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Author: Leila Tan|2024-3-6

All of us have facial hair, even super famous celebrities. Having facial hair is normal because we are human beings and there's nothing to be ashamed of. With that being said, if you are someone who doesn't like to have facial hair, that's absolutely fine. There are tons of facial hair removing methods that are available out there that you can always get your hands on. But keep in mind that if you are going through excessive facial hair, it is best to consult a board certified dermatologist for further solution. In this article, we will look into the facial hair removing technique and the do's and don'ts of removing your facial hair. Let's get into the topic!


The pros of facial hair removal

Facial hair removal can be easy and a process that can be done anywhere. There are many benefits when it comes to facial hair removal such as preventing ingrown hairs, reducing razor burn, and making the skin look and feel smoother and softer.


The cons of facial hair removal

There are some disadvantages for facial hair removal as well. Some methods can cause skin irritation and redness. certain methods can be expensive and some can be painful as well.


Facial Hair Removal Methods

There are many methods available, such as:


Shaving is one of the most popular face hair removal methods that we all know. It is the easiest and fastest method to remove your hair without putting much effort. You may be familiar with using a disposable shaver or an electric shaver, which consists of a built-in blade that lifts and cuts hair at the skin’s surface.

While dermaplaning relies on a smaller blade, shaving uses a classic razor but there are a lot of modern options meant specifically for the unique crevices of the face. For example, an eyebrow razor can do wonders to your face. If you like shaving and want to keep this as your facial removal method, try using a razor that is meant for your face. This is to make sure bacteria from other parts of your body doesn't get spread.

You can use shavers for different part of your body such as :

- legs - arms - armpits - bikini area - face

Shavers also can help you remove hair from delicate and sensitive areas such as:

- upper lip - chin - eyebrows - sideburns

However keep in mind that this isn't a permanent hair removing method. The hair on your face will grow back after one to three days and then you have to re-shave. For the best optimum results, clean your face and apply a layer of soap or shaving cream. This helps to give a smooth surface and reduces the likelihood of cuts. Glide your shaver over your face in the direction of hair growth.

This method can give some skin reaction and it is relatively safe. One of the side effects of shaving can be ingrown hairs. Small bumps develop when the hair grows back to the skin. There's nothing to worry as the ingrown hairs usually improve on their own within days.


Tweezing is another cheap and effective method in removing facial hair. It is most commonly used as the go to way to keep the eyebrows in shape. But it is also used for some other occasional chin hairs that pop up out of nowhere. It is important to use the right tweezers that don't cause you any skin reaction.

Tweezing works a little differently than shaving. Instead of removing unwanted hair using a razor blade, tweezers are designed to pluck or pull hair from the roots. This method can be applied on any skin's surface. It is to be noted that the results of tweezing can last longer than shaving up which is up to three to eight weeks. Tweezers are good in shaping the eyebrows.

To tweeze your facial hair, follow these steps:

i. First of all, wipe your face with a warm washcloth to soften the skin surface. ii. Then, isolate the hairs that you want to pluck. iii. While holding your skin taut, slowly pluck one hair at a time. iv. Remember to always pull or pluck in the direction of hair growth.

Tweezing can cause a little discomfort to your skin but it’s not usually painful. If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort, try rub an ice cube over the area to reduce redness and inflammation. Before tweezing your unwanted facial hair, make sure to disinfect your tweezers with alcohol before and after plucking. Similar to shaving, tweezing can also cause ingrown hairs to your skin.

Depilatory Hair Removal Creams

A depilatory cream is another hair removal option. This is a strong alkaline product that enables your hair to break down so it's easy to wipe off. The results of this method can last longer than shaving and some of the creams are cheaper than waxing.

This method only takes about five to ten minutes. This totally depends on your hair texture and the cream's formula. Normally the depilatory creams consist of sodium, titanium dioxide, and barium sulfide that helps to break down the protein in your hair which makes it easy to wash away. You just need to use a warm towel during this process.

Even though the ingredients in these products are safe, there is still risk for a reaction like any other hair removing methods. If you are a beginner in using a depilatory creams, consider doing a patch test beforehand. Just take a small amount of the cream and apply it to your skin. See if there are any signs of skin redness, bumps, and itchiness after 24 hours. This will be really helpful if you have sensitive skin.

