Monday, May 24, 2010

How I remove unwanted hair on my face!

Natalie Monday, May 24, 2010
Hi Guys! I've been asked the question a few times if I have any facial hair and if so, do I remove it? And, how? I know this may be an embarrassing topic, because not many women like to admit they have facial hair. But my answer is yes I do, and I'm going to tell you what I use to remove it.

First, I'll explain what I mean by facial hair and why I remove it. I have a layer of peach fuzz all over my face. Below my sideburns to the corner of my jaw, the hairs are a little darker. The hairs are also a little darker above my eyebrows, on the sides of my eyebrows and below my bottom lip. Although these hairs may not be noticeable, if you're a daily user of liquid foundation like myself, you may begin to notice that your makeup would probably look better without those little hairs. And, if you set your foundation with a powder.. or if you use a powder foundation, they become more noticeable. I began to notice that when my cream blush wasn't going on so smooth, it was because of these little culprits. With a fuzz-free face, my makeup looks so much better.. it doesn't look as heavy/thick and my face looks so much smoother.

I've tried several methods for hair removal. For the darker hairs, I use a tweezer. For the colorless hairs, I've used different waxes, depilatory creams.. you name it. I've used Sally Hansen and Surgi wax depilatory creams and they worked alright, but it wasn't the best solution. What the creams would do is dissolve (or break) the hair at the base. When it was time to wipe away the hair, some of the hair wouldn't wipe off and I would be left with an irritated face. In my opinion, its no different than shaving. For me, waxing is the best solution. It offers a longer term result and it pulls the hair out from the root. I've tried several different waxes.. and I've had quite a few disasters.. such as ripping off my skin with certain waxes (this can be avoided by applying powder prior to the wax.. so the wax will only adhere to the hairs and not your skin cells). My favorite wax is Surgi wax Hair Remover for bikini, body and legs. There is an identical wax for the face, but it is the same exact thing in a smaller jar. I buy the larger jar.


-First, prep your skin by removing all of your makeup. Pat your face dry.
-Heat the jar in the microwave. Since every microwave heats differently, start by heating it for 30 seconds. My microwave isn't very powerful, so It takes my jar almost 3 minutes to get to the liquidy/taffy-like texture. Stir the wax with the spatula.
-Test out a small area on your wrist (or where ever) to check if the temperature isn't too hot and that the consistency is good. Do this by dipping the spatula in the wax and smoothing it on your skin in the same direction as your hair growth. Wait until the wax hardens (approximately 20-30 seconds) and pull it off in the opposite direction of the way you applied it. If the wax is too hard to smooth onto your skin, you'll need to pop it in the microwave again.
Now you're ready to apply it to your face!
-Apply a light dusting of talcum powder (or baby powder) to the area you want to remove the hair from. (optional) It's good to use powder on your face because your facial skin is very sensitive and this will put a barrier between your skin and the wax. With this wax in particular, I never had to use powder and had no problems. If you're using a very sticky wax, a honey wax for instance, you'll need a powder 100%. This wax doesn't seep into the skin and pores like a honey wax.
- Start anywhere you want. You can either start up and work your way down, or vise-versa. I usually start at my chin and work my way up. Do small applications at a time. Smaller applications will insure that all of the hairs will be gone. If you work larger, you may miss some.


Pictured below is how I would break up the areas of my face to wax. I only apply a little at a time in small strips.

Because the hairs are so fine, you may not be able to see them in the wax after you've pulled it off. You can tell by bending the piece in the light and those little fuzzies will be exposed. :)

-After you've done your whole face, apply aloe vera. I like to use Aloe Vera Gel, it cools my face down and calms any redness.

The wax that you used can be used again. Just crumble it back into the jar and you can heat it again next time!


That's it!

38 comments :

  1. OMG welcome to my world. Glad you did this post - I think I am going to try. I have used hair removal cream and presently I just bleach because its a bit easier.

    I hate the hair I have on my face!! What's the regrowth like??

