I've used this product twice now. At first, I hated the messiness of the hair removal process and the accompanying smell. However, when this product is used correctly, it removes the hair with little to no mess and the smell isn't as unbearable. The best way to use the product is to put it on your desired areas, wait 3 minutes, take a shower, wipe the residue with a wet washcloth, and then finish your normal shower routine. I noticed a lot less burning by showering after application and the cleanup process was much better. If you do experience any burning or discomfort, use an aloe vera based product for sunburns. It works like a charm.