6 Effective Ways To Remove White Facial Hair August 3, 2016

As you age, it is very common to notice white facial hair. Our body’s aging process reduces the level of melanin, which is a pigment generator for the skin as well as hair. White or gray facial hair grows out as a result of it. The texture of your white hair tends to be more translucent and has a lighter appearance on the facial skin when compared to black hair. But, obviously it doesn’t get less noticed! White facial hair generally occurs after a woman hits menopause and is mostly found on the cheeks and chins area. It can be really difficult to remove those stray white hair from the facial skin. But it can be done!

How To Remove White Facial Hair?

Don’t worry! You are not cursed to live with white hair dotting your skin! There are ways with which you can get rid of these pesky strands!

1. Epilation:

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Epilation is a very popular form of removing unwanted white hair. A lot of people don’t think it is a great choice as the hair might grow back faster. But, it turns out to be a good option for some as hair growth slows down with aging, so you would not need to do epilating often, may be once in four to five days. Today, facial epilation tools are easily available for women. The benefit of using this method for white hair removal is that it is totally painless. Start by softening your facial skin with lukewarm water and then apply a very thin coat of moisturizing cream to the area where you want to remove white hair. Then, use a depilatory tool and remove off your white facial hair. Rinse off your face and pat dry.

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2. Tweezers:

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If you have just a few white hairs on your face then tweezers would definitely work as a great option to you. Invest in a fine steel tweezer to remove unwanted white hair from your skin. Place the tweezer directly over each individual white hair and pluck it out by starting one at a time. This method of removing white hair is really effective as you will be pulling out your white hair from the roots. So, it usually takes a longer time for growing back. The time varies with individual, but it usually takes about four to eight weeks for the hair to reappear again. It is highly recommended to use well sanitized tweezers to prevent transfer of any bacteria to the skin which might result in breakouts or any skin infections. You can simply sanitize it by rubbing the tweezer with some isopropyl alcohol or sterilize it in hot water.

3. Facial Spring:

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Facial springs are the latest innovation for removing unwanted white hair from the roots. It is easy to use and is painless too! What more can you would expect more from a hair removal tool? This tool has two rubber handles with a metal spring coiled in between. The facial spring removes hair from the roots on any part of your face. It effectively removes the tiniest white hair from your chin, upper lip, forehead or cheeks. The usage is simple, start by holding the handle of the tool and bend it gently to form an inverted U-like form. Roll it over your white hair area in a gentle outward motion along the skin. It just leaves a prickling effect on the skin while removing your unwanted hair.

4. Electrolysis Treatment:

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If you face problems with a lot of white hair growth, it is best to choose a permanent removal of white facial hair. You can visit your dermatologist or any trained cosmetologist for an electrolysis treatment, which would permanently remove unwanted white facial hair. A pointed thin needle is directly inserted into individual hair shafts and current passes to the shoot through this needle, which thereby kills the hair root. This process of white hair removal is permanent, but if you notice some hair growing back again you might require an additional treatment. As this white hair removal treatment is permanent, it tends to be expensive and time consuming. If you have a very sensitive skin, you might notice some side effects, such as changes in your skin color and rarely scar results.

5. Threading:

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Threading unwanted facial hair is the most common method. A thread is twisted and moved against the unwanted facial hair surface for removal. The disadvantage of this method for white hair removal is that the results are temporary like tweezing. But, if have slow white hair growth, then this option might work for you really well. You should avoid threading on pimples, acne or on irritated skin. If you have very sensitive skin, then you might notice redness or slight skin irritation.

[ Read: Irritated By Unwanted Facial Hair? ]

6. Laser:

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This method of white facial hair removal is a latest method. Laser machine produces beam of light, which gets absorbed by hair follicles, thereby it fails to produce hair. Later, cooling devices are used to prevent any damage to the skin.

Hope now you got an idea on how to remove white facial hair! Choose the method on your preference—whether you want something simple or permanent! Let us know which one is your favourite in the comments section below.

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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Laineypc, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, laser and other light-based forms of hair removal are not as effective on white or light hair. Lasers work best on dark hair although there are topical creams that can darken the hair shaft prior to laser surgery and increase its effectiveness.