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Methods for treating acne after hair removal


This article is co-written by Sarah Gehrke, RN. Sarah Gerke is a registered Texas nurse. She received a master's degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix in 2013.

The number of sources used in this article is 22. You will find a list of them at the bottom of the page.

Depilatory creams such as Nair are often used to remove hair, because they are easy to use, they allow you to remove hair from uncomfortable places that cannot be reached with a razor, and the skin itself remains smooth longer than after shaving. In depilatory creams, there are chemicals that break down the hair, but can also lead to irritation and rash (dermatitis). Read on to find out what to do in case of a negative skin reaction to depilation cream and how to prevent this problem in the future.

Why do acne appear after depilation?

Abscesses, irritations, swelling are formed for various reasons. It is necessary to familiarize yourself with all possible factors in order to exclude them from now on.

So, the causes of acne after depilation:

  1. Very sensitive skin. The epidermis has an increased sensitivity to external stimuli. Any aggressive effect on the skin leads to a state of irritation. Often faced with such a problem are girls who have just started doing hair removal. Over time, the dermis can get used to and acne will not appear, but it happens that the skin continues to respond to the procedure with inflammation for a long time.
  2. Neglect of hygiene and sterility. During depilation, especially one where hair removal occurs along with the root, the upper skin layer is broken, the holes where the hairs were left remain open. Microbes instantly penetrate the damaged layers of the epidermis and begin to multiply. It is very important that during the process everything is sterile, disinfected.
  3. Allergic reaction. The body may react to the material for hair removal or the procedure itself with allergies. Pustules occur after shugaring, waxing, chemical cream-epilator, as a reaction to the material. Such an allergy may be accompanied by itching, swelling of the epilated areas.
  4. Infection. During the procedure, there is a risk of introducing an infection that provokes purulent formations on the skin. Malicious microorganisms can be found anywhere: on the hands of the master, auxiliary tools, in the wax itself (if dirty hands were immersed in it).
  5. Hormonal disorders. Due to hormonal imbalance, pustules often appear in the bikini area, groin, on the face in its lower part. Aggressive effects on the skin further stimulate their reproduction.
  6. Clogging of hair pores. Some cosmetics used after depilation (creams, lotions) clog the hair holes, preventing them from healing naturally. Inside the pores, inflammatory processes begin, the result of which are abscesses.

Safety when using depilatory cream

First, let's talk about safety rules. To protect yourself from possible negative consequences, such as burns after depilation with cream or irritation, adhere to the main rule - the exact following of the instructions.

Basic precautions for all such remedies:

  • always use a sensitivity test before use,
  • do not exceed the exposure time specified in the instructions,
  • do not use the cream in areas prohibited by the manufacturer,
  • do not apply the depilator to damaged or irritated skin,
  • skin care after hair removal procedure.

Did you know? The main active ingredient in depilation creams is calcium thioglycolate, which destroys keratin - the protein that makes up hair.

Complications after the procedure and the reasons for their appearance

In most cases, all complications occur due to non-compliance with the above recommendations and rules. However, sometimes an individual skin feature has an effect.

Let us consider in more detail the possible complications.

Everyone knows that all depilatory creams have a far from natural composition. Due to the presence of aggressive substances, it is possible to get a chemical burn from a depilation cream.

The following factors can increase the risks of its occurrence:

  • very sensitive skin that reacts to any means
  • exceeding the recommended exposure time,
  • flushing the depilator with a hard washcloth.

Did you know? A doctor specializing in the treatment of burns is called a combustiologist, from Lat. "Combustio" - burn and buckwheat. "Logos" is a doctrine.


The consequences in the form of irritations from depilation cream are not as dangerous as burns, but nevertheless cause discomfort and aesthetic ugliness. Manifested by redness, itching, rashes, burning.

Irritation can occur for the following reasons:

  • soft skin,
  • an allergic reaction to the components of the product,
  • excessive efforts when removing the product with a spatula,
  • improper skin care after depilation.

Irritations after depilation cream can be minimized if the skin is thoroughly moistened after the procedure with special means after depilation.

Features of complications

We dwell separately on two delicate zones. The consequences on them from improper use of depilatory cream are especially dangerous due to the fact that the skin in these places is thin and vulnerable, and there is also mucous membrane in the vicinity.

