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Facial Hair

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Facial hair! We all have it, just some worse than others. Even Madonna (shown here) has some on her jaw line.  Facial hair is also very common to increase during menopause. No need to fret though, you can easily disguise the hair or remove it.
Here’s some tips:
-You can tweeze the hair, which can be a little painful, but will slow the re-growth                          
-You can use depilatory creams, gels and lotions to remove hair. These can be irritating to the skin, so follow directions closely
-Facial hair bleaching creams can lighten the hair for a less noticeable appearance
-Waxing is a fast and easy way of hair removal, use wax that is formulated for sensitive skin as some wax can cause allergic reactions
-Electrolysis is a permanent hair removal procedure that electrically shocks the hair follicles and destroys them
-Laser hair removal is used to destroy the hair follicles and must be performed by a licensed practitioner
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Coni wrote:
1) 3/16/2009 6:47:26 PM
I don't get any facial hair yay!
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Leanna wrote:
2) 3/18/2009 8:46:35 AM
If i had hair in "unwanted" places, depending on how much i would either pluck them or use hair cream removes. Plucking them is quick for a few hairs and cream is good for a lot.
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GAQTPI wrote:
3) 3/18/2009 9:10:10 AM
Ever since the birth of my children, the white blond peach fuzz on my face especially my jaw line became very dense. I wax it every 8 weeks or so and it looks so much better. It also makes your make-up look better and smoother. I am very sensitive and broke out the first time, but hydrocortisone for 2 days does the trick. All other waxes since I have been perfect, no breakouts. If there is any question... do it. You will be happy in the long run.
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crookdawg wrote:
4) 3/18/2009 9:15:34 AM
Thanks for the tips!
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o0mae0o wrote:
5) 3/18/2009 9:22:02 AM
i dont have much facial hair but I go to a salon to get my eyebrows & upperlip waxed about every other month. It's painful but it's quick and cheap ($20 including tip!) and I swear it's a great investment especially when you find someone who does it the way you want it!
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Luckylips wrote:
6) 3/18/2009 9:30:21 AM
Electrolysis hurts!
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Sarahmonster wrote:
7) 3/18/2009 9:37:59 AM
Thanks for the tips. I have issues with hair on my chin! My husband thinks its cute but I disagree!
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vaquita wrote:
8) 3/18/2009 9:38:07 AM
I like to use wax. It is fast and easy. However, I also pluck for the stuborn hairs that won't come out.
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jewelry mom wrote:
9) 3/18/2009 9:40:20 AM
I use my "magic wand" called the "Finishing Touch". It is absolutely amazing: quick, easy, pain-free, and best of all it paid for itself in one use....compared to going to the salon for a wax! I bought it a the drugstore for $9.99. Worth every penny!
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fllemi wrote:
10) 3/18/2009 9:41:46 AM
I want to know why we lovely women get these awful hairs. I get two or three coarse dark hairs on my neck/jaw. I would just die if anyone noticed them if I missed one.
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justanopinion wrote:
11) 3/18/2009 9:43:03 AM
I actually really like hair bleaching creams - they seem to be the best of all worlds - no noticeable hair and pain-free. However, a word of caution, you do have to be careful if you have recently tanned. It actually bleached my skin tone - which didn't look so natural. But overall - great product. One quick question: I've read that waxing quickens the aging process and can therefore cause wrinkles, is there any validity to this?
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emmy wrote:
12) 3/18/2009 9:47:16 AM
thanks for the tips! i have some light peach fuzz hair on my face, but if it ever gets worse, I know what to do! thanks!
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mrs14 wrote:
13) 3/18/2009 9:53:33 AM
WOW. I didn't realize Madonna had facial hair like that! I am suprised she didn't get that taken care of a little better. As meticulous as she is about everything else, this is somewhat of a no-brainer, I would think... Being a natural blonde, that helps me in that area a lot-what facial hair I do have is so fine and light, you can't tell it's there. But thank goodness for wax!! :-)
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Maggiehall wrote:
14) 3/18/2009 9:55:46 AM
I found that during both of my pregnancies the peach fuzz on my face became more noticeable. It must be due to all of those hormones! I found waxing to be the most conveinent and long lasting way to go. It went back to normal after both of my sons were born, but I hear it comes back after menopause.
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Lizanne wrote:
15) 3/18/2009 9:58:03 AM
Is it true that if you shave your face, it will grow back in darker, longer and faster? I have heard that you are supposed to apply your mositurizer in an upward motion and apply your foundation brushing down to help keep the hairs somewhat hidden and not sticking up.
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PinkPumpkin wrote:
16) 3/18/2009 10:03:11 AM
Ugh, ladies have it so hard! Facial hair on men, sexy. Facial hair on women....tragic.
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kath kath wrote:
17) 3/18/2009 10:09:25 AM
I struggle with facial hair, usually just around my lips and a little bit of it around my eyebrows, on my forehead. I usually just shave my "mustache," but it does cause irriation and I think I will try to use facial hair bleaching creams. Thanks for the idea!
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CrystalCoastMinerals wrote:
18) 3/18/2009 10:11:36 AM
I would recommend works great on small areas (but becomes painful as the sessions progress) I don't know if I could stand to have my entire legs done or a large area like that.
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deviantangeleyes wrote:
19) 3/18/2009 10:14:12 AM
I say pluck or be your self and not worry about a few hairs on your face. I wouldnt wax or bleach any hair on my face, I wouldnt want to chance having a reaction to breaking out with waxing or with the checicals of the bleach.
