How to deal with embarassing facial hair : Evewoman - The Standard


Tired of embarassing facial hair?Here's what you can do about it

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Ever wondered why you’re makeup doesn’t sit so well or why one area of your face looks like it has a shadow? This could be due to facial hair.

All women have the occasional struggle with hair or patches of hairs that grow in the worst possible places. You know those extra hairs on your chin, jawline, above your lip and sideburns? Those hairs can be a pain to get rid of! Worse still even after you get rid of the hairs, they just grow back sometimes thicker, stronger and more visible.

Annoying as it may be, there could be reprieve.  

  1. Natural methods

There are numerous natural ways that claim to remove facial hair. Whether true, it is up to each individual to try it out. This is because results vary. What may work for you may not work for another. One of the trusted methods to safely get rid of those stubborn stubs is fenugreek seeds and green grams. If you can’t purchase ground fenugreek and green gram, put 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds and 2 tablespoons of green gram in a grinder and make it into a powder. Take the mixture and add water to make a paste. Apply and let it sit until completely dry. Use a dry cloth and rub it off to remove unwanted hairs.

Another tried and tested method is baking soda. Boil a cup of water and add a teaspoon of baking soda. Stir as it boils then let it cool. Apply on affected area then wash off with warm after it dries. Repeat this until the hair starts falling off.

  1. Quick methods

There are some methods that are quick to use and some of those include waxing and shaving. Not the best of ideas, it has worked for many. But this does not mean you will get the same results. Carry out a small patch test on your hand first then make an informed decision. While you may do it yourself or have a friend assist, it is better to have a trained beauty specialist carry out the waxing on affected areas.

If you really have to remove a large amount of hair, some women simply use a razor. But be warned this may end badly. Use a conditioner or natural oil then use a sharp razor to shave. The results will look amazing at first but both procedures can lead to ingrown hairs. Another problem altogether!

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If none of these are worth the risk, use a pair of tweezers and pluck individual hairs. This painstaking method may yield better results than the two but will not stop hair from growing.

  1. Permanent method

If you’re tired of the embarrassment and appearance of your face, you could consider laser hair removal as one of the many permanent methods. This process uses light pulses to destroy the root of the hair. It doesn’t automatically remove the hair but does cause it to fall out over time. But depending on your nationality, skin type and other factors, reactions may occur and even burns have been reported by a number of patients.

  1. Consult a doctor

Before taking matters into your own hands, it may be wise to first consult your physician. The doctor will offer advice from an informed position that may need no drastic method to get rid of the hair. For example, facial hair may be a hereditary trait you can’t really do much about, it could be side effect of something or it could be triggered by a hormonal imbalance. He or she may put you on medication or on a diet plan which will lessen facial hair growth in time needing no removal or plucking.



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