One should take the warning to do a small patch test on the skin before using a depilatory product like Nair seriously. Being tired of bikini waxes I decided to try the Nair route. YOUCH! Never again for me; it took off skin as well as hair. Now I’m being treated with hydrocortisone lotion to take down the inflammation and still have stubble because I couldn’t leave it on long enough to really work well. Another direction I didn’t follow and maybe should have was to use Nair right after a warm bath so the pores would be open.

Nair comes in lotion form (for large areas like legs) and a thicker cream (for face where more precision is needed).

The Nair website offers free samples. I’d recommend getting a sample for a patch test before buying. Also read and follow all directions. See The instructions on the web page are clearer than those in the package …. Or maybe that is just hindsight on my part.