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slickcut wrote:
20) 3/18/2009 10:19:12 AM
There is also a new thing they have out now , it is like a file, has a flat surface and it will also rub the hair off..I tried it on my upper lip & it does work really well..It can also be applied to all parts of the face........
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Slim wrote:
21) 3/18/2009 10:25:03 AM
I have a good friend who is gorgeous but cursed with a mustache, she keeps a tiny eyebrow trimmer in her glove box for emergency grooming.
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sbond wrote:
22) 3/18/2009 10:27:54 AM
Thanks for the helpfull tips. I hate facial hair, but just cant afford Laser or Electrolysis at this point so these are some great ways to hide it in the mean time. THANKS!!!!!!!!!!
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Not Blonde wrote:
23) 3/18/2009 10:32:16 AM
I hate to see facial hair but I'm starting to see an outline on my upper lip. I'm wondering if I should start waxing now or wait b/c I think if I start it will start growing back like crazy. lol
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Jells wrote:
24) 3/18/2009 10:34:58 AM
I may only be 30 but wow in the last 3 months the hairs in between my brows and upper lip have grown at an alarming rate. Whats a poor ol no money girl to do? May have to try the wax idea. Shaving only makes it grow faster lol.
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laxmorena wrote:
25) 3/18/2009 10:42:20 AM
I don't have a big problem with facial hair. good tips though.
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PunkyB wrote:
26) 3/18/2009 10:46:08 AM
unfortunately i have thick dark hair on my upper lip and between my eyebrows... i have used depilatory creams in the past but the results never seem to last long... is there anything i can do that is more permanent but doesn't involve spending hundreds of dollars i don't have on electrolysis or laser hair removal
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nat3547 wrote:
27) 3/18/2009 10:50:23 AM
I've heard waxing is the best.
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hunnybee wrote:
28) 3/18/2009 10:50:23 AM
Has anyone tried threading? Works great for the eyebrows, giving a much better shape than waxing. Also better for other facial hair since waxing can cause breakouts on sensitive skin.
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beautycrazy wrote:
29) 3/18/2009 10:52:10 AM
great tip! very helpful. i normally just pluck but obviously we cant pluck over lip hair so for that i just wax fast and easy.
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meggers wrote:
30) 3/18/2009 10:59:18 AM
ugh this can be so annoying sometimes. i dont really have it but is does bother me when i see other people who do really badly and dont take care of it.
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nycgirl wrote:
31) 3/18/2009 10:59:27 AM
if you have fair or sensitive skin, be careful with tweezing - never tweeze right before work or an event, but always the night before, so you don't have to leave the house with irritated skin!
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Hair Removal wrote:
32) 3/18/2009 11:04:31 AM
Have you ever heard of threading? Threading is done by using a thread and plucking the hairs off the skin. Threading is very similar to tweezing, but you get a lot more hair removed. Threading is becoming more and more popular in the United States because it prevents winkles from occuring. I didn't start shaping my eyebrows until last year. I used to just tweeze until I feel like it is enough, but I knew that my eyebrows were still really messy and did not have a defined shape. Then one day, my friend told me about threading and I tried it and loved it. I came back once every month. It literally took about 5 minutes or less. The only downside about this is that threading costs about $8-10. However, this year, my roommate learned how to thread, from looking online, and she help me thread my eyebrows at no cost. I love my eyebrows because they now look so clean and shaped.
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Chelle ma belle wrote:
33) 3/18/2009 11:04:32 AM
I've always had peach fuzz, not very long on my face. I've found that after I apply my foundation, especially mineral or powder, that taking a big brush and just brushing my face top to bottom makes my peach fuzz disappear.
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Jesse wrote:
34) 3/18/2009 11:07:38 AM
Great tips for facial hair- I am always trying to cover up the unwanted hairs on my face. I always am trying new ways and products to make them go away - some have worked and others have left irritation to my skin. So now i always test a small area that way I don't end up walking around with a rash or anything else on my face :)
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Mrs Wing wrote:
35) 3/18/2009 11:12:08 AM
Thanks for the tips! Even if I'm not sporting much facial hair now, it sounds like I'll be needing these tips once I hit menopause.
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Candi* wrote:
36) 3/18/2009 11:12:33 AM
nice tips! i'll definitely have to keep these in the back of my mind for later down life's road.
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amandyc85 wrote:
37) 3/18/2009 11:16:54 AM
I always use creams to take away my unwanted hair.
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Jennifer hong<3 wrote:
38) 3/18/2009 11:17:13 AM
facial hair i do not think it's attractive at all :D so thnkx for the tips!
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barthalumewsgirl wrote:
39) 3/18/2009 11:17:57 AM
for unwanted facial hair im afraid to tweeze or wax so i just bleach my arm hair also and that seens to last long
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lawchick09 wrote:
40) 3/18/2009 11:18:07 AM
This is great help! i have some blonde peach fuzz on my jawline as well, its only noticable on certain days! but I think im going to try this!
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trapeze1 wrote:
41) 3/18/2009 11:19:19 AM
I know this may sound kind of odd but I have been shaving the hair above my lip for about 15 years and it works perfectly for me. I do it every other day and you can never see any hair. It's cheap, it's easy and it works! I do get my eyebrows waxed though.
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puzzelled wrote:
42) 3/18/2009 11:22:47 AM
I think hair removal is a beauty must that people often overlook. It's easy to miss it when you're getting "pretty" every morning but boy does it show up in pictures! I like using Sally Hansen's microwave wax. It doesn't come with strips, the wax itself hardens. Definitely more convenient and less mess! Also, it's only about $6 per jar, and with that one jar, so many uses! I highly recommend it!
