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Video:How to Remove Unwanted Facial Hair

with Aubrey Morgan

Removing unwanted facial hair can be difficult, especially for sensitive skin. Learn more about the pros and cons of popular methods of removing unwanted facial hair so that you can decide which is best for you.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Remove Unwanted Facial Hair

Hi, I am Aubrey for About.com, and here are some tips for removing unwanted facial hair. There are a few options to remove facial hair and more than ever before, there are many options for hair removal that you can do at home.

Waxing Can Remove Unwanted Facial Hair

You can do an at home waxing. There are a variety of hot waxes that you can purchase at your nearest drug store. These work very well for removing hair and slowing the rate of hair growth. You can also buy waxing strips if you do not want to risk the chance of getting burned.

Depilatory Creams Can Remove Unwanted Facial Hair

If you don't like the idea of waxing, there are also hair removal lotions. These tend to have a very strong smell and you run the risk of chemical burn. These removal lotions remove hair from the surface, unlike waxing which removes the hair from your root. But, it is less painful. If you are planning on using a lotion, make sure you do a small spot test on your arm or leg before you use it on your face. This will ensure that you won't have a reaction to the product and never use it close to your eyes.

Remove Unwanted Facial Hair by Tweezing

There is also plucking and tweezing that you can do at home. Plucking works well for eyebrows and small amounts of hair. But it gets very tedious and time-consuming and may cause swelling and redness. When tweezing use slanted tip tweezers.

Threading Can Remove Unwanted Facial Hair

Threading is a harder technique, but it is a little faster than plucking. The procedure uses a 100 percent cotton thread which is twisted and pulled lifting the hair directly from the follicle. This technique take a little time to master but it is fairly painless and safe.

Remove Unwanted Facial Hair by Shaving

It is best not to shave the hair on your face. When hair grows back, it feels coarser and appears thicker. If you must shave use a razor for touch-ups and never use a dull razor.

Professional Options for Removal of Unwanted Facial Hair

If you don't want to do at home hair removal, you can also get it done at a salon. They provide waxing, threading, and a number of other hair removal treatments. If you are looking for permanent hair removal, then electrolysis is an option. It is a little pricey and you may need as many as 20 or more treatments. But, it is a more permanent hair removal treatment.

Tips for Removing Unwanted Facial Hair

No matter which method of facial hair removal you choose, remember there are risks. Take care to educate yourself on the options available and seek professional advice especially when using laser hair removal.

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