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So, I have facial hair, like, I don't look like a man but its reaaally obvious. It sucks cause the makeup breaks with it and I don't know what to do. I wanted to ask a dermatologist but my doctor thinks there's no issue at all and wont give me the pass to go so...Any tips? 

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You can shave or thread it off! There's special razors for your face. They're cheap and you can get them at a drugstore or dollarstore-type of store. Personally I thread because it stays away longer. I taught myself to do it with this video: https://youtu.be/TDfwnwSgN6I

It takes a little bit of practice but for me it's 100% worth it! My makeup goes on so much smoother.

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Where is the facial hair? I assume you might mean peach fuzz on your side burn area and upper lip. Hair removal options can vary for different areas and for how frequently you want to remove the hair.

You can shave (make sure you have softened the hair first with warm water, hold the skin taut when shaving and moisturize afterwards. And for all that is holy shave in the direction the hair grows!!!), wax, thread, laser, professional dermablading....

I shave above my lip and a few spots under my chin with an eyebrow razor. Some people do shave the majority of their face. There is associated upkeep for shaving to avoid ingrown hairs. Depending on the shade of your facial hair you may be able to laser it at a salon.

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Where is the facial hair? I assume you might mean peach fuzz on your side burn area and upper lip. Hair removal options can vary for different areas and for how frequently you want to remove the hair.

You can shave (make sure you have softened the hair first with warm water, hold the skin taut when shaving and moisturize afterwards. And for all that is holy shave in the direction the hair grows!!!), wax, thread, laser, professional dermablading....

I shave above my lip and a few spots under my chin with an eyebrow razor. Some people do shave the majority of their face. There is associated upkeep for shaving to avoid ingrown hairs. Depending on the shade of your facial hair you may be able to laser it at a salon.

 

The shade is quite light, thats why I think laser wont work at all unless its just the upper lip area. I'm afraid to shave cause it could grow stronger and I def not want that. Thank you!

You can shave or thread it off! There's special razors for your face. They're cheap and you can get them at a drugstore or dollarstore-type of store. Personally I thread because it stays away longer. I taught myself to do it with this video: https://youtu.be/TDfwnwSgN6I

It takes a little bit of practice but for me it's 100% worth it! My makeup goes on so much smoother.

 

Thank you! Will try this. 

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The shade is quite light, thats why I think laser wont work at all unless its just the upper lip area. I'm afraid to shave cause it could grow stronger and I def not want that. Thank you!

 

 

Because of the type of hair we have on our faces, it is far less likely to grow back thicker and darker, at least until you start getting older. It's a very different hair type to leg and underarm hair. The hair on our faces is vellus hair.

We tend to get darker hairs spontaneously occurring on our chin and sometimes lip as we age (mid thirties plus), so until then your hair should grow back soft and thin. It may be slightly darker, it may not. I'm OLLLLD so a very small amount of my upper lip hair comes back darker and if I hold a mirror right up to my face I can see it, but from a foot away and beyond, you can't see it.

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The shade is quite light, thats why I think laser wont work at all unless its just the upper lip area. I'm afraid to shave cause it could grow stronger and I def not want that. Thank you!

Thank you! Will try this. 

 

Your hair won't grow back thicker, stronger or darker. I've been shaving since I was in my late teens and I'm almost in my thirties. I have medium dark skin. I would recommend using a more natural shaving cream (I use EOS) and make sure you put a warm compress on the area to soften the skin. After, I would do a light exfoliating peel or pad to help with not having ingrown hairs or annoying little pimples (I used to always get one or two white head days after shaving). If you have whiskers, just pluck them. Overtime, they will not be as thick, but they do become a pain to pluck as they get thinner. However, you don't want to shave whiskers because they will definitely cause a cycle of become ingrown hairs.

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Personally I have done laser and am super happy with it - because it's the only thing that actually worked, shaving and waxing made me break out and get ingrown hairs, and they weren't permanent at all. There are several types of lasers in salons: different diode lasers work differently on light hair, some don't affect it at all, but an alexandrite laser is more powerful and it's the one used that is generally used to remove peach fuzz.

 

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Personally I have done laser and am super happy with it - because it's the only thing that actually worked, shaving and waxing made me break out and get ingrown hairs, and they weren't permanent at all. There are several types of lasers in salons: different diode lasers work differently on light hair, some don't affect it at all, but an alexandrite laser is more powerful and it's the one used that is generally used to remove peach fuzz.

 

 

Can you get the laser when the hair is blonde and thin? 

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Can you get the laser when the hair is blonde and thin? 

 

Yes, that's exactly my case with facial hair. I went to two salons and first tried the same laser I got for legs and arms - Lumenis LightSheer ET, it's a diode laser, which didn't work much on the peach fuzz but worked great on darker hair. Then, to get rid of the peach fuzz on my face I went to a different salon, which used an alexandrite laser -  Candela GentleLASE Pro. It worked great on the peach fuzz but was more painful than the diode laser.

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Yes, that's exactly my case with facial hair. I went to two salons and first tried the same laser I got for legs and arms - Lumenis LightSheer ET, it's a diode laser, which didn't work much on the peach fuzz but worked great on darker hair. Then, to get rid of the peach fuzz on my face I went to a different salon, which used an alexandrite laser -  Candela GentleLASE Pro. It worked great on the peach fuzz but was more painful than the diode laser.

 

Omg, wish can find that here, tysm 

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So, I have facial hair, like, I don't look like a man but its reaaally obvious. It sucks cause the makeup breaks with it and I don't know what to do. I wanted to ask a dermatologist but my doctor thinks there's no issue at all and wont give me the pass to go so...Any tips? 

 

i saw on youtube many videos about women shaving their faces and says it doesn’t grow the hair thick but still i find it risky. They also mentioned that shaving face benefits from exfoliating and helps the skin preventing acne and makes skin smooth but i’m still not buying it 🙈

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i saw on youtube many videos about women shaving their faces and says it doesn’t grow the hair thick but still i find it risky. They also mentioned that shaving face benefits from exfoliating and helps the skin preventing acne and makes skin smooth but i’m still not buying it 🙈

 

Same lol if I want to exfoliate I will just make a cinnamon + honey scrub. I will go with threading or laser, not buying that tbh.

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The shade is quite light, thats why I think laser wont work at all unless its just the upper lip area. I'm afraid to shave cause it could grow stronger and I def not want that. Thank you!

Thank you! Will try this. 

i was afraid to shave my face for a very long time bc everyone kept telling me it's gonna grow back thicker and darker which is a total lie. tbh i shave with a regular men's razor and it grows back just the way it was !! you can also use one of those tiny eyebrow razors

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