Facial Hair - How to Remove Unwanted Facial Hair
Facial hair is a secondary sex characteristic in human males. Most men develop facial hair in puberty. Many women also have some facial hair, especially after menopause, though typically much less than men. Eyebrows and eyelashes are also grown by both sexes of all ages.
Many men style their facial hair into beards , moustaches , goatees or sideburns . However, many others completely shave their facial hair. A man's facial hair, especially short hairs that were missed in shaving, is often referred to as whiskers , although only certain nonhuman mammals have true sensory whiskers.
How to Remove Unsightly and Unwanted Facial Hair:
Some important methods in the removal of facial hairs:-
- Tweezers: This method is commonly used for shaping eyebrows and removing stray hairs from the face. To avoid excessive distortion to the follicles which may later result in ingrown hairs, tweezing the hairs in the direction they grow. Naturally, tweezed hair will grow back within 5 weeks to 7 months depending on which stage of growth the hair was in at the time
- Electronic Tweezers: These are not used to remove hair permanently. Do not use it during pregnancy. Although the current will not go down to the root of the hair, these devices do emit radiation. This can be harmful to the fetus, especially in the early stages of pregnancy.
If you wear a pacemaker, the Food and Drug Administration warns that the high frequency current of these devices can interfere with the frequency of the pacemaker which can cause cardiac arrhythmias.
- Bleaching: Bleaching does not actually remove the hair. It lightens the hair color so it appears blonde or golden. However, the bleaching agents that lighten the hair can also alter the pigment in the skin. This can result in a change to the skin texture, making it thicker, coarser and sometimes darker. If you decide to bleach, please be sure to read and follow all package directions and take every precaution.
Facial hair is still one of the last taboos for women, which makes life even harder for those who suffer from it.
The unwanted hair often appears on the upper lip, chin and sides of the face. Before you decide on the proper removal method, first determine that the cause of the hair growth is not hormonal.
- Waxing: Waxing is one of the most popular solutions. Generally, it is an effective method to remove hair on the upper lip and fine hair on the side of the face, but it is not recommended for the chin area, where hair tends to be more coarse.
- Electrolysis: Electrolysis uses low-level electricity to kill the hair follicles. On the positive side, results last longer than with waxing and depilatories - but the process can be time consuming and costly.
- Laser Hair Removal: Remove facial hair with laser hair removal. Facial hair can detract from your looks and is easy to take care of with laser hair removal. If you are putting this off, don't. Facial hair can appear with hormonal changes including menopause.