When choosing a product, always pay attention to the notes for which zones it is intended. If you use the product intended for the legs, the chances of getting a burn on the face from the depilation cream increase significantly.

Facial products have a lower concentration of strong chemicals and act on the skin more loyally.

Signs of irritation after depilation

Irritation is an absolutely normal reaction of the skin to hair removal with tweezers, wax, a razor or an electroepilator, because this procedure injures the skin and hair follicles. In order for the instruction to eliminate irritation to be as useful as possible, we first find out what is the difference between epilation and depilation.

At hair removal hair is removed completely, along with the root. This effect can be achieved with wax, shugaring, laser or electroepilator.

Depilation - the procedure for removing the visible part of the hair, for example, with a razor or cream depilator.

Distinguish between hair removal and hair removal © iStock

After the procedure, the skin can behave differently, depending on its initial state and method of hair removal.

Dryness and peeling arise, as a rule, after applying a razor - the blade injures the upper layer of the epidermis, damaging its integrity.

Red dots appear at the place of hair removal - a common problem for those who use an epilator or wax. Typically, the points pass quickly: in a couple of days, if the skin is normal, a little longer - if sensitive.

Ingrown hair appear on skin with a thicker stratum corneum, and cause various inconveniences - from an unaesthetic appearance to the risk of inflammation.

Extensive redness may indicate an allergic reaction to the components of the depilatory agent or a burn after epilation with hot wax or sugar.


Even the most advanced razor, shaving hairs, injures the upper layer of the skin, which can lead to redness, dryness, peeling.

Injury to nerve endings causes a natural response in the form of local redness - red dots appear in place of hair follicles.

Pharmacy treatment

After cooling the damaged area, anti-inflammatory and healing drugs must be applied to the skin. The most popular pharmacy remedies for such a problem:

  • Panthenol
  • "Rescuer",
  • Bepanten.

Important! If blisters appear at the burn site, fluid oozes from the wound, it is better not to self-medicate, but to consult a doctor.


Folk remedies for treating burns include rubbing the affected area with aloe vera juice. A home-made mask of milk and turmeric has moisturizing and antiseptic properties.

It is necessary to mix these ingredients to a thick pasty state and apply on a burn, hold for a while and rinse.
Sea buckthorn oil has a healing effect. Make applications with him twice a day. Depending on the degree of damage, 5 to 10 procedures can be performed.

Contraindicated actions

Photos of burns, especially faces, with depilation cream are unpleasant. In order not to aggravate the negative consequences, it is necessary to remember a number of contraindicated actions:

  • you can’t take sunbaths and go to the sauna,
  • Do not wear tight clothing adjacent to the damaged area,
  • on the burn site you can not use scrubs, peels, washcloths,
  • Do not use in the future a cream that has negative effects on the skin.

This article is intended for those who monitor their health, and before various cosmetic procedures, studies in detail information about them. If you nevertheless burned the skin with depilation cream, there is a chance to minimize the consequences by applying the methods described above.

From this video you will learn how to get rid of irritation and make the skin soft and tender.

  • 1. Why does irritation occur and how does it manifest
  • 2. How to quickly remove irritation after hair removal
  • 2.1. Medicinal and cosmetic preparations
  • 2.1.1. Creams and ointments
  • 2.1.2. Lotions, balms
  • 2.1.3. Cosmetic oils
  • 2.1.4. Hydrogen peroxide
  • 2.1.5. Children's talcum powder
  • 2.2. Folk methods
  • 2.2.1. Herbal infusions
  • 2.2.2. Juice of medicinal plants
  • 2.3. We remove facial irritation by natural means
  • 2.4. What to do if severe inflammation appears?
  • 2.5. Allergic irritation
  • 3. How to avoid irritation?
  • 4. Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
  • 4.1. Is it possible to sunbathe and swim in the sea if after shugaring irritation has not passed?
  • 4.2. What to do if irritation persists after applying baby powder?
  • 4.3. Feet after the epilator are constantly itching, what should I do?
  • 4.4. How to get rid of red dots after hair removal?
  • 4.5. After laser hair removal, the skin is red, what should I do?
  • 4.6. What method of depilation does not cause irritation?
  • 4.7. It's been more than a week after hair removal, and the skin is still spotted and continues to itch, what could it be?
  • 4.8. Every time I have severe irritation in the bikini area after waxing, what should I do?

