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7 Ways to Get Rid of Facial Hair ...

By Alison

Do you know all the ways to get rid of facial hair? Many women have facial hair, and we all want to get rid of it. In a minority of cases there is a lot of hair, which is caused by conditions like PCOS or an excess of testosterone - and a visit to the doctor is in order. But for the rest of us, there is a variety of ways to get rid of facial hair …

1 Waxing

One of the most popular ways to get rid of facial hair is to have it waxed. It's quick and cheap if you get it done at a salon, and not too painful given that it's such a small area. You can also buy kits for use at home; it's easy once you grasp the technique. You can also try sugaring, which works in a similar way, although you don't need to heat the sugaring paste.

2 Laser

Laser treatment is a good option if you want a more permanent method of hair removal. Obviously it's not the cheapest method, but will pay for itself in time and money saved having your lip waxed. Laser treatment works best on fairer skins with dark hair, so it's not a suitable option for everyone. It's also a substantial financial commitment.


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IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, is a better choice for women with darker skin and lighter hair. Like laser treatment, it's not a cheap option, but it is one of the more permanent methods. The hair will either be gone permanently, or grow back finer than before. You can even buy machines to use at home now.

4 Cream

If you want a quick, cheap method of hair removal that you can use at home, cream is a good choice. Obviously it doesn't last long and you'll need to keep repeating it, but it's so quick and easy that it's a good method to use if you can't afford to shell out for expensive salon treatments like IPL.

5 Tweezing

For the odd few hairs, tweezing is an excellent method. It's worth investing in a good pair of tweezers that will grip even the tiniest of hairs. Use good lighting when you're tweezing, and exfoliate the skin first. If the site gets irritated, use a soothing cream or gel.

6 Threading

Have you heard of threading? It's a commonly used method of removing body hair in the Middle East, and in recent years it's more common to find practitioners in other countries. Threading uses cotton thread to pull out the hairs. It sounds improbable, but when you see a practitioner at work they are skilful and fast.

7 Electrolysis

Before the arrival of laser treatment and IPL, electrolysis used to be the most popular method of permanent hair removal. It's absolutely permanent - the hairs won't grow back, but it is very time-consuming and may be painful. Electrolysis is the most effective method for fair hair, however.

Facial hair is a nuisance and doesn't make you feel very feminine. It's especially annoying if you have dark body hair, as it's so obvious. But one of these methods should suit your budget and schedule. If you can afford the cost, a permanent method is certainly worth considering. Have you tried any other method of hair removal?

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