Can You Use Hair Removal Cream When Pregnant? (Is It Safe)

We all know when you are pregnant there are so many DO’S AND DONT’S. It’s hard to keep up with what is safe for you and your baby. 

The same goes for hair removal. It can be so hard to know which is the safest method whilst pregnant. 

So the question is can you use hair removal cream whilst pregnant?

Absolutely, hair removal cream is more than safe to use whilst pregnant. Just be sure you understand how sensitive your skin will be whilst pregnant. So be prepared for irritation or soreness. 

Read below to find out everything you need to know about using hair removal cream whilst pregnant. 

Is Hair Removal Cream Safe In Pregnancy?

It is clear that hai removal cream is safe for both you and your baby during pregnancy but there are some factors you need to consider before using it. 

The chemicals in hair removal cream work on a structural ingredient called keratin in your hair. The cream works by breaking your hair away from your skin, but for this, to work the cream is very strong. 

The smell is NOT very pleasant. 

Therefore as the smell is not that great, the creams are filled with fragrances to make it smell better. 

Unfortunately, with chemicals and fragrances, this means the cream could easily irritate your skin and cause an allergic reaction. 


For this reason alone you may want to consider other hair removal methods such as waxing, epilating, shaving or tweezing. 

Although these are not as pain-free as hair removal creams, so this is down to personal preference. (I mean your pregnant if you can get through pregnancy you can get through hair removal). 

Safety Steps To Follow: 

Now you have chosen to use hair removal cream within your pregnancy it’s essential to follow our safety steps. 

  • Avoid using the cream on your face 
  • Avoid using the cream on broken skin as this could cause irritation 
  • Use products that are specifically formulated for sensitive skin 
  • Always fulfil a patch test before using the cream all over your body, especially when you are pregnant as your hormones change massively. 
  • Keep the room well ventilated as the smell can be very strong. 
  • Be sure to keep the cream on your skin for the amount stated no loner, this will avoid any burns on the skin from your hair removal cream. 

Take a look at our article on hair removal cream skin burns and how to treat them. It really does happen so easily, but there is no need to panic about everything you need to know is on our blog. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you use Veet or Nair while pregnant?

Absolutely, Veet and Nair are both classed as safe hair removal creams to use during pregnancy. As long as you follow the instructions before using the cream whilst pregnant. 


Hopefully, this guide has made you feel more confident that using hair removal cream whilst pregnant is completely safe, you just need to be considerate to your sensitive, ever-changing hormonal skin. 

We hope you have enjoyed this article. 

Happy hair removal!


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