Reader Q&A: "What's the best way to get rid of facial hair at home?"

Posted 03/29/12 at 06:22AM by Audrey Fine

I know, I know. Unwanted facial hair is a touchy topic. But, because we get so many questions about it, I really wanted to address the subject head on.

Now, some might say, "Meh, what's so taboo about it?" But, it's no joke, according to a recent survey, facial hair makes women so uncomfortable that a whopping 56 percent would prefer to discuss death. Death! Now, we can't have that, so let's get to a workable solution, shall we?

Obviously, there are many ways to contend with unwanted fuzz; threading, waxing, etc., but in this economy, the preponderance of women seem to be looking for an affordable, DIY option. Case in point: Katrina from Weehawken, NJ who wrote in to ask, "What's the best way to get rid of facial hair at home?"

So, for Katrina, and all of you who're contending with this sensitive issue and wanting to take matters into your own hands, you'll be happy to know that in addition to plucking errant whiskers or bleaching your mustache with a drugstore kit, you can try an at-home hair removal system.

These procedures have gotten a bad rap in years prior due to some that left users' faces red for a prolonged period of time or caused marked irritation. However, thanks to advances in technologies and continual laboratory research they've made giant strides. In fact, one such kit that's found on drugstore shelves (the Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo, $22.99) is specifically designed to remove fine to medium facial hair gently and effectively.

So, don't stress. There is an affordable, easy to manage, workable solution out there for you. If you decide to give a home hair removal system a shot, let me know how it goes, I'd love to hear your feedback.
And the survey says...
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  • Posted by magictheatre on 08/01/13 at 09:48am

    A combination of tweezing and bleaching is what I do. I really dont want to wax my face ouch. I'm unsure of hair removal creams on face too. If it works for you great but a friend had a reaction that left a permanent mark. SO I stay away.

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  • Posted by johnny_more on 08/01/13 at 09:22am

    The only product that worked for me was: h a i r f r e e s a l e s . c o m because the hair doesn't grow back.

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  • Posted by EricaF123 on 12/29/12 at 01:31pm

    No waxing for me!

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  • Posted by Nicole2814 on 04/26/12 at 05:03pm

    nice

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  • Posted by smfsod on 04/16/12 at 04:20am

    try an epilady! SO easy and effective. Yes, it hurts at the beginning, but you won't feel a thing after awhile. It pulls the hairs out by the roots like waxing, but no mess.

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  • Posted by Chrissy1154 on 04/14/12 at 05:56pm

    Ok, you're right, I really, really don't want to talk about this, but we women who are naturally dark haired with pale skin can also have a problem with facial hair being extremely noticable. Since I had a hysterectomy at a fairly early age I've got a little more, not a ton, but some on my upper lip and on both sides of my lower jaw. I know this long-winded but I'm telling you all that to ask this: what is someone to do if the hair that grows on their face is very dark and coarse and litterally begins to grow back by the next day? I've used every method out there and the only one that truly makes the hair disappear for a day is a disposable razor. Do I really have to resort to a Rx of that Vanica stuff you hear about on tv? I'll take any suggestions out there. I'm so sick of this problem I could scream!

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