(Closed) HELP! What’s a good hair removal creme for super sensitive skin?

posted 13 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
380 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I have used the new Veet for sensitive skin with good results, but I have never tried it on my face.  I used it on my arms and put lotion on right after.  I did not have any kind of rash, and I have very sensitive skin. 

 Also, you could have the areas waxed, unless that would give you a rash too.  If that won’t work, my esthetician has a tiny little tool that looks like a stick with a pumice stone on the end.  You can run it over your face and it takes off the hair.  I know you can get them at beauty supply stores, but I am not sure what you would call that kind of tool.  It works well on some people, but I have heard that people with coarse dark hair (like sideburns) sometimes have the hair grow back wilder than before.  Since you are fair and blonde, shouldn’t be a problem.  

Post # 4
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have used Veet and Nair, both for sensitive skin. They’re okay, but there’s 2 huge downsides:
1. If you don’t leave them on long enough (even by less than 1 minute), the hair isn’t removed.
2. If you leave them on too long (even by less than 1 minute), I get a horrible rash.

Plus, logically, these creams are a chemical designed to disintegrate your hair. It’s sooo hard not to irritate skin. I’ve given up on them, because the rash really sucks. But I’ve never even used it on my face. I have very pale peach-fuzz in the sideburns, so it doesn’t bother me. f it was everywhere, it might bother me, but it’s just the sideburns.

Since the rashes suck sooo much, I would recommend going to an esthetician to get it waxed or sugarred. Yeah, it hurts, but at least it’ll be gone quickly (unlike tweezing, which takes forever). And, if done properly by a trained person, irritation and rashes are less likely.

Post # 5
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I tried a Nair product for my face last night while Fiance was out, and now I have a red rash on my upper lip 🙁 I’m trying to avoid looking at him directly, but its getting tough! I guess I should just fess up to what I was doing, and shouldn’t be embarrassed about it as this is the man I am going to marry. Does anyone else get embarrassed about these types of things?


Any ideas how to calm the rash or cover it in the meantime? I’m put some makeup and powder on it, but it looks a bit caky/flaky now! 

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