Basics of Facial Hair Removal

Have you ever had problems with unwanted facial hair, and faced lack of confidence because of that? Well, it is normal to want others to look at you without any facial hair because the face draws everyone’s first attention. Facial hair can be a pain when you need to get rid of it.

There are many methods for facial hair removal, and they are classified under the main types,i.e, surface removal methods and root removal methods.

The surface removal methods are:

1. Shaving

There are 2 types of shaving, one is electrical and one is with a blade – also known as wet shaving. Electrical shaving device has blades, and it runs with batteries, and which removes the hair from the skin’s surface as it is moved along the skin, whereas a blade is a traditional shaving method with a shaving blade, where it is run along the wet skin to remove hair. It should be done either during or after a bath so that the skin is wet and it’s easier to remove hair.

2. Depilatory Creams

These are creams that are applied on the skin and chemically destroy hair on the surface of the skin. You should leave it for around 10 minutes depending on your skin type as well as the product. You should be careful while choosing the type of cream, and make sure it suits your skin type or else it might cause irritation, rashes and other skin problems.

The root removal methods are:

1. Epilating

It is done by a handheld device called an epilator, where it consists of rotating tweezers, which run along your skin’s surface and remove hair along the way.

2. Waxing

It’s the process of applying hot or cold wax on the skin and pulling the hair off from the roots, against its direction, using wax strips or cloth pieces. On the face, it is recommended to use cold wax since the skin might be too sensitive to handle hot wax.

3. Threading

A cotton thread is looped around each hair and pulled from the root. Threading is the best option for facial hair since it’s comparatively smaller compared to the hair present in other areas, so it becomes easier to remove such small hairs.

Here is an important tip to keep in mind –

Always before facial hair removal, make sure to clean your face to avoid clogging of pores. This is called exfoliation. It’s the removal of dead skin cells and dry skin from the face.

Here are some natural and effective home remedies-

1. Potato and Lentil

Yellow lentils that have been soaked overnight, a potato, a teaspoon of honey and a pinch of lime juice are the requirements.

Next, in a bowl, mash the potato, and extract its juice. Then drain the lentils of any water and grind the lentils until it is a smooth paste. Once the paste is made, add the potato juice, honey and lemon to this paste. Apply the mixture on the affected areas and let it sit for 15-20 minutes.

2. Egg White Mask

Grab a bowl tocrack the eggs in and separate the whites. To the whites of the egg, add a tablespoon of cornstarch and sugar. Start beating until you reach a smooth mixture. Apply thismixture on the face, and let it stay for 15 to 20 minutes.

3. Sugar and Lemon Face Mask

This natural remedy for facial hair removal calls for apaste made fromtwo tablespoons of sugar, a pinch of fresh lime juice, and 9-10 teaspoons of water. Add the ingredients to a bowl and heat the mixture. After which you need to set it aside so that it cools down slightly. Once cool you can start applying the paste on the affected areas. Let it stay for around 15-20 minutes.