Hair Removal : 6 Common Ways to Remove Facial Hair

A lot of women love the look of facial hair on their man, but facial hair on themselves is not always a welcome sight. All women have it, but it only becomes an issue when its starts to become noticeable and affect their confidence. Luckily there are lots of ways to deal with it and different things work well for different areas of the face.

Waxing

This is a very common technique and can be used on many parts of the face. Many women get their eyebrows waxed as an essential part of their beauty routine, as it can be used on the upper lip, chin, and cheeks. You could pay for a beautician to remove the hair for you in a salon, but it’s just as easy (and potentially much cheaper) to do it in the privacy of your own home. Veet® Easy Grip™ Ready-to-Use Facial Wax Strips are specially designed for the precision needed on the sensitive skin of your face, and shaped to fit contours of your face. This method will give you up to four weeks of smooth skin.

Threading

Threading is another technique that is very popular for many different areas of the face, especially the eyebrows. However, if you aren’t a trained expert yourself, you will need a trained beautician do it for you. Luckily, this doesn’t always mean a trip to the salon as there are now threading kiosks popping up in most shopping malls and beauty stores. Threading is very precise as you can remove a single hair at a time (as well as a whole row at once) which makes it a great method for shaping eyebrows.

Bleaching

This method is mostly used to bleach upper lip hairs so that they become less noticeable. You can apply the special facial bleach at home and after ten minutes, remove it with cold water. With this technique there is no risk of ingrown hairs as you aren’t removing the hair follicle. However, this also means that the surface will not be completely smooth and hairless. The hairs will still be there, just less noticeable. However, there are risks when it comes to bleaching, which many people find off-putting. It is important to be aware of the chemicals involved in bleaching and to read the instructions very carefully before use.

Plucking

This is quite a slow process that involves using a pair of tweezers to pluck out one hair at a time. It can be painful, but is very precise when trying to remove that one remaining hair! It is a great trick for removing any stray hairs that were missed during another procedure such as waxing.  It is good to invest in a good pair of tweezers for best results, as cheaper ones could make the process much trickier!

Intense Light Pulse Technology (IPL)

IPL is a great option if you are looking for a more long-lasting solution. The device works by targeting the pigmented cells within the hair shaft, and delivering short bursts of light into hair follicles, stopping growth right at the root.

Depilatory Cream

This is well known as a great hair removal technique for larger areas of the body, but did you know it is also a great option for facial hair removal? The Veet® Facial Kit for Hair Removal is enriched with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E which are great for soothing sensitive skin. The kit comes with everything you need, including a small applicator and a gentle Finishing Cream to pamper your skin afterwards.

And there we have six of the most common ways to remove unwanted facial hair. It’s worth taking the time and trying them all to see what works for you and in no time you will be hair free and bursting with confidence!