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lynnette h wrote:
43) 3/18/2009 11:23:15 AM
i dont have much trouble with facial hair other than eyebrows. if i'm in a hurry, i use one of those small razors for stray hairs. if i've got time i pluck. the other treatments are just to pricey and waxing may irritate my already sensitive skin.
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mz.laydbug wrote:
44) 3/18/2009 11:36:34 AM
facial hair ew! thtz pretti disgusting! im glad mines not worst than others! so i dont have to do all those special treatments above!
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Shannon87 wrote:
45) 3/18/2009 11:39:21 AM
My boyfriend's mom is constantly tweezing the little hairs that are barely even visible. I just assume leave the hairs alone if they're not very obvious, wouldn't removing them (in any way) make them grow back darker, the way hair on your legs does? Although if I had to make them less sightly, I'd probably just bleach them or get them waxed, though waxing is something that should be done at least a day before a night out or a big even because it can leave you very red!
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pinkstilettos wrote:
46) 3/18/2009 11:40:33 AM
I'd like to try electrolysis, but I worry that it'd leave marks. I've seen pictures where it leaves these dark spots where the destroyed hair follicles are. Waxing, while a little painful, is definitely the best way to go. You can do it yourself. It's cheap, and it works perfectly every time.
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lorr5488 wrote:
47) 3/18/2009 11:45:08 AM
I strongly feel that eyebrow shaping is very important to my beauty care. Love your make up!!!!!
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48) 3/18/2009 11:45:54 AM
It hurts but I pluck mine. I only get a few. I only have to do it every couple of months so even though it's painful PAIN=BEAUTY ahhh the things we women go through to be pretty!~
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erinfem wrote:
49) 3/18/2009 11:54:50 AM
I work retail and a guy at my register the other day had hair on his nose. Not IN his nose...ON his nose. So when you think you have hair issues, remember that guy and feel better. :)
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Galasriniel wrote:
50) 3/18/2009 11:55:09 AM
Electrolysis - ouch!
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bimbi284 wrote:
51) 3/18/2009 12:01:11 PM
I get annoyingly dark hairs sprouting from my beauty marks every now and then. I usually just tweeze 'em out, but it can be painful!
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Rachel L wrote:
52) 3/18/2009 12:08:14 PM
This reminds me ....I need to get my eyebrows waxed
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fairyz wrote:
53) 3/18/2009 12:34:54 PM
I use tweezers or hair removal cream (nar)
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makeupcrazy wrote:
54) 3/18/2009 12:37:08 PM
thanks for the tips I definetly need them LOL
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chapis wrote:
55) 3/18/2009 12:37:42 PM
A friend ordered some really cool stuff and game a concealer which I now can't live without & will order some for my little sis.Thanks a lot
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lisamichelle wrote:
56) 3/18/2009 12:38:52 PM
I'm glad my facial hair isn't very noticeable. When any hairs are really sticking out, though, I tweeze them right away.
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tetia wrote:
57) 3/18/2009 12:40:39 PM
Wish i could just ask my beautiful ladies in the world to just love yourself as you are. I personally cant stand pain or drastic measures on such insignificant things as a little facial hair. Unless its a full on beard, i advice ladies to just dont panic and dont be drastic. Honestly most people cant tell until you start pointing it out. My bff since kindergarden has done everything under the moon and stars to get rid of a beard she says she has... i dont see it.. and trust me i have looked. Sometimes its all in your head. But when it is not, pls... pls... pls... Trust me its more noticible to walk around with a white blond beard and brown hair than if it all matches. do anything but bleach. best of luck! x
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Lea WhiteFeather wrote:
58) 3/18/2009 12:45:26 PM
I guess it might be one of the downsides to aging, as some women get hair in places they used to not have any. Not every female goes through that scenario though--I personally know some who no longer have hair where they used to struggle with it!
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Juliepear wrote:
59) 3/18/2009 12:48:32 PM
waxing is not so bad.
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chillvail wrote:
60) 3/18/2009 12:49:31 PM
I have very fine blonde hair at times on my face. I find the best thing to use is the tiny battery operated trimmer you can buy in Walmart for under $10. It's quick and easy. It's also great to thin out your eyebrows if you need to. It comes with an attachment specifically for that. Now the trimmer has a little light on it which makes it much easier to see the fuzz on the face !
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bohartb wrote:
61) 3/18/2009 12:50:52 PM
Do a test for bleaching creams as I have had them bleach the skin as well as the hair. And that isn't a pretty mess to try to camoflage.
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Waitingonyou2 wrote:
62) 3/18/2009 1:00:12 PM
Facial hair is the worst! It makes me totally self conscious and is one thing I'm desperate to do something about.
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nilou wrote:
63) 3/18/2009 1:00:43 PM
Threading is amazing for the chin, it gets all the stubborn hairs and lasts longer then waxing. for the rest of the face bleaching creams works great, it looks natural and is not irritating
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Linzi wrote:
64) 3/18/2009 1:08:05 PM
I don't know if anyone has mentioned this yet, but with waxing, you do compromise the elasticity of the skin (hello wrinkles!). I used to wax (I'm 26) and already seeing this around my upper lip. Eeek. I'm saving up for electrolysis, but until then, it's bleach.
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thatfrenchgirl wrote:
65) 3/18/2009 1:17:21 PM
Is electrolysis or laser hair removal expensive? I've contemplated it before, but buying creams and/or gels is a much more inexpensive alternative to disguise/remove it.
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BrieStar wrote:
66) 3/18/2009 1:19:53 PM
I hate facial hair! But you know what it is true everyone has it, whether its light or have it!!! I just get mine waxed, but I used to bleach mine...sticky smell no??
