Want to get rid of unwanted facial hair? Here’s how
Have you ever caught a glimpse of a monster of a hair sprouting from your chin, cheek or above your lip at the worst possible time? There are very few people lucky enough to have fine, invisible blonde hairs that don’t sprout in unwanted places. For the rest of us, we have to come up with ways of getting rid of it. Luckily, the experts at Nuriss, a specialist skincare and laser hair removal clinic in the heart of London, know all the tricks of the trade, and are counting down the best ways to remove unwanted facial hair…
No. 6: Shaving
Coming in at number six is shaving. This is definitely not our top pick, because it will not pull hair from the root, meaning you will have to do it just about every second day and it will often grow back darker and courser. Shaving every few days also irritates the skin because of the constant deep exfoliation. If you’re desperately trying to run out the door and realise you haven’t dealt with your lady moustache, then it is a quick, easy fix, but we definitely wouldn’t recommend it in the long-term. Best leave face shaving to the men!
No. 5: Tweezing
Most women started tweezing their eyebrows in their very early teens, often sporting an uneven, over-done look for a few years. Once you’ve mastered the art, it can be an effective method, however, it is quite time consuming. Again, it’s the perfect solution if a stubborn hair pops up randomly on your cheek or chin because you can simply pluck it out. But if you have unwanted hair down the sides of your face, on your chin, above your lip and on your forehead, you would have to spend hours nearly every week pulling at them with tweezers.
No. 4: Waxing
This quick fix is a favourite amongst busy women, and you can either get it done at a salon or buy a cheap home-waxing kit at the supermarket. The great thing about waxing is that you only have to do it every few weeks and it leaves your skin feeling smooth, with no stubble. If you have particularly sensitive skin, however, waxing might not be the right method for you because it can cause rashes and tenderness. Even if your skin isn’t sensitive, waxing will leave the area feeling a bit delicate, red and sometimes sore afterwards, so it’s important to take care of your skin. Try jojoba oil or an aloe-based gel, and don’t use exfoliators for at least 48 hours. Because the wax will strip off the top layer of skin, it’s also very important to use sunscreen, like Nuriss’s Sensitive Hydrating Sunscreen Spray, which will protect and moisturise your skin.
No. 3: Threading
This ancient Asian method of facial hair removal has become increasingly popular in the Western world. It is similar to waxing, but isn’t as harsh on the skin, because it only removes hair from the root, not a layer of skin. Good threading practitioners are able to neatly remove unwanted hair, leaving your face smooth, without being irritated or sore. Despite becoming more popular across Europe and the US over the past few years, many people still don’t quite know what it is, so here is a brief description: The thread is knotted, creating a trap, which catches hairs as it’s moved across the face. The motion pulls hairs from their roots quickly and relatively painlessly, leaving you with a flawless result.
No. 2: Laser Therapy
This revolutionary method lasts up to six weeks and makes your hair grow back thinner and lighter – potentially ridding the area of hair altogether after a few sessions! Laser therapy is one of the most effective ways of getting rid of unwanted facial hair, and it is quick and painless. Nuriss’s Fuzz-Free Soprano ICE Laser Hair Removal treatment is the most advanced form of laser hair removal available today, and can be used on all skin types. It is very precise and can be adjusted to the exact parameters, disabling the hair follicles. The method is quick and safe, and because it only uses light to remove the hair, it doesn’t cause skin irritation, meaning you can pop into the central London clinic for your treatment during your lunch break!
No. 1: Electrolysis
And the winner is… electrolysis. Imagine a treatment that will rid you of unwanted facial hair forever! Hair is permanently removed over a course of short, relatively painless sessions, so that you never have to worry about it again. The process involves a tiny probe, about the size of a small eyelash, being inserted into the individual hair follicles and releasing a small current. The treatment is very precise and can be used just about anywhere on the body, including the eyebrows and above the lip, as well as the abdomen, thighs, armpits and legs.
For laser or electrolysis hair removal in London, head to Nuriss in the heart of the city, where you will receive an in-depth initial consultation before starting your treatments.