There are a lot of ways and treatments that you can try out at home at the salon, or at the hands of your dermatologist that can safely remove hair from your face. Whatever treatment you choose from the list can effectively get rid of the hairs from your face.
Here are some of the ways you can effectively get rid of facial hairs:
Epilators are electric hair removal devices that pull out facial hair (or body hair) right from its roots. This may sound painful, but it is actually a relatively painless and mess-free way to remove hair when compared to waxing. It is also more effective than shaving as it removes the facial hair from the roots, thus reducing hair growth over time and with repeated use. All you need to be mindful of is that the hair has grown to at least a ¼ of an inch in length before using an epilator on it.
To prep your face for epilation, start by softening your facial skin with lukewarm water and applying a very thin coat of moisturizing cream to the area where you want to remove the hair from. Then, glide the epilator in the direction opposite to the hair growth to pluck off your facial hair. Rinse off your face and pat dry.
Now, here‘s another method that will remove your facial hair right from the roots. Tweezing your hair with a stainless steel and sanitized tweezer can prevent it from growing back for at least 4-8 weeks.
Start out by sanitizing your pair of tweezers with isopropyl alcohol or sterilizing it in hot water. Then, simply pluck out your facial hair, one strand at a time. Since this is a little more time consuming method, it‘s better to tweeze out facial hair when you just want to clean up a few strands or between sessions of other hair removal treatments.
Waxing facial hair basically involves the same procedure as that of waxing hair from any other part of your body. Hot wax is applied to the facial area from which you want to remove white facial hair. A waxing strip is then stuck on and ripped off to remove the hair right from its roots. While waxing your facial hair regularly can reduce their growth over time, it is also a painful method to undergo that can leave your skin feeling quite sensitive.
Hair Removal Creams
Facial hair removal creams (also known as depilatory creams) are probably the most painless way of removing hair from your face. These creams basically contain potent chemicals that dissolve your hair, which can then be simply scraped or wiped away.
Before you use a facial hair removal cream, wash your face with warm water to soften the hair follicles. Then, apply a layer of the cream on the area that you want to remove the hair from and leave it on for the time duration recommended on the box. Then, wipe the cream and hair away with a warm, damp washcloth. It is best to do a patch test before using these hair removal creams to make sure you are not allergic to them.
A facial spring (or R.E.M Spring, as it is also popularly known as) is basically a metal spring coiled between two rubber handles. It effectively removes the tiniest and finest of hair from your chin, upper lip, forehead, cheeks or under your jaw.
Start off by thoroughly cleansing your face to prevent any breakouts. Then, bend your facial spring until it‘s in the shape of an upside-down U. Now, gently roll it over the area from which you want to remove the facial hair. The spring grabs on to individual strands of hair and yanks them out by the roots. The prickling pain you feel when using this tool is similar to threading and something you get used to after a few uses.
Perhaps the best part of using a facial spring to remove facial hair is that it is easy, convenient, cheap, and precise enough to remove every last strand.
Threading is probably the most common method of removing facial hair. In this method, a length of thread is twisted between the thumbs and forefingers and is glided against the skin to remove facial hair. Since it only cuts off the hair shaft at the surface of your skin instead of pulling it out from the root, the results it gives are temporary and the hair can grow back within a couple of weeks. It also quite a painful method of facial hair removal.
Dermaplaning is a method of exfoliation and facial hair removal that is used to get rid of dead skin cells, peach fuzz, and facial hair. In this method, an aesthetician uses a 10-inch scalpel that curves into a sharp point in gentle upwards motion on your skin to remove unwanted hair. Not only is this a painless way to remove facial hair, it also leaves your skin looking smoother and glowing.
A permanent method of hair removal could be the best option for ladies who have thick facial hair. One of these treatments that you can get done by a dermatologist or trained cosmetologist is electrolysis. In this method, a fine probe that is attached to an electrolysis device into a hair follicle that then shoots a current of chemical or heat energy into it to kill it. The unwanted hair is then removed with the help of tweezers. You will need to undergo multiple sessions of electrolysis to fully remove the hair from your face and it may work out a bit expensive for you, but the long term results are truly worth it.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is considered to be one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures around the world. In this method, beams of highly concentrated light are directed at the hair follicles that are absorbed by the pigment present in them, thereby destroying the hair. Though laser hair removal is usually not very effective on blonde, red, gray, and hair, there is progress being made in this technology to cater to light hair needs. You can consult your dermatologist before undergoing this treatment.
Tips And Precautions To Be Taken When Removing Facial Hair
• It is imperative that you keep your skin clean and well moisturized before you undergo any facial hair removal treatment to make it less painful.
• Thoroughly cleanse your face before and after each hair removal treatment to prevent breakouts and infections.
• No matter what method you opt for, make sure you do it at regular intervals to ensure that the white facial hair growth reduces over time.