Although it’s been said that hair on our body serves as a layer of protection, the reality is that in some places (like our heads), it’s beautiful while in other places (like above our lip), it’s basically unsightly.
The good news is that there are several ways to remove hair from the areas where you don’t want it to be. The even better news is that some of them are both safe and also pain-free.
If you’re interested in knowing about some of the things that you can do to get rid of some of your facial hair, we’ve got four that can keep your skin silky smooth below:
Shave. There are some people who may say that shaving is not a painless way to remove facial hair, but we actually disagree. When people end up nicking themselves during the shaving process, it’s usually due to one of three things: they don’t wet their skin first, they don’t apply some kind of shaving cream and/or they use an old razor. But if you don’t avoid doing those three things, we are confident that you can get a close, clean shave that only takes a fraction of time.
Cream. Something else that you might want to consider doing is purchasing a cream that is specifically made to remove facial hair. There are ones like Nair that you can get at your local drug store for under $10 or there are more high-end ones like Guinot Epil Confort Visage After Hair Removal Face Cream that run you about $150. The main thing to keep in mind with this option is that the skin on your face is more fragile than on your arms or legs. Therefore, you need to thoroughly follow the instructions on the packaging; otherwise, the chemicals could end up irritating your skin or you could end up with a mild chemical burn.
Sugaring. This next tip is for if you have gone to a website like EpilatorCentral.com , used an epilator and realized that you want something that is a lot less uncomfortable. Our recommendation is that you go with something like sugaring. One reason why people prefer this method is because you can make your own recipe at home and it’s a lot easier on your skin than waxing. All you need is some sugar, lemon juice and water. After boiling the mix inside of a stainless steel pan for about 25 minutes (until the mixture turns a dark brown), let it cool and then apply it to the skin. One website that can walk you through the entire process is HairRemoval.About.com just go to the site and put “sugaring hair removal 101″ in the search field.
Bleach. If you happen to have fair skin and the hair on your body is not really thick, another option is to bleach
your skin. Although it technically does not remove the hair that is on your face, what it does do is make it so light that it’s difficult to notice. And as an added bonus, there is no discomfort with bleaching either.
As you can see, there are several relatively painless ways to remove facial hair. It’s all about figuring out what works best for you. But don’t be afraid to try out a couple of these options before coming to a final decision. You might be surprised what you, and your face, personally like the most.