We women don’t like to talk about our facial hair. It’s a lot like farting. We all have it (or do it) but we pretend that we don’t! Any quick check in the rear view mirror in the car and we all get a stark reminder of what we inherited from our granny’s- the dark hairs on our chinny chin chin.
I have personally been for multiple laser hair removal sessions on my face. I feel that because of my hormonal imbalances, they do not work for me. It also makes skin very photosensitive and I already suffer from hyperpigmentation on my jaw.I prefer to trim my peach fuzz at home. Keeping up with bi-weekly salon appointments can get expensive and tiresome. I have included 3 devices that I have tried. I have added pros and cons under each one, to help you decide which device may be suitable for you. They all are user friendly and can be used discreetly in the comfort of your home. These devices may also be used to keep you looking groomed between laser and waxing appointments.
Tweezerman smooth finish facial hair remover (R429 Take a lot). I have also seen it at dischem. It grabs hair via tightly wound coils. It replicates the action of threading.
• Once of cost
• No cuts
• Takes a little while to master the technique. Once you get it right there is no stopping you.
A battery operated trimmer. (R129 Clicks). This device is ideal for using on the go. I keep one in the cubby of my car. It never lets me down in an emergency.
• Easy to use
• No cuts
• Battery operated. Batteries need replacing.
• Not a close shave.
These are well known for removing fine hair on the face, eyebrows, and neck. (Makro or Take a lot for R99 for a pack of 3 razors).
• Closest shave, smoothest skin
• Perfect for shaping eyebrows
• Easy to use
• Cuts. If you think that you may cut yourself then this device is not for you.
• Needs replacing after 2-3 uses. But still affordable.
• Sterilise any instruments before and after using on your face. I use tea tree oil. You may also use any antiseptic solution like savlon.
• Shaving your face is the same as exfoliating it. Don’t use an exfoliating or harsh product for the next few days, including retinol.
• Shaving is harsh. Apply a soothing product after. I apply a thick layer of the body shop Aloe vera gel as a mask.