7 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Pesky Facial Hair
By Brittany Burhop Fallon, Beauty Director |
We've all been there: You catch a glimpse of your facial hair in the sunlight and think, yikes! Even if your hair is light blond, it can still be noticeable. Here, we roundup our favorite facial hair removal products to keep your skin smooth and fuzz-free.
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Specially designed for small, sensitive areas like your upper lip and along your chin and jawline, this FDA-cleared at-home device uses diode laser technology to disable the hair follicle. This prevents new hair from growing, which mimics the effects of an in-office hair removal treatment.
Note: The device is clinically proven to be safe and effective on women with light to medium skin tones and brown to black hair.
bliss ‘fuzz’-off ($24)
For those who prefer a cream, this freshly scented formula (many hair removal creams have a not-so-nice smell) makes it easier than ever to remove unwanted facial hair with its built-in precision tip that targets sensitive areas like the upper lip. Just apply the cream, let it sit for a few minutes and then wipe the hair away! But, make sure to do a patch test first, as with any hair removal cream, to make sure your skin doesn't have a reaction.
If creams aren't your thing and you're looking to try something a little more outside the box, this innovative tool is the perfect option. You're probably wondering, how does it work? Well, it's actually pretty easy. Holding the tool in your hand, squeeze the handles as you maneuver the coil spring around each area—it works great on your cheeks, chin and upper lip—to pluck hair from the root. And although it might sound painful, it's not (we like to compare it to super gentle threading). We also recommend watching a tutorial video to really get the hang of it.
This user-friendly kit gently gets rid of facial hair in two simple steps. After conducting a patch test, apply a thin layer of the Skin Guarding Balm to the areas you want to treat and massage it into your skin with your fingers. Then, use your fingertip to apply a thick layer of the Hair Removal Cream on top of the balm, leaving it on for 6–8 minutes. Wipe it off with a cotton ball, rinse your skin thoroughly and voila! Your face is fuzz-free.
Parissa Express Wax Strips-Sensitive Formula (24 count, $13)
For those who consider waxing their go-to, these best-selling, all-natural wax strips from Parissa are a must-try. Ideal for on-the-go hair removal, they come in assorted sizes so you can quickly and efficiently remove hair on your jawline and upper lip. The kit also comes with strips for your underarm and bikini line so you can tackle everything at once, plus, it includes a small vial of azulene oil to soothe your skin post wax.
A permanent hair removal device cleared by the FDA to use on all skin tones and a wide range of hair colors (even blond), this compact handheld tool relies on breakthrough elōs laser technology (a combination of IPL and radio-frequency energies) to painlessly destroy the hair and hair follicle to get rid of unwanted hair once and for all. Not only can it be used on your upper lip, side burns and chin, but also on your body (bikini line and underarm).
Featuring professional-quality technology created by a dermatologist, this FDA-cleared hair removal device uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to penetrate skin down the hair root and break the growth cycle of hair follicles so they can't grow back. In clinical studies, users experienced up to 94 percent hair reduction after just three uses. Plus, its mini size makes it great for removing facial hair, as well as treating your underarms and bikini line.