Hair growth is completely normal. And yes, even on your face. Depending on your preference however, you may opt to remove the hair on your face. Whether it's your upper lip, eyebrows, chin, or sideburns there are a variety of ways you can remove any unwanted hair. Here are some tried and tested methods:
Hair removal creams, or depilatory creams are a great and easy to use method. Veet® Silky Fresh ™ Face Hair Removal Kit is a great example of a cream that you can use on your face. As always, please carefully and thoroughly read labels and instructions before using any product. Start by evenly applying the depilatory cream, then gently remove unwanted hair with a cotton ball. Follow the instructions closely on how long to leave the cream on before removing it. During this time, the chemical dissolves the unwanted hair and afterwards the substance can be washed or wiped off.
To finish the kit even comes with a gentle finishing cream for moisturizing comfort. While the kit is dermatologically tested, always do a test patch 24 hours before.
Target Areas: To use on upper lip, cheeks and chin.
Waxing is a very common technique used for facial hair removal. While its a common routine that most people invest in within beauty salons, waxing at home is just as easy! There are two different types of waxes. Hot wax, that is warmed and distributed evenly over the skin and in the direction of the hair growth. Once the wax cools it traps the hair and it’s quickly pulled off to pull the hair out of the follicles. Cold wax, typically exists in the form of strips that are patted onto the skin and then peeled off. Prior to waxing, exfoliation can help the prevention of ingrown hairs.
Veet offers a variety of options for your unique skin type and your unique hair removal needs.
For smaller surfaces, Veet® Face Precision Wax Care, Precision Wax & Aftercare Cream is perfect for eyebrow shaping, and removal of hair on the upper lip. Once you have determined the shape you want, the precision stick can help you also apply the wax carefully so that you only remove the hairs you want to.
For larger surfaces like cheeks and chin, there is Veet® Easy-Gel™ Precision Wax Strips Face Sensitive Skin and Veet® Natural Inspirations™ Precision Wax Strips Face, All Skin Types for you to choose from. Simply apply a strip onto your skin, remove it again with one swift quick movement, and finish off with a Perfect Finish Wipe to remove any traces of wax residue.
Target Areas: Upper Lip, Cheeks, Chin. (Eyebrows only if you use Veet® Face Precision Wax Care, Precision Wax & Aftercare Cream)
Yet another common DIY facial hair removal method is using a razor to shave it off. However, facial shaving is different from shaving your legs. The key is to remember to always shave in the direction of hair growth. But facial hair in particular can grow in different ways, so make sure that if there is any pain or targeting to change the direction for that spot and get used to switching depending on the hair growth. As in any case, hair removal requires prep. Having a shower prior or steaming your face can help loosen the skin around your hair follicles for a cleaner and more precise shave. Prepping with oils can also help soften your hair.
Always ensure your tools are clean and new to maximize your hair removal.
Target Areas: Upper Lip, Eyebrows, Cheeks, Chin, Sideburns
Tweezing is definitely another familiar hair removal method. However, this method is probably best saved for your eyebrows. When tweezing it’s important to use the right pair of tweezers and the right technique to minimize pain. Any tweezers that are breaking the hair may not be the right fit. The purpose of tweezing is to pull the entire hair out at its root. This means you should be aiming to get the bulb at the base. Experts recommend using tweezers at a slant for higher precision and reduce the chances of nicking your skin. To minimize pain, wash and exfoliate your skin beforehand, then once ready to tweeze hold your skin taut gently with one hand as you tweeze with the other.
Tweezing typically works best if you have enough hair to work with. Tweezing hairs that have not grown up just encourages it to grow back faster.
Target Areas: Eyebrows
Similar to tweezing and waxing, threading aims to remove the hair from its root. Threading is performed with a cotton thread, which is doubled, twisted, and rolled over the target area to trap unwanted hair and remove it from its base. While we encourage you to leave it to the professionals as it can be a little frustrating finding the right angles and accurately removing the hair yourself. For optimal results make sure that skin is well moisturized so that the thread can glide smoothly across
Target Areas: Eyebrows, hairline