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This article is written to help remove hair in the face in a simple way without you having to make some common mistakes. Hair growth can occur due to hormonal changes. It can also be caused by genetics. Follow these tips if you are bothered by ingrown hairs the face:
Shaving is one of the fastest and easiest ways to remove hair in the face. Whether you use a razor blade or an electric one shaver, both have a built-in blade that lifts and cuts hair on the surface of the skin.
Shavers can work on different parts of the body, including yours:
- Bikini area
They can also safely remove hair from your:
- Upper lip
However, the results are not permanent or long-lasting. Your face will remain hairless for one to three days, and then you must shave again.
For best results, cleanse your face and apply a layer of soap or shaving cream. This promotes a smooth surface and reduces the likelihood of cuts. Drag the razor across the face in the direction of hair growth.
Keep in mind that although this method is relatively safe, ingrown hairs can be a side effect of shaving. These small bumps develop as the hair grows back into the skin. Ingrown hairs usually become well again on their own within a few days.
2. Plucking with tweezers to remove facial hair
Plucking is another effective and inexpensive way to remove facial hair. This method works slightly differently from shaving. Instead of removing hair with a razor blade, tweezers are designed to pluck or pull hair from the roots.
Tweezing works on all facial hair. It is especially useful when shaping eyebrows. Usually the results of tweezing last longer than shaving - up to three to eight weeks.
Follow these steps to remove facial hair with tweezers:
- Dry your face with a warm towel before you start to soften the skin.
- Isolate the hairs you want to pluck.
- Pick one hair at a time while keeping the skin taut.
- Always pull or pluck in the direction of hair growth.
Picking may cause slight discomfort, but it is usually not painful. If you are in pain, rub an ice cube over the area to reduce redness and inflammation.
Be sure to disinfect your tweezers with alcohol before and after picking. Like shaving, tweezing can also cause ingrown hairs.
Epilation is another option for removing facial hair. This technique can remove hair for up to four weeks, which may be a better choice if you don't have time to shave your face regularly or pluck with tweezers.
Epilator works in the same way as tweezers and shaving. The difference is that epilators remove facial hair by grabbing several hairs at once and removing them from the root. Since the hair is removed from the root, it takes longer to grow back. Sometimes epilation results in hair growing back softer and finer. The hairs are then less visible.
You may only think of epilators when you're removing hair from your legs or larger areas of your body. But epilators come in several sizes, making them ideal for removing hair from any part of the body.
You do not need to prepare the skin when using a epilator. However, exfoliating a few days before will help soften the skin and reduce the risk of ingrown hairs.
When you are ready to remove hair with a epilator follow these steps:
- Hold the epilator at a 90-degree angle.
- Keep the skin taut. Move the epilator in the direction of hair growth.
- Slowly glide the epilator over your face to avoid hair breakage. Do not press too hard against your skin.
The process can be painful, but using it slowly can reduce discomfort. If you feel sore afterwards, apply an ice cube to areas where it hurts to reduce swelling and inflammation.
4. Waxing at home
Waxing is an effective way to remove all the hair in an area. There are two different types of wax kit:
- Wax strips that you warm between your hands before applying'
- Wax that melts when heated and is then applied to the area with a stick
When shopping for wax, look for soft wax or wax that is formulated for facial use. Hard wax is better for the legs and bikini area.
If you choose wax that needs to be heated at home, buy a wax heater. A wax heater heats the wax evenly and gives you better control over the temperature. Also make sure to buy many wax sticks as you can only use each stick once. "Double dipping" can introduce bacteria into the wax and can cause skin infections.
Before waxing, start with a small area of skin to see if you develop an allergic reaction when trying to remove facial hair and make sure the wax is at the right temperature. The wax should not feel uncomfortably hot. It should glide easily over your skin.
If your skin does not develop an allergic reaction, follow these steps to wax your facial hair:
- Wash your hands. Cleanse and exfoliate yours face.
- Apply the wax while keeping the skin taut.
- Remove the strip firmly in the direction the hair grows.
- When you're done, remove the residual wax with baby oil and then moisten.
