All You Need to Know About Facial Hair Removal
In theory, facial hair removal is fairly simple. You just have to get your tweezers or wax out, and then pluck or strip away. But, in reality, facial hair removal is a bit more complicated than just tweezing away. This is because the skin on your face is more sensitive than the rest of your body, which means your skin can respond differently to all sorts of facial hair removal techniques. If you don’t want to look like a tomato every time you get rid of facial hair, you’ll want to treat facial hair removal more seriously.
The first step is to begin mapping your face into segments or zones, because each zone will react differently.
Side note: if you’re on your period, you might want to wait a few days. Being on your period means your skin will be more sensitive, and that your pain resistance will be lowered.
Removing Eyebrow Facial Hair
To get rid of eyebrow hair, go for plucking or tweezing.
Stay away from modern, techy techniques like lasers and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). You could also wax, but waxing typically breaks hairs, which is why most facialists and skin experts do NOT advise waxing your eyebrows away. Besides, if you wax, you have less precision and could potentially wax your entire brows off. Stick to the safer, old-school technique of plucking and tweezing so you won’t have to deal with annoying ingrown hairs.
If you DO make a mistake with waxing, there’s a quick fix to that: microblading. By microblading your brows, you can fill in those annoying gaps without having to worry about your brows smudging or fading… ever. OPM offers microblading treatments that last for up to five years.
Removing Lip Hair
To say goodbye to your ‘stache, wax or thread it away.
Hair removal creams are a wonder because they’re painless, easy to apply, and affordable, but one piece of advice: never leave them on for too long, as the chemicals can be harsh on your skin. You don’t want to walk around sporting a burnt upper lip, do you?
Another option is shaving, but be prepared to feel some stubbly bits as your hair grows back. Waxing is a good choice, as well, but intense pain WILL be involved no matter how much numbing cream you use! One trick to fight after-wax pain is to have some ice wrapped in a towel nearby. Apply the cold towel onto your upper lip when you’re done waxing,
Removing Chin Hair
Removing chin hair depends on how much chin hair you actually have. If there’s not much, you could go with plucking your hair, but if there are lots of tiny, annoying hairs on your chin, you could go for laser treatments to get rid of them for good.
But, if your chin hair is unnoticeable, there’s really no need to go for chin hair removal. Trust us, people won’t be staring at your chin when they talk to you! Not unless they are obsessed with chins for some strange reason, anyway.