Tweezing. Most, if not all women, and even some men, tweeze hair on their face whether it be re-shaping eyebrows or removing unwanted hairs around the mouth area. Are there any risks to this technique of hair removal? Are there easier ways to remove hairs, roots and all? Lets see:
There are no serious complications involved with tweezing, though some people cannot stand the pain of plucking hairs from the roots one by one, though it takes longer for the hairs to grow back leaving you hair free longer. The side effects of tweezing include redness, skin irritation, and ingrown hairs. These side effects are also common with shaving. Minimize these side effects by tweezing after a warm shower when the pores are more open to allow the hairs to be removed more easily. Pull the surrounding skin tightly, grab the hair as close to the roots as possible, and pull in the direction the hair naturally grows.
It must be the worst…ingrown hairs! They occur when tweezed or shaved hairs grows back into the skin an causes inflammation and irritation of the surrounding tissues. They are often visible as bumps under the skin. The best way to remove ingrown hairs is to gently exfoliate the area before hair removal to reveal the sub-dermal hair tip or to use a sterilized needle to lift the ingrained hair tip from under your skin for removed.
An alternative method to hair removal involves this device…and epilator. This machine plucks hairs quickly from the roots. Although it may be painful for first-time users, the stinging fades after continued use. Epilation provides lasting smoothness and is more gentle and efficient than waxing. Many epilators have features to minimize discomfort, including massaging rollers. They are versatile and can be used on the legs, underarms, and other areas as well.
Regardless of your preferred choice of hair removal, there are always undesired side effects. Tweezing/plucking/epilating is a quick and efficient method of removing hairs with long lasting results.