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  2. Thanks soooo much for doing this post. I've been going to the salon getting my upper lip waxed and I'm getting pretty tired of how my face reacts horribly to the wax they use. Hopefully this will work for my sensitive skin. :)

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  3. I understand u as I have to remove as well :D feels sooo nice

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  4. Honey I wish I only had fuzz, I don't know what's wrong with my hormone levels but I need to pluck many on my chin and I really need to wax my upper lip (it's so embarrassing, like I'm menopausal). I will try out this wax, I tried some strips from Sally Hansen that you warm up in your hands, blasted things didn't do the trick and I bled!! I've never seen Surgi, I'll have to check out their site for retail locations. It's cool b/c you can use it anywhere (almost), I'll let you know the results ;-)

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  5. Great post Natty! I've been looking for some good rec's on a good wax for those little stubborn hairs so this def helps out alot! Thanks!

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  6. Thanks for this post Natty! I've been looking for a good wax and this really helps out!

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  7. Thanks for this post! I have darker hair around my eyes/upper cheek so when I'm done putting my makeup on it looks like i have eyeshadow fallout but really it's my hair. I'm gonna try this.

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  8. thanks for this post! i'm gonna check this out!

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  9. Now I feel like I'm going to be self conscious about my little hairs, haha! I may have to give this a try.

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  10. Great post! I sometimes wax my face I think I use the Sally Hansen wax. Lately I've been getting my eyebrows, upper lip and *gasp* chin threaded. I really like the results and it lasts a long time like waxing.

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  11. Ah your amazing for doing this, I've not come across a blogger (so far) who's been brave enough to talk about this!
    I'll defo check that wax out when I'm in the US
    <3

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  12. I think your very brave for posting something so helpful like this lol and i also remove my facial hair lol thanks!:)

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  13. Natty, you a amazing. This has been the most informative post I have ever read. No one ever talks about this, and let's face it..pretty much everyone has that facial fuzz. I'm definitely picking this stuff up today. Thanks so much for letting us in on your secret ;)

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  14. I'm glad you posted about this! I have been using Sally Hansen strips for years, but it looks like you get more bang for your buck using regular wax! Thanks for the info!

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  15. this looks great! i should buy some.

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  16. Thanks to this blog....
    after reading together with my girlfriend...
    she realized that she needs to get rid of her unwanted hair in her cheeks...
    she then started using hair removal products.

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  19. Wow. Thanks for this post. Have found this the best out of the regular range of hard waxes (have tried most).

    removing unwanted hair

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  20. thanks so much for this! what is the regrowth like? I've had waxes before and for me personally, it grows back within the week !

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  21. I have threading done every 6 weeks on my eyebrows and lips and I love it! They can get so detailed with which hairs they want to pull so it makes for a much more articulate brow, with the shape YOU want! :)
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  23. Great post! I have this same problem but I don't get fuzz, I get black thick hair! Im not sure what is wrong with me but I have hair everywhere, chin, neck, upper lip, side burns. I've got it all! I have to wax about once a week!

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  24. I am 75 and just noticed today in a mirror that I have hair on my cheeks that is longer than I had ever noticed befor, I honestly freaked out...this has been a great help.

    Thanks

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  27. Thanks for sharing this amazing information with us, having unwanted hair specially on facial area is really frustrating, i will definitely try this method.

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  30. please I need HELP!!! I fell sheemm with my self.. I have hair on my face and bad thin that I use to shave it now come more and more an black like a man please some oane tel me what to do I am tired of this situacion people start to notice about it and kkep ask me what is happening to me HELLPP PLEASEE!!

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  31. its life. maybe a revolution will come and it will be beautiful to be ape like or fashionable to wear an entire face scalf. i currently shave with electric shaver every 2 days. i epilate my hands and arms monthly. i shave my legs and bakini 2 days of less depending on if i see my bf. i use cream remover on bottom of bum cheeks when feel they fuzzy.

    in some places women grow their hair proudly and even plait and dye pit hair and pubic hair haha.

    i began face removal age 23 with creams and tweesers. m now 27.

    im buying this wax. :-)

    love to all in same situation. price of vanity.

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  34. Thanks for this post! I have darker hair around my eyes/upper cheek so when I'm done putting my makeup on it looks like i have eyeshadow fallout but really it's my hair. Thanks for sharing the useful information.

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