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How do you get rid of arm hair?

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To get rid of arm hair, avoid sun exposure for 24 hours, and then apply a depilatory cream to the skin. Apply a daily hair-inhibiting cream to your arms to soften the hairs and make them less noticeable.

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  1. Avoid sun exposure for 24 hours

    Sun exposure makes skin too thick and sensitive for proper hair removal, so avoid tanning or sunbathing for 24 hours before application. Additionally, avoid sun exposure after the hair removal to prevent hyperpigmentation and sunburns.

  2. Apply a depilatory

    Depilatory creams dissolve hair on the skin’s surface. To check if you're allergic to the cream, apply it to a small patch of hair before use. Closely follow the directions on the container. Clean the skin, and gently rub the depilatory cream onto the area you wish to smooth. Leave on the cream for several minutes. Soak a washcloth in warm water, and wipe off the cream.

  3. Use a hair-inhibiting cream

    To prolong the results of the depilatory, use a hair-inhibiting cream between treatments. Apply the cream to your arms once per day.

  4. Use a razor

    If you're allergic to depilatory cream, dampen your arms, apply shaving gel, and then carefully remove the hair using a sanitized razor.

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