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Lady.Nyx wrote:
67) 3/18/2009 1:20:11 PM
i perfer plucking, to get the precision that i'm looking for. i kind of want to try waxing, but my skin's pretty sensitive and last time i tried, it gave me a big red welt-looking spot for a couple days.. thank goodness i don't have noticeable facial hair though..
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mandyjonas wrote:
68) 3/18/2009 1:24:16 PM
Great!! Thanks SO much!!
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Say Goodbye To Lip Fuzz wrote:
69) 3/18/2009 1:29:10 PM
I've found that threading is a great way to get rid of unwanted lip hair and it's not painful at all! It's a quick and easy (and cheap!) way to remove that upper lip fuzz and gives you the feeling of soft and smooth skin when done! Threading on eyebrows is great too and I've been doing both now for about 5 years! I think everyone should try threading at least once!
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lovely tina wrote:
70) 3/18/2009 1:36:40 PM
better if use any herbal products which is nt harmful 2 skin
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pinksoccergirl09 wrote:
71) 3/18/2009 1:45:55 PM
good tips
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rubi wrote:
72) 3/18/2009 1:47:55 PM
Omg my boyfriend just commented the other day that I had little facial hairs like our hamster! I tried plucking but it is so painful. I think I will use ice next time. But I think I will get laser hair removal as soon as I have money lol..
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hotpinkadglitter wrote:
73) 3/18/2009 1:51:35 PM
wax is the way to go as far as inexpensive and lasting. it stops hurting after a while haha
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TheSus wrote:
74) 3/18/2009 1:53:23 PM
Wow, if ONLY there was a magic pill that could just make 'em go away. There is nothing worse than having them all over the sides of your chin. They drive me nuts, and nothing keeps them away long enough. Laser treatments cost anywhere form 500-900 dollars depending on the salon you go to and what kind of guarantees they offer. That's ridiculous.
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cm_xeverandevero wrote:
75) 3/18/2009 2:07:00 PM
These tips are great. I def. agree with most of them. I do prefer waxing eye brows but it can be painful sometimes if you go to someone who really doesnt know what there doing.
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hayleyedyn wrote:
76) 3/18/2009 2:53:57 PM
thank goodness i dont have that much facial hair!! the fine hair that i do have on my face gets threaded off! thee best.
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xtineeeer wrote:
77) 3/18/2009 2:59:38 PM
i tend to wax /pluck instead of bleaching. if they bleach it wrong, you turn out with a yellow-blonde mustache!
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rena wrote:
78) 3/18/2009 3:02:40 PM
My despair is my hair on the chin. I wax the other stray hairs around the mouth, but the chin is the killer. It appears that the more I pluck the thicker and stronger those 3 little hairs grow. Laser treatment is too expensive, especially in these times so I guess I'll just have to stick to plucking and hope I catch them before someone else does!
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jmeg1121 wrote:
79) 3/18/2009 3:18:03 PM
Facial hair is awful. I get a few stray hairs here and there and they drive me nuts. I usually just tweeze them.
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chelalala wrote:
80) 3/18/2009 3:19:01 PM
When I have unwanted facial hair, I just pluck/tweeze them out. I would use a cream to remove my hair, but I tried it once and it hurt! :( But overall, I suggest just plucking/tweezing it off. :)
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missguadygirll wrote:
81) 3/18/2009 3:21:58 PM
what do you think the best way to get rid of facial hair would be? i cant tweez, to painfull!
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Lipglosslover wrote:
82) 3/18/2009 3:25:38 PM
There's the threading method; taking a piece of thread and using your middle finger from one hand and the first finger from the other twisting the thread and the hair together with back and forth movements eventually the hair will fall out. A friend of mine showed me how to do it. It was quite interesting.
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ashybear wrote:
83) 3/18/2009 3:45:43 PM
eww.. ok thats super gross.. i hope that i never end up with disgusting facial hair.. but i can't see madona's..
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irysheyes wrote:
84) 3/18/2009 3:48:15 PM
Unfortunately it is in my genes to have facial hair!! Tweezing every day takes away the use of chemicals, creams, waxing, and electrolysis!!! Pluck away girls!!!
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ChuC wrote:
85) 3/18/2009 3:50:53 PM
I find plucking works best for me. Those cream can leave a bad irritation to the my skin.
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mackenzie wrote:
86) 3/18/2009 3:51:03 PM
this is great!
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87) 3/18/2009 4:14:49 PM
I buy those finishing touch razor. It doesnt hurt and it really works! I use a tweezer too sometimes. I like the PETA tweezer I bought here in ELF.
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hipster wrote:
88) 3/18/2009 4:19:08 PM
i think using tweezers would be rough, i think i would use wax or lasar hair removal, which might be expensive.
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midnightdragon02 wrote:
89) 3/18/2009 4:39:37 PM
I don't know if i would ever have laser removal or electrolysis but thanks for the info
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clairejames wrote:
90) 3/18/2009 3:29:38 PM
Personally, I think bleaching is the best way to deal with facial hair. A little bit of bleach, and you can cover the hairs fully when you put on foundation. If your hair is light brown, however, using a foundation a few shades lighter than your skin willl neutralize the color, so you might not even need to bleach. Whatever you do, DON"T SHAVE!!!! You will grow back stubble and it will look AWFUL!!!
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Oreo_addie wrote:
91) 3/18/2009 4:52:35 PM
What about Smooth Away? It seems a little like sandpaper, but it might work.
