Over the Counter Hair Removal Products

May 28, 2010 in Hair Removal 101,Hair removal at home

In the 1980s Neet was the leading over the counter hair removal product. It was advertised and promoted heavily in magazines like Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Good Housekeeping and thus was purchased by droves of young and older women looking to eliminate unsightly hair on their face and body. Now, fast forward to 2010 and the over the counter hair removal product space has expanded exponentially.  Over the counter hair removal isn’t just about Neet anymore – today, there are literally hundreds of products to choose from that are available from a wide variety of sources.

As there are a great many over the counter hair removal products available at your pharmacy, grocery store online and from your neighborhood snake charmer or door to door salesman, choosing one has gotten more and more difficult as time has rolled on. Personally, I recommend visiting your pharmacist and taking advantage of their free advice on the matter rather than just grabbing whatever is on sale or being pushed on you from some random wandering charlatan that knocks on your door. Wouldn’t you rather take the advice of someone who isn’t incentivized on how much or which product they sell over a salesman that may have little to no health and safety training and is only motivated by the almighty dollar?

Pharmacists are highly educated in many areas and have your health and safety in mind first and foremost, rather than sales & profits from pushing one brand over another. There is much that is wrong with business and health care in America today, but this is one aspect that is still in our favor, for the most part, so you would be well advised to take advantage of this benefit while we still have free access to it, yes? They can tell you the possible pluses and minuses of the available over the counter products versus prescription options. Then, once you’ve found an over the counter hair removal product you trust and like, then you can start looking for it on sale on the web or at your local dollar store. If you want to remove hair in your bikini area, face or other highly sensitive area, be sure to mention this to your pharmacist so they can take that into consideration. In those cases they may recommend a hypoallergenic or sensitive skin friendly product that will be gentler on those more delicate areas of your body so you can avoid rashes, burns or worse, permanent skin discoloration and damage.

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