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A 34-year-old member asked:

if i have sensitive skin and previous contact or atopic dermatitis, can i use a depilatory on the face and bikini areas?

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Dr. Robyn Siperstein
Dermatology 17 years experience
Try testing first: I would recommend testing the cream in a small discrete area first. We call it patch testing. Take a small amount of the cream and put it under duct tape or a bandage on the upper inner arm or leg where no one will see. Leave it on for 48 hrs - reapply after shower, and then wait another few days to make sure you do not have a delayed response. If no redness or itching it should be safe to use.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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