Facial hair removal doesn’t necessarily have to take the form of upper lip waxing or eyebrow plucking; some women opt to remove cheek and chin hair or employ other methods to banish unwanted facial hair. Depending upon the severity of the issue and your budget, you can try to remove facial hair at home with over-the-counter beauty products, visit a salon for waxing or similar professional services or consider laser hair removal, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Depilatory creams break down the hair so it can wash away, according to the Mayo Clinic and “Marie Claire Magazine.” However, be careful to only use creams especially designed for that sensitive facial hair and leave it on for only the recommended time. “Marie Claire Magazine” especially recommends the Nair Cream Hair Remover for Face but notes that even this depilatory banishes facial hair for only a week or two.
Try Bleaching Kits
At-home bleaching kits are a way to at least minimize the appearance of facial hair, according to the Mayo Clinic. Basically, the bleach lightens the hair’s appearance but when used correctly does not actually remove it.
Always Patch Test
Always patch test any products you plan to use on your face at home, especially bleach, according to “Marie Claire Magazine” beauty director Ying Chu. You can place a little depilatory cream or bleach on a non-visible part of your skin, such as behind the ear or on the upper arm. If you break out, then throw away that kit.
Be careful when using hot wax at home, as you can seriously burn yourself, according to the Mayo Clinic. You might feel more at ease about this effective yet potentially painful process by visiting a salon. If you decide to do it on your own, be sure to pull the strip against the direction of hair growth.
Electrolysis is a permanent method of facial hair removal, but can reduce the drama associated with regular hair removal, according to “Marie Claire Magazine.” However, you’ll probably need six to 12 sessions over several months to zap away those hair follicles. When performed correctly, the procedure should cause little to no pain and no scarring whatsoever. Once the treatment is completed, you will likely never need to buy at-home kits or visit a salon again to reduce the appearance of facial hair.
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