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There are many different options for hair removal today. These options allow for hair to be removed from the legs, bikini line, face, underarms and almost anywhere else you want. But perhaps the most sensitive, and noticeable, parts of the body that hair is removed from is the face. Chin, upper lip and eyebrows are all places that are bleached, waxed, lasered and otherwise subjected to hair removal treatments. But the skin on your face is more delicate than other parts of your body, so it is important to carefully consider the hair removal methods you use there.

Permanent Removal

If you have dark hair growing on your face, and it is noticeable in contrast to your lighter skin tone, you might be a perfect candidate for laser hair removal. Because there isn't as much hair on the face, and the areas that you would be lasering--upper lip, chin, etc.--aren't large, you can see results fairly quickly.

There are also at-home laser solutions that you can actually carry around in your pocket, so don't discount this solution.

Temporary Solutions

Just like other areas of the body, there are a number of hair removal options for the face. Depending on what method you choose, you will experience anywhere from a few days to a few weeks of being hair-free.

For shaving, apply a layer of soap or shaving cream and then shave in the direction of hair growth. Results will last one to three days, but ingrown hairs are a common side effect of shaving.

Tweezing is an easy and effective way to remove facial hair, though it is time-consuming and usually contained to the eyebrow area. You can enjoy three to eight weeks of hair-free results, though it is not always comfortable.

An epilator is an in-between method for shaving and tweezing. Epilators grab multiple hairs at a time and remove them from the root, giving you a few weeks before hair starts to grow back. Waxing will give you a similar hair-free time frame but could also cause acne and ingrown hairs.

Your face has some of the most sensitive skin on your body, so it is important to choose the right hair removal method. No matter what method you are using for facial hair removal, just remember that sensitivity, ingrown hairs, bumps or other issues are not normal. If any of these issues occur, it could mean it’s time to try a different option.



 

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