Follow these steps to apply the cream properly for the best result:

i. Apply a base layer of cream over unwanted facial hair. ii. Let the cream sit on your face for about 5 to 10 minutes. iii. Use a damp cloth or warm towel to gently wipe off the cream and remove the unwanted hair. iv. Then, rinse your face with water and pat dry.

Using depilatories can be easy and convenient but it is vital to be careful when choosing the product. This sort of hair removal creams normally contain harsh chemicals and it leads to skin burn, especially around the delicate area of the face.


Threading is another good option for shaping eyebrows and removing unwanted hair on your face . Threading can be done on parts like the upper lip, side of the face, and chin. A thread will be used for this method which pulls and twists unwanted hair until it lifts from the hair follicle. The results from this method last longer than shaving or tweezing. Additionally, this method doesn’t cause ingrown hairs.

Threading is known as an ancient hair removal method. It's a quick and effective hair removal method which doesn't use any chemicals, and it is generally inexpensive. The results can last up to six weeks.

Since threading doesn’t use any chemicals, there’s no need to worry about any skin reaction although you may experience minor pain or discomfort during the process when the technician removes the unwanted hair from the hair follicle. If you cannot bear the pain, ask your technician to apply numbing cream to your face, or apply a warm compress afterward. This method of hair removal requires skill, so find a trained cosmetologist or esthetician to perform this method.

Keep in mind that threading may not be a suitable option for people with acne as it can cause bumps to rupture. So if you have acne prone skin, you can consider other options.

Laser Hair Removal (IPL Hair Removal Treatment)

Laser hair removal method uses pulsed light to disable the hair follicle which can sound daunting but it really isn't. Lasering is an FDA-approved method of permanent hair reduction which is considered to be safe for the face and the body.

This method can be effective as the hair returns after some time can be lighter and thinner. Sometimes the hair may not return at all. This method works best for any skin type but people with dark hair and light skin types tend to see the most success after the laser hair removal procedure. This is because this method targets the pigment in the hair.

If you have a different skin tone other than above mentioned do not worry as there are multiple products that are made to treat all kinds of facial hair color. For anyone with darker skin tones, YAG is considered to be the most effective laser.

In our New Beauty clinic we offer an amazing laser hair removal treatment named IPL Hair Removal Treatment. This treatment helps to remove your unwanted body hair, regardless of its thickness and density. IPL energy locates and destroys melanin particles in the hair follicle. The IPL heat ruins hair follicles to remove the current fuzz. While removing unwanted hair, the hand piece emits cold waves through its sapphire cooling spot by calming down potential redness and irritation and giving a comfortable hair removal experience. The IPL heat also shrinks the capillaries to cut off hair follicles' nutrient supply which effectively prevents future hair growth from hair root.


Waxing is considered to be an effective way to remove all the hair in an area. Even though waxing can be painful and may cause some discomfort,it is effective as it can cover a large area in your body. There are two types of waxing kits:

- wax strips that you warm before applying - wax that is melted and then applied with a stick

For waxing on the face look for soft wax while hard wax is better for your legs and bikini area.

Before doing your waxing consider doing a patch test beforehand. If your skin doesn’t respond to the allergic reaction, follow these steps to wax your facial hair:

i. Wash your hands thoroughly. ii. Then clean and exfoliate your face. iii. Apply the wax on your face gently while holding the skin taut. iv. Safely remove the strip in the direction where the hair grows. v. After done, remove the leftover wax with baby oil, then moisturize.



Having facial hair can be an uneasy thing for some people. Getting rid of this uneasy hair is easy as there are many methods out there and you just need just the one for you. Before getting any of the methods, make sure you are doing your own homework so that it can be easy to find the right method for you. If you can't decide on which method to go with, consider seeking a professional dermatologist's help as they can give you clear guidance. If you are doing the treatments on your own, make sure to do a patch test before applying on your face just to be safe. Because some products and treatments may cause skin reactions.

In a nutshell, for the people who are struggling to come up with a decision, I hope this article has given you enough information about facial hair removing methods.


How long the hair should be before trying hair removal?

This depends on the area and method of removal. With wax, your hair should be around 1/4 of an inch.

How often should I remove my unwanted hair?

For a smooth and soft skin consider shaving for every two - three days while you can wax or laser you hair every four to six weeks.

Is it appropriate to use laser hair removal if I have a dark skin?

Of course yes. For safe and best results, seek out a professional with experience of treating darker skin tones.

Can facial hair be removed permanently?

Permanent hair removal is not really possible but a permanent hair reduction is possible.


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