How to reduce the likelihood of irritation: your actions before depilation

In order for the skin to respond to hair removal as painlessly as possible, it is worth preparing it for the procedure in advance.

Skin exfoliation prevents hair ingrowth © iStock

The best prevention of hair growth is timely exfoliation. Use scrubs at least once a week.

If your problem is post-epilation dryness and peeling, begin to intensively moisturize the skin a few days before the procedure. The easiest option is to apply body cream daily after a shower.

Immediately prior to removing hair with wax, the master processes the skin with powder or talcum powder. This is an important point: after all, the more moist the skin is, the longer it will take to work on it and the stronger the irritation.

How to reduce irritation: what to do after depilation

For different types of procedures, methods for eliminating irritation and redness vary.

A few days before depilation, start moisturizing your skin © iStock

After treatment with a razor or depilatory cream, a moisturizer with soothing components (allantoin, chamomile extract) will come in handy.

After waxing or electrolysis, moisturizing the skin in the first day, on the contrary, is not necessary. It is better to avoid getting water on hair removal sites. Use absorbent powder, this will prevent the growth of bacteria in the follicles.

To prevent hair ingrowth, you can treat the skin with a special tool or practice gentle exfoliation.

Ways to eliminate irritation

Skin on different areas of the face and body reacts differently to hair removal. For example, the skin of the legs becomes dry, and inflammatory elements may appear in the bikini area.

After hair removal, apply moisturizing soothing cream to your skin © iStock

A frequent companion of irritation after hair removal is small inflammatory rashes. This is folliculitis. To prevent its occurrence, after hair removal with wax, tweezers or cream treat the skin with an antiseptic.

If irritation occurs on the skin of the legs, arms, and body after the razor, grease the treated areas liberally. soothing cream.

Ordinary baby powder or help with irritation after waxing with wax or electroepilator any talcum powder in the composition.

In no case do not wet the skin after hair removal (a procedure involving the removal of hair with a root): moisture can enhance the negative reaction of the skin. Use talcum powder to prevent or reduce inflammation.

Before the procedure

aloe vera and chamomile extracts

Name of facilityActive ingredientsMode of application
Grapefruit cream body scrub, Kiehl’s where to find? Apply to skin with massaging movements, then rinse with shower gel or soap.
Shaving foam for sensitive skin, Biothermthermal plankton extract, chamomile extract, glycerinApply to cleansed skin, after depilation, remove the remaining foam with water.
"Precious Beauty Scrub", Garnier where to find? Kupuasu tree fruit seeds, a complex of four oilsApply to the skin with light massaging movements, rinse with water.

After the procedure

Apply a small amount of gel to the skin immediately after shaving.

Features of acne that occurs after depilation

Acne after hair removal varies in the nature of the rashes. There are white pimples, red with purulent contents, black dots, painful large bumps, blisters.

They appear in any part of the body where the depilation was performed.

Some women remove hairs above the lip in the chin area. Most often, a small pustular or red rash appears in this zone. The skin on the face is delicate and sensitive, reacts with irritation to external aggressive intervention.

Acne after shaving, waxing, shugaring, or any other method, most often occurs due to non-observance of the rules for skin care of the armpits after the procedure. Some immediately apply an antiperspirant to their armpits, which completely clogs the hair follicle holes. This contributes to the appearance of acne, painful large acne and redness.

Irritations, acne, ulcers on the pubis after shaving - a very common phenomenon. Troubles can appear in the intimate area after shaving, cream, epilator, cars, wax, laser depilation. The skin in the bikini area is also very sensitive and is constantly in contact with underwear. The cause of the reaction is a variety of factors, from individual sensitivity to infection.

The skin on the legs is less sensitive. Purulent and red acne after epilation is mainly localized on the hips, where the epidermis is thinner. The problem often happens in the summer, when dust or a woman gets on her open legs, not following the rules, sunbathes and bathes in open water in the first days after depilation.

Ointments with antibiotics

Miramistin, Levomekol, Erythromycin, Tetracycline, Baneocin, Fusiderm - these drugs have a wide spectrum of action, fight harmful microorganisms, relieve inflammation, heal wounds and ulcers. They can treat acne on the pubic part, on the legs, arms, face. Each ointment contains instructions in which the rules for use and contraindications are indicated.

