7 Simple Hair removal tips
1. Protect your freshly shaven skin
- Try not to expose your skin to the sun immediately after hair removal.
- This will help to prevent irritations caused by increased perspiration while your pores are open.
2. Preparation is key
- It’s important to prepare your skin properly for hair removal.
- If you are waxing or epilating, don’t apply any cream on the areas of the skin that you wish treat in the 24 hours leading up to your treatment. The wax will adhere more effectively to dry, oil-free skin and epilators work better too.
- Even with hair removal creams and gels, it’s better not to apply any other cream to avoid any ingredients interacting with each other and reacting with your skin.
3. Don't go overboard
- Removing your hair too frequently can stress your skin and remove moisture and oil.
4. Lock in moisture immediately
- Apply a good layer of body cream or lotion to your skin after hair removal.
- Choose a body lotion that contains soothing ingredients like shea butter, such as NIVEA’s Irresistibly Smooth Body Lotion.
- Shea butter supplies your skin with long-lasting intensive moisture.
5. Choose the right deodorant
- The skin in your armpits is particularly delicate. It dries out quickly and can easily become itchy.
- Always look for a deodorant which is soothing, such as NIVEA’s Sensitive Protect Roll-On Deodorant with avocado extracts and chamomile to protect your skin from irritation.
6. Exfoliate regularly
- Exfoliating regularly prevents dead skin cells from blocking the hair shaft and allows the new hair to grow through easily.
- In-grown hairs are unpleasant but unfortunately a frequent consequence of hair removal.
7. Shaving foam and gels are crucial
- No matter how much of a hurry you’re in – never forget to use a shaving gel or foam when wet shaving.
- They act as a protective film that allows the blade to move more smoothly, so you avoid wounding your skin or causing redness.
- They also usually contain ingredients that soothe your skin before it’s shaved.
Hair Removal Tips for Shaving, Epilation and Waxing
No matter how much of a hurry you are in – never forget to use a shaving gel or foam when wet shaving. These ensure there is a film on the skin that allows the blade to move more smoothly. They also usually contain ingredients that soothe the skin before it is shaved. If you use such products when removing hair, you will avoid wounding the skin, causing redness or small spots and will be able to delight in having wonderfully smooth and silky skin.
Our tip for epilation and waxing: these work best when the skin is dry and free of oil. So do not apply cream for 24 hours in advance on the areas of the skin that you wish to epilate.
Hair removal aftercare
Before: for best results, skin should be dry and free of oil
If you are using wax for removing hair, do not apply cream to the areas on the day of treatment. The wax will adhere more effectively to dry, oil-free skin.
Even with hair removal creams and gels, it is better to avoid applying cream as otherwise the ingredients may interact.
Afterwards: the skin needs extra care
Nivea Aftercare Products
It is important to apply a good layer of cream to the skin after hair removal.
The skin is particularly delicate in the armpits and dries out quickly or begins to itch as a result. If this is the case for you, look for a deodorant which is soothing, such as NIVEA Sensitive Protect Roll-On Deodorant with avocado extracts and chamomile to protect the skin from irritation.
In-grown hairs are unpleasant but unfortunately a frequent consequence of hair removal. Exfoliating regularly prevents dead skin cells from blocking the hair shaft and allows the new hair to grow.
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.