VIDEO: Get Rid of Pesky Facial Hair

Removing embarrassing excess facial hair doesn't have to be a chore. In this video blog, I'll show you what products you can use to banish any unseemly hair in a snap.

Tips for hair free skin
Tips for hair free skin

By Charleen Gonzalez for Shine Latina

Ready-to-use wax strips
Traditional at-home waxing kits can get a little messy, but with bliss Poetic Waxing Wax Strips for Face you can skip the mess and easily remove facial hair. The strips come double sided with 20 strips in each box. The process is super easy; all you have to do is warm up the strips between your hands for 15-30 seconds. My little trick is to warm up the strips against a lamp for a few seconds. The wax really grips on to the hairs and quickly removes them. The bliss wax is formulated with Aloe Vera making for a more soothing experience. There's even a little bottle of post waxing oil in the box that instantly takes away any stinging you might feel afterwards. I love using the strips between my brows and upper lip area. Waxing is the longest lasting of all home hair removal options, but, for those of you that can't deal with pain, there are some other products you can use.

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Hair trimmer
I found a handy, little hair trimmer at Ulta, and it's been a great tool to use when I don't feel like waxing or tweezing. The Remington Smooth & Silky Precision Trimmer has two ends: a longer end for large areas of hair and a small end for the under brow. It even has a little light to help see the finest of hairs. It's small enough to toss in your purse, making it great for traveling. Shaving facial hair is quick, easy and painless; however, the hair grows back faster using this method than with any other. I prefer to use the trimmer between waxing and tweezing.

Brush-on hair remover
Another painless way to remove hair is using Sally Hansen's Cream Brush-On Hair Remover. It's a pretty simple and straight forward process. All you do is apply a thick layer of the cream onto the area you want hair to be removed and then after 3-5 minutes remove the cream with a damp cotton bud. This cream removed my facial hair effectively, but the smell is not very appealing. I suggest washing your face after using this type of hair remover. This method lasts longer than shaving, and it isn't painful like waxing. Those with sensitive skin types should do a patch test on the inside of the arm to see if the skin reacts to the chemicals in the cream.

Check out my video on products that turn frizzy hair into a smooth mane


Tweezers are my favorite mode of facial hair removal for many reasons. First, it's less painful to me than waxing, and after years of tweezing I can hardly feel any pain. I find that waxing is a lot quicker, but in my case, I like to take my time and decide which hairs need to be removed. Either way, the best tweezers on the market hands down come from Tweezerman. Their slant tweezers come in a variety of different patterns and colors. My favorites right now are the Cynthia Rowley Designer Series and the Animal Print Slant Tweezers. These slant tweezers are made out of stainless steel, and pick up even the finest of hairs. Whenever I have ingrown hairs around the brow area, I also use Tweezerman's Ingrown Hair Tweeze to expertly extract the hairs. The last little tool I use to groom my brows is Tweezerman's Stork Scissors. I simply take a spoolie and brush my brow upwards, and then trim any long hairs. The scissors also work to trim any unruly nose hairs. Tweezers work great for both eye brows and the upper lip, resulting in hairs that become finer and less noticeable over time.

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