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blueeyedbombshell wrote:
92) 3/18/2009 4:56:38 PM
My mom and her friend go to this lady that uses a string to remove facial hair. It looks really interesting!
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xorochellexo wrote:
93) 3/18/2009 5:03:18 PM
haha...awesome tips :)
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3starschick wrote:
94) 3/18/2009 5:08:46 PM
That is very good advice because I have seen some people who have beards and they probalby just don't know how to get the hair off their chin besides tweezing.
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Lyric wrote:
95) 3/18/2009 5:30:36 PM
Theres a cream called vaniqa that helps the problem too
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aerialla wrote:
96) 3/18/2009 5:33:54 PM
I use tweezing for the few that I have it seems to make them come in finer than shaving. I do plan on getting electrolysis because I hate having to pluck all the time.
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daria wrote:
97) 3/18/2009 5:40:52 PM
yuckk thanks for the tips!
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Tiff125 wrote:
98) 3/18/2009 5:41:20 PM
This was a very interesting article that probes into different methods of removal, thanks!
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KaiAl wrote:
99) 3/18/2009 6:05:04 PM
Thanks for the tips!
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princesskarkar123 wrote:
100) 3/18/2009 6:12:34 PM
Thanks for the tips! I really hate facial hair. SO embarassing!
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angeehem wrote:
101) 3/18/2009 6:48:04 PM
I think facial hair can be annoying. Thanks for the tips Achelle! These are great tips anyone can look into if they have facial hair they want to remove.
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Seven7 wrote:
102) 3/18/2009 6:56:35 PM
I have facial hair. The tweezing is the best bet for me. Many people say it's painful... In the beginning it is but as you do it more often your skin becomes use to it and the pain lessens or goes away. Also I would suggest pulling in the direction the hair grows. That also lessens the pain. Hope this helps...
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Lsaku001 wrote:
103) 3/18/2009 7:43:46 PM
Hi Everyone. My post has nothing to do with hair removal but I thought I'd share some of my beauty tips: * I use Neosporin (the stuff you put on cuts to help them heal faster) as a moisturizer. Sometime I get small patches of dry skin on my face; place a small amount of Neosporin before putting on your foundation, it keeps the spot moisturized all day and even helps to heal dry flaking skin! *If you ever run out of eyeshadow primer, try applying a thin coat of cream shadow. It works great to help the staying power of your powder/mineral shadows. Using a colored cream shadow under powder/mineral shadow can also help enhance the color that is produced when putting them together. * If you want perfect skin but you're on a budget, try buying a pricey face soap but only using it at night (for example Fresh Soy Face Cleaner ~$40.00). Use a less expensive alternative each morning (for example Cetaphil Antibacterial Bar ~$3.00). This way you still get the benefits of a great face soap at the end of each day but it will last you twice as long~! ..hope these helped :o)
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Deequa wrote:
104) 3/18/2009 8:14:14 PM
theres was one time when i was younger... i was looking in the mirror and happened to notice that i was growing a mustache. the mustache was only noticeable if you looked really closely. i took one of my moms disposable razors, wet my upper lip and shaved the mustache away. what a mistake! i didnt realize that it would grow back faster and thicker. now i know not to put a razor anywhere on my face. now i use sally hansens at-home wax (or whatever its called)on my lip about every two weeks. I HATE IT! its so annoying!
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Jesssica wrote:
105) 3/18/2009 8:17:16 PM
Crap, I'm too late.
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cloud9 wrote:
106) 3/18/2009 8:17:47 PM
i absolutely love snacking on nuts they are so yummy and good for you.most snacks usually just taste good but mainly bad for you but nuts arn't
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hot mama of nj wrote:
107) 3/18/2009 8:28:09 PM
use the disposable razors to remove the little cumberson hairs i get every so often on my chin and the peach fuzz on my cheeks wonderfu, painless and quick and cheap
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ELMAD13 wrote:
108) 3/18/2009 9:56:19 PM
I do laser hair removal and I only spend $50 a month but in the end i don't have to continue to get waxed for the rest of my life. It is worth all the money in the long run.
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sweetvoyce94 wrote:
109) 3/18/2009 11:52:41 PM
thanks for the tips!
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lizada wrote:
110) 3/19/2009 1:44:44 AM
yup we all have it sum worst then others uff thank goodnes not me lol but i prefer waxing
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lizada wrote:
111) 3/19/2009 1:45:34 AM
yup we all have it sum worst then others uff thank goodnes not me lol but i prefer waxing
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eyecandy007 wrote:
112) 3/19/2009 8:47:05 AM
tweezing only lasts about 2 days.. creams about 1 week and waxing up to 2 weeks.. if you dont like pain use the cream but REMEMBER not to leave it on too long it will burn your skin
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113) 3/19/2009 12:18:28 PM
Be careful using hair removal creams, i always test a small area before putting it all on my upper lip. I once used a cream and it burned my skin and was very painful. I was so embarassed by it i stayed home from work for two days and never left the house! I stick to getting my upper lip waxed, its only painful for a few moments.....not several days!
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angellynn261 wrote:
114) 3/19/2009 4:03:40 PM
There is a good cream on the market now. You must have a prescription for it. It is called Vaniqua. It doesn't stop the hair growth, but makes it thinner and less noticeable.
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Dorkarellajen wrote:
115) 3/19/2009 7:15:32 PM
Everything I do, I cannot control my facial hair. It's frustrating and I spend so much money trying.
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SaYnA wrote:
116) 3/20/2009 12:22:03 AM
uhh w0w
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Dee1600 wrote:
117) 3/20/2009 6:17:34 PM
I would recommend not to wax if you use any products with Retinol. It makes the skin more sensitive and waxing can cause a layer of skin to come off. It's not very pretty. I had that happen with an eyebrow waxing.
