Ugh, even the word just irks me, but lets get real- I have facial hair. As a female- this sucks, I absolutely hate it and literally as soon as I can afford laser hair removal I will be at the dermatologists like HAYYYYY GURL! time to get this shit off my face. Anyway, I have decided to share what I do to combat female facial hairs and body hair in general.
I am of Mediterranean descent (Greek and Italian to be specific) usually (not always)women of my specific genetic disposition (from the areas of Greece and Italy I come from) tend to have some type of facial hair, or arm hair or a lil extra leg hair (etc etc) i tend to suffer from not just one- but all of these lovely things hahahha. I will not complain too much though because I do have super stong, thick dark hair (on my head lol) that I love.
This is what I do to combat these things:
I actually shave my arms, the hair on my arms isn’t super coarse so it doesn’t come in any thicker or darker–in fact lets debunk that myth right now- if you shave something it doesn’t actually come back thicker, faster, or darker. The razor cuts the hair at a flat angle so it appears to be thick when in reality the hair just has a flat top. So I shave my arms once a week with a regular razor and shaving cream then I moisturize like crazy because my skin tends to be extra dry after I shave.
Rather then shaving my legs, because lets get real I don’t have the patience to shave my legs every single day, I use Veet dipiltory cream on them. Veet is not for everyone, if you have really sensitive skin a chemical cream will just irritate it. Also if you have just shaved DO NOT use a chemical dipiltory! I made that mistake- and I would never do it again- I feel like my legs were on fire. But I find that since using Veet the hair on my legs tend to grow a lot slower than with shaving. I’m not going to get all technical (because really who cares what thioglycolate and disulfide bonds are if it gets the hair off lol) but basically the cream breaks down the bonds of your hair shaft making it easy to wipe away. In my particular case the hair grows a lot slower. I only need to use it once a week and I stay pretty good, although in the summer time when my pasty skin shows itself, I do tend to use a combination of Veet and shaving (but again, NEVER EVER use Veet right after you shave your legs lol)
Now onto my least favorite of hairs….facial hair (eek)
I have parts of my face where the hair is super fine and barely noticeable but other parts of my face the hair is coarse and dark (which is the absolute worst) for example my upper lips and chin area tend to have darker hairs. For the areas of my face where the hair grows darker and thicker, I use a facial diplitory cream, the Sally Hansen is my favorite (and the conditioning cream smells like rosemary :) which I loveeee). After that I shave the parts of my face that are really fine and light- this helps my makeup go on smoother and more flawlessly. I know this is taboo, but honestly I shave the fine hairs with a regular disposable razor, I’ve tried the eyebrow razors (such as the Tinkle razor) and I kind of hated it, it was rough and felt terrible against my skin- the directions were to shave dry and that just resulted in a rash on my face that lasted two days. So I use the same EOS shaving cream that I use for my legs and use a regular razor. I do this AFTER I use the dipilitory cream, and I DO NOT go over the areas where I used the dipilitory cream.
I really hate having facial hair, it is something I am very self conscious about, and something that I feel like everyone notices (even if I remove it) If you are one of the lucky ones who doesn’t have to worry about this I envy you lol!
So what do you do for the annoying hair on your body?