SAFETY

Silkia hair removal products are designed to give you the softest skin ever in just a few minutes. However, as with every beauty product, it is essential to take the necessary safety precautions to ensure you get the best result.

Before using any hair removal product, it is important to do a patch test on a small area of your skin. If you don’t have a reaction to the product within 24 hours, then you can continue to use the product. If irritation or discomfort occurs, discontinue use and consult a doctor.

Keep the product away from your eyes. If the cream accidentally touches your eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of cold water and seek medical advice if necessary. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken, inflamed or irritated skin. Do not use on open wounds.

Always remember to wash and dry the area you wish to treat before removing any hair. Silkia products are most effective when they are applied to clean, dry skin that is free from oils and lotions.

To find out more ways to keep your skin safe while using Silkia hair removal products and enhance the result, read our full list of safety instructions and advice below.

SILKIA WAX STRIPS

CAUTION
  1. Do not use if you have diabetes or circulatory problems.
  2. Do not wax over acne, cuts, sunburn, moles, warts, varicose veins, eczema, damaged or loose skin, weak scars, areas sensitive to heat, or any other skin ailments.
  3. Do not use any products containing fragrance, alcohol or deodorants, or expose the skin to harsh sunlight or hot water before or after waxing.
  4. Do not tan for eight hours before or after waxing.
  5. Do not wax repeatedly over the same area as this could cause bruising.
  6. Do not scratch or rub skin after waxing.
  7. Do not wax any area around the eyes, inside the nose, or that is sensitive to heat or with a skin injury.
DIRECTIONS
  1. Make sure that unwanted hair is at least 3-4mm long so the wax can grip effectively. If your hair is long, trim it to about 5mm.
  2. Warm the strip by rubbing it between your hands for 20-30 seconds. When warmed properly the strip will separate easily, leaving an even deposit of wax on each strip. It is unnecessary to warm the strips in very hot climates. If the room is extremely hot, place the strips in the refrigerator for a few minutes before use.
  3. Slowly separate the double strip. Place one strip aside, wax side up, for later use. Any open strips left after your waxing session is complete can be folded in half for later use.
  4. Firmly smooth the strip onto the area to be waxed in the same direction as your hair growth. Press the strip down onto the skin and quickly rub it very firmly numerous times (±10 motions).
  5. Hold the skin taut with one hand, to prevent any movement of the skin when the strip is removed. Grip the bottom of the wax strip with the other hand and immediately pull back the strip in the opposite direction to the hair growth. The faster this is done, the more effective the result.
  6. When pulling back the strip it is crucial that it is pulled directly back and parallel to the skin, not upward. Pulling upward may result in bruising or ineffective removal.
  7. If a few stubborn hairs are not removed on first application, use tweezers to remove them. Do not reapply the wax strip.
  8. If small amounts of wax remain on the skin, they can be removed by wiping the area with baby oil, or by reapplying the same strip in the normal way and pulling it off in the same direction it was applied. Never use water or alcohol to remove wax residue.
  9. Always store strips in their box flat, away from UV exposure and in a cool place.

SILKIA HAIR REMOVAL CREAM

CAUTION
  1. Never allow the product to dry on the skin.
  2. If you feel any discomfort during application, this indicates that you are particularly sensitive to this product, therefore remove the cream immediately and wash the treated area thoroughly with cold water.
  3. Do not use hot water or soap immediately before or after applying the cream.
  4. Wait 24 hours before using deodorant or any other perfumed product.
DIRECTIONS
  1. Apply the cream with a spatula covering the unwanted hair with a thick, even layer.
  2. Do not rub in.
  3. Leave for between 3 to 6 minutes depending on the texture of the hair.
  4. Using the spatula, remove a small area of the cream.
  5. If the hair comes away easily, wash away any residue with cold water. If not, continue to use the cream.
  6. Gently pat the skin dry with a towel.

SILKIA HAIR REMOVAL SPRAY FOAM

CAUTION
  1. Do not use excessive quantities.
  2. Always use the product in a well-ventilated area.
  3. The product comes in a pressurised container.
  4. Protect the product from direct sunlight.
  5. Avoid inhalation and spraying near eyes.
  6. This product contains 10% flammable components in mass.
  7. Do not smoke.
  8. Do not expose to temperatures over 50°C.
DIRECTIONS
  1. Always shake the can well before use.
  2. Moisten the skin and apply the foam, pressing firmly on the spray valve.
  3. Apply even layers of the foam with a spatula until the hair is lightly covered.
  4. Apply the foam on the area for 6 to 12 minutes, depending on your skin type.
  5. Rinse well with a sponge and gently pat the skin dry with a towel.