For thousands of years women have experimented with various methods to help them remove facial hair. Things have not changed much over the millennia. However, some of the best facial hair removal methods are a bit more advanced, while others remain primitive.
Some of the more common techniques for removing facial hair include chemicals involved in waxing. Waxing is a technique using a sticky substance made of various food products or other chemicals. Lemon, sugar, flour, honey, and other natural products are used to create a facial mask of sorts that is also good for the skin. These substances are applied to the face at cold or hot temperatures with a thin sheet of material that is literally ripped off taking the unwanted hair with it. Essentially the hairs are literally yanked out by the roots. This technique can be repeated several times in one session until all of the unwanted hair is removed. There are preassembled kits for waxing that can be purchased at beauty supply shops or it can be performed by professionals. Overall, this is an effective, cheap, but painful adjunct in facial hair removal. <
The removal of facial hair for women can be a distressing issue that can cause deep anxiety. However, for those with just a few unsightly facial hairs tweezing is an option that is not without discomfort. Possibly, the most interesting tool for facial hair removal is called a bellabe. A bellabe (Bella-Bee) is a tiny flexible spring with handles that grabs several hairs at the same time and rips them out of the face. The fear with facial hair removal, especially for women, is the fact that any re-growth will come in thicker, darker and more course. Therefore, many women opt to bleach the hairs on their face so that they are less visible.
Facial hair removers in the form of chemicals that literally dissolve hair can be used as well. Depilatory creams, lotions, or gels such as Nair should be used with caution on the face. This is an alkaline-based chemical that can cause extreme skin irritation if it is improperly used. The best method for the use of depilatory hair removal products is to test a small area of the skin first and to follow the directions on the packaging. Overuse or leaving the chemical on the skin for too long can cause prolonged redness and burning.
Some more permanent solutions for the removal of facial hair are electrolysis or a laser treatment. Electrolysis has been around for decades and the technique utilizes an electrically charged needle. When the needle is applied to the hair follicle a mild current of electricity runs through it, killing the hair follicle instantly. Laser treatments consist of a directed beam of laser light that penetrates the hair follicle resulting in the death of the hair itself.
There are several factors involved in the removal of facial hair for women. Some of those factors include expense, skin type and even pain tolerance. Women who wish to permanently rid themselves of facial hair have to consider the cost of these invasive techniques as well as any adverse effects. However, repeated treatments such as waxing and the use of depilatory chemicals have ongoing costs. Over time, they can prove to be even more expensive than either electrolysis or laser treatments.