Every woman has facial hair. For most of us, it’s not too visible, except of course the brows (duh). Even if you have slightly thicker facial hair growth, that’s normal and nothing to be ashamed of. However, if the facial hair bothers you too much, there are many ways to get rid of it.
While it's best to seek expert advice for excessive facial hair, there are also a few other techniques that work like a charm. So, whether you want to get rid of hair on your upper lip or the space between your brows, here’s everything you need to know about each of these techniques.
Best for: Small areas
Pain level: Medium
Tweezers are one of the most common facial hair removal tools. It is perfect for small areas like the brows and chin. Wipe the tweezer before and after every use with rubbing alcohol to prevent infection and breakouts. It is best to outline your brows if you are a beginner to avoid making your brows too thin. This way, you will know exactly the right amount of strands to pluck.
Best for: Thick hair and large areas
Pain level: High
Another common technique to get rid facial hair is by using wax — both hard and soft. Hard wax is pulled off with a strip, whereas soft wax is removed once it hardens. It is used for large areas of the face such as upper lips, cheeks, chin and even brows. However, the risk with waxing is that it can cause irritation on the delicate facial skin. Get it done by a professional to avoid mess and reduce the risk of irritation.
Best for: Fine hair
Pain level: None to low
Shaving is a painless way to get rid of facial hair and regular users believe it is a myth that your hair will grow coarse and thick post shaving. The reason it feels that way is because the follicle gets cut halfway instead of getting uprooted. Choose a good razor, preferably one that has two blades and shave in the shower or right after — when your skin is soft.
Best for: Small hard to reach areas
Pain level: Medium to high
Eyebrow threading is a common practice in India; however, some women also prefer to get rid of hair on the upper lip, chin and forehead using this technique. While it is quite painful, it’s one of the most preferred techniques when it comes to getting rid of facial hair. Since it is pretty tricky, go to an expert for this one as well.