Whether it’s a lady beard or eyebrows that look like caterpillars, most women have undesirable facial hair. Even though it’s a hush-hush topic (usually one you talk about with only your closest friends after a few glasses of wine), it’s not unique and you’re not alone.
Even though it’s commonplace among most women, that doesn’t mean you want that hair to stick around. If you want to remove your unwanted hair, you have options, ranging from shaving to laser hair removal. Keep reading for five options to make your face as smooth as a baby’s bottom.
Facial Hair Removal For Women: Getting Rid of the Unwanted Hair
Women (and men) have hair follicles covering their entire face. These follicles are sensitive to hormones, so any shifts in hormones can stimulate facial hair growth. Most women have peach fuzz, but when our hormones fluctuate and testosterone increases, those light hairs can turn into darker and thicker hair.
The areas impacted most are the upper lip, chin, and sideburns. Because the skin on your face is sensitive, you want to be careful what products and tools you are using to remove your facial hair.
1. Plucking or Threading
Plucking stray hairs is probably the most common method to remove hair at home, as most people reach for the tweezers when they spot an unwanted hair. Tweezing is effective for small areas, such as eyebrows and your chin.
When plucking, make sure you are diligent about cleaning them and don’t go crazy. We’ve all see horribly over-plucked eyebrows when people get tweezer-happy.
Threading is a common hair removal practice in Middle Eastern and Asian countries. To thread, a thin cotton thread is pulled taut and rolled over areas where you want to remove hair. Like plucking, it works best on smaller areas.
It’s not something you should try at home, though. It’s tricky, so leave this to the professionals.
Waxing can be used to remove unwanted hair from all over your body. Soft wax, which is pulled off with cloth strips, or hard wax, which hardens and is pulled off on its own, can be used on your eyebrows, upper lip, chin, and cheeks.
If you’ve got sensitive skin, waxing might not be for you. Make sure you visit a reputable salon for your waxing and be sure your aesthetician has experience and a license.
Once you get rid of your unwanted hair, DFW Microblading of Murrieta and Temecula can help you get perfect brows.
Believe it or not, some women actually shave their unwanted facial hair. Despite the common belief, hair won’t actually come back thicker if you shave. There are small razors out there with one or two blades made especially for facial areas, like the eyebrows or upper lip.
They aren’t as heavy as razors meant for men and they won’t give you redness and razor burn. As an added benefit, shaving is a great way to exfoliate your skin, leaving it soft and smooth.
4. Topical Creams
A dermatologist can prescribe a topical cream to reduce hair growth. These prescription creams are very effective, but the effect wears off once you stop using them. Once you discontinue use, your hair will grow back.
5. Laser Hair Removal
If you’re looking for a more permanent hair removal method, laser hair removal is an option. To do this, lasers will be used to kill your hair follicles. This is a permanent hair removal solution, but you may require multiple sessions and it can get costly.
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
Don’t go another day with your unwanted hair. Check out these different options and decide what will work best for you, based on your needs, your skin, and your budget. Facial hair removal for women doesn’t have to be stressful.
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