Most women have facial hair. It's typically a layer of fine, peach-fuzz that may be noticeable on the upper lip and less noticeable elsewhere. With so many hair removal techniques, how do you choose the best method for your skin type? The only way to find the most effective female facial hair removal technique is to set a budget and then try them out.
Women, put down that razor!
Shaving cuts the hair strands at the surface of the skin and creates sharp, thick bristle which makes the hair appear thicker. Using a razor is okay on other parts of the body but not the face since the hair facial hair follicles are closer together and can result in a pronounced 'five o'clock' shadow. Leave facial shaving for the men.
Hair removal creams use strong chemicals to break down the proteins in the hair. It does a slightly better job than shaving by not leaving a sharp tip on the stubble. Since hair is only removed at the surface of the skin, the procedure needs to be repeated every few of days.
There are specially-formulated creams available for the face and have lower concentration of chemicals and less smell. Try out a new hair removal lotion on a small skin patch to make sure you won't get a chemical burn or an allergic reaction.
Hair removal creams aren't suitable for eyebrows that you want to shape.
Epilating is effective but most people find it's a painful procedure. Consider using a wet epilator that can be used in the shower or bath.
The laser zaps the hair producing cells in the follicle. After a few treatments, the hairs fall out and take a couple of months to regrow. For a few lucky people, the silky smooth results may be permanent.
Since the laser light can be dangerous to eye tissue, it should only be used from the cheekbone down. Follow the manufacturer's instructions when using it for facial treatments.
The skin on the face can be very sensitive and you have to be careful with hair removal methods.
The pain is negligible and in most cases, removal of hair is permanent. Because it's labor and time-intensive, it's more expensive than other methods.
Female facial hair removal should be done carefully, taking the time to select the technique that works best for you and your skin type. It may take more than one try to find the method that's most effective for you.