Facial Hair Removal Techniques for Women – You Must Know

{YBA} In this modern age, where internet is a big giant of information, unwanted facial hairs are not a problem for women. Purpose of this post is to keep you up to date about latest methods, techniques and options about hair removal for women face. Radius of this post is permanent and temporary available methods to remove unwanted facial hair.

These techniques have flexibility to be operated at home or in your preferred beauty saloon. So here’s a quick guide to the most popular methods of facial hair removal.

Permanent Methods

1. Laser Hair Removal

This is one of the quickest and most reliable ways to remove hair from your face permanently but expensive as well. Short beams of intense laser light are used to heat the hair follicles causing them to stop producing hair.

This treatment technique is much swift and more convenient than electrolysis. For example, your upper lip might only take one minute to treat and your chin area could be covered in less than five minutes. It also avoids the need to keep using techniques such as waxing or sugaring on a regular basis.

We will recommend you to read hair removal laser treatment overview before making an actual decision.

2. Electrolysis

Each hair follicle is treated in turn, using a tiny needle that reaches the hair root and applies a low electric current. This will result in destruction of  hair’s ability to continue growing.

This is a time consuming technique as compared to laser hair removal as some people require several hours of treatment while other people may need regular treatment for several month. It is permanent and is the most reliable long term hair removal option.

Why not to be ready to look on the dark side as well, the treatment creates mild discomfort and can cost a substantial amount. For example an upper lip may take up to 10 hours, while the chin area can take up to 15 hours. And these figures can be increased substantially for people who have strong hair growth and high hormone levels.

Temporary Methods

1. Waxing/Sugaring

It is most popular method due to less cost and easy operation at home. A lots of waxing and sugaring kits are mailable for home. You an achieve professional results after some practice.

The basic idea is simple. Waxing involves applying the wax preparation to the intended area. The wax adheres to the hair and skin. It’s then covered with a thin strip of material and removed at high speed to remove all the hairs from the skin.

Sugaring is similar, although the sugar paste only adheres to the hair and not the skin, which can cause less pain when the strip is pulled off. Sugaring pastes also tend to be more natural which can be kinder to the skin than many of the chemical which are used in various wax preparations.

Once an area has been treated, it should remain free of hair for three to six weeks depending upon the rate and strength of hair growth in the area.

2. Tweezing

Tweezing is quickest and convenient option if you have small numbers of facial hair. All you need is a good pair of tweezers, a magnifying mirror and plenty of light (daylight is best). Pull the skin taut and use the tweezers to pull the hair in the direction of growth.

One of the best times to remove hair with tweezers is after a bath or a shower, as the skin pores will have opened up, making it easier for the hairs to slip out. There are also many products available that will help to soothe and reduce any redness or irritation caused by the process.

As with waxing or sugaring, the results should last three to six weeks before the hair starts to appear above the surface of the skin.

3. Depilatories

This method of facial hair removal is also popular due to the low cost and ease of use. However, due to the strong chemicals which are used to dissolve the hair, great care should be taken when using these products. Follow the application instructions carefully and before you begin, do a small test for adverse skin reactions on a part of your body that’s less visible than your face. These treatments should provide you with hair free skin for up to two weeks.

4. Hair Inhibitors

These products do not remove hair. Instead they act upon the hair follicles to slow down or inhibit the rate of hair growth. Hair in the treated area will be thinner and take longer to grow. Use of hair growth inhibitors will also make sugaring, waxing and tweezing much easier and the results will last for longer.

These products often take the form of prescription creams which must be massaged into the skin twice a day. After one or two months of use, you should start to see noticeable results in the speed and thickness of hair growth. However, these hair inhibitor products are not foolproof and won’t work for everyone. So it’s just a case of experimenting until you find the product that works best with your skin.

And finally, shaving should be avoided at all costs as it blunts the end of the hairs causing them to appear thicker, making them more noticeable.

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