Do you have facial hair?

(76 Posts)
SoleSource Wed 27-Jun-12 15:48:19

How do you manage yours and hw often?

Facial hair has really had a great negative impact.

My facial hair problem is worsening as I age. I decided to buy a magnifying mirror and a pair of Tweezerman tweezers and pluck the hairs out.
Very time consuming, took a few hours as I have lots of hair. Pleased to report I have lost the telltale grey shadows on my jawline.

But raised bumps have appeared and some of the hairs were transparent. I'm wondering whether this is because of the four sessions of laser treatment I had and the pigment is forever lost?

I also brought the new Braun Silk Epilator with facial attachment. Useless, threading hurts and waxing is expensive.

I'll keep on tweezing. I feel so much better and more feminine already smile

CarpeJugulum Wed 27-Jun-12 15:56:14

DH has a beard. And a trimmer with fancy attachments. One of which is ideal for dealing with my moustache blush

Takes me about 2 minutes every 3-4 days (or more often if going out).

SoleSource Wed 27-Jun-12 15:58:29

Tok me 5 hours yesterday and two today to pluck it. Still needs plucking. Fucking PCOS. I'm sick of shaving sad

PhyllisDoris Wed 27-Jun-12 16:01:09

Try bleaching - it's not so obvious when it's blonde.

BetterOnACamel Wed 27-Jun-12 16:02:37

What about something like Veet's facial strips? I use their regular strips for arms and legs and just use a scissor to cut one of them into manageable pieces of strip for chin, 'stache and eyebrows (be very careful with eyebrows though!)

StickyProblem Wed 27-Jun-12 16:05:22

I use an epilator, but it's a Philips smile not sure if/why it would make a difference!
I do it after the shower when pores are open. It's the only way!

SoleSource Wed 27-Jun-12 16:43:39

I wish I'd have brrought the Phillips epilator now.

Thank you all for your fab replies smile It is a very pressing and personal problem isn't it? My hair was coars, thick and black, Yuck. Knoocked my confidence but I look so much better already.

SoleSource Wed 27-Jun-12 16:46:11

I've tried to wax at home using strips and it didn't work. Maybe they shall now I have plucked the hairs. I read the hairs come backj finer and no so sharp or coarse as when one uses a razor.

I shalltry Veet, thank you smile

It really exciting taking charge of it after all these years. I scared to date because of my prickles lol

SoleSource Wed 27-Jun-12 16:47:07

Bloody phone, please exuse my typing errors.

BetterOnACamel Wed 27-Jun-12 17:15:14

A little tip if you're using the wax strips - try a little bit of talcum powder on the skin before sticking the strip on - not too much, just a light coat with your fingers over the skin, it helps to grip the little hairs better without yanking the skin too hard (if y ou put too much on it won't grip though).

After you've waxed and washed your face try applying a drop of tea-tree oil mixed with a few drops of a carrier oil (almond, or even baby oil for example) - the tea tree is a natural antiseptic/anti-fungal and helps soothe the skin and prevent breakouts. If you have very sensitive skin try this out on a small area beforehand just to be safe!

winedripplease Wed 27-Jun-12 20:01:11

with plucking, after a while, you need be careful of ingrown hairs and sore spots

NNat Wed 27-Jun-12 20:23:06

Professional laser epilation!
Very £££££££ but it's a life changer. Depending on skin might require 10 sessions or more, but result is permanent. For it to work you need to have fair skin and dark hair - laser "sees" contrast and works on this
Highly recommend

Kaloobear Wed 27-Jun-12 20:33:42

I use hair removal cream on my moustache upper lip. I only have to do it every couple of months though so I guess I'm lucky. Threading is supposed to last a long time, though it's bloody painful-might be less painful than plucking as it's so much quicker?

SoleSource Fri 29-Jun-12 09:04:46

thank you all for your replies.
I haven't ever heard of laser epilation.

tabulahrasa Fri 29-Jun-12 09:14:41

The wax strips just leave me with hairs covered in sticky wax and it costs the same as waxing, only you get less in the packet.

Waxing isn't that expensive though? A tub of wax and washable strips are less than a tenner and if you're only doing your face that lasts for a few months.

SoleSource Fri 29-Jun-12 09:21:49

I've heard very mixed reviews of the Veet facial strips. I have tried a different brand of wax strips from Boots but I couldn't rip hairs off! I just couldn't get the technique.

Can you show me which brand of wax and strips to get, please tabulahrasa?

tabulahrasa Fri 29-Jun-12 09:29:44

I just get whatever is in boots when I go in, lol - at the moment I've got veet.

It's not quite as good as getting a salon wax, but I find it much better than the strips.

Methe Fri 29-Jun-12 09:33:00

I am HAIRY! I have a moustache and whiskers on my chin and would have massive eyebrows if I let them do their own thing.

I get it threaded off about every 2.5 weeks. Nothing else works as well as threading in my honest opinion,

Dancergirl Fri 29-Jun-12 09:33:07

Salon wax every time!

Anything else is just not effective so waste of money.

weblette Fri 29-Jun-12 09:34:39

Nair facial hair removal cream does the trick for me. Am too much of a wuss to use wax

cocolepew Fri 29-Jun-12 09:37:44

I was reading a thread last night about the IPL (?) hair removers. They get rave reviews. But theyre so expensive! If I regulary paid out to a salon Id get one but Im tight grin.

I have a very hairy DD and I have PCOS and have wondered whether to get this.

Its not always best to look in a magnified mirror. You start to see things that others in RL dont!

SoleSource Fri 29-Jun-12 09:45:36

Re - the magnifying mirror, I agree, tis scary smile but my face/neck is prickly. Tiny dark coarse hairs after years of shaving so need to see to pluck.

I have to buy the Veet to try.

I got nasal hairs too stick out a bit, nose hair trimmer on list.

(i'm very attractive grin not)

LookAtHerGo Fri 29-Jun-12 09:51:38

I've just realised my upper lip is sporting a not so lovely tasche, sad I have fair hair on my legs so only shave/epilate very infrequently, yet this facial hair is a bit darker and I now see it everytime I look in the mirror sad I'm going to have to tackle it somehow

Caerlaverock Fri 29-Jun-12 09:54:33

I use ipl . Mylovely beautician used to do lip and chin for 50 but she has shut up shop so I have to pay 95. I only need it done about 3 times a year so it is worth it

iloveeverton Fri 29-Jun-12 09:55:31

Try these

Really quick once you get the technique. I do my chin and lip.

Just bought one for my gran and spent an hour doing her chin!

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