For women facial hair can be really annoying, however there are ways to effectively remove facial hair. Temporary methods include tweezing, waxing, depilatory cream or threading. There are permanent methods such as electrolysis and laser treatments, however these are more painful and as your facial skin is quite thin it may cause scarring.
If you are unsure which are the best ways of removing facial hair then follow this guide.
Removing facial hair using depilatory cream
Depilatory cream is available in lotion, foam, mousse, or cream form. It uses chemicals to dissolve the hair from slightly below the skins surface. You can use it on your face however do not use it on your brow area or anywhere close to your eyes. Depilatory creams are practically painless however it might cause some stinging if you have sensitive skin. It takes about five to ten minutes for the cream to dissolve your hair and results can last one to four days. However be warned, some creams can have a powerful chemical odour.
Removing facial hair by waxing
Waxing is a common method used to remove unwanted hair. It uses a sticky wax resin which attaches itself to the hair to remove the hair from the roots. It is good for removing facial hair as the results last longer, up to two to six weeks and you can do larger areas at a time. However waxing can be painful and you do have to let hair grow at least ¼ of an inch before you can wax it.
Removing facial hair by tweezing
Tweezing is probably one of the most precise methods of hair removal as you are pulling out one hair at a time. You can tweeze on your upper lip or brows. It is painful as it removes hair from the root. To lessen and soothe pain, use some ice and rub it over the area. Tweezing however can take a long time especially if you have a lot of hair.
Removing facial hair by threading
Threading is an ancient technique which uses a double strand of cotton that is twisted around hairs to pull the hairs from the roots. Results are similar to tweezing, however it is quicker as multiple hairs can be pulled at once.
Prevent hair growth using hair minimizing lotion
Hair minimizing lotions are fantastic to use after hair removal. Soy based formulas have shown to work the best to minimize hair. Facial hair will grow softer and in some cases will not come back at all.