Folk remedies for acne after depilation

  • If acne appears after shaving the intimate area, you can treat the skin with a weak solution of manganese immediately after the procedure and a few days after. Potassium permanganate not only has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, but also inhibits hair growth. In other areas, it is not recommended to be used, since the skin may darken for a while.
  • Aloe juice is an excellent remedy for any inflammation. You can make a compress out of it or just lubricate irritated places. Kalanchoe and plantain also have the same healing properties.
  • To prevent acne after shugaring, waxing, hair removal machines (methods in which hair is removed with the root), it is recommended to treat the skin with infusion of chamomile or calendula.
  • After shaving in the bikini area, legs or armpits, you can wipe the skin with a decoction of a string. Grass has antiallergic and antiseptic properties.
  • Essential oils of eucalyptus, fir, lemongrass, saffron, peppermint prevent inflammation. But they should be used in diluted form: for 10 drops of base oil (any cosmetic) 2 drops of essential.
  • Прыщи на ногах не появятся или их будет меньше, если сразу после депиляции припудрить кожу детской присыпкой.

How to Prevent Acne

  • It is necessary to observe the correctness of the technique: with a machine, the hairs are shaved according to hair growth, the chemical cream cannot be kept longer than the specified time, when waxed, the hairs are pulled out against the hair growth, while shugaring in growth.
  • All personal care products should only be used by one person.
  • To avoid acne after the depilation procedure, you must follow the rules for skin care.
  • The first 2-3 days, it is advisable to wear loose clothing made from natural fabrics.
  • Do not often touch the epilated area with your hands for the first couple of days.
  • After waxing, mechanical or sugar depilation, it is recommended to scrub the skin after 5 days to reduce the risk of ingrown hairs, which also cause inflammation.
  • It is impossible to use the means containing alcohol after a session.
  • So that acne does not appear on sensitive skin, it should be pre-treated with antiseptic anti-inflammatory drugs.

With difficulty I got rid of acne after waxing and now I'm afraid of any procedures, suddenly abscesses will appear again, what to do?

Try while the epilator cream, the risk of acne from it is minimal.

Instead of scrub, peeling can be done, for this, funds intended for the treatment of acne and acne are suitable.

What to do if acne appears after hair removal? Acne and purulent inflammation can occur for four reasons.

Methods for treating acne after hair removal. Deciding on the procedure of hair removal, any woman expects to get smooth and beautiful skin.

Skin areas with a lot of moles and acne should be shaved very carefully.

In order to rejoice at a smooth body after depilation, and not to remove acne and ingrown hairs, it is enough to act according to a certain scheme.

I always use a scrub before hair removal, but still irritation periodically appears. I am saved by Ilon ointment from a pharmacy. After it, small pimples and redness pass very quickly.

Why does irritation occur and how does it manifest

Skin irritation after depilation is largely dependent on the degree of sensitivity of the human epidermis. After aggressive techniques (waxing, shugaring), redness, peeling, itching, red spots, spots and other troubles may appear even for owners with skin that is resistant to external influences.

Any technique, especially with root hair removal, causes microtrauma with the epidermis layer. Even an ordinary razor scratches the skin.

The appearance of microdamage can be invisible to the eye at first and not noticeable. Symptoms often appear only a few hours after the depilation session.

Less commonly, irritation after shugaring, waxing, laser or photoepilation occurs due to an allergic reaction of the body to a particular substance, radiation.

Very often, skin inflammation manifests itself in women who are first trying the procedure. The epidermis gradually gets used to hair removal, and each time the unpleasant consequences are reduced to a minimum.

Creams and ointments

In pharmacies, there are drugs aimed at tissue regeneration and the rapid elimination of negative dermatological symptoms. Creams / ointments Bepanten, D-panthenol, Dexpanthenol, Pantoderm have a similar composition and spectrum of action. Drugs help to quickly remove irritation of any nature, on any part of the body, and soothe the skin after hair removal. Tools are applied in a thin layer to the damaged area 3-4 times a day.

Lotions, balms

In cosmetic stores special lotions, balms are sold to soothe the skin after depilation. To quickly eliminate irritation after depilation on the face, you can use men's aftershave. It contains components that heal the microtrauma of the epidermis. This tool can be used in any area of ​​the body. The soothing cream after depilation has the same properties, which can be found in the cosmetics store or in the pharmacy. Usually, the product is lubricated with the skin several times a day, or according to the instructions.