Waxing can be uncomfortable, but it shouldn't be painful. Waxing can cause acne and ingrown hairs to develop. It should also be avoided if you use retinoids.
5. Laser hair removal at home, the best way to remove facial hair
The main problem with many hair removal methods is that the results are temporary or only last a few weeks. For longer results, consider laser hair removal.
This method uses a laser and pulsed rays to damage hair follicles, resulting in hair loss. It is a semi-permanent solution – the hair grows back after about six months. Sometimes hair never grows back. If the hair returns, it may be finer and unnoticed.
Laser Hair Removal can be expensive. Achieving the desired result usually requires several trips to a skin therapist or clinic. If you want the benefits of laser hair removal without the expensive price tag is an option to buy an IPL with laser hair removal for home. Home treatments are cost-effective and convenient.
Laser hair removal can be performed anywhere on the face, such as the upper lip and chin. But you should avoid lasers when removing hair from the eyelids and surrounding area.
When you use a IPL laser to remove facial hair, follow these steps:
- Clean your face and shave off the area you want to laser. Since you are removing hair from the skin, this treatment works best when the hair is gone.
- Select a treatment level. Place the laser over the desired area to begin treatment.
- Repeat every two weeks until you have desired results. The instructions vary depending on the type of laser you buy. Used IPL the laser according to the instructions.
Common side effects of laser hair removal are redness and soreness. Apply ice to reduce discomfort.
6. Hair removal creams
Hair removal creams are another option for removing facial hair. The results can last longer than shaving and these hair removal creams can be cheaper than waxing.
Hair removal creams contain chemicals such as sodium, titanium dioxide and barium sulphide, which break down proteins in the hair so that it is easily dissolved and washed away. Although these ingredients are generally safe, there is a risk of reaction.
If this is your first time using a hair removal cream to remove facial hair, test on a smaller area of skin and apply a smaller amount hair removal cream on your skin to see if you have an allergic reaction or not. Signs of a reaction include redness of the skin, bumps and itching. Wait at least 24 hours after the test before applying the depilatory cream to large areas of your face.
Here's what to do after you've taken the test:
- Apply one coat hair removal cream on unwanted facial hair.
- Leave the cream on your face for about 5 to 10 minutes.
- Gently wipe off the cream with a damp cloth and remove unwanted hair.
- Rinse your face with water and tears.
Hair removal creams are available as gel, cream and lotion. While these creams can remove hair on any part of the body, some creams are designed specifically for removing hair on the face. This means they also smooth, exfoliate and moisturize the face.
Thread is another option for shaping eyebrows and removing unwanted facial hair on the upper lip, cheek and chin. This method uses a thread that pulls and twists unwanted hair until it lifts from the hair follicle. The results can last longer than shaving or tweezing, plus this method doesn't cause ingrown hairs.
Threading also does not involve chemicals. So there's no risk of a skin reaction, although you may experience minor pain or discomfort when someone removes hair from the follicles. To reduce pain, ask the person to apply numbing cream to the face or apply a warm compress afterwards. This method of hair removal requires skill, so you need to find a trained person who knows how to do this properly.
Threading may not be an option for removing facial hair if you have acne, as it can cause bumps to break.
8. Topical recipes for removing facial hair
Even if you shave, wax, pluck or thread your facial hair, unwanted facial hair will eventually grow back. Although there is no prescription cream to remove hair, Vaniqa is the only medication approved to reduce the growth of unwanted facial hair in women. Talk to your doctor to see if this prescription is right for you.
This medication does not work overnight, so you will have to use other hair removal methods until it starts to work. If you apply this to your face twice a day (at least eight hours apart), you may notice less hair within four to eight weeks.
Remember that this medication is not intended to be used alone and that it does not remove facial hair permanently. If you stop applying the cream, facial hair will grow back.
Signs of an allergic reaction to Vaniqa include:
- Red rashes
- A tingling sensation
Facial hair can be annoying for some people, but getting rid of unwanted hair is an easy solution. Depending on the method chosen, you can get rid of hair in days, weeks or months.'