Not everyone knows how to get rid of facial hair, but we all have those hairs, naturally. It’s just something that must be, I mean, we’re humans, hairy and beautiful.
Removing facial hair can be such a hassle if you don’t get it right, you could even rip your skin.
Keep in mind that your face is so sensitive so you wouldn’t want to upset the balance of things there when removing facial hairs.
This is why the method you choose is so important. You must go gentle on your skin.
Because we care about you, we’ve rounded up 10 methods that we know will make facial hair removal easy for you. Read on.
How to Get Rid of Facial Hair
Here’s how to safely remove facial hairs.
Removing facial hair with tweezers is quick, painless, and budget-friendly. It’s the most typical method for keeping your brows in check.
In addition, it may also be used to get rid of those odd chin hairs that keep popping out.
Tweezers don’t just cut off the hair as a razor blade does, it pulls hair from the root. Amazing right?
Here’s how to use tweezers.
- Start by softening your skin by wiping it with a warm towel.
- Single out the hairs that you wish to pluck.
- Pluck one hair at a time
- Pull or pluck in the direction of hair growth at all times.
Note that tweezing might cause little discomfort. If this happens, press the irritated area with an ice cube to minimize redness and inflammation.
Before and after, clean your tweezers with alcohol. Don’t wash the tweezer with soap and water because you could drop it or even break it due to slippery hands or even cause the metal to oxidize or tarnish.
And yes, tweezing might cause ingrown hairs.
The good thing about shaving is that it’s super easy and painless. Plus, it is cheap. However, the results only last for a short time.
Shaving doesn’t remove hair from the root, but at the same level as the skin, so it grows back faster. The hair will grow back in a day or two.
You could shave your face dry or wet, it’s up to you.
To wet shave, wash your face and apply soap or shaving cream to your face.
This makes the surface smooth and reduces the chance of getting cut. Always shave your face in the direction of hair growth.
Keep in mind that even though this method is safe, you could still get ingrown hairs.
For dry shave, wash your face and pat it dry.
If your skin is bumpy, avoid those spots when shaving or move the razor gently over them.
Clean your face with soap and water after shaving then apply a moisturizer. Clean the razor and put it away in a dry place so that it doesn’t get dirty.
If you are using a disposable razor, change it every 5–7 shaves. Also, use razors made specifically for the face.
3. Try depilatories
Depilatory creams are a great way to remove facial hair. In some cases, the results last longer than shaving and it could be cheaper than waxing.
A depilatory is a highly alkaline product that breaks down hair. You could just wipe it off with a towel.
Depending on your hair texture and the cream’s formula, the process might take anywhere from five to ten minutes.
If you are new to depilatory creams, do a patch test and apply a little amount to your skin.
Skin redness, rashes, and irritation are all symptoms of an allergic response.
After a patch test, wait at least 24 hours before applying the cream to other areas of your face.
Here’s how to get rid of facial hair using depilatory creams
- Apply a layer of lotion to the area where you want to remove hair.
- Wait for 5 to 10 minutes
- Wipe away the lotion with a moist towel to remove any unwanted hair.
- Rinse your face with water and pat dry.
4. Get rid of facial hair with waxing
Waxing is another simple method you could use to remove facial hair.
The hair on your top lip, cheeks, brows, and chin may be easily removed by a professional using either soft wax, which is removed using cloth strips, or hard wax, which solidifies and is removed on its own.
However, not everyone can benefit from waxing.
If you buy a wax that needs to be warmed before use, then you should also get a wax warmer.
It will keep your wax warm evenly and let you have more control over the temperature.
Keep in mind that each waxing stick should only be used once. Make sure to buy a lot of waxing sticks.
You could spread bacteria onto your skin and cause an infection if you use it more than once so take note.
Check your skin before you wax to see if you have an allergic reaction and to make sure the wax is at the right temp.
Don’t forget to moisturize afterward.
Epilation is another way to get rid of facial hair.
With this method, you may not need to shave for up to four weeks. It might be a good option if you don’t want to shave or tweeze often.
Epilators work in the same way as tweezers and razors. The difference is that epilators remove facial hair by grabbing a lot of hairs at once and pulling them out from the root.
Because hair is cut from the root, it takes a long time to grow back. In some cases, epilation makes hair grow back softer and finer.
Strands may not be as noticeable as they used to be. However, epilators are commonly used when removing hairs from larger parts of the body.
I know it sounds crazy but with dermaplaning, you are basically removing the top layer of your skin and the hair that grows on top of it.
Dermaplaning is a type of facial shaving that uses a small scalpel to remove the top layer of skin and the hair that grows on top of it.
Folks claim hair grows back thicker than before, but don’t let that scare you, it’s not true. And, the results last about two weeks, give or take.
You could add an additional layer of hydration and soften your skin by using a moisturizing serum just after shaving.
Threading is an old hair removal technique where you use a thread to shape and remove hair from your brows.
It’s fast, doesn’t need any chemicals, and is typically cheap.
Plus, the effects might persist for up to six weeks. When it comes to threading, the general rule is that if you can feel the hair, you can remove it.
Ask your technician to apply numbing cream to your face or use a warm compress afterward to relieve pain.
You’ll need to hire a qualified cosmetologist or esthetician for this kind of hair removal since it needs expertise.
If you have acne, threading may not be an option since it might cause blemishes to break.
9. Try Laser
For long-term results, try laser hair removal.
In this method, Laser and pulsing beams are used to attack hair follicles, causing hair to fall out.
Hair grows back after around six months.
But sometimes, the hair may fall out and never regrow, and this may be heartbreaking.
If hair grows back, it may be thinner than it was before the hair loss.
You could remove hairs from the chin and upper lid, take care when you are removing hair around the eyes.
If you are doing it yourself with an at-home laser, make sure to follow the instructions.
10. Topical prescriptions
Talk to your dermatologist about topical prescriptions for hair removal.
There’s Vaniqa, an FDA-approved prescription cream that helps women get rid of facial hair.
Between four and eight weeks after you start treatment, you should see improvements.
Dr. Trish says “it’s very effective but when you stop taking it, your hair will grow back.”
How to Get Rid of Facial Hair- FAQs
You’ve been asking these questions, here are the answers you’ll love about how to get rid of facial hair.
Is it OK to remove facial hair?
Of course, it is. Why else would I write a whole article on how to get rid of facial hair. If those hairs bother you or get in the way of your perfect makeup look, by all means, remove them.
How often should you remove hair?
If you want a smooth touch, shave every two to three days, whereas waxing or lasering should be done every four to six weeks.
Is it bad if a girl shaves her mustache?
Is it bad if a girl gets rid of her mustache?
Yes, that’s a very simple answer. Dermatologist Trish approves.
There are a lot of women who manage their upper lip hair by shaving, which, also helps them get rid of dead skin cells so yeah, go ahead.
What is a peach fuzz?
Vellus hair, or peach fuzz, is soft, transparent hair that occurs in the early years of a child’s life.
Even though its primary function is to insulate and cool the body via sweat, you could still remove it.
How long should your hair be before trying hair removal?
The length of the hair depends on the method of hair removal. If you’re shaving, any length does it.
Facial hairs are always going to be there, you’ll shave, tweeze, laser, and do all sorts of things but as long as you’ll remain human, hair has to grow.
But then those facial hairs are getting in the way of your makeup right? Try any of the 10 methods we’ve listed and you can keep those hairs away for a while.
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