Facial Hair Removal Options
Facial hair – we don't always think about it, but there it is - staring us in the face, you might say. On some faces, there's far more hair than is necessary, or wished for.
Does this sound familiar?
When you're making an effort at showing your best face to the world, it's difficult not to wish that facial hair was anywhere else, but not on your face.
It's generally a personal matter about just how bothersome facial hair is going to be for each of us.
The eyebrows, the chin, the upper lip, the hair inside the nose, and the hair that covers the face can all be problematic, especially for women, and, especially if it's considerably darker than the surrounding skin.
Since it can be a problem, many people are wondering if there is a single "best" way to remove unwanted facial hair.
Well, let's look at a few that actually do work...and maybe some pros and cons about them.
Whether it's truly effective or it's just something that's been passed down through the generations, shaving is the method of choice for today's man for removing unwanted facial hair. One need only take a look at the huge selection of razors available today to support this. Shaving creams, gels, foams and other products facilitate the shaving process and help reduce skin irritation. But for women suffering with unwanted facial hair, their choices are not so obvious. Many men too are looking for alternatives.
OTHER FACIAL HAIR REMOVAL OPTIONS - ESPECIALLY FOR WOMEN
Women with excessive facial hair usually see it along the upper lip, down the sides of the face, and on the chin. Unlike with men, shaving isn't always seen as the best removal option.
So what's a woman to do?
Because facial hair is typically much more than a few wayward hair follicles, plucking these areas isn't always an effective method. It's time-consuming and painful! What's needed instead is a method designed for more widespread removal like depilatories and waxing or even electrolysis or laser treatment.
For some, depilatories are an inexpensive, short-term facial hair removal option. Extreme care must be taken when using these sorts of products on the face as they can irritate, and even burn, facial skin. And, because depilatories only dissolve visible hair, this method must be repeated frequently as new hair growth appears. The upside is, this process is inexpensive and can be done in the privacy of your own home.
ELECTROLYSIS AND LASER FACIAL HAIR REMOVAL
Electrolysis and laser are better options. They're permanent facial hair removal methods and they work by damaging the base of the hair follicle so that hair growth no longer occurs. Both of these are expensive options and repeated sessions are generally necessary to remove all hair. But considering that relatively small surface areas are involved, many people are able to justify the costs, the risks and the discomfort involved.
WAXING AS A FACIAL HAIR REMOVAL OPTION
Waxing offers many benefits and is the facial hair removal choice of men and women alike. Like with tweezers, when waxing the hair is 'plucked' from its root. This method doesn't damage the actual hair follicle, so new hair growth will continue to occur, but unlike depilatories, new hair growth won't appear on the skin surface as quickly. In fact, it usually isn't visible for several weeks. And, if you're brave enough, waxing facial hair can be done by you at home, however many opt to have someone else perform this procedure.
And there you have it, several good methods for removing unwanted facial hair.