Cosmetic oils

Essential or regular oils are a great way to tidy your skin at home. Essential oils possess antiseptic, regenerating, anti-inflammatory properties:

  • peppermint
  • rosemary
  • lemon
  • fir
  • eucalyptus
  • daisies
  • tea tree
  • cloves
  • juniper
  • sage.

The basic cosmetic mala olives, peaches, almonds, roses, sea buckthorn also perfectly remove redness, itching, plucking, peeling.

Essential oils should not be used in their pure form, it is recommended to dilute them with ordinary (acceptable sunflower) oil 1:10. The mixture can be used in the bikini area, armpits, legs, face, hands.

Lubricate the skin 3-5 times a day until the symptoms disappear completely.

Hydrogen peroxide

A simple, affordable tool that will help relieve irritation after hair removal and disinfect the skin. A cotton swab is moistened in a solution of peroxide (3%) and wiped with it inflamed skin. Peroxide effectively removes even severe irritation, eliminates red spots, points after depilation, soothes and heals the epidermis microtrauma. Wipe do 2-4 times a day.

Children's talcum powder

In almost every pharmacy and children's stores, talcum powder is sold. It contains substances that eliminate many unpleasant skin manifestations. The powder is applied immediately after hair removal and the procedure is repeated 2-3 times a day. Talcum effectively removes irritation from a mechanical epilator, wax, shugaring, laser.

Herbal infusions

Herbal infusions will help relieve irritation after depilation. Chamomile, calendula, mint, oak bark, sage, rosemary, oregano - these plants effectively fight dermatological problems. Infusion is prepared as follows: 1 tbsp. l herbs (you can mix these herbs) steamed with a glass of boiling water and insist 3 hours. Then the liquid is filtered, a swab is moistened in the solution and rubbing the affected area of ​​the skin up to 10 times a day.

In this way, irritation is quickly removed after shugaring, wax, cars, and any other techniques that injure the skin. Our grandmothers got rid of many skin diseases with the help of herbs.

Juice of medicinal plants

Aloe, Kalanchoe or golden mustache - these plants have healing properties and treat many skin diseases.

It is necessary to take 1-2 leaves of the plant, rinse, dry and squeeze the juice from them. Lubricate damaged skin with the resulting juice.

Red dots after hair removal, burning, spots and other unpleasant symptoms will pass very quickly. It is recommended to use the juices of these plants even in case of severe inflammatory processes.

We remove facial irritation by natural means

Many girls remove hairs above the lip, on the chin, at the temples. After epilation, redness often appears on the face, since the skin in this area is very delicate.

Masks made from natural ingredients will help to remove side effects.

  1. Oatmeal. Flakes soothe the skin perfectly. A handful of oatmeal is steamed with boiling water and applied for 15 minutes on the face, then washed off with warm water.
  2. Cucumber. A piece of vegetable is rubbed on a fine grater and the pulp is applied to the face for 15-20 minutes, then washed off with water. Cucumber juice will effectively remove irritation above the upper lip after hair removal and quickly remove redness.
  3. Carrot. This root crop contains substances that accelerate the regeneration of skin cells. Grate the carrots and put the pulp on the face for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

What to do if severe inflammation appears?

It happens that skin irritation after epilation turns into serious inflammation: pustules, cracks and even wounds are formed, severe pain when touching. Such symptoms may appear due to infection in the damaged layer of the dermis. The problem requires urgent use of drugs.

  1. Antiseptic solutions. Chlorhexidine, Miramistin, Hexicon, Chlorophyllipt, Furacilin - these drugs are available in the form of liquids, and are used to disinfect skin. To disinfect the skin, the product is diluted according to the instructions and they make wiping of the painful areas. Medications kill harmful microorganisms that have got into the wounds and help to quickly remove inflammation.
  2. Anti-inflammatory ointments. Severe inflammation after waxing with wax or any other method will help remove antibiotic ointments: Miramistin, Levomekol, Sintomycin, Erythromycin, Gentaxan, Baneocin.

To properly treat the skin, you should study the instructions.

Allergic irritation

The skin itches, redness does not pass for a long time, dots or blisters appear, swelling, swelling - all this can be an allergic reaction to hair removal. In this case, it is recommended to treat the skin with steroid drugs.

