How to Use Nair Facial Hair Remover

by Dan Ketchum

Among its depilatory creams, moisturizing lotions and waxes, Nair's 2015 lineup includes two products that target facial hair removal -- Moisturizing Face Cream and the Moroccan Argan Oil Precision Kit for Face and Upper Lip. Both cater to removing facial hair for women, but differ slightly in the details; the Moisturizing Face Cream serves as a gentle, general-purpose facial hair removal product with moisturizing properties and an almond scent, while the Argan Oil kit's precision-tip applicator specifically targets the removal of upper lip hair. Though the two products work in a similar fashion, they do feature some differences in terms of application techniques.

Tips

  • Before you use any Nair product or other depilatory cream, do a "patch test" 24 hours beforehand. Apply the cream to a small, inconspicuous area of the skin, allow it to rest for five minutes, and then rinse it thoroughly. Make sure that no irritation or reaction occurs before treating a larger area.

Moisturizing Face Cream

Step 1

Use your favorite gentle facial cleanser to remove all makeup. Pat your face dry with a clean towel and squeeze enough cream onto your fingertips to cover the facial hair you wish to remove.

Step 2

Spread a thick, even layer over the hair. Once you have it covered, rinse your hands thoroughly.

Step 3

Allow the cream to rest for five minutes. Use a damp washcloth to wipe away a small patch of the product. If the hair doesn't come off, leave the cream on for a few more minutes.

Step 4

Use a damp washcloth to gently wipe away the cream and hair -- use gentle strokes rather than rubbing. Rinse the skin thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat your face dry with a clean towel.

Moroccan Argan Oil Precision Kit

Step 1

Remove all makeup, washing and rinsing your face with a gentle cleanser, and then pat your face dry with a clean towel.

Step 2

Place the tip of the precision-tip applicator on the area you want to target. Squeeze the tube to coat the hair with a thick, even layer of cream.

Step 3

Wait for five minutes, and then wipe away a small spot with a damp washcloth to check your results. You may need to allow the cream to rest for a few more minutes.

Step 4

Gently wipe away -- don't rub -- the hair and cream with a damp washcloth. Give the entire area a thorough rinse with lukewarm water.

Step 5

Massage the rebalancing moisturizer into your skin. Included with the kit, this unscented moisturizer helps soothe the skin after you've used a depilatory. It can also be used as an everyday moisturizer.

Tips

  • While the Moroccan Argan Oil kit targets the upper lip, both of these products are safe to use on the upper lip, chin and cheeks. The Argan Oil kit may also be used on the hairline.

Warnings

  • Do not rub either product into the skin -- simply coat the hair and allow the Nair cream to rest. Do not use Nair products around the eyes, eyebrows, ears, nose, nipples or genital areas. Never exceed 10 minutes of total application time, and wait at least 72 hours between uses.

About the Author

Dan Ketchum has been a professional writer since 2003, with work appearing online and offline in Word Riot, Bazooka Magazine, Anemone Sidecar, Trails and more. Dan's diverse professional background spans from costume design and screenwriting to mixology, manual labor and video game industry publicity.