The presence or growth of facial hair, for many women, is very annoying. These hairs seem to grow at the least wanted places and at the worst possible times! These hair growths usually occur due to hormonal changes or other factors such as your genes. The removal of facial hair (or any hair), for many women, regardless of age or other factors is something that causes stress.

What can you do?

Well, this article highlights some effective methods for removal of facial hair. This article, however, does not tackle hirsutism, unwanted male-pattern hair growth in women, which is a different issue entirely.

So, let us talk about the most common means of facial hair removal.

1. Shaving

Shaving is a fast and easy way to remove facial hair. A disposable shaver or electric shaver cuts hair very close to the skin.

Suggestions: Before shaving, thoroughly clean your face and apply either shaving cream or soap. Shave along the direction of hair growth to reduce irritation and occurrence of bumps.

2 Waxing

Waxing is a popular method that can last up to 6 weeks, depending on the rate of hair growth. Wax is applied to the skin and is removed in the direction of hair growth after the wax is dried.

Suggestions: You need to let the hair grow to a length of at least 0.25in before waxing. Furthermore, if it is your first time waxing or using a particular wax, apply this to a portion of your skin. Watch out for reactions or any side effects before you go ahead with waxing your face. Better to be safe than sorry.

3. Tweezing

Tweezing, along with shaving, is an inexpensive and efficient way to remove facial hair. It, however, can last for up to 8 weeks.It involves plucking hair from the roots. It is especially useful for removing hairs along the eyebrows.

Suggestions: As with shaving, thoroughly clean your face before tweezing. Identify the hairs to be removed and hold the skin taut. Pluck out hairs with tweezers in the direction of hair growth to avoid irritation.

The suggestions above are temporary solutions to facial hair removal. For more permanent solutions, 2 methods are of particular interest

1. Laser hair removal

This method involves the use of a laser and pulsed light. It is considered the most effective means of facial hair removal.

Suggestions: After the treatment, you might experience some discomfort. Applying ice reduces this side-effect.

2. Electrolysis

Tiny needles are placed inside each hair follicle, and an electric current is used to destroy the root. It is especially handy for women who have light or fuzzy skin and do not find laser hair removal effective for them.

Whether it is hair growth on your chin, cheeks, upper lip, jawline, sideburns or the sprouts between the eyebrows, the methods above can help you achieve hair-free smooth skin for days, weeks or months, depending on your choice. Try these methods to reduce worrying about facial hairs ever again.