The unwanted hair growth in women is mainly caused due to hormonal or genetic disorder, stress, prescription drugs, higher than normal levels of male hormones in the body or a combination of various such factors.
The excess growth of hair on the neck, chin, upper lips, cheeks or forehead can be frustrating and embarrassing – calling for a medical intervention or surgery like laser treatment, bleaching, waxing or shaving.
Every woman wants to look beautiful, soft and smooth without any hair on the face or other parts of body skin. The various products available in the market to get rid of thick facial hair can be expensive and irritate skin due to harsh chemicals.
There are many easy and safe methods to remove facial hair, though it may take some time to show results. Natural treatments are best remedies in removing unwanted facial hair. The coarse and thick growth of hair, especially on the face, presents quite a problem, where beauty is concerned.
All women are troubled by it because it detracts from femininity. There are many causes for excessive facial hair growth and one should consult an endocrinologist to seek advice and treatment.
Where removal of facial hair is concerned, it falls into two categories – temporary and permanent. The method should be chosen according to quantity or thickness of hair, its location and rate of growth.
It is also essential to get information about the advantages and disadvantages of the various methods. Temporary hair removal, as the term suggests, requires repeat treatments, as and when there is regrowth. Methods such as depilation, shaving, tweezing, threading, waxing, epilation, come under the temporary category.
Several hair removal creams are available, which contain chemical ingredients to dissolve hair. However, chemical hair removal creams can sometimes cause skin discolouration (dark patches) and should preferably be avoided on the face, especially on the “upper lip” area, which is particularly sensitive.
Needless to say, a hair removing cream should be patch-tested before use. This is done by applying it on the inner arm. If there is a reaction within 10 to 15 minutes, it should not be used.
Waxing can also be used for facial hair removal. Soft, strip waxing is useful. Roll on waxing kits is also available. It is said to be a breakthrough technology that may be used for facial hair. It is becoming popular as it is easy to use and also more hygienic. The results are also said to be long lasting. This relatively new method has a roll-on applicator, which is placed in a device that heats the product, but at a low temperature. It is then rolled on the area and removed with a strip. It is said to be useful in the removal of short facial hair.