Remove Unwanted Facial Hair

Unwanted facial hair can trigger a bevy of emotions ranging from annoyance to embarrassment to outright dread. Both men and women can experience this issue, but unwanted facial hair definitely more of a problem for women. Whether manifesting itself as a patch of hair on your chin, above your lip, or anywhere else on your face, unwanted facial hair is a universal issue, which is why there are so many products — some reliable and some dubious — that claim to help people to eliminate or manage unwanted facial hair.

In the U.S., the men’s grooming industry is now worth an astounding $4 billion, and 25% of this tally is attributable to hair removal products and services as men favor a smooth face over a bearded or mustached face. Another source notes that women spend an average of $10,207 on shaving over the course of a lifetime, and the average lifetime costs that women pay for waxing or permanent hair removal are, respectively, $23,000 and $3,000. Meanwhile, Statista, in a study looking at the use of hair removal productions in the U.S., finds that 30.74 million Americans used hair removal solutions in 2016 — and they’re trying out different remedies.

Here are 7 different things people are using to remove unwanted facial hair. Maybe something on this list can give you the smooth face you’ve been dreaming of.

Remove Unwanted Facial Hair

  • Molasses Wax

In order to make molasses wax, put a cup of sugar inside a container that is safe for microwave use. Add enough molasses to submerge the sugar, stir up the two ingredients, and allow the mixture to sit for a couple of minutes. Put the container with the mixture into the microwave for between two minutes and three minutes. As soon as the mixture cools, squeeze half a lemon into it. Put some of the mixture on the unwanted facial hair that you want to get rid of, press a cloth or waxing strip into the applied mixture, and pull to extract the hair.

Remove Unwanted Facial Hair

  • Papaya & Turmeric

Some people swear that papaya and turmeric, when combined, can help to remove facial hair. The thinking is that papaya contains an enzyme called papain that destroys hair follicles and keeps them from growing more hair. Turmeric, meanwhile, assists in preventing regrowth of hair.

In order to make this mixture, you’ll want to get a few chunks of papaya flesh, combine it with turmeric powder in the amount of half of a teaspoon, and mix the two ingredients to make a creamy paste.

Put the paste on parts of your face that have unwanted hair, massage the area in order to rub it in thoroughly, permit it to stay on your face for about 15 minutes, and then wash off the paste.

Repeat this routine as often as every two weeks. If all goes well, you’ll notice the unwanted hair gradually disappearing.

Remove Unwanted Facial Hair

  • Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a popular option when it comes to removing unwanted hair. The surgeon will use a special laser to direct light into the undesired hair follicles. These follicles contain pigment that will absorb the light from the laser, and this process will remove your unwanted facial hair.

For areas like the face, arm, underarm, leg, bikini line, and more, laser surgery can bring permanent relief from unwanted hair. However, you will likely need multiple treatments before you can look forward to no recurrences in the treated areas.

One thing to keep in mind, however, is that surgical procedures such as laser hair removal will have side effects. It can cause ingrown hairs and even leave blisters and rawness in extreme cases. In such cases, there are products on the market, like Tend Skin® Liquid, that may provide you with the relief you need.

Remove Unwanted Facial Hair

  • Tweezer

Many people will advocate tweezing to remove small patches of hair, but we would warn against this method. Tweezers can easily damage skin and create scarring. Even at best, the hair you pluck can break, which could ultimately lead to ingrown hairs. Best to just skip the tweezers entirely.

  • Shaving

Shaving can definitely help you to get rid of unwanted facial hair, but you may have to re-do it every one to three days in order to keep your face silky and smooth. You can use an electric shaver, razor, or disposable razor. For best results, shave in the direction in which the hair you want to remove grows, and always use a sharp blade.

Remove Unwanted Facial Hair

  • Electrolysis

Performed by a professional, electrolysis involves a process where a small needle is positioned within the hair follicles you want to get rid of — then an electric current is applied to these needles. The process is a lengthy one, which is why electrolysis makes more sense if the area you want to treat is relatively small. You will require treatments every week or two until the targeted area is mostly free of hair.

Remove Unwanted Facial Hair

  • Creams

You can opt for prescription creams or over-the-counter creams in order to address your unwanted hair problem. Prescription creams, which you’ll need to apply daily, do not actually remove hairs. What they do is reduce the hair growth rate and render the hair to be finer.

You can combine prescription creams with laser hair removal or shaving for the end result you want. With over-the-counter creams, you can address your problem since the product eats away at the proteins that combine to form hair. The results can last between a few days and a few weeks.

There are definitely a number of ways to remove unwanted facial hair. Try one or more of them out to determine whether or not they provide you with the results you’re looking for. When it comes to some of the options, you may experience some post-procedure discomfort. Regardless of what method you use to get rid of unwanted facial hair, always keep a bottle of Tend Skin® Liquid Liquid close at hand!

Written by Dr. Steven Rosen
Many great inventions and discoveries in the world were unintentional or just plain accidents. The story you are about to read concerning a breakthrough in the cosmetics field relates another great accidental discovery. In 1985, in an office in South Florida, Dr. Steven Rosen, a dentist at that time was working on a patient. The patient was a private investigator. Medication was given to the patient to alleviate the pain associated with his treatment. Two days later, the patient noticed a dramatic improvement not only in the pain level, but in his skin as well. His face, which was full of razor bumps, had cleared up! The man couldn't wait to tell the dentist what had happened. He called the dentist on the phone. He asked the dentist what he was doing to him. The dentist was worried and asked what he was talking about. He told the dentist that something the dentist was doing was clearing up his razor bumps. He told the dentist that since he started shaving 15 years earlier, he had tried everything available for razor bumps and nothing had worked until now. The investigator began to tell the dentist how important this discovery was. He mentioned that the dozens of products already on the market did not come close to producing the dramatic results he had achieved. He also said that this was a big problem in the military where a clean shave was required or you would have to get a shaving clearance from the dermatologist. Lawsuits had been filed in industry by workers who were fired because they were unable to get a clean shave for example where gas mask use was required Police must have clean shaves and so on. The dentist realized the importance of this discovery and determined which ingredient in the medication was improving the skin. Realizing that the ingredient could not be taken internally for long periods of time, the two men experimented with the formula in an attempt to apply it directly to the skin. It worked. It then took nine long years work to create a workable product and learn how to reach the market. . The dentist had a great discovery. Other uses for the formula arose in the same "chance" way that the formula was discovered. Women who bought the product for their husbands or boyfriends started trying it on ingrown hair problem they had from shaving, waxing, and having electrolysis on their legs, bikini lines, and underarms. Not only did they report to the dentist that the ingrown hair problems had cleared, but that the formula worked as an excellent underarm deodorant. And the rest is history……… Thank you for letting us tell our story. We hope you enjoyed it.