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Snoopy4500 wrote:
118) 3/21/2009 1:22:19 PM
Eyebrows I tweeze myself. For the area over my lips-I use to bleach it, now I tweeze it. When I get my hair cut I get it waxed. Menopause makes everything worse.
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MooreGirlyMom wrote:
119) 3/21/2009 2:03:24 PM
I, unfortunately have some facial hair to but luckily it is blonde so it blends in. Oddly enough, foundation just makes it stand out even more though. I was wondering about the laser pen to remove facial hair, anyone tried it before? Thanks!
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makeupmaven 49 wrote:
120) 3/23/2009 2:10:40 PM
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makeupmaven 49 wrote:
121) 3/23/2009 2:15:26 PM
and if one pops up the disposable razor is portable and no mess just quick
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nayeli wrote:
122) 3/23/2009 2:28:33 PM
waxing is the best.
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JWII wrote:
123) 4/2/2009 3:55:38 PM
I found that the cream hair removal works the best. I tried wax and it was a horrible mess. I wish I could get rid of the facial hair forever, but with high cost of electrology, I'll stick with the cream. PS I've tried different brand and Sally Hansen seems to be the best for me.
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carmen3245 wrote:
124) 3/23/2009 6:14:28 PM
Hi there you forgot to mention one more option. Its called Epilady Chic Epilator. In my experience it is the best option. It does not stain the skin like wax does. Doesn't stink like the removal lotions. Its faster than plucking one hair at a time. It hurts in the beginning b/c of the plucking action but soon you get accustomed to it and then it is a breeze. Warm Regards C
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crys... wrote:
125) 3/24/2009 2:15:48 PM
I have facial hair..and i bought this wax so i decided to do my lip and while i was there pass if over my chin..what was that for..I feel like it made my chin worse and I should have left it more hair for me to take out..thank God im not really hairy.
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PamelaParker wrote:
126) 3/28/2009 1:27:13 PM
If you have dark skin, ingrown hairs are a problem. Exfoliate gently and keep your skin hy-drated.
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ninetty wrote:
127) 3/29/2009 2:43:49 PM
I bought e.l.f make up by curiousity but now I can not live without it. I just wonderful, your skin look natural and smooth. I highly recommend it. You can try any of face products and you will be happy with the results. Another good thing, does not cause any allergy reaction.
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sweetj11 wrote:
128) 3/30/2009 3:53:38 PM
waxing works best for me!! and tweezing for those stray hairs !!
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broosgal22 wrote:
129) 4/2/2009 9:56:27 AM
I tweeze to get rid of the facial hair.
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Pam's Roost wrote:
130) 4/2/2009 10:08:21 AM
My Dermatologist recommended to me that I shave off any unwanted hair on my face and that the old saying about it growing back darker and heavier is not true. I've been doing it for over a year and when the hair returns it's still blonde and fine. My make up goes on smoother and the shaving helps exfoliate dead skin off my face and makes my skin look so much better. I receive lots of compliments on my makeup.
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kaytiemarie wrote:
131) 4/2/2009 10:20:24 AM
I use Sally Hansen wax. Its cheap and effective and I can use it in the privacy of my own home. Its great for eyebrows!
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verybella wrote:
132) 4/2/2009 10:49:44 AM
waxing is definitely the easiest, I wax my hair line as well because I don't like the shape of it normally.
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mandyeatworld13 wrote:
133) 4/2/2009 11:02:53 AM
I'm getting laser hair removal for my body hair and it's working pretty well. I've started noticing a few hairs on my face, but just pluck them out and all is well.
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Lust not Love wrote:
134) 4/2/2009 11:08:32 AM
I have been waxing my lip since I was about 13 years old when a mean little boy made fun of me at the pool. My mom said we could bleach, but I told her I wanted it gone, so we waxed it. I have extremely dark hair so it shows up well and creates a shadow. Its been nearly 14 years. I also do my brows too about every 3-4 weeks I make an appointment to get my brows, lip, arm pits and bikini line waxed at once. Takes about an hour and its done for several weeks. Its totally worth it!
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awildkat wrote:
135) 4/2/2009 11:35:31 AM
Okay... many people write "do not shave, it will grow back coarse." Do you think your hair follicles can tell the difference between a razor and every other form of hair removal?? No, I have used a razor twice a week and it saves a heck of a lot of money! Have waxed and it grows back exactly the same!
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Roro wrote:
136) 4/2/2009 11:40:34 AM
I just pluck because its a few (5) underneath the chin but I have seen a few ladies that have that beard thing going on. I believe that it is a hormone imbalance so for the ladies that have more than a few I believe me personally I would do the laser treatment there is no way plucking or cream is going to help that.
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ckcanasta wrote:
137) 4/2/2009 11:43:38 AM
tweeze if needed, however laser hair removal is the way to go....
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Daisy Duke wrote:
138) 4/2/2009 11:46:40 AM
I had laser hair removal done on my face, arms, and legs. It is WONDERFUL!!! Before I did laser, I had electrolysis on my eye brows and upper lip but it took FOREVER. . .and it's painful. . .but it's really the only way to get rid of hair in "sculptured" areas like your eye brows.
