I’ll admit it: I’m a fan of a little facial hair, Justin Timberlake’s peach-fuzz – HOT! But this rule is one for men only, facial hair on women is another matter
Many women face the battle of facial hair removal. For some women facial hair has been a struggle to deal with since a young age, for others it’s something that has sprouted with age. Whether your case is the former or the latter we’ve compiled a list of facial hair removal methods to help you understand the options available. We hope this will help you decide which route is best for you.
Electrolysis, while quite painful, is one of the best options for specific situations. Electrolysis is the only truly “permanent” treatment for hair removal. Electrolysis works by inserting a tiny needle into the skin where the undesired hair growth occurs. The needle slides down to the cell responsible for the hair’s growth and destroys the cell. Since this method can leave a tiny scar to the skin’s pigment it is recommended for people with a fair skin tone.
A hot trend that many opt for. This treatment targets specific areas of hair growth with a beam of concentrated light, which eradicate hair follicles at their roots. However this method is only recommended for hair removal from the cheek line down. It is also most effective for people with dark hair and a light skin tone.
Since shaving is basically cutting hair very, very short it creates blunt edges. That’s OK for your legs or underarms but shaving is not recommend for removing facial hair (unless you’re going through laser or electrolysis). Yes, there are those tiny razors in girly colors marketed for facial hair removal, but don’t get caught up in how cute and convenient they appear, they are not the best option for your optimal appearance!
Sugaring is gaining popularity due to its reputation as a gentler, less painful method of hair removal with results that last up to 6 weeks. The method is simular to waxing in that the sugar mixture is applied to the area of undesired hair, then covered with cloth. Unlike waxing, the cloth isn’t removed until it’s sat on the sugar mixture for about 3 minutes. It is recommended to apply a gentle moisturizer to the area after sugaring.
Topical creams dissolve the hair proteins with a chemical compound. Since they use strong chemicals they are not the best option for facial hair removal, and certainly not for any area near the eye. There are topical creams out there with a sensitive formula, but even then it’s important to use these products with caution.
Threading is an ancient method of hair removal that is becoming more popular. This method uses string to remove unwanted hairs and is known for it precision. Like waxing this treatment usually lasts for 4-6 weeks.
Tweezing grabs individual hairs and pulls them from their root, but doesn’t destroy the hair follicle and is a great option for random and isolated hairs. Since it only grabs one hair at a time, it can be very time consuming if you are looking to remove large amounts of facial hair.
Perhaps one of the most popular methods out there for removing unwanted facial hair. This method of hair removal pulls the hair from its root, but doesn’t destroy the actual hair follicle. While it is highly effective and safe, some women react with a degree of redness, which usually goes away within a few hours of treatment. Waxing usually lasts for 4-6 weeks.
Whether you go to a salon, spa or use a DIY kit for waxing, be sure that the environment is highly hygienic since the hair follicles are left exposed after waxing. It is also a good practice to use a small amount of antibacterial lotion afterwards.
And there you have it, your Sky & Sea Spa guide to facial hair removal. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions about the facial hair removal treatments we offer!