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Tips to Keep Up with Facial Hair Removal (For Women!)
How Can I Get Rid of My Mustache and Beard?
Having an obvious beard and a mustache as a woman can be really embarrassing. While some ladies get away with barely-noticeable "peach fuzz", others aren't so fortunate. Facial fur takes center stage--right where everyone can see--so it's hard to cover up and forget about.
How can a lady keep her upper lip and chin hair in check without breaking the bank or taking hours to groom? The answer is simple: a fun schedule!
Here are a few possible tools to remove your facial hair:
- Microwavable wax
- Wax strips
- Hot wax and muslin strips
- Razor (no, hair does NOT grow back faster and thicker after shaving)
- Epilator (the springs with handles)
Day 1: Mustache Monday
You're probably a bit grumpy because the weekend is over and Friday is nowhere in sight, so today is a really easy day.
On Mustache Mondays, grab your tweezers and pull out only the darkest, most obvious hairs. These are usually found by the corners of your mouth and are also the least painful spot on your upper lip to remove hair. This hurts less and less the more you do it!
Day 2: Tweezer Tuesday
Today is the day you sculpt your eyebrows! Pluck any stray hair on your eyelids, under your brows, between them, and any hair leading up into your hairline from the ends of your brows.
Follow your natural shape! Don't get too tweeze-happy or you'll leave your beautiful eyes without their best friends.
While sculpting, use a large mirror you can stand back from and examine as you work. When it's time to get those pesky hairs, use natural daylight and a magnifying mirror. The sun is more honest than your bathroom light.
Day 3: Waxing Wednesday
Wednesdays are for doing an all-over wax. Waxing is great because it loosens up hair that is normally very stubborn. While you may not get every single hair on the first go, you can go back with your tweezers and literally grab out chunks of hair that were pulled out halfway with the wax!
Wax your mustache, your chin and any other hair that you may have missed. You can go through and detail your face if you want, but today is all about hitting all the areas to make them more even and hairless.
Different Facial Hair Removal Tools
Type of Tool
No mess, portable, no chemicals, great on thick hair
Slow, can get warped and ineffective, hard to get thin hair
No mess, portable, no chemicals, inexpensive, pulls multiple hairs at a time
Tends to miss thin hair, sometimes only pulls part of a strand
Covers a broad area, fast, good at pulling thick and thin hair
Can cause skin irritation, requires buying new wax, strips and sticks from time to time
Painless, inexpensive, very quick
Can leave behind a "shadow", leaves stubble, can cause skin irritation
Remember, if you don't want to keep starting over with your mustache, eyebrows and chin hair, don't skip a day in the schedule! A month's worth of growth is a lot more frustrating to deal with than a few days' worth.
Day 4: Touch-Up Thursday
Today is really important! It may seem like the hardest parts are over, but most people don't realize that a smooth face is very, very temporary. Unless you get zapped, your hair is going to grow back whether you like it or not.
On Touch-Up Thursdays, enjoy your smooth face while also maintaining it with some tweezers. You don't want to wax again just yet or else you'll irritate your skin. Pluck out any hair that you see sprouting or any that you may have missed the day before.
Day 5: Fresh Friday
Since you've been plucking and ripping off layers of your skin, Friday is a day of relaxation. This doesn't mean to completely ignore your face!
Today, take care of your face as if you were at the spa. Clean it, let it breathe, then treat it with a nice, light cream. Your skin will thank you and you'll look like a new person in the mirror.
How do you feel about ladies with facial hair?
Day 6: Stubble Saturday
Once again, be on the lookout for new growth and hair you might have missed. Hair can be really stubborn and come back even though you just tweezed it. Make sure to check right along the edge of the lips, right under the eyebrows, and under the lip for new hairs.
Day 7: Smooth Sunday
Loving your beautiful, smooth face is part of the process! You'll get stressed if all you think about is hair. How can you enjoy your effort if you don't relax?
Today, look in the mirror at your rejuvenated skin. Remember how it looks without all those shadows on it so you can be motivated to keep up with your schedule! Tomorrow is Mustache Monday!