People can sometimes feel self-conscious about body hair, but it’s facial hair that we can feel more self-conscious about because it’s in a very prominent spot where people are often looking. It’s why some people decide to remove their facial hair.
Remember: It’s completely up to you what you want to do (or not do) with your facial hair. There’s nothing wrong if you want to remove it. Similarly, there’s nothing wrong if you want to leave it be. As long as it’s your choice and you’re doing what makes you happy, it’s the right thing.
If you want to remove your facial hair and are considering plucking it, here are six important things to know about plucking facial hair. They’ll hopefully help you make an informed decision.
You Could Do Some DamageWaxing and shaving are normally the hair removals methods that come to mind when we think about *dangerous* hair removal methods. With plucking you're working with a smaller area, but you can still injure yourself. Besides accidentally poking yourself, you could accidentally pinch skin and rip a few layers out. It's not major, but it can be painful and it could potentially lead to an infection. So, be careful. And make sure that tweezers are sterilized before and after each use. Image source: Instagram/shopzmc
Sometimes It's Not The Most Practical OptionPlucking can be great because you don't need to be a professional to do it. You can pick up a pair of tweezers and remove stray hairs in an instant. The problem is that if you're dealing with more than few stray hairs, it's not the most sensible option. For example, if you want to remove the fuzz on your upper lip, you're probably not going to individually pluck all of those hairs. Waxing or using a depilatory cream would be better options. Image source: Instagram/lauralsweet
It's Good For Getting Tiny HairsWaxing is great but the problem is hairs have to be a certain length before we can wax them. When they're too short, the wax won't have anything to stick to which means it won't work. Those who are self-conscious about regrowth cannot hide it on their faces as easily as we can on other parts of the body. That's why plucking facial hair is great. With a good pair of tweezers, you can remove even the tiniest of hairs. If you can see it, it's likely that you can pluck it. Image source: Instagram/gossipplusp
The Regrowth Will Be SlowerIf you hate shaving because it seems like you're always having to do it, plucking your facial hair should be better for you because plucking removes the hair at the root. In contrast, shaving doesn't completely remove the hair, it only trims it. That's why regrowth happens much quicker. With plucking, you should be able to go a couple of weeks, if not longer, before those straggly hairs pop up again. Image source: Instagram/mua_es
You Will Need Good TweezersEven if you have a few stray hairs that need plucking, you will want to make sure that you have a good pair of tweezers. There's nothing more frustrating than trying to remove a hair with dull tweezers that won't grip the little sucker. Even if it's just one hair, it will drive you wild. Invest in a good quality pair of tweezers that feel comfortable to use and they can legit last a lifetime. Image source: Instagram/ceciliarentea
You Might Have Trouble Seeing Some SpotsPlucking eyebrows is easy because they're in the center of our face but other spots can be more difficult to pluck like the sides of the face, chin, neck, etc. You might find yourself adopting some interesting techniques and/or twisting your head at unique angles to get the spot. You might find that using two mirrors helps. Or, you might find a magnifying mirror is the secret to easier plucking. Image source: Instagram/thebeautyballerina
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