You wouldn’t use a fork to eat soup, nor play tennis with a golf club. In these situations, (we hope) common sense prevails and you use the right equipment for the task at hand. The same can be said when removing facial hair. We are all born with facial hair, generally non-problematic and easily disregarded. That said, genes, hormones, age and certain medical conditions can be responsible for creating a situation whereby the length or darkness of your facial hair can become problematic, causing you to feel self-conscious and seeking a solution. Essentially, you have three options – leave it, disguise it or remove it.
Assuming the first option isn’t an option at all, that leaves you with a choice. And whichever choice your make, ensure you have the right tools for the job and opt for products specifically engineered or formulated for use on the face. DIY facial hair removal is certainly do-able, but worth consideration. Facial skin is far more delicate than the skin on the rest of your body and warrants extra special TLC. And always remember, Rule # 1, No Shaving!!
Disguising or camouflaging facial hair is a viable option if the hair is fine, short and reasonably sparse. In this instance, it’s best to make use of a good quality cream bleach. It’s safe, painless, easy to use and lightens unwanted dark hair so that it tones in with your natural skin colour.
When it comes to removing facial hair yourself, you have several options, each having advantages and disadvantages. So ultimately, see what fits best with your comfort, inclination and budget requirements and proceed from there. Go forth and conquer those hairy critters, and always remember Rule # 1, No Shaving!!
Pros – Gives great shaping if required, works well on both small and larger areas and offers long-
lasting results. No chemicals involved, so little chance of skin irritation
Cons – takes a real skill to master doing it yourself. Sensitivity can be an issue
Pros – Great for lonesome, long stragglers and when brows need window dressing. Long-lasting
results and no chemicals involved, so little chance of skin irritation
Cons – Requires good quality, exclusive-use equipment and a reasonable amount of skill, especially when shaping brows. Not great for larger areas and sensitivity can be an issue
Waxing or Wax Strips:
Pros - Gives great shaping if required, works well on both small and larger areas and offers long-
lasting results. Great bonus in that repeated waxing yields softer, sparser regrowth
Cons - takes some skill to master doing it on yourself, especially where brows are concerned. Sensitivity can be an issue. Low risk of skin reacting to wax formulation, but it can react badly to poor technique when removing the wax
Hair Removal Creams:
Pros – Painless, simple and easy-to-use, no skill required. Works well on both small and larger areas
Cons – Risk of skin reaction to chemicals, although modern, low-irritant formulations have made massive strides, but cannot be used around eyes or brows. Results not as long-lasting as when hair is removed from the root
Pros - Works well on both small and larger areas and offers long-lasting results. No chemicals involved so little chance of skin irritation
Cons – Equipment is quite expensive, cannot be used around eyes or brows. Sensitivity can be an issue
And did we remind you of Rule # 1? No Shaving!!