Skin Care

How To Remove Facial Hair


People typically have hair almost everywhere on the body, except on the nails and eyeballs. Thus, women do have facial hair, but it is usually only fine hair or peach fuzz. Almost all the body parts have hairs as a natural defense mechanism. Hairs especially on the exposed body parts like arms, legs, face make the area untidy. Therefore, it is essential to get rid of these hairs, especially the facial hairs.Excessive growth of coarse black color hairs on the face needs immediate attention.

For some people excess hair growth can be the result of hereditary factors also. For some this could be the cause of imbalance in the hormone levels of the body or even due to a side effect of certain chemicals or drugs used by the individual. There are many ways to remove facial hairs. Some of the common and effective methods are discussed below.

Tips To Get Rid Of Facial Hair

Hair Threading

Hair threading is a traditional and very cheap way to remove hairs manually from the skin. The thread is used to pluck hairs from the skin. Disinfection is an important aspect of hair threading.


Sugaring works as a natural treatment for removing facial as well as body hair. Unlike waxing, it requires pulling the hair in the direction of the hair growth, which causes less pain and skin irritation. Interestingly, this technique was established centuries ago in Egypt.

Herbal Cure

You can also try various herbal cure for hair removal. Honey and sugar, Sugar syrup and lemon juice, Lemon juice with gram flour facial mask can be tried to remove facial hairs, however, the hair tends to re grow if you follow this method. As the process is natural, it does not cause any side effects as well.

Using Hair Tweezers

Using tweezers to remove facial hair is especially suitable for plucking coarse hairs on the chin and hairs in between the eyebrows. One important thing that you should remember while plucking hairs with tweezers is that you should disinfect the area before and after plucking.

You can use either mild astringent or a mild disinfectant or diluted antiseptic liquid over the area to avoid infections. It is also not safe to pluck hairs that are growing from moles. You also should not pluck hair from the upper lip portion as the area is very sensitive, and can create rashes if plucked with tweezers.

Laser Hair Treatment

One important thing that you should remember while using laser treatment is that your hair should be dark than the skin surrounding the area for carrying out the ideal laser treatment. Laser causes territorial damage by selectively heating the target skin portions. The process is comparatively cheap to electrolysis but is not meant for everyone but is suitable only for certain skin types.


This method is also known as diathermy method, wherein a electric current is passed through a fine needle. As the needle is inserted into the hair follicle, the electric current burns the hair follicle root and lessens the hair growth.

The process is expensive and it requires many sittingsfor complete hair removal. The sittings also have to be spaced in equal distance as very close sittings can scar the skin. The treatment also requires great care after the procedure.

Skin Bleach

Although bleaching is not a direct method of hair removal, bleaching helps to camouflage the facial hairs on the face. This is one of the non painful methods of camouflaging the facial hairs. You can try either natural bleaching agents or synthetic bleaching agent to bleach your facial hairs.

However, prior to bleaching, it is wise to do a patch test for confirming that your skin is not allergic to the bleach. It is also important to measure and mix the bleaching agent, as in appropriate mixing can lead to skin allergic reactions, or sometimes, also produce black color patch on the skin.

Perma Tweeze

This is a new technique used in many saloons for permanent hair removal. In thios process, the tweezer is operated electrically to pluck the hairs from the root. Although the process is little expensive, it does not cause any side effects like skin scarring, etc. The treatment cycle depends upon the amount and texture of the hair and also the place from where the hair has to be removed.

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