Facial Hair Removal for Women: A Complete Guide

Facial Hair Removal for Women: A Complete Guide

Facial hair removal for women can be one of the least pleasant activities, as the area is quite sensitive and one wrong step can make you look different. There are many methods that help you remove facial hair, include epilating, tweezing, waxing, shaving, bleaching, and threading facial hair. Other options also consist of the use of depilatory creams, lasers, IPL devices, electrolysis, or make-up. But how do you choose the best facial hair removal method from these?

Although methods like shaving are quick and easy, it isn't long-lasting, and the stubble grows back soon. On the contrary, traditional hair removal methods like waxing are long-lasting, but can be messy if you do it by yourself - and not to forget - is painful. So, what now? Read on to find out how to get rid of facial hair conveniently.

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Tips For Choosing the Right Method

1. Shaving

It removes hairs for smooth skin, but it only lasts 1-2 days. That means you need to be ready for constant maintenance, especially as that stubble grows back.

  • Tip: Shave in the direction the hair grows to avoid irritation.

  • Best for: Peach fuzz, upper lips, chin, sideburns, eyebrows

  • Pain level: 0 - if you don't cut yourself

  • DIY friendly: Yes

2. Waxing

It is long-lasting (up to 4 weeks!) but your hair has to be at least 0.5mm long for wax to grab it. So unfortunately, you need to let your hair grow for a few weeks before your next face wax.

  • Tip: If it’s the first time make sure you test the wax before you apply it on a large section of the face.

  • Best for: Upper lips, eyebrows, and jawline

  • Pain level: Intense

  • DIY friendly: Sometimes

3. Epilation

It removes hair from the root and is also long-lasting (same as wax, up to 4 weeks) but the good news is that you don’t have to wait for hair to grow back as long! You can epilate when hairs are shorter – 0.02mm! Plus, it’s faster than tweezers.

  • Tip: Hold the skin tight when epilating for a more comfortable experience.

  • Best for: Upper lips, chin, peach fuzz, sideburns, forehead, eyebrows

  • Pain level: Mild

  • DIY friendly: Yes

4. Trimming

Trimming removes hair from above the surface by cutting the hair. So, it is best for small touch-ups and great for eyebrow shaping to get a perfect arch.

  • Tip: Not everyone is born with luxurious thick eyebrows! Get the perfect shape and then fill in with make-up to perfect your look.

  • Best for: Eyebrows

  • Pain level: 0

  • DIY friendly: Yes

Face Epilator

Why face epilation with Braun products is the best option?

With 12,000 plucking events per minute, epilation is much more thorough and considerably faster than a manual tweezer. It captures hair 4x times shorter than wax. And best of all: because it removes hair by the root it gives you up to 4 weeks of hair-free, smooth and beautiful skin, and is less painful as compared to waxing. Moreover, epilation is hassle-free, creates no mess and provides long-lasting results, thanks to the Braun FaceSpa 851. It is a 3-in-1 facial epilating, cleansing, and vitalizing system that comes with five extra components.

The slim head of Braun FaceSpa 851 offers ultimate precision while its sleek and compact design lets you handle it like a mascara, offering absolute control. It removes facial hair from the root, providing up to four weeks of smooth, radiant and hair-free skin. Its sonic facial brush is 100% waterproof and helps you deep cleanse your pores of impurities and make-up residues six times better than by hand, restoring purity and glow of your face. You can also use it to gently and efficiently apply moisturisers and creams to nourish your skin.

This Braun facial brush also gently exfoliates and refines your skin with its hundreds of micro-oscillations. Moreover, the skin vitalizing pad is useful for gently massaging your facial skin to improve blood circulation and skin appearance.

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How to Get Rid of Facial Hair – For Up to 4 Weeks of Smooth Skin


Remove hair against the direction of growth. Braun’s automatic rotation makes it easy so you can do this with a smooth, upwards movement. Switch hand or rotation for easy adjustments.

Face Parts: Upper Lip

For upper lip hair removal, move slowly in a smooth movement across the upper lip.

Face Parts: Sideburns And Baby Fluff, Other Areas

Trim hairs first as longer hairs hurt to remove.

Eyebrow Shaping

The facial epilator is not suitable for detailed eyebrow shaping.

Face Epilator for facial hair removal

Tips for using face epilator

Here are some facial hair removal tips that you can follow while using face epilator:

  • Exfoliate the skin before and after epilation. Use a good facial scrub and a loofah or a cleansing brush like the one that comes with the Braun FaceSpa 851 to make the process easy and also prevent ingrown hair.

  • Pull the skin taut as you epilate, as it makes pulling the hair easier, thus minimising the chances of breaking your hair and reducing pain.

  • Hold the epilator at 90-degree angle while epilating and epilate against the direction of hair growth.

  • If you're dry epilating, then clean your skin and pat it completely dry before you epilate. Do not apply any shaving foam, oil or lotion.

  • Always apply aloe vera gel or a soothing moisturizer after you epilate.

Tips for using face epilator


Facial hair removal is no easy game! And hence, you need to choose the right method that's easy and less painful but will also give you a long-lasting result, just like epilation. After all time is precious and spending it on tedious, messy hair removal methods or salon appointments is not worth it.


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