Face Hair Removal: Do’s and Don’ts

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As human beings, our favourite hobby is denying our connection to other mammals. Regardless of the amount of effort put in, we try different methods to have hairless, shiny, attractive skin. The entertainment industry and fashion magazines have told us that smooth hairless cheeks are appealing when it comes to women. This has made facial hair removal a big deal.

Today, we live in a world where the beauty industry norms are being broken down, and an individual’s choice is in power. Whether or not you choose to remove your facial hair should be your choice and not a social pressure to attain a certain beauty standard. In many cases, it still stands as a rather important measure of beauty.

While we support your choices, we do care about your skin. So if you have chosen to remove your facial hair, then this one is for you! Because today we will explore the do’s and don’ts of facial hair removal so that you can retain healthy and damage-free skin.

Facial hair removal methods

There are many ways to get rid of facial hair. Try to do as much research as you can before choosing a method that suits you. Or, you can always consult a dermatologist!

  • Threading
  • Waxing
  • Laser treatments
  • Bleaching
  • Shaving

Do’s of facial hair removal.

1. Clean your face: 

Always cleanse your face well before going in for a hair removal treatment. If your skin is oily and dirty, it can make it difficult to remove the hair from your skin. If your skin is oily when you go in for hair removal, it could react harshly to the treatment.

2. Scrub before exposure:

You need to use a gentle scrub 1-2 days before, in order to remove the dead skin cells or any other kind of dirt and debris that may have clogged your pores. 

3. Apply ice after:

Since hair is being pulled out from your skin, your skin could respond to this harshly. Boils and other sorts of inflammations are common post-treatment. Thus it’s always better to apply ice. Not directly though, wrap it in a thin piece of cloth and then use it onto your skin.

4. Moisturise your skin:

 Most hair removal treatments can leave your skin feeling dry and rough. That’s why it’s always a must to moisturise your skin after you’re done with a treatment.

Don’ts of facial hair removal tips

Expose your skin

Your skin can be incredibly sensitive after any method of hair removal. So make sure you take care not to expose it to sunlight. Apply ample sunscreen and keep your skin covered.

Hair removal creams

We understand that sometimes, it is the best solution at a time of urgency, but hair removal creams contain chemicals that could darken your skin. They have more chemicals than usual products and can be harmful to your skin. It is best to check with your doctor if in doubt.

Don’t mix it up!

Try not to mix methods and treatments. For example, if you are used to getting threading done for your face, then stick to that. Don’t try to start waxing your face. If you do, you need to be careful because there are different types of waxes for different hair types and where they originate from.


Try to refrain from using any hair removal methods when you have acne on your skin. It could cause the acne to burst and adversely leave a mark on your face.

The silver lining

Do not make a hasty decision when it comes to hair removal. Your face is the most sensitive part of your body. Even a slight mistake can change your appearance. So make sure to follow our facial hair removal tips before deciding on one course of action. 


1. How to remove facial hair permanently?

In truth, there is no permanent hair removal method. However,  laser hair reduction is a great way to reduce facial hair. For the best results, post your initial sessions, you can do touch up sessions to help keep the hair growth at bay.

2. Does hair laser hair removal for the face work? 

Yes, it does work. Over a number of sessions, you can see a reduction in your hair thickness and growth.

4. Are hair removal creams safe for the face?

There are multiple types of creams available with various compositions. Some may contain chemicals that can harm your skin and darken it. It is best not to experiment and check with your doctor directly on what approach would be best for you.

4. Does face waxing increase facial hair growth? 

No, it does not.

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Dr Jisha Gomez

She is a highly skilled dermatology physician with strong expertise in improving skin & hair health through the development of corrective treatment combinations. She completed her Post-graduate Diploma in Dermatology from Cardiff, UK & Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine (FAM) from the Institute of Laser and Aesthetic Medicine, Delhi with over 5+ years experience treating skin patients. She has worked in Government hospitals in Trivandrum and Bangalore. She is actively involved in creating awareness for healthy skin, breaking the social stigma based on skin colour & stopping steroid abuse in our country.