The human body is a complex machine that is stuck in an incredibly complicated balancing act. If the myriad of chemicals and hormones that maintain your body’s status quo are off kilter for whatever reason, one of the unfortunate side effects can be unwanted hair on your face. This may affect you from birth, after puberty, or at any age due to a change in your body. If this hair is especially light and fine, then it can sometimes be ignored, but often this hair is darker and coarser than the hair on your head.
The two main areas on the face that most often experience unwanted hair growth are above the eyes and around the mouth. Thankfully, there are some very simple steps you can take to minimize the appearance of these hairs. The most important thing to remember is to never to use a razor on your face, as the hairs will grow back coarser and even more visible than before. Five o’clock shadow might be a great look for him, but not so much for you.
Around the Mouth: Upper Lip
Every woman has hair on her top lip, but for some this hair is thicker and darker than for others. This is a good place to use Easy to Use Wax Strips for Face. Test first by waxing a small patch of skin, like your legs, to make sure that your skin doesn’t have an adverse reaction. Apply the strip to the top lip and pull away using the special EasyGrip™ tab, leaving you with a beautifully smooth upper lip for up to four weeks.
Around the Mouth: Chin
Chin hairs are usually few and sparse, so the best technique would be to pluck these with tweezers, or to again use Wax Strips. It shouldn’t take too long, and shouldn’t be too painful! Removing these hairs at the root means that they’ll take a long time to grow back – usually up to four weeks. The advantage of using the strips is that you can get this smoothness in just one pull!
Above the Eyes: Eyebrows
Lots of women would kill for a pair of thick, dark eyebrows like Leslie Caron, or Audrey Hepburn – even though hers were almost completely drawn on! For those with a well-endowed brow, it is a blessing but also a curse. Having to tame unruly eyebrow hairs to make sure you stay looking more An American in Paris than An American Werewolf in London can be a chore. The best way to keep these looking shapely is to use a Precision Wax product to get the straight and even lines you want.
Above the Eyes: Uni-Brow
Depending on how many hairs you have in the zone between your brows, either waxing or plucking could be the best option. The most important thing to remember is not to use a razor! Shaving can leave un-natural looking straight ends to the brow, as well as creating stubble after only a few days.
If you feel that the hair on your face and body is much thicker than average, it may be worthwhile to visit your doctor, because this can sometimes be a symptom of a more serious issue. This is particularly relevant if this change came on suddenly and wasn’t associated with anything else that could affect your hormones such as puberty, pregnancy, or menopause.
So follow our tips, and don’t let embarrassing facial hair prevent you from doing everything you want to do. Check out the Veet® Product Page for our complete line of facial hair removal solutions for every situation.