An unwanted prominent hair on the chin, cheeks and upper lip can cause a woman an untold amount of embarrassment. Even though genetics, medication, age and polycystic ovarian syndrome may be the cause, unwanted hair can bring some level of self-doubt to a woman and lower her self-esteem.
Most women prefer to have smooth, silky skins and the presence of hair on their face, neck, legs and bikini line may affect their confidence. As a result, most women look for ways to get rid of unwanted hair. There are a number of options available for hair removal, each with its own cost, advantages and disadvantages.
Shaving is trimming the hair that appears on the surface of the skin using a razor blade or a shaver. Before you start shaving, it is important to wet your hair using a shaving cream or water to make it soft and easy to shave. This, together with shaving in the direction of hair growth, reduces the risk of having painful ingrown hairs.
Shaving works best for legs but is not recommended for bikini line and facial hair.
Tweezing is simply plucking hair out of your skin. To avoid scarring your skin and lessen the pain, you should wet the hair first or apply a layer of petroleum jelly to make it easy for the hair to be uprooted.
Tweezing is best used for eyebrows and an isolated hair on the chin or upper lip. If you are tweezing your eyebrows, be careful to still give them that natural arch so they complement your face.
Waxing is applying a layer of hot wax to a patch of hair, leaving it to dry, and then using the grip of the dried wax to pull out hair from their roots. Yes, it is a painful method, a little bit.
Due to the inherent danger of hot wax, it best to have your waxing done in a salon under the care of experienced professionals. Although some people use still use it for their bikini lines, it is unsuitable for pubic hair removal since it might cause irritation. It is best used for under arms and legs.
The advantage of waxing is that it takes quite a while before hair regrows.
Also known as hair removal creams, they are chemicals that dissolve the hair follicle. They come in a variety, and it is important to pick the product that works best for you.
When picking a new depilatory cream, it is advisable to test the cream on a small spot on your hand and take at least two days to observe your skin’s reaction to it. Since there is a risk of a chemical burn, it is important to follow the instructions on how long they should be left on the skin before washing out with water.
There are some that are specifically made for sensitive area like pubic hair and armpit hair.
Laser hair removal works by destroying the hair root using a laser beam. The results are permanent, but this method of hair removal is usually quite costly.