2023 Author: Jessica James | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-08-25 04:20
This Tolstoyan Liza Bolkonskaya could flaunt a mustache and at the same time remain attractive. Today, even body positive is powerless here: few would agree that excess hair on a woman's face is beautiful. That is why the girls are trying to get rid of the hated gun on their cheeks and over their lips by hook or by crook. We know that this is a difficult path, in which some are faced with burns from depilatory creams, while others mask the bruises from wax strips for several weeks. As they say, it's enough to endure it! BeautyHack compiled a guide for removing facial hair with all the pluses, minuses and pitfalls, and the chief physician of the Ottimo aesthetic surgery clinic helped us in this difficult matter, dermatocosmetologist Ekaterina Papava.
Candidate of Medical Sciences, Dermatocosmetologist, Chief Physician of the OTTIMO Clinic of Aesthetic Surgery
Depilatory cream is the simplest and most painless solution to the problem. The main thing is to use a product intended for use on the face, otherwise there is a risk of getting serious burns, after which fluff on the cheeks will no longer seem to be a problem.
Do not forget that the cream splits not only the hairs, but also the top layer of the skin, so remove the product a couple of minutes earlier than stated in the instructions, using a scraper or soft cloth. From strong friction, wounds can appear on damaged skin, which threaten to turn into age spots. A significant disadvantage of this method is that ideal smoothness will not last long, since the hair follicles remain in place. Owners of sensitive skin should be careful even with a specialized cream: according to dermatocosmetologist Ekaterina Papava, it can cause irritation, an allergic reaction, peeling and even the appearance of acne.
At first glance, facial waxing has many advantages: firstly, it can be entrusted to a professional who can quickly and almost painlessly deal with vegetation. Secondly, wax has a long-term effect: the hairs are pulled out by the roots, so you can forget about the gun on your face for a month.
However, there are plenty of minuses. "Hot wax can cause a burn on the delicate skin of the face and lead to inflammation of the hair follicle," the specialist explains, "plus the removal of the gun can further lead to increased density and stiffness of the hair."
The oriental technique of hair removal with a thread has taken root all over the world: it allows you to quickly remove hairs from the root over a fairly large area. Unlike tweezers, the thread does not pull on the skin, so the risk of ingrowth and irritation is minimal. The only negative is that the procedure is quite painful, plus redness and bumps are noticeable for some time, so you will have to mask the epilated areas.
“Indeed, the thread removes all hairs, even the shortest and finest, - the doctor comments, - but this can cause increased growth after the procedure.”
As they say, a smart one will not go up the hill: since the problem is that the fluff becomes noticeable, you can not remove it, but simply discolor it. However, lightening is stress for the skin, after which light and dark age spots may appear, so after the procedure, you need to protect the skin from direct sunlight for a couple of days and use products with a high SPF factor (at least 30).
Laser and photo epilation
Hardware hair removal is an expensive pleasure, but it allows you to get rid of unwanted vegetation without the risk of ingrowth and active hair growth in the future. When comparing photo and laser hair removal, it is better to choose the latter: the first procedure is more discomforting and lasts longer.
According to Ekaterina Papava, the effect of the laser on the skin and the risk of damage to it is minimal. “The device only slightly heats the surface of the epidermis, directing all the energy pointwise to the hairs,” the doctor explains. "In addition, all modern lasers are equipped with a powerful cooling system that eliminates the possibility of burns." To completely get rid of the dark cannon on the face, it will take about 3-5 procedures, but keep in mind that alexandrite and diode lasers do not "take" gray, very light and red hairs. In such cases, a neodymium laser will help, which does not work with the pigment, but with the vessels feeding the bulbs.
A couple of tips
Half the success of any type of hair removal is the right preparation. Use gentle cleansers that restore the skin's PH balance. Avoid damaged skin areas, and if you are taking Roaccutane or using products with retinol and acids, then give them up at least five days before the procedure, otherwise the skin may become severely irritated, even bleeding.
The timing of the procedure is also important: do not remove hairs a couple of days before the expected menstruation (during this period, very high sensitivity) and in the presence of pustular inflammation (there is a risk of spreading bacteria throughout the face).
After epilation, it is necessary to soothe the skin: light products with aloe are excellent at relieving redness. Refrain from scrubs and peels for a week, and also avoid direct sunlight if hair was removed with a laser, cream, wax, or lightened.
Text: Maria Stefanova
What cosmetic procedures really remove bruises under the eyes and what components should be in effective creams, patches and serums? BeautyHack asked three experts to explain the cause of dark circles and recommend effective remedies
Columnist at BeautyHack, founder of natural cosmetics brand Vita Liasota (@ natureal.ua) told how the microbiome affects the condition of the skin, why do you need a tonic for your face and whether you need to use a cream. 1 Change under
The feet are most susceptible to mechanical stress - we walk, stand, run, wear uncomfortable shoes and often forget to handle them. Because of this, calluses and calluses can form, the skin becomes rough and wool
How much time and effort will you have to spend to get rid of cellulite, how to simultaneously lose a few pounds and do it all in non-trivial ways?
How to quickly remove swelling from the face at home? Dealing with Elena Krygina's student, makeup artist Anastasia Cherenkova