Every method of hair removal causes stress and strain on the skin. It's important to understand how you can limit this effect, especially if you have sensitive skin, when using any of these hair removal methods.
- Always use shaving cream, shaving gel, or shaving foam when shaving. These contain ingredients that prepare the skin, lock in moisture, and soothe the skin. They also act as a thin barrier to protect the skin.
- When waxing, never moisturise beforehand. You should not apply cream for 24 hours before using this hair removal method as it works best when the skin is free from oil and is dry. This is because it allows the hair to be caught by the wax and you will not have to keep repeating.
- Always apply a layer of cream to the skin after hair removal. Choose a paraben-free body lotion that contains soothing ingredients such as NIVEA Smooth Body Mousse or the NIVEA Rich Moisture Sensitive Shower Cream containing gentle chamomile extract.
- For particularly delicate areas, like armpits, using a gentle deodorant such as NIVEA Sensitive and Pure Anti-Perspirant Deodorant protects the skin from irritations.