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Managing Facial Hair Do’s & Don’ts

Managing Facial Hair Do’s & Don’ts

Facial hair is more common than we expect and although there is no problem with leaving it as is, it can affect our self-confidence. During the global pandemic, it has become harder to find professional services and we have had to find ways to manage our beauty routines from home.  

Below is our list of do’s and don’ts as suggested by experts on facial hair removal. 

What to do

  1. Derma-planning

 This is a new, inexpensive method to skim off facial hair that is easy to manage at home. It is most effective on soft facial hair and it is effective and easy with tools being readily available online. There is a risk of developing whiteheads afterwards, so just be mindful of that before experimenting with this solution. 

  1. Waxing 

One of the safest, cheapest and most reliable options for hair removal during quarantine is waxing. Strips are generally preferred overheated wax as it is a cleaner, more simple option.

  1. Sugaring

For sensitive skin, sugaring is the most suggested method of hair removal. Unlike waxing, the hair doesn’t need to be at a certain length as it works on both short and long hair. This method is also the least painful and products can either be purchased online or made at home using natural ingredients. Remember to follow precautions before using it. 

What not to do

  1. Shaving

The hair that grows back is likely to be thicker and darker and shaving can also lead to skin rashes, razor burns, bumps, scarring and it can raze off skin cells. 

2. Hair Removal Cream

While creams are ok for some people they can cause reactions to sensitive skin. These creams are often full of chemicals and can not only damage the skin but also the soft internal tissues.

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3. Threading & Tweezing

Both of these methods are slow, painful and can lead to ingrown hairs or thicker and darker regrowth of the hair. They can also result in swelling and redness on some people. You may want to seek professional help with this for a ‘smoother’ result, pun intended. Just know that there is no guarantee unless you know what your skin can and can’t handle.

Whatever you decide to do, always remember to take precautions and put your safety first. You don’t want to risk causing any damage to your skin and can always seek out professional options such as laser hair removal if you’re not comfortable with DIY hair removal.

Contributed by Charmi Vaidya
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