Some topics are more sensitive than others, and one of them is hair on the female face. While there are countless discussions on shaving women’s legs, the facial topic is less common. Yet, it’s an important one as removing noticeable facial hair helps you feel more confident. After all, the face is the first thing most people see, and you want to make a great impression.
With that in mind, what are the most effective ways to remove facial hair from lips, chin, and other areas? Here are the options:
The common tweezer is one way to remove stray strands from the brows and chin. While chin hairs might grow in light and fine, some women experience course growth and more of it than others.
Tweezers are low cost, available in most drugstores, and easy to use in the bathroom at home. However, they can dull over time and are small, so they’re easy to misplace. They won’t do the work of handling the hair above the top lip, though unless you have a long time to spare and, ouch, that would hurt to pluck that extra-sensitive skin.
Laser Hair Removal
Another option is laser hair removal done by a professional. Enjoy the peace of mind of knowing you’re in experienced hands and the technician will walk you through the process, from the number of treatments to what you should expect during and after the first appointment.
Laser hair removal is safe at a reputable spa; your initial consultation with the expert is designed to make sure it’s right for you. An established salon or spa will provide all the details on how lasers use beams of light to provide maximum and long-lasting results for less maintenance than shaving and waxing.
A popular choice for removing facial hair is applying wax, either from a jar with a stick or using wax strips. Always make sure you look for products specifically for the face as it’s softer than the wax that’s for the legs and bikini zone.
A risk here is that your body may have an allergic reaction to the wax, so always start with a small patch to test it with your skin. The ripping off the wax can be uncomfortable and even painful for some people, although the results can be a smooth upper lip for up to about a month.
You might be surprised to see this method here regarding facial hair. Just as many women shave their legs and underarms, certain women in the beauty industry shave their face to reduce peach fuzz and help with makeup application.
But there are disadvantages, including those dreaded ingrown hairs that come with shaving other parts of the body. The red bumps and itchy skin can be an annoyance too, as can dry skin post-shave.
Some women prefer using depilatory creams as a gentler option to the tearing off wax strips. The cream is easy to apply in your bathroom and then simply wipe away in about 10 minutes, depending on the product instructions. Rinse with water and pat the area dry.
Unfortunately, the chemicals in some creams can smell quite strong, which makes the experience a bit unpleasant. Also, coarse hair can be challenging to remove. As you find what works best for you, enjoy feeling great about the smooth skin!