easier for the cream to work its magic since wet hair is generally softer and easier to remove than dry hair, which may be harder for your cream to break down. You can do it at the end of one of your routine baths or showers, or you can purposely take a shower or wash your private area before applying the hair removing cream.
Wait at least 3 days after having shaved, before applying the cream.
This is because shaving can cause cuts or scrapes on your skin, leaving it open and more sensitive if it comes into contact with chemicals such as those found in hair removal creams.
If you have open cuts on your skin, no matter how small, chances are you will have an allergic reaction to the cream once you put it on, since the product will get into the open area. This could be quite painful if it happens, and you may observe some redness and swelling or rashes in the area.
Apply the cream only on the outer pubic region.
Be careful to keep the cream away from the most sensitive inner area which can cause a stinging sensation and some skin damage. You can layer it on evenly with the use of a spatula, which is usually provided with the product.
The spatula will keep the cream off your hands to avoid accidents such as accidentally rubbing it on other areas such as your face or eyes. The spatula can also help you apply the product more evenly.
Wait for about ten minutes.
Usually, you will experience a mild tingling sensation, and the smell may be a bit unpleasant since the chemical reactions are working to melt away the hair. The mild tingling should not burn or cause pain.
Wipe off with a damp cloth.
Once you wipe the cream off, the hairs should come off along with it. It usually takes a number of swipes before all of the cream along with the hair is fully removed. Make sure to rinse the washcloth every few swipes for a cleaner wipe.
After wiping off all of the cream, you still have to rinse off any remaining product thoroughly to ensure that there are no remaining chemicals left on your skin which can irritate it. Also, make sure not to apply anything else on the area for the next 24 hours. This may include soaps, lotions, creams, or perfumes. Let your skin breathe and be product free for at least a day.
Tweeze off any hairs left behind.
For people with thicker, coarser hair, there may be some stubborn hairs left behind. They should be very few in number so it wouldn’t take much to pluck them off one by one until you achieve clean and smooth skin in your pubic area.
Hopefully, the tips and steps listed above will clarify any questions on how to use hair removal cream on private parts.