Facial hair is a common problem among women, even though we don't admit it. Some women were blessed with thin and unnoticeable hair, but what about those women who have dark or coarse facial hair? You don't have to feel embarrassed or ashamed about it anymore because there is a solution to your problem: epilation.
Of course, there are other methods, like bleaching, plucking, shaving, threading or depilatory creams, but the effects won't last too long and you will waste your time or money doing them.
Bleaching your facial hair is not a hair removal method, but it is efficient on fine hair. If you have thick hair the trick may not work as you want, because some hairs will be noticeable at some point.
Plucking or threading the hair will take a lot of time, using depilatory creams can cause skin irritation or redness and they don't work so well on coarse hair.
The effects of shaving last only for a day and you can seriously damage your skin. Also, it can cause ingrown hairs and dark marks, which are so unaesthetic and annoying.
Electrolysis or laser are too expensive, but they do an excellent job and because they are known as permanent hair removing methods, you won't have to worry about this issue anymore.
Therefore, investing in a good epilator and use it once every 2 or 3 weeks has remained the best method to remove the unwanted hair on your face.
How to choose the best epilator for the face?
Before you buy a facial epilator you should know some facts which will help you to choose the best epilator for the face.
- To epilate or not?
First of all, I think that I have to clarify something. I read on forums and even some of my girlfriends believe that using an epilator will make the hair grow thicker, darker and even denser. And we do not wish this to happen on our face! Well, ladies, this is a myth! An epilator pull the hair out of the root, weakening it. Thus, the hair will take longer to regenerate and grow back. You will have softer and finer hair and because the hair doesn't grow simultaneously, it will be less noticeable and you will have less to remove at your next epilation.
- Whole body epilator or a special facial epilator?
Secondly, you should decide either you want a whole body epilator, which has a special cap for sensitive areas or you want to buy just a facial epilator, designed to remove only the hair from your face.
I will go for a whole body device because my method of removing unwanted hair is epilation and I am used to it, but there are women who use other hair removal methods on their body and for the face, they use a special epilator.
But, if you are new to epilation and you want to epilate the facial hair, I recommend a facial epilator. There are many epilators which have a facial attachment, but they aren't so efficient on small areas. The facial cap will only cover the epilator head, reducing the amount of tweezers. Even though the surface has been reduced, the speed is the same and that big device is just too difficult to handle it on your face.
- What type of epilator? Electric or manual?
Thirdly, you should choose an epilator depending on what type of hair you have on your face. Some women are blessed with fine hair, which is not noticeable, but others have coarse and dark hair. On the market, you will find epilators for each type of hair.
Which is the best epilator for face?
The product is a coated spring with two neoprene handles on the ends and long as a pencil, designed based on Asian threading method. So instead of using a cotton thread, you will use this spring to remove unwanted hair.
In the package, you will find instructions how to use it and to clean it. It is very important to clean not only the spring but also your face before and after every use.
Although it is easy to use, you will need some practice to control and use it properly on your face, but it's not so difficult to handle it as the threading technique is.
Now, don't expect to become an expert from the first time. Even though you have in the box instructions how to use Bellabe, it can be difficult to apply them without a practical example. But on their official website you will find a video that explains how to use it.
How to use it without a video? Just bend the spring into a U shape and roll it on your face and at the same time spin the ends between your fingers. The hair will be trapped in the coins and pull out from the roots. The spring will not cut or pinch the skin and if you want great results, you should repeat this procedure more than once.
Some women have experienced initially some sensitivity, but in time they got used to it. As any epilation or waxing, it will hurt and it will be even more painful because the face is a sensitive area. Also, the level of pain depends from where the hair is pulled out or what type of hair you have on your face.
Bellabe is a little expensive, around 16 $ on Amazon, but it has more than 550 reviews and almost every user has something positive to say about it.
Because of its small size, which fits perfectly into your hand, you can easily move it on your face and epilate all the hair, including the coarse hair from your upper lip, cheeks, sideburns or chin.
It has only 9 stainless steel tweezers, which means that it will take a while to remove the hair, especially if you have a lot of hair. This's why you should use a regular epilator for the bikini line or underarms, even though Emjoi recommends to use it in these areas as well. For example, it will take more time to epilate your bikini line with Emjoi Epi Slim and that means that you will have to bear more pain. Do you want this? I personally don't want this.
It is recommended to keep your skin taut when you go with the epilator on that area because the tweezers can pinch your skin, making marks on your face. Use the epilator in circular, small movements on your face until the hair is removed completely. It won't take too long because the epilator is efficient in removing even the unnoticeable peach fuzz from your face.
Emjoi Epi Slim was improved from its last version; this new model is battery operated and has a more powerful motor. It is powered by 2 AA batteries, which aren't included in the price. Although it is not corded, this epilator is not a wet/dry version.
As additional information, the box contains the epilator, instructions, a brush to clean the head, epilator cap to cover the head and 1 year warranty.
I recommend this epilator because it is very efficient in removing the hair, fuzz or coarse, at the root, without breaking it.
Some women prefer Epilady Face Epil model, but from my point of view, this epilator is too expensive and less powerful than Emjoi Epi Slim.
Braun Silk Epil 7 Expressive 7681 is a whole body epilator, therefore, you can use it on your legs, arms, bikini line and face, just put the special facial attachment and use it without any worries on your face.
A full review of this product you will find it here.
There are many facial epilators, but I did my research and here you have them! The best 3 epilators for face, depending on what type of facial hair you have.
If you like, you can share your experience with me.