How to remove facial hair

Have you been looking for a way to remove hair on your face? Perhaps you are looking to sculpt your brows, pluck a few pesky chin hairs or figure out how to get rid of a moustache? There are several methods of facial hair removal, but how long does each one last and what are some of the cons associated with them? Read on to find out.

Areas of facial hair removal for women

We all have very fine hair on our faces – often called ‘peach fuzz’. But in some cases, hair can grow thicker or darker on some parts of the face. This can be due to your ethnicity, or due to an increased sensitivity to certain hormones. For women, hair that grows on the chin or the upper lip can be stressful and result in the desire to remove it. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to tackle female facial hair removal, from targeting singular hairs to removing hair from larger areas in one go.

How to get rid of facial hair

When deciding how to get rid of hair on your face, including chin hair removal and lip hair removal, there are several options available. Below is a summary of different methods.





  • Fast and simple
  • Doesn’t change the thickness or how fast your hair will grow
  • Useful and safe as a facial hair remover
  • Special shavers like the Veet Sensitive Precision Beauty Styler exist that are designed for delicate areas like your face.
  • Results of shaving are short-lived – usually only lasts a couple of days


  • Pain, irritation, ingrown hairs
  • Potential for burns if using hot wax that is too hot

Hair removal cream

  • Results typically last longer than shaving
  • Relatively cheap

Laser hair removal

  • Results can last for months
  • Relatively expensive
  • Can result in redness and swelling
  • Can be painful

Alternative hair removal methods you can also get professionally done include face threading – where a string (like dental floss) is used to pluck out hairs or dermaplaning, basically shaving with a special razor to remove all hair, including peach fuzz.

Aftercare tips

After removal of facial hair, your skin may be more sensitive and needs to be looked after. If you’ve seen a professional, check with them for the best advice on how to look after your newly smooth skin and if you’ve used a product at home, always read the label for aftercare instructions.

Aftercare tips

Whether you choose facial hair removal at home or removing facial hair in a salon, the right method for you is the one you are most comfortable with. Knowing a little more about how long each method lasts and some potential cons can help you make the right decision for your face.