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Complete Guide to Facial Hair Removal for Women

by Kaustubh Shankardas 21 Jun 2024

We all have facial hair. From barely there peach fuzz to a stray whisker or two. While it is natural that women have hair on their faces, it is okay to want smooth skin and remove facial hair. But as your face is the first thing everyone sees, it is important to get your facial hair removal method right. If all of this sounds confusing to you, then you’re in the right place. We’ll discuss each method and weigh their pros and cons. 

How to get rid of facial hair?

There are several different ways to get rid of hair on your face. Now, of course, you could go to the salon and get it done, but where’s the fun in that? We’ll only be considering methods you can do at home. Choose one that works the best for you, depending on factors like your hair growth and convenience.

1. Waxing

Let’s jump straight to the deep end. Waxing works great if you’re removing hair from your cheek or upper lip, as well as for any stray eyebrow stragglers. The best part about this is that the hair is pulled out with its follicle. 


How long it’ll last 

Three to four weeks


Here’s how to do it

Evenly heat the wax to a temperature that’s friendly to your skin. Apply it over the area where you want the hair to be removed. Make sure that you apply it in the direction of the hair growth. Waxing works best if your hair is around 5mm in length - the ideal length where the wax can grip onto the hair. Cover the wax with a small piece of cotton, and wait for it to cool down. Once cooled, swiftly remove the strip, along with the wax and your hair follicles, in the direction opposite of the hair growth. 


The same principles apply to cold wax strips. Rub the strips between your hands to warm the wax, apply, and then pull them off. 



Pros

Cons

Lasts for several weeks

Can be painful, especially if you’re new to waxing

Hair is said to grow back softer

Can irritate the skin

 

 

2. Tweezing

This might be the first thing that comes to people’s minds when talking about facial hair removal. You pluck hair manually out using a pair of tweezers. Tweezing is a simple and effective choice for small-scale hair removal, like removing hair from your upper lip or just tidying up your eyebrows. 


How long it’ll last

Usually at least two weeks. 


Here’s how to do it

Ideally, find tweezers that have wide tips. For the most effective hair removal, make sure they are firm and aligned closely. After a shower is the best time to tweeze, as it opens up your pores, and makes the plucking less painful. Use your hands to tighten your skin, and grip the hair with the tweezers as close to the root as possible and pull it in the direction of growth. Repeat this process for all the hair you want to remove. If need be, use an ice cube to soothe your skin afterward. 



Pros

Cons

Most precise of all

Only suitable for a small area

Easy to do & Inexpensive

Excessive tweezing can cause permanently thin hair

 

 

3. Sugaring

Are you a devout believer in home remedies? Do you prefer a natural solution? Then this is the method for you. The sugar paste is made of natural ingredients found in any kitchen, and its gentleness makes it perfect for facial hair removal. The principle behind this is that tiny sugar molecules settle inside the follicle around the hair surface. When the sugar paste is pulled off quickly, it takes the hair off with the root, but gently, because it is pulled in the direction of growth. 


How long it’ll last

Around three to five weeks.


Here’s how to do it

Prime your skin by cleaning it with an alcohol solution, and apply some baby powder to make the paste stick better. To make the paste, mix 200g sugar with 30mL lemon juice in a small saucepan, and then add water. Heat it until the sugar dissolves entirely and the consistency of this paste is thick. Knead it when it's lukewarm, and apply it to your hair. Give it some time, and then remove the paste in the direction of the hair growth. 


Pros

Cons

Less irritating and painful than wax

Can get very sticky and hard to handle

Can easily find ingredients in the kitchen

Hair should be 0.5cm in length

 

 

4. Shaving

Traditional shaving is a perfectly acceptable method of removing facial hair. Contrary to popular belief, it won’t cause your facial hair to grow back thicker and darker. However, it will grow back with a blunt edge, which can feel rough. 


How long it’ll last

One to three days


Here’s how to do it

It’s quite simple. Use either a disposable or electric shaver and use it on the area with the hairs you want to remove. 


Pros

Cons

Shaving can take dead skin cells off, revealing a brighter complexion underneath

Shaving your face can lead to painful ingrown hairs

It can remove fine, vellus hair (peach fuzz), making the skin smoother

Regrown hair can be coarse and unpleasant

 

 

5. Trimming

Trimming facial hair has become a popular option for women who seek a temporary solution to manage unwanted facial hair growth. Trimming allows for precision shaping and maintaining a neat, well-groomed appearance without fully removing the hair.

How long it’ll last

One to two weeks


Here’s how to do it

It’s quite simple. Use either a disposable or electric shaver and use it on the area with the hairs you want to remove. 


Pros

Cons

Trimming is a relatively inexpensive option compared to others

There may be visible stubble or prickly regrowth

Offers much better precision

It can lead to irritation and ingrown hairs

 

 

How does the Caresmith Bloom Face & Body Hair Trimmer help remove facial hair?

The Caresmith Bloom Face and Body Hair Trimmer come with a face trimmer head that is designed to sensitively and effectively remove unwanted facial hair. It has a floating, flexible head, that effectively glides over any facial contours. The dual-blade design allows you to get closer, and removes hair quicker, for smooth, silky skin. Don’t believe us? Ask over 50,000 women who swear by it for their facial hair removal needs. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How to remove facial hair at home?

- You can use methods like waxing, shaving, tweezing, sugaring, or trimming to remove facial hair at home, by yourself while following the steps mentioned above.

Which hair removal method is the best?

- The best hair removal method depends on your preference, hair type, and skin sensitivity.

Does facial hair grow thicker once it's removed? 

- No, removing facial hair does not make it grow back thicker or coarser. This is a common myth.

Is using an electric trimmer to remove facial hair safe for women? 

- Yes, using an electric trimmer designed for facial hair is generally safe for women when used correctly and with proper precautions.


Whether you prefer high-tech or home remedies to remove unwanted facial hair, with this know-how you can perfect your knowledge of how to get rid of facial hair thoroughly and easily with a method that suits you. Which method you choose will depend on your personal preferences, budget, and desired level of maintenance. With the right approach, you can confidently flaunt your radiant self.

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