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XRockeraX wrote:
139) 4/2/2009 12:09:23 PM
Hello! If you live in Southern California... I love going to who is in Beverly Hills and who is in Santa Monica (they are they same practice but depending on you busy schedule they can fit you in at either office!) Anyway they do laser hair removal, their technicians are AMAZING and their prices are fairly reasonable!!! If you sign up to their newsletter they always have coupons for laser treatments etc! I have done my entire face/armpits/lower legs/toes... and I only go back once a yr or so for touch ups! and their aestheticians are amazing for these treatment called dermaplane! I say you guys call them and help you with all your skin issues!!! xoxo XRockeraX
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Luv Silver wrote:
140) 4/2/2009 12:17:12 PM
Epidermal planing is a nice alternative to waxing. Basically the face is shaved with a razor. It also helps remove the top layer of dead skin which allows your skin care products to work more effectively. I have this done rather than microderm abrasion every 6-8 weeks.
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makeupmaven 49 wrote:
141) 4/2/2009 12:39:20 PM
I use a disposable razor wipes it right pain no mess.
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SUN wrote:
142) 4/2/2009 12:43:21 PM
If you are looking for "natural" way of removing unwanted facial hair, take siberian ginseng daily. This was suggested by a holistic practitioner and has proven to work in women.
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beauty artist wrote:
143) 4/2/2009 12:48:30 PM
Threading is the best and it does not pull on the skin like waxing which can cause sagging as we get older. It is not a cream so it does not irritate the skin and cause allergic reactions. It also slows your hair growth and it the cost is the same or less than waxing. Most cases it lasts up to 2 months just depending on how fast your hair grows back. Try it!!!
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ultmatBt wrote:
144) 4/2/2009 1:06:26 PM
What about just lightening the hair?
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xm4k3x wrote:
145) 4/2/2009 2:17:40 PM
great advice
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Janastasia wrote:
146) 4/2/2009 2:38:55 PM
I have done every method of removing facial hair, which unfortunately seems to be genetic (much to the consternation of the women in my family), including plucking, depilatories, waxing, shaving with those mini-shavers…just not electrolysis because of the cost. However, I recently watched an infomercial about a product called Tweeze (pronounced Twee-zee) that is a battery-operated, hand-held unit that pulls out the hairs by the root. It comes with some hair growth inhibitor gel. I figured what the heck…so ordered one and have to say that for me, it works amazingly well! The first time was a little painful, and it took some time to steel myself to doing my upper lip…but the gel seems to work as well, and I’m hair-free, needing just a “touch up” to new growth that takes only a minute or two. I love the thing and have told several friends and my grown daughter who loves hers.
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survivor1 wrote:
147) 4/2/2009 2:59:41 PM
I use a cream that is used in hospitals called "SURGI CREAM" can be found at most beauty supplys or drug stores, is inexpensive, works like a charm, and is non-irritating. Not expensive!
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Brown eyes wrote:
148) 4/2/2009 3:12:27 PM
I've used tweezers, waxing which irretated my skin. I can't afford electrolysis. Nothing seems to work so what's the solution because this runs in my family.
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awesomness wrote:
149) 4/2/2009 3:18:16 PM
unfortunately, I am cursed with freakishly-fast-growing hair. and lots of it. I have to wax a lot!
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Deb52 wrote:
150) 4/2/2009 6:00:55 PM
OMG! The things our mothers never told us just keep cropping up the older I get. Facial hair was never a problem...until I went through menopause. It kind of took the mystery out of the bearded lady in the circus tent. I have been using tweezers. The hair growth is slowing down but it takes a lot of time and upkeep.
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eliza wrote:
151) 4/2/2009 6:25:53 PM
I pluck because I am allergic to a lot of things. I don't need a rash from irritating products on top of unsightly hair.
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Straw House wrote:
152) 4/2/2009 7:32:23 PM
I just let the Big Bad Wolf pull mine out with his teeth!
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NancyC wrote:
153) 4/2/2009 8:37:37 PM
I use an epilatior(sp?) for my upper lip, I have sensitive skin so even though it's tweezing my hair it doesn't seem to bother it, but it's so much faster than using regular tweezers
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Dalface wrote:
154) 4/2/2009 8:55:48 PM
I had some hair which I plucked but that made it grow back thicker. I ended up going to electrolocys which is expensive but it is permanent. She told me that plucking does make them grow back thicker and more.
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Anya wrote:
155) 4/2/2009 10:20:37 PM
I thread my facial hair because it's better than waxing because it doesn't pull your skin, better than depilatory creams or bleaches because there's no risk of chemical reaction, and better than tweezing because it's not that slow or painful, although it is a little painful. You create a loop of thread, hold it around your hands with palms facing each other, then twist with one hand until you have a figure 8 shape of the thread. the middle part helps thread when you 'tweeze' from one side to the other.
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JRGRL wrote:
156) 4/2/2009 11:06:15 PM
I usually tweeze, but I also take Evening Primrose Oil Tablets at night. They are 100% natural, safe AND they decrease the appearance of facial hair. They also clear up the skin and help your hair stay beautiful. You can find them at any health food store or drugstore. They really work!
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zee wrote:
157) 4/3/2009 2:22:11 AM
I dont get facial hair, but if I did I would probably thread it. Or wax.
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goofy wrote:
158) 4/3/2009 6:24:37 AM
hi! i use an epilator. i think it's just right.
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159) 4/3/2009 7:23:13 AM
WAX WAX and more WAX. Professional - once every 6 weeks. cost between 25 and 50 bucks depending on were i go. could even cost more then that at high end salons. The older i get the worse it gets. I now have chin hair and my mustache hair is very fine, i can barely see it unless of course i am in my car and look in the mirror and then i am horrified. I also have nose hair that is done at the salon. My goodness menopause is a wonderful thing. I used to do it at home just cant keep up with it anymore. if i could afford laser i would do it in a heart beat.
