How to Prevent Facial Hair Growth in Women

June 10, 2019

Whether it be due to new medications, health issues, or hormonal imbalances like stress, obesity, pregnancy, or menopause, excessive facial hair growth on women can be an annoying sight that you desperately want to get rid of. While there are currently no medical cures for hormonal imbalances, there are skin care treatments to help you get rid the unsightly hair and slow down facial hair regrowth. All women have facial and body hair, but the hair is usually very fine and light in color. Excessive or unwanted hair that grows on a woman’s face, arms, back, or chest that is usually coarse in texture and dark, is a condition is known as hirsutism. While the presence of excess body hair can lead to feelings of self-consciousness, it isn’t dangerous, and it is TOTALLY NORMAL. So, there is no need to panic or feel embarrassed. If you are looking for ways to stop the appearance of unwanted hair from showing up in the most noticeable places like your face, there is hope. Simply, wax it away.

Waxing is a popular hair-removal technique and an efficient non medical way to manage excessive or unwanted hair. Waxing is safe, and cost-effective and works to prevent stubble, and keep your face soft, and smooth for longer periods of time.

Choose Waxing Over Shaving 
Just as you would remove the hair from other parts of the body, waxing uproots the hair from the follicle, leaving no evidence of hair. Shaving cuts the hair above the skin surface, leaving a blunt, coarse tip, which allows the hairs to continue the growth cycle at a faster rate than waxing. When you choose to wax instead of shaving you'll also have less chance of nicks, cuts, and ingrown hairs on your face. 

Most women will see hair regrowth from two weeks to one month after waxing. Repeated waxing will cause hair to appear more sparse, and in some parts of the face not regrow at all. With shaving, some women will see hair regrowth within 24 hours, and most will regrow hair within a few days. While the shaving may not cause hair to regrow darker and thicker, the razor's blunt cut makes will make the regrowth more obvious.

Wax Consistently
Waxing is about consistency, the more you do the more the results will show. For optimal results and longer lasting smooth skin, your hair growth cycle must be consistent. Waxing will change the growth cycle and physiology of your hair follicle. Continued waxing will also cause hair growth to diminish over time, so don’t flip flop on your hair removal schedule. Once you start waxing, be consistent about coming in for your services. This will help to ensure that your face stays perfectly smooth. If waxing is done consistently, hair grows back slower, finer, and sparser. 


Prioritize Skincare
Proper skin care should be a daily grooming priority for women. Especially exfoliating and cleansing the face. Exfoliating rids your face of dead skin cells and excess oil that plugs the pores and causes acne and also lifts facial hair dirt and germs. You should make it a habit to wash your skin every morning and every night and never go to bed with makeup on. This will help keep your skin healthy and smooth and make regular waxing easier. 

We recommend using our slow growth combo, Leblon Slow Grow Lotion and Leme Slow Grow Wash in addition to a gentle exfoliant and cleansers like Arpoador Gel Exfoliant and Joatinga Gentle Cleanser at least three times per week after waxing, but it’s gentle enough for daily use. Keep in mind that you want to avoid exfoliating 24-48 hours prior to waxing. 

Excessive or unwanted body and facial hair is a long-term challenge. Most women with diagnosed hormonal imbalances respond well to treatment, but the hair can grow back if your hormone levels become out of sync again. If chin and general hair on the face is a stressful and unwanted part of your looks book your appointment for a facial wax with one of our wax pros who will help you to determine where you should remove any pesky little hairs from your face. If it’s your first time waxing your face, it is important to know what to expect when booking your appointment. Find your nearest studio and speak to trained wax professional now. 

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