Medicines in the form of ointments that relieve allergic and inflammatory symptoms from the skin: Sinaflan, Betamethasone, Momat, Hyoxysone, Triderm, Diprolen. They will almost immediately remove any skin irritation after hair removal, but they can not be used for more than 5-6 days.

Steroid (hormonal) ointments have many contraindications and should be prescribed by a doctor. The independent use of such funds is extremely undesirable.

How to avoid irritation?

Irritation after depilation with wax, laser, machine, shugaring can be avoided or significantly reduced if you adhere to the following recommendations:

  1. Properly prepare the skin in accordance with the methodology (before waxing or shugaring, it is desirable to steam it, but before the laser procedure, chemical depilation, on the contrary, it is impossible to soar).
  2. Hair should be removed on clean, sanitized skin.
  3. During the procedure, all hygiene rules (disposable or personal instruments, clean hands, napkins, etc.) must be observed.
  4. Regardless of the method, the first day after the session, it is impossible for the skin to undergo steaming, sunlight. You can not use cosmetics containing alcohol, go to saunas, a solarium, and chlorinated pools.
  5. It is not recommended to rub the skin with a towel, use a scrub and a rough washcloth for the first 2-3 days after the session.
  6. To avoid irritation in the intimate area after hair removal, you should put on linen made from natural fabric and wear loose clothing for the first couple of days.
  7. If unpleasant symptoms constantly appear after a certain technique, you may need to change the method.
  8. In order to minimize irritation after waxing or shugaring, hairs must be removed against their growth, and shaving should be done, on the contrary, according to hair growth. The epilator is also used to remove hairs against their growth.
  9. Leg irritation after hair removal will be less if you put on a skirt, rather than tight jeans in the early days.
  10. Depilation without inflammation and irritation is possible when it is done by a professional. Try to see a specialist if at home you can’t avoid the negative consequences.
  11. In the treated area, the length of the hairs must comply with the rules of technology (1-1.5 cm for shugaring, waxing, a mechanical machine and 2 mm for laser and photoepilation).
  12. If itching, swelling appears after depilation, it can be an allergy, you should change the method and observe the reaction of the epidermis.

These tips will help to avoid irritation, but do not guarantee its complete absence, since the sensitivity of the skin and its reaction to irritants is very individual for everyone.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Is it possible to sunbathe and swim in the sea if after shugaring irritation has not passed?

You should not do this, especially if there was an epilation of the bikini zone. An infection can get into microtrauma of the skin.

What to do if irritation persists after applying baby powder?

Use other means: ointments, creams, herbal infusions, antiseptic fluids.

Feet after the epilator are constantly itching, what should I do?

Perhaps this is a special skin reaction to this method of depilation, try changing the method or use antipruritic drugs (Triderm, Sinaflan, Radevit).

How to get rid of red dots after hair removal?

Most likely - these are wounds from hairs torn from the root. Removing spots can be done using regenerating ointments / creams, herbs.

After laser hair removal, the skin is red, what should I do?

Laser flashes can burn sensitive skin. Anti-burn drugs will help: Bepanten, D-panthenol and other analogues.

What method of depilation does not cause irritation?

You can not give an exact answer, the reaction of each person is individual.

It's been more than a week after hair removal, and the skin is still spotted and continues to itch, what could it be?

Contact a dermatologist, it may be an allergy, fungal or other infection, you can not answer for sure.

Every time I have severe irritation in the bikini area after waxing, what should I do?

Try epilation with sugar paste, it is less traumatic.

Hello girls, I need your help. 🙂

For several years I shave my legs to the knee, and I never touched them above. Although it was once and it was very unpleasant when the hairs grew back, it was impossible to put one foot on the other. I didn’t try with a depilatory cream at all and then my MCH persuaded me to try. The first result pleased. But after the second I got acne on my legs above my knees.

Could this be a reaction to the cream? Well, I do not exclude the possibility that, nevertheless, I have depilated below the knee so far, and above I have overexposed it, i.e. for more than 10 minutes the cream was on the hip. Can you give advice on how to use it correctly (what is not indicated in the instructions)?


Name of facilityActive ingredientsMode of application
Kiehl’s Soothing After Shave Lotionsalicylic acid, extract of ginger root and fireweed narrow-leavedAfter shaving, apply a small amount of lotion to your face or body.
Kiehl’s Soothing After Shave Gel for Irritated Skinsqualane, extracts of aloe vera and peppermint leaves