Whether you are on a luxury cruise in the Arctic or jet setting from Paris to Ecuador every so often, there is one thing that you must not forget to bring in your luggage: hair removal cream. While it is the least of concern of people excited for their vacation or are concentrated on their business trips, it is actually a necessary item for all busy travelers. As you go from one place to another, warmer weather will make body hair grow faster than usual. This then gives you the problem of controlling hair on your extremities such leg hair. Underarm hair might also be a problem especially if you are in a country where the warm weather compels you to wear sleeveless clothing.
There are travel sized creams which will not take much space in your luggage. But if you forgot to pack it with your things before you leave then you could always find one in the country where you will be going to. While most creams are hypo-allergenic and are dermatologist-tested, people with sensitive skin must stick to products which do not have any adverse effects on their skin. Moreover, products being sold in different countries are specifically designed for the people living there. Thus, it is best to use products which are specifically designed for people in your country of origin.
If buying creams from a foreign country, do an allergy test first If you forgot to buy the cream from your own country, you can always buy in the place where you went. But before applying it to a large area, get a small amount of cream first and dab it on a small patch of skin on your arms or legs. Leave it there for about 8 minutes and see if it gets red or itchy. If it did turn red or became itchy upon initial application, it is an indication that you are allergic to the product. When this happens, discontinue use and look for other creams that are suited to your skin type.
Directions are very important especially when using a foreign cream brand. It may not have the same concoction as that cream you use back in your home country so the usual amount you are applying may be too much for the different formulation of the foreign cream brand. So, to avoid adverse effects and other unfortunate things that might happen to your skin, always follow the instructions printed on the hair removing cream box and do not try to modify it according to your own assessment-unless of course if you are a dermatologist.