Hair Removal

Hair Removal Cream Side Effects

There is a wide range of formulas available as hair removal creams. There are some undesirable side effects depending on the skin type and the cream formula. These side effects can manifest if you do not use them sensibly without considering the instructions of the manufacturers.

Almost all hair removing creams carry warnings that instruct about the application on the skin type and the timings of application of the cream etc. In this article we give some the side effects that can occur upon violating the instructions.

Working Principle of Hair Removing Cream:

Hair removing creams work by chemically affecting the individual hair strands. The cream goes deep into the hair follicle. The chemicals in the cream break down keratin. Keratin is the main protein that forms a hair strand. The result is the hair is wiped away with gentle friction. There are several chemicals based on the strength, color and coarseness of the hair. Before applying the cream, the skin type is also considered.

Side effects and drawbacks of hair removal creams:

Skin Damage: Reckless use of creams can adversely affect the skin by giving rashes and skin burns. It is seen in form of swelling, redness and eventually patches. Darkening of skin is also a common side effect. Even permanent skin damage is caused in some cases.

Odour: Harsh chemicals that break the bonds of the hair can cause harsh smell in the skin roots resulting in bad odour in the skin. However this is not seen any longer as the manufacturers have begun masking the products with fragrances.

More Hair Growth: This was the common side effect until the recent. Now the creams have developed chemical that shrouds this effect.

Uneven Skin Color and Hair Growth: On uneven application of the cream there will uneven removal of the hair and that may even result in uneven skin color.

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