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Shari wrote:
160) 4/3/2009 9:23:33 AM
I shave my facial hair (except some course hairs at my bottom chin; those I pluck). The shaving is quick, does a great job and exfoliates the top skin layer. (It is an old wives tale that the hair grows back courser)
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LastMInuteLinda wrote:
161) 4/3/2009 10:20:33 AM
I've recently tried threading . . . my brows and upper lip. The upper lip hurt like crazy, but it did the trick. It wasn't so bad that I wouldn't do it again.
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JennM wrote:
162) 4/3/2009 3:08:21 PM
I have had mine removed by Laser. I love it, no more tweezing or waxing.
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Bely wrote:
163) 4/3/2009 3:30:34 PM
I started going to laser hair removal for my upper lip, I've had two sessions already and the hair has definitely reduced growth speed. I would recommend it to anyone not wanting to deal with this issue. =)
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TeagueRN wrote:
164) 4/5/2009 9:50:28 PM
I have done it all (almost)! And spent over $1000 on the laser treatment. So, far nothing permanent works, but the laser has made a difference. Tweezing just broke me out, and so did the depilatory cream and the bleach just looked unnatural. Waxing required it to get too long. Electrolysis (well I didn't try). Laser I did before I had my son, so I am not sure if my pregnancy increased the amount of hair afterward or not. But I will soon be back for my 7th treatment. Good luck!
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Sexy Sharon wrote:
165) 4/10/2009 9:30:16 AM
I do have facial hair (especially under my chin & neck). I have plucked, used creams and I am afraid of scarring when I think of laser or electrolysis. I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrom and my doctor has advised me that facial hair is part of my symptoms. I take birth control pills which seems to lessen the "hairy effect"; losing weight has been the key in seeing so much hair for me.
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yloshaw wrote:
166) 4/14/2009 9:12:24 PM
i am glad to hear other people are suffering from the same thing. i have had this problem for yrs. now that i am post menopausal i have been finding more. i recently used face hair cream to get rid of it. it worked somewhat,but it irritates the skin. i also been tweezing. does anyone know of a product i think its igia. i want to try it, but don't want to spend alot of money and it doesn't work
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yloshaw wrote:
167) 4/14/2009 9:12:28 PM
i am glad to hear other people are suffering from the same thing. i have had this problem for yrs. now that i am post menopausal i have been finding more. i recently used face hair cream to get rid of it. it worked somewhat,but it irritates the skin. i also been tweezing. does anyone know of a product i think its igia. i want to try it, but don't want to spend alot of money and it doesn't work
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Natha wrote:
168) 4/24/2009 11:24:04 AM
thanks for the tips
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thefunkybubble wrote:
169) 6/22/2009 3:39:17 PM
you could also thread the hair away as shown in the video below. this shows threading eyebrows but you can use the same technique for any form of facial hair
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KateinNH wrote:
170) 9/22/2009 2:54:59 PM
Unfortunately, I started finding hairs on my chin. I am very self conscious about them so I check every day. One day - nothing. Next day - there they are! They just appear overnight, I swear. I actually carry tweezers with me now so I can pluck no matter where I am. I hate them!
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Someone wrote:
171) 10/21/2009 1:33:27 PM
I've had a bit of hair on my chin and upper neck because of a hormonal disbalance, and I'd always waxed or threaded it. Waxing has ALWAYS been my number one choice. Most of the time i end up doing it myself with the Sally Hansen wax. After i had my son, my hair got outta control! my husband thinks its cute too, he says im his billy goat. I don't find it too attractive, so i've continued to wax. I've also had laser done, I saw a difference, but I had to stop my treatments once i got pregnant so all the hair wasn't ever gone.
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meyaya wrote:
172) 12/16/2009 2:44:25 PM
I have had hair problems for the past 4 years because of cystic ovaries. I have had laser treatment, but what works just as good is threading. It is an indian hair removal process with the use of thread.
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moms4dinner wrote:
173) 1/5/2010 4:40:02 PM
I have facial hair and have just about run out of patience with it. I am considering laser hair remover depending on the time and cost concern. I feel very unfeminine with facial hair and want it to be gone. I'll let you know!
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mgirl wrote:
174) 1/16/2010 9:31:22 PM
Thanks for the tips !!!
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Autty wrote:
175) 2/22/2010 11:27:39 AM
oh wow even Madonna?! haha ...welp, I personally stick with eyebrow razors, smooth-away, wax or threading for my face. Whichever doesn't sound too painful for me at the time :-)
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JAROD wrote:
176) 3/1/2010 11:31:05 AM
Tried waxing - hurts too much.
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chinja wrote:
177) 3/12/2010 8:42:04 PM
i have facial hair so i just have long bangs to cover then
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tar tar wrote:
178) 1/19/2010 10:47:28 PM
yes its a sad thing to have facial hair.. and not fun to hear other ppl cheering bc they dont have it... it is one of many self contious things women worry about!i was teased about it in my child hood and took a razor to my face and i now have 2 shave everyday just about... i use cocoa butter to diminish the darkening tones along with lemon juice and almond powder and honey! they do amazing things!!!!!! gd luck to all women!!!!
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MeliMeli wrote:
179) 3/1/2010 9:58:36 PM
I have a bit of facial hair (upper lip and "sideburns"). I was teased growing up but I came to not care anymore. I do wax my upper lip because makeup application is so much smoother and cleaner without the hair there. I bleach the "sideburns" to the point that they simply blend in to my naturally tan skin. Whether the hair is there or not, I still walk around with my head up, it's JUST HAIR, not the end of the world.
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