I present to you a method to remove unwanted hair from your face.
From personal experience, fine downy hair on my face was never a problem growing up. Heck, even when I reached 40 and a couple of stray hairs (strangely thick and black), appeared overnight, they could easily be plucked out.
Problems began when I hit my 50s and menopause whacked me around the head. Those downy hairs became a bit too obvious, especially around my upper lip and they made my foundation look cakey and patchy. I did have my upper
‘tache lip professionally waxed, but was advised by a skin care expert that waxing (including eyebrows) damages delicate skin and accelerates ageing.
TWEEZERMAN Smooth Finish Facial Hair Remover
WHAT IS IT?
This highly efficient tool offers precise, smooth hair removal in the privacy of your own home. Swiftly (and painfully) do away with unwanted hairs on neck, chin, cheeks and upper lip.
HOW IT WORKS
- Minimises re-growth as it proficiently grasps the entire hair from the root – Which is why it’s so painful.
- Uniquely designed handles and high quality stainless steel coil-spring work together to remove areas of unwanted hair without harming skin – This is good.
- A safe alternative if you are extra sensitive to harsh chemicals, waxes or creams – Excellent.
- To ease hair removal, take a hot shower or use a warm washcloth to open pores – Makes sense, I should do this.
HOW TO USE
While resting the flat side of the coil on your face, hold one of the coloured handles in each hand.
Twist the metal section of the handles (above the coloured part) in the direction of the arrows shown to effectively turn the coil and remove the hair.
This is no new torture device, I had seen it knocking about online for years, but never really thought much of it.
Even though the instructions (on the Tweezerman website, I can’t recall if there was a leaflet), are very clear, it still took me a little while to work out how to use it. It really is a strange looking little device. YouTube is your friend.
Place the flat side of the spring onto clean skin and twist both of the silver top parts of the handles towards you at the same time. It literally (correct usage) RIPS hairs out by the root.
My pain threshold is low and this baby HURTS! It feels like a million hairs are being plucked out all at the same time, I had to keep stopping in case I passed out. I kept checking the mirror to see how bad the redness was (meh, just a little pink) and see if there were any pin pricks of blood (negative). You might not possess the drama queen gene, so it may not be as intense for you; some people say it doesn’t hurt at all, others report a mild sting.
But, it just works. Skin is baby smooth afterwards and regrowth – and I’ve been using it for close on 5 weeks, is soft.
I haven’t used it yet under my chin, I can’t seem to position it comfortably, I’ll have to watch a couple of videos to see if there’s a different technique, or if you hold it upside down.
The worst sting/pain is after the very first use. You have to fight the urge to consign it to the back of the ‘useless gadgets’ cupboard, but persevere!
Don’t leave it lying around though, I found one of my boys trying to straighten my ‘foundation smoother’ (as I call it). I just know if I told them what it really was, they’d have to try it.
Cleaning – I wipe it down with a barely damp cloth and leave it in the airing cupboard. I don’t see any hairs trapped in it, but there must be some surely?
Distract yourself as you twirl. I find it hurts more if you concentrate on what you’re doing.
I tend to use it in short, sharp bursts in a fast downward motion.
Don’t keep redoing the same areas. You’ll know when it’s taken most of the hair away because suddenly, oh bliss, it doesn’t hurt!
I bought my TWEEZERMAN Smooth Finish Facial Hair Remover from John Lewis for £21.05 (* Affiliate link)