8 Simple Ways to Remove Facial Hair

8 Simple Ways to Remove Facial Hair

There’s more than one way to get rid of those pesky, stray hairs.

Whether it’s genetics or simply aging that means those stray hairs pop up much more frequently, dealing with unwanted hair on the face is a really common experience. The good news is that there are a variety of means for removing facial hair — shaving, bleaching, waxing and threading are a few that come to mind.

8 Ways to Remove Unwanted Facial Hair

Unwanted facial hair is a bummer but it’s also fairly easy to remove. 

1. Tweezing

There’s a good chance your vanity is already home to a pair of tweezers. Whether you use them for plucking the odd eyebrow hair or holding false eyelashes, they’re a clear contender for removing unwanted facial hair. While they may not be the best pick if you have more than a handful of hairs to pluck, they’re ideal for quickly getting rid of stray hairs. Simply hold your skin taut and pull out the hairs in question — that’s all there is to it.

2. Eyebrow Razor

The razor you keep in your shower shouldn’t be repurposed for your facial hair. Despite that, it doesn't mean shaving isn’t a viable option for removing facial hair. While shaving your face is typically associated with guys, women can do it, too. To shave off unwanted facial hair, use the small razors meant specifically for cleaning up your eyebrows.

3. Electric Facial Shaver

Similar to an eyebrow razor, electric facial shavers work wonders to remove unwanted hair, especially if you have more than a few stray hairs. These razors are typically battery-operated, gentle on your skin and small enough to remove hair only in the specific areas you choose.

4. Waxing

Having unwanted hairs ripped out of your skin with hot wax isn’t exactly fun, but waxing can be done quickly, especially with a small area like the brows or upper lip, and the results last quite a while.

5. Threading

Threading has rapidly increased in popularity when it comes to eyebrow shaping and it’s for good reason. The steady rise can be credited to the fact that this removal method allows you to be ultra-precise with which hairs you’re removing and is safe for the skin, even if you use a product formulated with retinol.

6. Facial Epilator

A facial epilator is an electric hair remover that, like tweezers, uses forceps to pull out facial hair. It magnifies this effect by removing a number of hairs at once. It’s best for hair that’s on your cheeks and upper lip, as the eyebrow area tends to be more delicate.

7. Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a permanent hair removal method that’s becoming more and more popular. According to the Mayo Clinic, laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light to remove unwanted hair. The process delays hair growth for long periods of time, making it a great option for those who want a more long-term facial hair removal method. On the face, the most popular places for laser hair removal are the upper lip and chin.

8. Bleach

If you don’t want to remove your facial hair, but want it to be less visible, bleaching is the option for you. Rather than deal with the potential pain of hair removal, you can bleach the hair along your upper lip or on your chin to make it less obvious. Of course, this method won’t work if you have a darker skin tone since the bleached hair will pop against your deep complexion. 

Source: L'Oréal

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