What Are Hair Removal Creams?

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Hair removal creams are popular among men and women but do you really know what is in them? How do they work? These are only some of the questions that you sometimes forget. Now you might think that who cares about what is in them? You might even say that no one cares as long as it works. But if you think carefully, these hair removal creams have very strong odors. These strong odors come from very strong chemicals. Sometimes these chemicals might affect you without you even knowing about it. You might even be allergic to one of its ingredients. You should always be wise when buying these creams by knowing what makes these creams really effective.

Hair reduction creams are usually known as chemical depilatories. They contain alkaline chemicals like sodium thioglycolate, calcium thioglycolate and strontium sulfide. Calcium thioglycolate helps in breaking down the bonds in keratin. It also makes the hair weaker making it easier to remove. Calcium hydroxide is also needed to allow the thioglycolic acid to react with the hair protein. With these chemicals found in these hair removal creams, it is not advisable to leave the product on your skin for too long. Your skin will be irritated if you leave it for more than 15 minutes. Most hair removal creams are only intended for your arms and legs. The skin on your face is sensitive from these chemicals. Do not apply the cream on your face unless specified by the product. Some brands add other chemicals that make the creams smell good. But do not let this fool you. It is only one of their strategies to attract consumers. They will make you believe that these creams do not contain strong chemicals and are made with natural ingredients.

These chemicals need to penetrate your skin to work. Anything that blocks the way of the hair removal cream will affect the effectiveness of the cream. Dirt and oil are some of the common things that get in the way. Some hair removal creams require you to remove some of the hair before applying them. Irritation is also a common thing especially for those who have sensitive skin. You also have to be very careful when applying the cream near your eyes and mouth. These chemicals will definitely have a bad effect to your body when swallowed.

Now that you know how hair reduction creams work and what is in them, you should be extra careful when you use them. Surely you do not want to experience complications with these products. Simple mistakes might cost you a trip to the hospital. You also do not want your children and pets to play with these so keep it away from their reach. Proper storage is also necessary for your safety. You should not allow hair removal creams to be exposed in extremely high temperatures. No one wants to pay their hospital bills just because they misused these products. No one wants to exchange beauty with their own health.

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