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What Are the Best Ways to Remove Facial Hair?

Facial hair is an unwanted nuisance for many women, and it’s not always easy to manage. Especially during the pandemic, you may find yourself wondering about the best way to tackle the self-care task of facial hair removal. Ideally, you’ll still visit a professional for your waxing and dermaplaning services. With appropriate safety precautions, we’re still serving clients at Bare Necessity Wax & Spa to provide the best ways to remove facial hair in Tucson and Gilbert. 

Which method is best for removing unwanted facial hair?

From shaving to tweezing to waxing, there is a multitude of options for dealing with unwanted facial hair. However, it’s important to remember that your facial skin is especially sensitive. In addition, your face is the first thing that people will notice about you. So, you won’t want a hair removal solution that’s likely to irritate your skin or leave you with thick, unsightly stubble. Here’s a look at some of the most common methods of hair removal for the face. 

  • Waxing

    Many people consider waxing the best way to get rid of facial hair, since it can tackle everything from peach fuzz to thicker growth in the brows and sideburns. While at-home waxing is an option, it’s not necessarily the best method. Professional waxing will ensure that your sensitive facial skin is left undamaged by your treatment. Using European hard waxes, we achieve a tighter grip on each hair for more effective, pain-free waxing. Facial waxing is appropriate for any areas of prominent hair growth, including the eyebrows, chin, cheeks, and neck. 

  • Dermaplaning

    If you have light hair growth, or peach fuzz, on the cheeks and chin, dermaplaning is ideal. This exfoliating treatment removes those tiny hairs as well as dead skin cells, oils, and residue that can dull and dry your skin. Following dermaplaning, your skin will more readily absorb moisturizers and serums, so ask your technician for recommendations! 

  • Plucking

    Plucking with tweezers is ideal as an upkeep treatment between waxes when you may notice a stray hair or two pop up. However, extensive plucking can irritate the skin, so it’s best to schedule a wax instead. 

Facial Hair Removal FAQs – What Are the Best Ways to Remove Facial Hair?

Because unwanted facial hair is a common problem for so many women, it’s a subject with many myths and misconceptions. Read the following FAQs to learn more about how you should be managing unwanted hair. 

What happens if a woman shaves her face? 

Despite common misconceptions, shaving doesn’t make your hair grow back thicker. However, it does blunt the end of the hair strand, so regrowth may appear coarser. Additionally, women with thicker hair growth may notice a shadow appear after shaving the chin or upper lip. Hair removal methods that remove the whole hair from the root, such as waxing, will yield longer-lasting results and finer tipped regrowth. Still, shaving isn’t all bad for your skin. A close shave can help exfoliate the skin and make your face feel softer. 

Does removing facial hair make it worse?

Neither waxing nor shaving will cause more hair to grow. In fact, waxing may eventually reduce hair growth in certain areas. Conversely, excessive plucking with tweezers may stimulate new hair growth, which can cause some areas to see denser patches of unwanted hair. To ensure that unwanted hair stays gone after treatment, rely on professional care from our waxing pros. Waxing will provide lasting results, so you can schedule treatments 4-6 weeks apart. 

Is it better to pluck or shave facial hair?

Plucking and shaving aren’t favorite options for facial hair removal. However, in a pinch you may rely on shaving for larger patches of growth on the upper lip or cheeks. For the brows, you should only tackle at-home hair removal with tweezers. 

Is skin waxing safe for the face?

Professional skin waxing is appropriate for almost any skin type, even sensitive skin. Unlike plucking, which can cause repeated irritation for the skin, waxing is quick and treats each section of the skin with a single pass. One potential side effect of waxing, however, is ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs are easily addressed with a preventive serum. 

If you want to say goodbye to unwanted facial hair in Tucson or Gilbert, schedule an appointment with Bare Necessity Wax & Spa. Both our locations provide waxing, dermaplaning, and a variety of skin care services to help you put your best face forward.