Facial hair is a somewhat taboo subject. Well, when it comes to female facial hair it is. Men embrace their facial hair, styling it in all manner of ways. A lot of women love a guy with a little stubble or a well-styled moustache. There’s even a month designated to the growth of male facial hair for charity – Movember. But when it comes to female facial hair, it’s a whole other story.
Although a somewhat taboo subject, female facial hair is being talked about more and more these days. This is because there are, thankfully, a lot of different treatments on offer. While this is a good thing, as more treatments mean more chance of successfully eradicating your facial hair for good. The downside is that it can be hard to know which treatment to opt for. After all, you want to ensure that whatever you choose gives you the best results.
With that in mind, below we’ve delved a little deeper into some of the most popular hair removal methods.
Waxing is a popular choice for removing facial hair because it gives long lasting results. After waxing, you can be hair-free for between three and six weeks. However, waxing can cause irritation to the hair follicles, which can result in acne. So if you’re going to use waxing as your hair removal method of choice, it’s worth having it done professionally. This means there will be less chance of irritation occurring. Plus, waxing only tends to work well on the area above your lip and your eyebrows, it’s not a treatment for the whole face. Waxing works well on all hair types as it pulls the hairs out from the root. However, thick hairs may leave open hair follicles that are prone to infection.
Hair removal cream
Hair removal cream might not smell all that great, but it is one of the best hair removal options. Well, as long as you don’t have dermatitis-prone skin, that is. The great thing about hair removal creams is that they don’t yank the hairs out. Instead, they simply dissolve them, causing them to break off at the root. What’s important when it comes to hair removal creams is choosing the right product. You see, if you have sensitive skin, it’s important to choose a hair removal cream that’s made for sensitive skin. Or, if you have thick facial hair, it’s a good idea to use a cream like Vaniqa for thick facial hair, to ensure that it’s able to work effectively.
For anyone wanting precision, threading should be the hair removal method of choice. It allows areas across the face to be plucked quickly and easily. Unlike waxing, it’s more gentle, meaning that it’s unlikely to cause irritation to the hair follicles. While you can learn to thread, it’s best to book yourself into a salon or specialist hair removal facility. As that way, you know that the results will be good. Threading is suitable for all hair types, but like waxing, it’s best for finer hair. As otherwise, it can leave visible follicles.
Okay, so this isn’t technically a hair removal method, but it’s still worth mentioning. If you’ve got fairly fine facial hair, instead of removing it, consider bleaching it. By bleaching the hair, you can make it less noticeable, and don’t have to stress about irritation caused by hair removal products. Just make sure to use bleach made for facial hair.
Facial hair can really knock your confidence as a woman. So it’s important to find the best and most suitable method of removing it.