How to Use a Cream to Remove Facial Hair

by Contributor ; Updated September 28, 2017

How to Use a Cream to Remove Facial Hair. The only thing more embarrassing than buying and using a facial hair remover is actually having facial hair. Hair removal cream provides an easy-to-use, inexpensive and virtually painless way to remove facial hair within minutes. Take 15 minutes before bedtime to follow these simple steps, and you will wake up with a fresher complexion and no worries about unattractive facial hair.

Select a cream. You may need to test drive a few first to find the one that best removes your facial hair without damaging your skin. Start by trying a reputable brand like Sally Hansen. Choose a cream that includes a healing lotion to apply after hair removal.

Wash your face with a mild cleanser and wait at least a 1/2 hour. Apply nothing else to your face. Without these precautions, the cream could burn your face.

Smooth the hair removal cream over areas with facial hair. Avoid getting any inside the nostrils or on the lips. Do not rub it in. The cream layer should be moderately thick: you should not be able to see your skin through the layer, but neither should you look lathered up for a shave.

Leave the cream on your skin for the appropriate length of time according to the cream's instructions and as suitable for the texture of your hair and sensitivity of your skin. Do not leave the cream on too long, or it will burn your skin.

Wipe the cream off with a wet towel or tissue. Most of the hair should wipe away along with the cream. Rinse your face with cold water and gently pat it dry.

Apply the healing lotion that accompanied the hair removal cream. Pat a thick layer of the lotion onto the areas where the cream was removed. Do not rub in the lotion: your skin will naturally absorb it. Failure to apply the lotion can result in painful, red, blotchy skin.

Repeat the entire process again as soon as you start to notice new hair growth. To avoid burning your skin, double-check the instructions to confirm the minimum about of time you should wait between treatments.


  • Perform this process at night before going to bed because the cream may not remove all hair immediately. The last few will usually fall off during the night. After washing your face in the morning, examine it and pluck any remaining stubborn hairs.

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